How to Install Microsoft Fonts on Manjaro 21 Linux

Most Linux Distributions use open-source fonts to substitute Microsoft’s iconic typefaces like Arial, Courier New, and Times. Red Hat created the Liberation family to replace these similar-looking but different sizes — all you have to do is select your preferred font when editing documents so that they’ll be readable without any disruptions!

In the following tutorial, you will learn how to install Microsoft Core Fonts on Manjaro 21 Linux. The tutorial will use the yay AUR helper, ideally most users may be using some wrapper for Pacman, for new users, it is essential to install one to keep your packages up-to-date while you learn Arch/Manjaro.

Update Manjaro

Before proceeding in the tutorial, it is advised to update your system to make sure all existing packages are up to date.

sudo pacman -Syu

Install yay Helper

To begin the installation, you must have GIT installed to import the yay repository to install/build. From your command terminal, use the following code to begin the installation.

sudo pacman -S --needed --noconfirm base-devel git

Now clone the yay archive using the following terminal command.

git clone https://aur.archlinux.org/yay-git.git

Next, move the archive to the /OPT/ directory. This is a good location for any other archive installs, keep everything located, and traditionally the location is a commonly used area for different applications.

sudo mv yay-git /opt/

Now navigate to the yay-git directory location.

cd /opt/yay-git

Build the package using the makepkg command.

makepkg -si

Install Microsoft Fonts

Now that you have installed the package management helper, you can install the Microsoft Core Fonts using the following command.

yay -S ttf-ms-fonts

Add --noconfirm to skip most of the questions for automatic default answers to all questions.

Example:

How to Microsoft Fonts on Manjaro 21 Linux

How to Update Microsoft Fonts

The best way to check for updates and upgrade fonts is to use the following command.

yay -Syu --devel --timeupdate

How to Remove (Uninstall) Microsoft Fonts

When you no longer want the fonts installed on your system, use the following command to remove them.

yay -Rns ttf-ms-fonts

Optionally, you can run the following command to clean up any leftover unused dependencies, and this is highly recommended to run, so your system does not become bloated.

yay -Yc

Comments and Conclusion

In the tutorial, you have learned how to quickly and easily install Microsoft Fonts on Manjaro 21 Linux with AUR and yay.

Overall, Microsoft fonts are proprietary software, so not all Linux users would be thrilled to install these depending on your stance about open-source software. However, with the right font, color, and text size, your creative work will be more readable depending on your situation, work environment, and audience, and these fonts may be required to do this.



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