MS Fonts offline
froller at tnclimited.com
Fri Jun 12 19:50:44 UTC 2009
On Fri, 2009-06-12 at 14:10 -0500, Chris Mohler wrote:
> On Fri, Jun 12, 2009 at 1:59 PM, Chris Mohler<cr33dog at gmail.com> wrote:
> > On Fri, Jun 12, 2009 at 1:48 PM, Fred Roller<froller at tnclimited.com> wrote:
> >> On Fri, 2009-06-12 at 11:09 -0700, Ronnie wrote:
> >>> >>Is there any to load MS fonts on Ubuntu 9.04 offline<<
> >> I am assuming the system in question does not have internet access.
> >> This being the case, from a system which does have download capability
> >> go to the following site:
> >> http://packages.ubuntu.com/uk/intrepid/all/msttcorefonts/download
> >> Download msttcorefonts_2.5_all.deb or the latest version to a thumbdrive
> >> or some other medium. Its only about 31k. Return to the isolated
> >> system and insert the disk. Double click the file and an installer
> >> should start. Hope this helps.
> > Yeah - but doesn't that .deb download an archive file from somewhere?
> > IIRC, installing the .deb calls a script that does a wget from
> > mickeysoft.
> > I would:
> > On an online machine, download the .deb, expand the .deb file and grep
> > around for MS or wget - find that archive, download it, carry it to
> > the offline machine, then extract the contents into /home/<me>/.fonts
> OK - it's not quite that simple. The fonts are hosted on sourceforge
> and they are in .exe format. I have 'cabextract' installed on my
> system - but I'm not sure if it's a default package (I doubt it).
> 'cabextract' can be used to extract the font files from the .exe files
> though once they are downloaded from SF:
> Yuck ;)
Thank's for the assist Chris. Couldn't they also just pull the fonts
from /usr/share/fonts/truetype/msttcorefonts/ on a system which does
have msttcorefonts already installed and paste them to the same on the
isolated system? (just thought of that) :P May need to create the
corefont directory but, beside that, a cut and paste might work just as
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