How to Install Microsoft Fonts on Fedora 39/38/37 Linux

Fedora Linux is a popular open-source operating system known for its stability, security, and user-friendliness. However, Fedora does not have pre-installed proprietary fonts like Microsoft Fonts. This can be a problem for Windows users who have switched to Fedora and need these fonts for work or for individuals who receive documents with embedded Microsoft fonts.

This guide will show you how to install Microsoft Fonts on Fedora Linux using the command line terminal and the msttcore-fonts-installer package. The process is straightforward and will only take a few minutes to complete.

Step 1: Update Fedora before Microsoft Fonts Installation

Before you begin, ensuring that all your system packages are up-to-date is essential to avoid conflicts. To do this, run the following command in the terminal:

sudo dnf upgrade --refresh

Step 2: Install Microsoft Fonts on Fedora

First, you must install the required packages, which should already be installed on most systems. Run the following command in the terminal:

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

With the required packages installed, you can now download and install the Microsoft Core Fonts package. Run the following command in the terminal:

sudo rpm -i

Upon completing the installation process, you should receive a message indicating that the Microsoft Fonts have been installed successfully.

Screenshot of terminal output showcasing successful Microsoft Fonts package installation on Fedora Linux.Pin
Terminal output after successfully installing the Microsoft Fonts package on Fedora Linux.

To further confirm that the fonts have been installed correctly, you can follow the instructions in Step 3: Verify Microsoft Fonts to check the availability of the fonts in your system.

Step 3: Verify Microsoft Fonts on Fedora

By default, Microsoft Fonts should be available in most applications. To confirm, you can launch the font application:

Activities > Show Applications > Fonts.


Screenshot of Fedora Linux's font application GUI displaying Microsoft Fonts.Pin
Opening the font application on Fedora Linux to confirm the presence of Microsoft Fonts.

In the font application, you can search for fonts such as Arial, Calibri, and Tahoma to ensure they have been installed.

Example Arial:

Screenshot displaying the Arial font as it appears on Fedora Linux.Pin
A clear view of how the Arial font looks when installed on Fedora Linux.

Example Calibri:

Screenshot showcasing the Calibri font on Fedora Linux.Pin
See how the Calibri font appears when installed on Fedora Linux.

Example Times New Roman:

Screenshot of the Times New Roman font as presented on Fedora Linux.Pin
A demonstration of the classic Times New Roman font on Fedora Linux.

Additional Commands and Tips with Microsoft Fonts on Fedora

Remove Microsoft Fonts from Fedora

To remove Microsoft Fonts from your system, use the following command:

sudo dnf remove msttcore-fonts-installer

This will remove Microsoft Fonts, and upon re-opening the font application, you will see that the fonts are no longer available.

Conclusion: Installing Microsoft Fonts on Fedora

In conclusion, installing Microsoft Fonts on Fedora Linux is a quick and straightforward process. Following the steps outlined in this guide, you can install Microsoft Fonts on your system in just a few minutes. Whether you are a Windows user who has recently switched to Fedora or need Microsoft Fonts for your work, this guide will provide you with the information you need to get started.

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