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== Installation ==
 
== Installation ==
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=== Using fonts from a Windows partition ===
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Let's say you have a Windows partition mounted as {{ic|/windows}}. You can use its fonts by linking to them like so:
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# ln -s /windows/Windows/Fonts /usr/share/fonts/WindowsFonts
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Then regenerate the fontconfig cache:
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# fc-cache
  
 
=== Current packages ===
 
=== Current packages ===

Revision as of 10:31, 29 November 2013

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Installing TrueType Microsoft fonts and emulating Windows' font rendering
Related
Fonts: Information on adding fonts and font recommendations
Font Configuration: Font setup and beautification
Java Runtime Environment Fonts: Fonts specific to Sun's Java virtual machine

Installation

Using fonts from a Windows partition

Let's say you have a Windows partition mounted as /windows. You can use its fonts by linking to them like so:

# ln -s /windows/Windows/Fonts /usr/share/fonts/WindowsFonts

Then regenerate the fontconfig cache:

# fc-cache

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Note: The fonts provided by these packages are out-of-date and are missing modern hinting instructions and the full character sets.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 includes:

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.