Got Mscorefonts installation problems? [SOLVED!]

Are you having problems to install the Mscorefonts under Linux? I had the same problem but I did manage to solve it.

Mscorefonts is a package of free fonts that looks pretty much exactly like the most used Microsoft fonts that are used in Windows operating systems and on millions of websites.

I’m running Linux Mint by the way. But even if you’re running another Linux distribution, try following the steps explained below. Because it will probably work for you too!

How to install the MScorefonts ona Linux system.

These fonts can be installed on Linux systems to ensure proper rendering of documents and web pages that use these fonts.

I tried to install the MSCoreFonts from the Software Manager, but that didn’t work.
So I tried to do it from the Terminal, but for some reason that didn’t work either.

But it worked fine with the following solution.

How to install mscorefonts using Synaptic

  1. Open the application called Synaptic Package Manager. If it is not installed, you can install it by running the command “sudo apt-get install synaptic” in the terminal.
  2. Click on the “Search” button in Synaptic Package Manager and search for “ttf-mscorefonts-installer“.
  3. Right-click on the package and select “Mark for Installation“. If it says that you’ve already installed it, just press the reinstall button.
  4. Click on the “Apply” button to start the installation process.
  5. During the installation process, you might be prompted to accept the Microsoft End User License Agreement. Use the Tab key to navigate to the “OK” button and press Enter to accept.
  6. Once the installation is complete, you can close Synaptic and start using the Mscorefonts on your PC.

That’s it. I hope it worked for you too!