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[[Category:Graphics and desktop publishing]]
 
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[[sr:MS Fonts]]
 
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[[zh-CN:MS Fonts]]
 
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{{Article summary text|Installing TrueType Microsoft fonts and emulating Windows' font rendering}}
 
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==Installation==
 
==Installation==
 
===Current Packages===
 
===Current Packages===
{{Note|These packages do require access to a Windows 7 and/or a Office 2007 setup or installation media}}
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{{Note|These packages do '''require access to a Windows 7/8 and/or a Office 2007''' setup or installation media, consult corresponding [[PKGBUILD]] for details.}}
*{{AUR|ttf-win7-fonts}} is available in the [[Arch User Repository|AUR]].
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Available in the [[Arch User Repository|AUR]]:
*{{AUR|ttf-office-2007-fonts}} is available in the AUR.
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*{{AUR|ttf-win7-fonts}} — Windows 7 fonts
You can even try fonts from Windows 8 Release Preview:
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*{{AUR|ttf-office-2007-fonts}} — Microsoft Office 2007 fonts
*{{AUR|ttf-ms-win8}}
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*{{AUR|ttf-ms-win8}} — Windows 8 fonts
  
 
===Legacy Packages===
 
===Legacy Packages===
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*[[Wikipedia:Lucida Console|Lucida Console]]
 
*[[Wikipedia:Lucida Console|Lucida Console]]
 
*[[Wikipedia:Microsoft Sans Serif|Microsoft Sans Serif]]
 
*[[Wikipedia:Microsoft Sans Serif|Microsoft Sans Serif]]
*[[Wikipedia:Symbol (typeface)|Symbol]]
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*<s>[[Wikipedia:Symbol (typeface)|Symbol]]</s>
 
*[[Wikipedia:Times New Roman|Times New Roman]]
 
*[[Wikipedia:Times New Roman|Times New Roman]]
 
*[[Wikipedia:Trebuchet MS|Trebuchet]]
 
*[[Wikipedia:Trebuchet MS|Trebuchet]]
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*[[Wikipedia:Wingdings|Wingdings]]
 
*[[Wikipedia:Wingdings|Wingdings]]
  
You can also obtain {{AUR|ttf-tahoma}} from the AUR, which as you might expect contains [[Wikipedia:Tahoma (typeface)|Tahoma]].
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You can also obtain {{AUR|ttf-tahoma}} or {{AUR|ttf-microsoft-tahoma}} from the AUR, which as you might expect contains [[Wikipedia:Tahoma (typeface)|Tahoma]].
  
 
{{AUR|ttf-vista-fonts}} is also available in the AUR and include:  
 
{{AUR|ttf-vista-fonts}} is also available in the AUR and include:  

Revision as of 15:46, 14 November 2012

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Installation

Current Packages

Note: These packages do require access to a Windows 7/8 and/or a Office 2007 setup or installation media, consult corresponding PKGBUILD for details.

Available in the AUR:

Legacy Packages

Note: The fonts provided by these packages are out-of-date and are missing modern hinting instructions and the full character sets. It is recommended to use the above packages.

ttf-ms-fontsAUR is available in the AUR.

According to original Microsoft's End User License Agreement, there are some legal limitations when using the fonts.

The package includes:

You can also obtain ttf-tahomaAUR or ttf-microsoft-tahomaAUR from the AUR, which as you might expect contains Tahoma.

ttf-vista-fontsAUR is also available in the AUR and include:

Sharp fonts resembling Windows XP

A complete guide on how to make the MS Fonts look as in Windows XP is found at http://www.sharpfonts.co.cc/ (site down, try sharpfontsAUR in the AUR). In short, install the fonts as described above and use the author's modified XML files.

Smooth fonts resembling Windows 7

Use Infinality's patched freetype2 package, and use the Windows 7 profile in the provided local.conf.