Help installing Microsoft fonts like Arial, Times New Roman

I have tried to find a question similar to this, but couldn’t so i’m sorry if this question was already asked. I need to use Arial and Times New Roman fonts in LibreOffice but i cant install them for some reason. i followed instructions on many websites but they didn’t work or they were outdated. Other than that as a new user of Fedora im very pleased. Thanks for your help :slightly_smiling_face:.

sudo dnf install mscore-fonts-all
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@ledeni I tried the command but the fonts are still not showing up on LibreOffice Writer. I also checked on the fonts app and they are not there.

@scottytrees I dont think it is working, it installed Times New Roman but not Arial only Arial Black which is like arial but bolded. Also i tried customizing the terminal like TechHut which included installing powerline fonts as one of the dependencies and it did not work. I think fonts are not installing correctly on my pc i dont know why.

@ledeni @scottytrees mscore stands for https://musescore.org/. :slight_smile:

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I recently had to do this and this is what worked for me.
If you have access to a Windows machine, go to C:\Windows\fonts directory copy the .ttf files of what you need (I just grabbed all of the .ttf files) and put them in a temporary directory on that machine to zip into one file. Find some way to get that zipped file into a temporary directory on your Fedora machine. Once they are in that temp directory in Fedora, unzip them. Either using your File Manager with hidden files in view mode (ctrl-h keyboard shortcut) or from command line (ls -la) look to see if there is a .fonts directory in your home directory. If not, create it (mkdir .font). For each font, create a subdirectory for it (Arial = ‘a’ directory, Times New Roman = ‘t’ directory, etc.) then move those uncompressed .ttf files into those subdirectories.
I initially tried to use the Font Management tool in KDE but for some reason it didn’t work for me. If you are using Gnome, I have actually had success with the Font Management tool in to install fonts.

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You may not find RPMs containing WebCore Fonts in fedora repositories. You can either compile them from Source or download RPMs from third-party repositories meant for CentOS. Fortunately RPMs for CentOS are mostly compatible with Fedora.
I see dated versions all over the internet. Somehow my personal repo holds:

webcore-fonts-3.0-1.noarch.rpm
webcore-fonts-vista-3.0-1.noarch.rpm

You can grab them from:
https://li.nux.ro/download/nux/dextop/el7/x86_64/webcore-fonts-3.0-1.noarch.rpm
https://li.nux.ro/download/nux/dextop/el7/x86_64/webcore-fonts-vista-3.0-1.noarch.rpm
Download those into a folder. Change to that folder on your terminal. Then do:

sudo dnf install ./webcore-fonts*

Alternatively:
You could track the .ttf files for Arial, Times Roman etc. from Font sites and place those files in $HOME/.local/share/fonts/ where $HOME is your home folder

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