Jun 20, 2008

Install msttcorefonts on Hardy

Have you ever wondering why every webpage that you surf by using browser on Linux operating system seem lack in fonts presentation? Tired and bored with all the fonts on the linux system? Then you should be looking for something like msttcorefonts package for linux. What is msttcorefonts? Basically msttcorefonts is a package for linux user to install windows fonts. Well this definition taken from linux.about.com:
Definition: msttcorefonts: Installer for Microsoft TrueType core fonts This package allows for easy installation of the Microsoft True Type Core Fonts for the Web including: 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 You will need an Internet connection to download these modules from Microsoft's Web site.
It's mostly the best package for linux user to have Microsoft Fonts installed on their linux Operating System. Here is some simple steps on how to install msttcorefonts on Ubuntu Linux Operating system:
  • sudo apt-get install msttcorefonts
This command is enough to install all the basic fonts based on Microsoft fonts to make your font presentation better than before. Here is some example of before and after using 'msttcorefonts'

Before using msttcorefonts

After Using msttcorefonts

Nice improvement right? isnt that font look smoother than the original one? yeah it will make your web fonts better than before. Happy surfing~

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1 comment:

  1. The image of 'After using msttcorefonts' didn't look any better. Maybe because you resize the image anyway. But that will be some judgment at a first sight. Thus, clicking on the image resulting me downloading the image, instead of showing them on my browser.