How to install Microsoft TrueType Fonts in CentOS 6 / RHEL 6


When you are reading document using LibreOffice or OpenOffice, you might need Microsoft True Type fonts if documents were created using Word or PowerPoint because MS office uses MS True Type fonts. Also, Most web pages are designed for Microsoft fonts. You can find it in the style-sheet, where they specify fonts. In CentOS 6 / RHEL 6, if specified fonts are not available on your computer, system replaces them with generic fonts. With MS True Type fonts installed, web pages will look better than before. To install MS True Type fonts, you required to install ttf-mscorefonts-installer packages.

The package includes following fonts:

  • Andale Mono
  • Arial Black
  • Arial (Bold, Italic, Bold Italic)
  • Comic Sans MS (Bold)
  • Courier New (Bold, Italic, Bold Italic)
  • Georgia (Bold, Italic, Bold Italic)
  • Impact
  • Times New Roman (Bold, Italic, Bold Italic)
  • Trebuchet (Bold, Italic, Bold Italic)
  • Verdana (Bold, Italic, Bold Italic)
  • Webdings

Switch to root user.

[geek@geeksite Desktop]$ su

Download the Microsoft core fonts rpm package.

[root@geeksite~/]# wget

Install rpm package.

[root@geeksite~/[# rpm -Uvh msttcore-fonts-2.0-3.noarch.rpm

That’s All. Now the Microsoft True Type core fonts successfully installed on CentOS 6 /RHEL 6.

Thanks: for providing rpm package

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