Fedora: Install Microsoft Fonts on Linux



I had a problem a while back with a Word document needs the Verdana font, and I didn’t have it installed on my machine.  A quick search revealed an easy package to install for Ubuntu.  I found some more complicated instructions for Fedora. It looks like they were repeated here, but I found a better solution futher on down.

For some reason, I could not figure out where the rpmbuild directory was supposed to come from. Then, I found this article that was very helpful:
Mauriat Miranda:Personal Fedora 15 Installation Guide — Install Microsoft Truetype Fonts

I just downloaded his msttcore-fonts-2.0-3.noarch.rpm and ran:

sudo rpm -ivh ~/Downloads/msttcore-fonts-2.0-3.noarch.rpm

Note: I just peaked in my currently installed Ubuntu, and I do see Verdana listed in LibreOffice Writer.  So, I think it installs by default for Ubuntu.

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