Repeatedly Failing Installation of ttf-mscorefonts-installer
jfblagden at gmail.com
Sun Jan 22 23:09:35 UTC 2017
Dear Ubuntu Maintainers,
I have tried installing ttf-mscorefonts-installer, but it fails every
time. It installs, but when I reboot, it alerts me that it needs to
download the fonts. I give it permission to install the fonts, but it
chokes when it gets to the third font.
I did some research and found some workarounds, but I'd like
installation of Microsoft fonts to be as easy as it was in the past.
Just a few months ago, I was able to install ttf-mscorefonts-installer,
reboot, have it download the fonts, and it would work perfectly. Sure,
I could implement one of the solutions I've found online, but I'd
really like this problem to be solved so myself and others won't have
to implement such solutions in the future.
I know Linux users are expected to use the open-source Liberation fonts
instead of the proprietary Microsoft fonts, but I have to be able to
work with Windows and Mac users, so it's best to be able to use the
exact same fonts. It's also nice to be able to use a font without
having to know the name of the FOSS alternative to the font I want to
use. I appreciate the ideals and advantages of Free Open Source
Software, but I must be practical and so I must use Microsoft's fonts.
Sure, there are some lookalike FOSS fonts, but they're not exactly the
I'd really appreciate it if you guys fixed this rather irritating issue.
-------------- next part --------------
An HTML attachment was scrubbed...
More information about the Ubuntu-devel-discuss