Sunday, March 9, 2008

Fonts in Fedora 8

First of all, I had to install OpenOffice in my Fedora system, KWord just couldn't cut :( But today, I noticed when creating a document that none of my favourite fonts were available, such as Arial or Times New Roman. It turns out these are considered Windows fonts and aren't included. Since I collaborate with a lot of people who use Windows, it is essential to have these fonts available. Here is how you do it (courtesy of the Fedora FAQ at

1. Open a Terminal.

2. Become root:
$> su -

3. Download the MS Core Fonts Smart Package File:
$> wget

4. Make sure that the rpm-build and cabextract packages are installed:
$> yum install rpm-build cabextract

5. Build the Core Fonts package:
$> rpmbuild -ba msttcorefonts-2.0-1.spec

6. Install the Core Fonts package:
$> yum localinstall --nogpgcheck /usr/src/redhat/RPMS/noarch/msttcorefonts-2.0-1.noarch.rpm

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