Installing Tahoma font in Ubuntu

The stylesheet of our intranet is primarily Tahoma, and Firefox on Ubuntu doesn’t look good.

To install the Microsoft Core Fonts package in Ubuntu, run the following in your terminal:

sudo apt-get install msttcorefonts

And then this should go away and get them. Lovely.

NB, if this doesn’t take immediate effect, you can rebuild the font cache by running

sudo fc-cache -fv

Now, the Tahoma font is excluded these days from this package, so you’ll need to install that one manually, by following the instructions found here

One comment on “Installing Tahoma font in Ubuntu

  1. Steve December 3, 2019 1:54 pm

    I found an easy way to install both Tahoma & Calibri. In a browser go to https://www.fontpalace.com/ download the fonts you desire and save them to your downloads directory. If you have previously installed the mscore fonts pkg you should have the directory I reference.

    sudo mv ~/Downloads/*.ttf /usr/share/fonts/truetype/msttcorefonts/

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