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    Question Which freeware/linux fonts replace Microsoft Core Fonts?

    Which freeware/linux fonts replace Microsoft Core Fonts?

    I just want to use replacements, websafe substitutes instead of the microsoft fonts.
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    Re: Which freeware/linux fonts replace Microsoft Core Fonts?

    sudo apt install ttf-mscorefonts-installer

    --glenn

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    Re: Which freeware/linux fonts replace Microsoft Core Fonts?

    I just want to use replacements, websafe substitutes instead of the microsoft fonts.
    Just use the fonts that come with Ubuntu anyway. The developers of Ubuntu have even provided a Ubuntu font family.

    https://design.ubuntu.com/font

    In applications like LibreOffice Writer and Calc you will find a long list of free and open source font families. Microsoft TrueType fonts will only appear in that list if we have deliberately installed the free to download and install ttf-mscorefonts. These are old font families that Microsoft mistaken removed the copyright to and then regretted it but could not reclaim them as copyright. I do not think that more modern MS font families are free to download and use. We would only get access to the modern fonts if we install a Microsoft application that uses MS fonts. And to do that we would need to purchase a MS licience.

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    Re: Which freeware/linux fonts replace Microsoft Core Fonts?

    If I understand what you're asking correctly, I replace with the following, which I think are correct:
    Times New Roman - Dejavu Serif
    Arial - Dejavu Sans
    Calibri - Carlito
    Cambria - Caladea
    Those are the common ones. Although in LibreOffice you can replace them with whatever you want via the replacement table.

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    Re: Which freeware/linux fonts replace Microsoft Core Fonts?

    The Redhat Liberation fonts were designed to fix the font compatibility issues: https://www.redhat.com/en/blog/liberation-fonts

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    Re: Which freeware/linux fonts replace Microsoft Core Fonts?

    Italo Vignoli of The Document Foundation published a LibreOffice HOWTO explaining how he configures font substitution when a document needs to be shared with a Word user. It's quite a handy little tutorial, I keep it bookmarked:

    https://blog.documentfoundation.org/...crosoft-fonts/

    Good luck.

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    Quote Originally Posted by speartip View Post
    If I understand what you're asking correctly, I replace with the following, which I think are correct:
    Times New Roman - Dejavu Serif
    Arial - Dejavu Sans
    Calibri - Carlito
    Cambria - Caladea
    Those are the common ones. Although in LibreOffice you can replace them with whatever you want via the replacement table.
    Thanks, that's what I was looking for!

    I remember Caladea and Carlito. Thanks also HermanAB.

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