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Microsoft fonts on debian/ubuntu/linux

'sup

every now and then, i like to use linux when i'm doing some work. i even do a dual boot ubuntu on my macbook pro. because, why not?

spend a couple of days customizing my ubuntu on mbp. now, whats missing is some microsoft fonts, primarily calibri, verdana and tahoma.

verdana, trebuchet installation is quite simple. download/install ttf-mscorefonts-installer from package manager or download the .deb from here and dpkg -i that shit.

calibri and tahoma, well...you need to do a bit of work. make sure the package cabextract is already installed.

for tahoma, download IELPKTH.CAB here and move that file to /root

open up terminal and su root

mkdir /usr/share/fonts/winfont
cabextract -F '*.ttf' -d /usr/share/fonts/winfont IELPKTH.CAB

for calibri and other related fonts, download PowerPointViewer.exe here and move that file to /root

open up terminal and su root

cabextract -F ppviewer.cab PowerPointViewer.exe
cabextract -F '*.TT?' -d /usr/share/fonts/winfont ppviewer.cab
fc-cache -fv

enjoy your microsoft fonts.

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