Install Windows Web Fonts(MS Core Fonts) in Linux


Most site uses fonts that are available on Windows – if you want to view sites as the designer of that site intended, you need these fonts. And since I am a Web Developer, and spend most of my time on various sites, I had to install it.

Its not as easy as installing other software – but its possible. This is how you do it in Fedora 7…

  • Download the MS Core Fonts Smart Package File and save it as msttcorefonts-2.0-1.spec
  • Install rpm-build and cabextract packages
    yum -y install rpm-build cabextract
  • Build the Core Fonts package…
    rpmbuild -ba msttcorefonts-2.0-1.spec
  • Install the package…
    rpm -Uvh /usr/src/redhat/RPMS/noarch/msttcorefonts-2.0-1.noarch.rpm

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  1. Hi,
    when i install [msttcorefonts] getting following error
    [root@ht-fedora10-755 bin]# rpmbuild -ba /root/Desktop/Software/MS\ font\ installation/msttcorefonts-2.0-1.spec
    error: Failed build dependencies:
    /usr/bin/ttmkfdir is needed by msttcorefonts-2.0-1.src

    somebody please help me.

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