Microsoft Core Fonts in Ubuntu

Written on September 22, 2016

I work with a lot of people using the suite Microsoft Office and we usually share docx document. To properly see, edit and share the content of the documents I need the official Microsoft Fonts. In ubuntu flavoured distros they can be installed with:

sudo apt-get install ttf-mscorefonts-installer

After installing the font package we need to update the shared font directories with:

sudo fc-cache -f -v

Extra: The package ttf-mscorefonts-installer is included in ubuntu-restricted-extras (sudo apt-get install ubuntu-restricted-extras)