OT: Substitute fonts for msttcorefonts

"Terrell Prudé Jr." microman at cmosnetworks.com
Mon Apr 6 01:20:10 UTC 2009

Nigel Ridley wrote:
> <div class="moz-text-flowed" style="font-family: -moz-fixed">After my 
> nice clean install of Jaunty Beta last week I tried to install the 
> msttcorefonts package. There were always errors every time I tried. So 
> I decided that I would be MS free!
> Wonderful! But, I need comparable fonts to use so that when sending 
> friends, that still use Windows, a document, I want them to be able to 
> see my work as I designed it. I also have some Scribus documents that 
> were created with some msttcorefonts in them and now Scribus is asking 
> with what to substitute them.
> I did find the following after searching the web:
> Red Hat releases free replacements for Windows core fonts
> http://www.linux.com/feature/62085
> Metric Equivalent Fonts and Font Substitution
> http://www.oooninja.com/2008/02/metrical-equivalent-fonts-and-font.html
> Has anybody else some experience with good replacement fonts or some 
> tips?
> Blessings,
> Nigel

I use Red Hat's "Liberation" typefaces.  They were specifically designed 
to replace Microsoft's Arial and Times New Roman, and the typefaces 
themselves are GPL'd.  I would suggest you give them a try.

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