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Adding Windows Font To Ubuntu Linux

Written by: Cresencio Daffon Jr. | 14 Mar, 2011 23:36:57
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If you are using a personal computer with Ubuntu Linux operating system and you need to have Windows font like Arial, you need to add that font to your Linux PC system.

As we all know, Websites and documents particularly using Windows fonts such as Arial and Calibri, most especially, Times New Roman font is one of the requirements needed to write and edit important files and documents as well as legal documents, articles, and Web logs.

There are also other usable fonts that can be added and included on your Ubuntu personal computer that will take as easy as 1-2-3 and it is free of charge.

You can now use the software center for downloading the primary used fonts such Arial and other widely used fonts by choosing the Software Center of Ubuntu Linux after opening your Applications menu.

You may enter ttf-mscorefonts in the search box, then directly in the results of the search field on the Installer for Microsoft TrueType core fonts section, you may click on Install. You may click on Authenticate as the requested personal password is entered. Depending on the speed of your Web connection that takes a span of several minutes, downloading and installation of fonts will take place automatically. For you to try the new fonts out, the OpenOffice can be launched as soon as you completed the installation. You will see that your needed fonts like Arial, Calibri, and the most important one, Times New Roman is added, likewise those fonts that are rarely used will also be included. You will notice that the OpenOffice’s font as default is Liberation Serif in Ubuntu Linux; but the default font will be changed to Times New Roman as you install the font pack.

There are lots of fonts available for free in the Software Center of Ubuntu Linux supplemental to the core fonts of Windows. For you to explore these settings on the front page, the link for the Fonts should be clicked. In Ubuntu Linux you can install the font easily if you download a different font specifically. In the preview window, you may click Install after double-clicking the font.

There are a lot of reasons why the core fonts of Windows can help in many ways, even though you may have preferred the included Ubuntu Linux fonts. Now, you need not to worry that your preferred font is not included in your computer system because it can be installed easily with Ubuntu.


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