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How To Install Microsoft Fonts on Debian 11

Install Microsoft Fonts on Debian 11

In this tutorial, we will show you how to install Microsoft Fonts on Debian 11. For those of you who didn’t know, Microsoft Fonts, also known as Windows Fonts or TrueType Fonts, are a collection of font families that are used on the Windows operating system. These fonts are designed to work seamlessly with the Windows operating system and are used by a wide range of software applications, including Microsoft Office, Adobe Creative Suite, and many other programs. In addition to being used on the Windows operating system, Microsoft Fonts are also available for use on other operating systems, including macOS, Linux, and mobile platforms.

This article assumes you have at least basic knowledge of Linux, know how to use the shell, and most importantly, you host your site on your own VPS. The installation is quite simple and assumes you are running in the root account, if not you may need to add ‘sudo‘ to the commands to get root privileges. I will show you the step-by-step installation of the Microsoft Fonts on a Debian 11 (Bullseye).


  • A server running one of the following operating systems: Debian 11.
  • It’s recommended that you use a fresh OS install to prevent any potential issues.
  • SSH access to the server (or just open Terminal if you’re on a desktop).
  • An active internet connection. You’ll need an internet connection to download the necessary packages and dependencies for Microsoft Fonts.
  • A non-root sudo user or access to the root user. We recommend acting as a non-root sudo user, however, as you can harm your system if you’re not careful when acting as the root.

Install Microsoft Fonts on Debian 11 Bullseye

Step 1. Before we install any software, it’s important to make sure your system is up to date by running the following apt commands in the terminal:

sudo apt update
sudo apt upgrade
sudo apt install dirmngr ca-certificates software-properties-common gnupg gnupg2 apt-transport-https curl

Step 2. Installing Microsoft Fonts on Debian 11.

By default, Microsoft Fonts is not available on the Debian 11 base repository. So, now run the following command below to install the latest version of the Microsoft Fonts package to your Debian system:

sudo apt install ttf-mscorefonts-installer

Step 3. Accessing Microsoft Fonts on Debian Linux.

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

Install Microsoft Fonts on Debian 11 Bullseye

Congratulations! You have successfully installed Microsoft Fonts. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing the latest version of Microsoft Fonts on Debian 11 Bullseye. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you check the official Microsoft website.

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r00t is a seasoned Linux system administrator with a wealth of experience in the field. Known for his contributions to, r00t has authored numerous tutorials and guides, helping users navigate the complexities of Linux systems. His expertise spans across various Linux distributions, including Ubuntu, CentOS, and Debian. r00t's work is characterized by his ability to simplify complex concepts, making Linux more accessible to users of all skill levels. His dedication to the Linux community and his commitment to sharing knowledge makes him a respected figure in the field.
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