I usually preferred some fonts which are not available in Ubuntu 14.04 viz. Times New Roman, Arial etc. How these fonts can be installed in Ubuntu 14.04 environment ?

  • Not a duplicate: this question is specifically about Microsoft fonts. Commented Jan 26, 2015 at 16:55
  • fonts are fonts @AndreaCorbellini if that dupe does not give a method to install MS fonts it should have. Whatever the font tossing them in .font is the easiest method :D
    – Rinzwind
    Commented Jan 26, 2015 at 19:03
  • @AndreaCorbellini The issue of MS fonts has also been dealt with in the question about Libreoffice is missing Microsoft fonts
    – user68186
    Commented Jan 27, 2015 at 15:03

2 Answers 2


Method 1) Open Ubuntu Software Center and search for "ttf-mscorefonts-installer". This will install Microsoft's core fonts.

(Note: downloading ttf-mscorefonts-installer from ubuntu download centre,does not properly install the fonts because Microsoft's license is not accepted) so it can be install only from the terminal)

sudo apt-get install ttf-mscorefonts-installer

then accept the Microsoft's license using tab key in a graphical interface during install.

After installing the font package you will need to update the shared font directories with the following command in a terminal shell.

sudo fc-cache -f -v

[ttf-mscorefonts-installer is included in Ubuntu-restricted-extras and the common practice is to install them together with video codecs, flash,etc. sudo apt-get install ubuntu-restricted-extras]

Method 2) Create a directory into your home folder, and name it ".fonts". In this folder you can copy all fonts from Windows (C:\WINDOWS\Fonts).


Navigate to the location of the downloaded fonts, then make sure they're unzipped (if they were in a compressed folder). After that, double click one and a window with a preview of the font will appear. There should be an "Install" button in the upper right corner. Click it to install the font.

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