Install Package ttf-mscorefonts-installer as default

mcduarte2000
  9 years ago
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Only after a while I noticed my Word documents where being garbaged because I hadn't installed the "ttf-mscorefonts" (Microsoft TrueType core fonts) package. This seems to me an essential package to anyone which uses Open Office and shares files with windows users (which I believe are the most of us).

Even my mother was complaining about Linux (I installed on her computer!), because of the lack of this fonts...

Please install this package as default on any new installation so that new users don't have to suffer because of lack of them.
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Qruqs 6 years ago

You can live without those fonts. Better to go the other way around, and install, e.g., the Liberation fonts on *doze.


Neo139 7 years ago

Comment. I just installed linux to my cousins gf. I never heard the word "linux" before. She had a laptop with Windows Vista Starter with IE full of toolbars (just to get the profile of the user).

After formating and installing Mint 12 the first thing she asked was "Arial and Times new roman". mscorefonts is a must.


chassum 7 years ago

It's probably one of the first things users install.


RavS 8 years ago

Absolutely right!


blueXrider 8 years ago

thought it was


grim 8 years ago

I totally agree!