How to Install Microsoft TrueType Fonts on Fedora

How to Install Microsoft TrueType Fonts on Fedora

Are you wondering how to install Microsoft TrueType Font on your Fedora system? This font will be used by programs such as LibreOffice, GIMP, and many more.

When it comes to typography, Microsoft True Type fonts have dominated the market completely. Although we have more than a thousand fonts available, the extensive use of the Windows operating system has led to an increase in the popularity of Microsoft True Type fonts.

These fonts are not only visually appealing but also aesthetically pleasing. Some of them such as “Times New Roman (Bold, Italic, Bold Italic)” are recommended in most documents and many writing formats such as APA, MLA, Harvard, etc. And is considered a standard font. The Microsoft True Type font is also present on most web pages, and you can find this stated in the style sheet.

Microsoft True Type font packages include:

  • Andale Mono
  • Arial Black
  • Arial (Thick, Italic, Italic)
  • Sans MS Comics (Thick)
  • Georgia (Thick, Italic, Italic)
  • Impact
  • Times New Roman (Thick, Italic, Italic)
  • Trebuchet (Thick, Italic, Italic)
  • Verdana (Thick, Italic, Italic)
  • Webdings

Install Microsoft TrueType Fonts on Fedora

Luckily for Linux users, you can install and use Microsoft True fonts on your Linux system. This article will show you three methods on how to install Microsoft True fonts on Fedora.

Method 1: Use the Classic Installer

Launch your Terminal and switch to root user by typing the command below. This will ask you for the admin password.

 sudo su


Root User

Run the command below.

sudo dnf install curl cabextract xorg-x11-font-utils fontconfig


Microsoft True Fonts

sudo rpm -i


Microsoft True Fonts

There she is! We have now installed the Microsoft True font on our Fedora system.

Method 2: Copy Fonts from a Windows Installation.

Another universal way to install Microsoft True fonts on a Linux system is to copy fonts from a Windows installation. You don’t need an internet connection, just a partition that holds a Windows system.

Navigate to the local C disk, which stores your Windows files. May be different depending on your installation path. Look for a folder named “Windows”. Open the “Font” folder and copy the contents.

Tip: You can access the “Fonts” folder and click the address bar at the top and type the path: “C: \ Windows \ Fonts.”


Window Font

Navigate to the home directory on your Fedora system. Paste the copied font in the “. Fonts” folder. If this folder does not exist, create it. Also note the dot [.] At the beginning of the folder name. That shows it’s a hidden folder.


Fedora Font Folder

Method 3: Copy and install fonts from Windows 10 ISO

Another method for having a Microsoft True font on your Fedora system is to copy it from a Windows ISO file. It’s quite technical than the other two, but it’s also interesting if you like understanding Terminal.

First, we will need a Windows 10 ISO file. If you don’t have it, navigate to the official Microsoft website and download it. Select your edition and click confirm. Make sure you don’t choose the “Update” version.


Download Windows

You will be asked to place the language of your choice. Select “English,” even though the Language choice doesn’t seem to have an impact on the font.


Download Windows 10 ISO

After you download the ISO file, we now need to extract it. We will use p7zip for this process. To download p7zip on Fedora, run the command below:

sudo dnf install snapd
sudo ln -s /var/lib/snapd/snap /snap
sudo snap install p7zip-desktop



Launch Terminal and navigate to the directory where you downloaded the Windows ISO 10 file. Now run the command below to extract various Windows files, including the font folder.

7z e 'Windows 10 64-bit.ISO' sources/install.wim

Remember to replace Windows 10 64-bit. ISO ‘with the name of your ISO file.


Extract file

After the process is complete, we now need to extract the font from the “install.wim” archive. Run the command below in Terminal.

7z e install.wim 1/Windows/{Fonts/"*".{ttf,ttc},System32/Licenses/neutral/"*"/"*"/license.rtf} -ofonts/


Font Extract

By running the “ls” command, you will see the font folder below.


Extract fonts

To install fonts, move the extracted ‘fonts ke folder to the home directory‘. Font. ‘Directory. You can do this graphically via Copy and Paste or by running the simple command below.

mv fonts ~/.fonts

To update your system application with this newly installed font, we need to update the installation font cache. Run the command below.

fc-cache -f

To test these new fonts, open your Libre Office program, and you will find the fonts that you have just installed among the default fonts that have been previously installed. There she is! Tell us which method works best for you. If you also have additional information or comments, please share with our readers below.

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