In this tutorial, we will show you how to install Microsoft Fonts on Fedora 37. For those of you who didn’t know, Microsoft Fonts are a collection of fonts that have been designed by Microsoft Corporation and are widely used in various Microsoft products such as Microsoft Office and Windows. These fonts provide a consistent and professional look and feel to documents, presentations, and other text-based content.
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 Fedora 37.
Why Install Microsoft Fonts on Fedora 37?
- Improved Document Compatibility.
One of the main reasons to install Microsoft Fonts on Fedora is to ensure that your documents display correctly. If you’re working with a document created in Microsoft Office or any other Microsoft product, you may notice that the fonts used in the document may not be the same as those installed on your Fedora system. Installing Microsoft Fonts on Fedora Linux can solve this problem, as it makes sure that the fonts used in the document are the same as the ones used by the original author.
- Consistent Design.
Another reason to install Microsoft Fonts on Fedora is to ensure a consistent design across different platforms. If you’re working on a design project that needs to be viewed on both Windows and Fedora, having the same fonts installed on both platforms can help maintain the consistency of the design.
- Enhanced User Experience.
Finally, installing Microsoft Fonts on Fedora can enhance the overall user experience. Microsoft Fonts are known for their excellent readability and legibility, which can make reading and working with documents on Fedora Linux a more enjoyable experience.
- A server running one of the following operating systems: Fedora 37.
- 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.
non-root sudo useror 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 Fedora 37
Step 1. Before proceeding, update your Fedora operating system to make sure all existing packages are up to date. Use this command to update the server packages:
sudo dnf upgrade sudo dnf update sudo dnf install curl cabextract xorg-x11-font-utils fontconfig
Step 2. Installing Microsoft Fonts on Fedora 37.
By default, the Microsoft Fonts package doesn’t come in the default Fedora 37 repository. Now run the following command below to download the Microsoft Core Fonts package to your Fedora system:
sudo rpm -i https://downloads.sourceforge.net/project/mscorefonts2/rpms/msttcore-fonts-installer-2.6-1.noarch.rpm
Step 3. Accessing Microsoft Fonts on Fedora 37.
Once the installation is complete, you can launch Microsoft Fonts from the application menu in your desktop environment. After opening, you can search for fonts to ensure that Microsoft fonts are installed, such as Arial, Calibri, and Tahoma.
Congratulations! You have successfully installed Microsoft Fonts. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing Microsoft Fonts on your Fedora 37 system. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you check the official Microsoft Fonts website.