Installing Microsoft Fonts on Fedora 11 x64

Follow the steps:

1) Install some dependencies using yum

#yum -y install rpm-build cabextract ttmkfdir xorg-x11-xfs

Paul Frields comment that he made a better spec, available here which does no require the chkfontpath dependence.

2) Installing the last dependence not available by yum

#rpm -ivh http://dl.atrpms.net/all/chkfontpath-1.10.1-2.fc9.i386.rpm

3) Making the msttcorefonts rpm

  • Download the file http://corefonts.sourceforge.net/msttcorefonts-2.0-1.spec to the folder ~/rpmbuild/SPECS/
  • cd ~/rpmbuild/SPECS/
  • rpmbuild -bb msttcorefonts-2.0-1.spec
  • rpm -ivh ~/rpmbuild/SRPMS/msttcorefonts-2.0-1.src.rpm
  • rpm -ivh ~/rpmbuild/RPMS/noarch/msttcorefonts-2.0-1.noarch.rpm

Now just open your openoffice the have fun with the new fonts(TImes new roman, verdana, etc …)

[1] http://corefonts.sourceforge.net/

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3 Responses to “Installing Microsoft Fonts on Fedora 11 x64”

  1. Paul Frields Says:

    The PreReq dependency on chkfontpath is no longer needed. I have an updated spec here: http://pfrields.fedorapeople.org/packages/SPECS/

  2. Qiyang Says:

    #rpm -ivh http://dl.atrpms.net/all/chkfontpath-1.10.1-2.fc9.i386.rpm

    ^^ that didnt work for me. I replaced it with the line below instead.

    #rpm -ivh http://dl.atrpms.net/f11-i386/atrpms/stable/chkfontpath-1.10.1-2.fc11.i586.rpm

    it works. but required me to install
    #yum install xorg-x11-xfs*
    before it works.

    nonetheless, it works. :-)

  3. Viswanath Says:

    Nice work. This font issue is finally resolved !
    Thanks

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