Microsoft fonts are not showing but installed in kubuntu 10.10

Asked by SWAGATAK GHOSH on 2011-03-01

actually I wanted to match between microsoft office files and open office files. so I wanted to install all themicrosoft fonts.so I run

sudo apt-get install ubuntu-restricted-extras

after a long dowloading all the files successfully installed,but the fonts were not showing after that I install
 ttf-mscorefonts-installer

from packge manager,but the fonts are still not showing.

but again when i run

sudo apt-get install ubuntu-restricted-extras

the output is
myname@laptop:~$ sudo apt-get install ubuntu-restricted-extras
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
ubuntu-restricted-extras is already the newest version.
0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 11 not upgraded.

and the ttf-mscorefonts is already installed.
what is the problem , why the fonts are not showing in Ooo

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Solved by:
marcobra (Marco Braida)
Solved:
2011-03-01
Last query:
2011-03-01
Last reply:
2011-03-01

First be sure there are no pending (not upgraded) packages

Open a terminal Applications→Accessories→Terminal and type:

sudo apt-get -f install
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get dist-upgrade

give your user password when requested, you don't see any chars when you type it, then press enter.

SWAGATAK GHOSH (swagatak) said : #3

thank you macro ,,,after run as you said it downloaded some more packeges and they also installed successfully but the fonts are still not showingin Ooo.plz help me

please try from terminal:

sudo dpkg-reconfigure ttf-mscorefonts-installer

Re-create the font cache:

fc-cache -f -v

SWAGATAK GHOSH (swagatak) said : #6

macro i run as bellow and the outputs are

sukhendu@MAMON:~$ sudo dpkg-reconfigure ttf-mscorefonts-installer
debconf: DbDriver "config": /var/cache/debconf/config.dat is locked by another process: Resource temporarily unavailable
sukhendu@MAMON:~$

sukhendu@MAMON:~$ fc-cache -f -v
/usr/share/fonts: caching, new cache contents: 0 fonts, 3 dirs
/usr/share/fonts/X11: caching, new cache contents: 0 fonts, 6 dirs
/usr/share/fonts/X11/100dpi: caching, new cache contents: 0 fonts, 0 dirs
/usr/share/fonts/X11/75dpi: caching, new cache contents: 0 fonts, 0 dirs
/usr/share/fonts/X11/Type1: caching, new cache contents: 9 fonts, 0 dirs
/usr/share/fonts/X11/encodings: caching, new cache contents: 0 fonts, 1 dirs
/usr/share/fonts/X11/encodings/large: caching, new cache contents: 0 fonts, 0 dirs
/usr/share/fonts/X11/misc: caching, new cache contents: 0 fonts, 0 dirs
/usr/share/fonts/X11/util: caching, new cache contents: 0 fonts, 0 dirs
/usr/share/fonts/truetype: caching, new cache contents: 1 fonts, 15 dirs
/usr/share/fonts/truetype/freefont: caching, new cache contents: 12 fonts, 0 dirs
/usr/share/fonts/truetype/msttcorefonts: caching, new cache contents: 0 fonts, 0 dirs
/usr/share/fonts/truetype/openoffice: caching, new cache contents: 1 fonts, 0 dirs
/usr/share/fonts/truetype/takao: caching, new cache contents: 1 fonts, 0 dirs
/usr/share/fonts/truetype/thai: caching, new cache contents: 54 fonts, 0 dirs
/usr/share/fonts/truetype/ttf-dejavu: caching, new cache contents: 21 fonts, 0 dirs
/usr/share/fonts/truetype/ttf-indic-fonts-core: caching, new cache contents: 17 fonts, 0 dirs
/usr/share/fonts/truetype/ttf-kacst-one: caching, new cache contents: 1 fonts, 0 dirs
/usr/share/fonts/truetype/ttf-khmeros-core: caching, new cache contents: 2 fonts, 0 dirs
/usr/share/fonts/truetype/ttf-lao: caching, new cache contents: 1 fonts, 0 dirs
/usr/share/fonts/truetype/ttf-liberation: caching, new cache contents: 12 fonts, 0 dirs
/usr/share/fonts/truetype/ttf-punjabi-fonts: caching, new cache contents: 2 fonts, 0 dirs
/usr/share/fonts/truetype/ubuntu-font-family: caching, new cache contents: 4 fonts, 0 dirs
/usr/share/fonts/truetype/unfonts: caching, new cache contents: 4 fonts, 0 dirs
/usr/share/fonts/truetype/wqy: caching, new cache contents: 2 fonts, 0 dirs
/usr/share/fonts/type1: caching, new cache contents: 0 fonts, 2 dirs
/usr/share/fonts/type1/gsfonts: caching, new cache contents: 35 fonts, 0 dirs
/usr/share/fonts/type1/mathml: caching, new cache contents: 1 fonts, 0 dirs
/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts: skipping, no such directory
/usr/local/share/fonts: caching, new cache contents: 0 fonts, 0 dirs
/home/sukhendu/.fonts: skipping, no such directory
/var/cache/fontconfig: not cleaning unwritable cache directory
/home/sukhendu/.fontconfig: cleaning cache directory
fc-cache: succeeded
sukhendu@MAMON:~$ sudo dpkg-reconfigure ttf-mscorefonts-installer
debconf: DbDriver "config": /var/cache/debconf/config.dat is locked by another process: Resource temporarily unavailable
sukhendu@MAMON:~$

You have 0 fonts into the msttcorefonts dir

/usr/share/fonts/truetype/msttcorefonts: caching, new cache contents: 0 fonts, 0 dirs

so please reboot your system then, from terminal, try to reconfigure ttf-mscorefonts-installer, type:

sudo dpkg-reconfigure ttf-mscorefonts-installer

and/or reinstall the ttf-mscorefonts-installer package:

sudo apt-get --reinstall install ttf-mscorefonts-installer

SWAGATAK GHOSH (swagatak) said : #8

Thanks marcobra (Marco Braida), that solved my question.