More fonts

Asked by Bob Marconi on 2008-11-07

I have the latest OO 2.4.x.

Why does Open Office not come with fonts such as Verdana?

How do I ad such fonts using Synaptic package manager - when
doing a search in Synaptic you receive a great deal of 'results'
but I am unsure of which, if any, to use?


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Verdana is not included because i think it isn't a free font.If you want such kind of fontstry installing msttfonts package from synaptic. It install some ms fonts like arial, times new roman, etc.

janusz (sunmake) said : #2

this package not exist at Ubuntu 8.10 "msttcorefonts" are the correct using Synaptic. But find what you can 'apt-get ubuntu-restricted-extras'

Bob Marconi (chugeniv) said : #3

Thanks for the help guys! Will chek it out.

Please install msttcorefonts

Using System → Administration → Software sources [Ubuntu software] please enable all the repositories.

Then open a Terminal from the menu Applications → Accessories → Terminal and type:

sudo aptitude update
sudo aptitude install cabextract
sudo aptitude install msttcorefonts

give your user password when requested, you don't see nothing when you type it, then press enter.

Always useful is the online Ubuntu doc
Hope this helps

rick (raw-tele2) said : #5

I've installed just what Marcobra said (from synaptic)--now my question is, how do I find and access the list of the fonts that are supposed to be installed (the list in OO Writer is unchanged)? where is it? cheers, Rick

Please look into font list of Openoffice menu...

dpkg -s msttcorefonts
Package: msttcorefonts
Status: install ok installed
Priority: optional
Section: contrib/x11
Installed-Size: 188
Maintainer: Ubuntu MOTU Developers <email address hidden>
Architecture: all
Version: 2.5
Depends: wget, cabextract, xfonts-utils, debconf (>= 1.4.69) | cdebconf, defoma
Recommends: x-ttcidfont-conf
Suggests: ttf-liberation
 /etc/defoma/hints/msttcorefonts.hints 26fd3c37389de3bfdd85044d0a50fd4f
Description: Installer for Microsoft TrueType core fonts
 This package allows for easy installation of the Microsoft True Type
 Core Fonts for the Web including:
   Andale Mono
   Arial Black
   Arial (Bold, Italic, Bold Italic)
   Comic Sans MS (Bold)
   Courier New (Bold, Italic, Bold Italic)
   Georgia (Bold, Italic, Bold Italic)
   Times New Roman (Bold, Italic, Bold Italic)
   Trebuchet (Bold, Italic, Bold Italic)
   Verdana (Bold, Italic, Bold Italic)
 You will need an Internet connection to download these fonts if you
 don't already have them.
Original-Maintainer: Thijs Kinkhorst <email address hidden>

rick (raw-tele2) said : #7

OK--I've looked into the list on the terminal--exactly as reproduced. But I still don't know HOW to access and load them. Rick