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Hi people I've used Ubuntu's software centre to add Microsoft fonts (by downloading the package ttf-mscorefonts-installer) to Ubuntu but this doesn't seem to translate into the fonts being available for MarvinSketch which is actually the whole reason I added these new fonts. Plus it doesn't seem available for LibreOffice See I'm trying to create images that satisfy these conditions and one of them is that the text in MarvinSketch is in Arial font. I also can't seem to get this font to be used for general things like headings and default text in other software like Google Chrome (which I'm trying to achieve by means of Ubuntu Tweak Tool).

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marked as duplicate by Sneetsher, Radu Rădeanu, Jorge Castro, Eric Carvalho, BuZZ-dEE May 8 '14 at 19:49

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I faced similar issue, to this one when I declined its license while installation; And another case when I disabled network to avoid downloading them. (with wine installation)

  • ttf-mscorefonts-installer was marker as installed
  • Where its folder was empty (do you have any font files there):


ttf-mscorefonts-installer is not a native package due to license, fonts are downloaded by a script (pre-/post-installation script)

Fixed by reinstalling it:

sudo apt-get install --reinstall ttf-mscorefonts-installer
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It comes up with a configuring ttf-mscorefonts-installer box in the terminal, that it seems to want me to either accept or decline but I can't seem to find how I'm meant to either accept or decline it, i.e. there doesn't seem to be some key on my keyboard that I need to press to accept it. – Brenton Horne May 6 '14 at 0:03
Nvm I found it out myself; just pressed tab. – Brenton Horne May 6 '14 at 0:34
@BrentonHorne, this question covers that (just for reference),… – Sneetsher May 7 '14 at 13:35

I can't tell exactly what the problem is, but you could probably find an Arial .ttf somewhere on the Internet, open it, install it, and then see if the problem persists.

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The quickest and easiest way to install the Microsoft font pack (Arial, times new roman, Comic sans, Windings) is to open terminal by press Ctrl + Alt + T on keyboard and then execute this following commands

sudo apt-get install ttf-mscorefonts-installer

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I've done this through the Software centre; when I do this in terminal I get the following: Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done ttf-mscorefonts-installer is already the newest version. The following package was automatically installed and is no longer required: kde-l10n-engb Use 'apt-get autoremove' to remove it. 0 to upgrade, 0 to newly install, 0 to remove and 5 not to upgrade. – Brenton Horne Apr 29 '14 at 6:57

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