Repeatedly Failing Installation of ttf-mscorefonts-installer

Joshua Blagden jfblagden at
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.

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