Microsoft fonts

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Summary help replacing me
Installing TrueType Microsoft fonts and emulating Windows' font rendering
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


Current Packages

Note: These packages do require access to a Windows 7 and/or a Office 2007 setup or installation media

You can even try fonts from Windows 8 Release Preview:

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Note: The fonts provided by these packages are out-of-date and are missing modern hinting instructions and the full character sets.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