How to Install Microsoft Fonts on Debian 11 Bullseye


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!

For users who want to install Microsoft fonts and use them in LibreOffice, the following tutorial will teach you how to install Microsoft fonts on Debian 11 Bullseye desktop.

Update Debian

First, before you begin, make sure your system is up-to-date by using the following terminal command.

sudo apt update && sudo apt upgrade -y

Install Microsoft Fonts

By default, Microsoft Fonts are available in Debian 11’s repository. To begin the installation, use the following command.

sudo apt install ttf-mscorefonts-installer -y

Once the installation has been completed, you will see in your terminal the following result.

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Example:

Install Microsoft Fonts on Debian 11 Bullseye

This indicates that no errors occurred during the installation, and it was successful.

Verify Microsoft Fonts

By default, fonts will be available in most applications now, but you can confirm by launching the fonts application located in Activities > Show Applications > Fonts.

Example:

Install Microsoft Fonts on Debian 11 Bullseye

Once opened, you can search fonts to confirm that Microsoft fonts are installed. You will see Arial font straight away, ensuring the fonts are being used correctly.

Example:

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Install Microsoft Fonts on Debian 11 Bullseye

How to Remove (Uninstall) Microsoft Fonts

Use the following command to remove the fonts for users who no longer wish to have Microsoft fonts on their system.

sudo apt autoremove ttf-mscorefonts-installer --purge

This will remove in Microsoft fonts.

Comments and Conclusion

In the tutorial, you have learned how to quickly and easily install Microsoft Fonts on Debian 11 Bullseye.

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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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