I installed MS Office 2007 using PlayOnLinux, and the Arial font is italic, for some reason. Any hint on how to install it correctly?

This two approaches I found in the internet have failed:

  • To copy the fonts from my Windows "Fonts" folder to /usr/share/fonts/truetype/ and execute fc-cache.
  • To delete all "Arial" in the folders: ~/.PlayOnLinux/fonts and ~/.PlayOnLinux/wineprefix/Office2007/drive_c/windows/Fonts/


follows the screenshot of my Arial:

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  • Does sudo apt-get install msttcorefonts not work? – user4815 Jul 28 '11 at 13:14
  • @arochester not.. Arial is still showing to me as a strange italic font.. – Tom Brito Jul 28 '11 at 17:12
  • Is it actually Italic, or is it some other font being substituted? The most likely candidate is the Arial replacement font from the ttf-liberation package. Do you have that installed? – Scott Ritchie Jul 31 '11 at 4:39
  • @Scott Ritchie: Yes, I have the ttf-liberation installed. I think it's not really Arial italic, look my screenshot. – Tom Brito Aug 1 '11 at 17:17
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    ... I meant - try adding the fonts via PlayOnLinux. – fossfreedom Aug 2 '11 at 12:18

PlayOnLinux provides a mechanism to install and modify "bottles" of wine-software.

One of these is the install Microsoft Fonts to a "bottle" - the picture below will give an idea of what to do. Note - I dont have MS Office, but the principle still applies.

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  1. Select any Microsoft Office package (e.g Microsoft Office)
  2. In the right sidebar click Configure
  3. In the Install Components tab select "Microsoft Core Fonts" and click install

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