How To Install Microsoft Fonts on Manjaro 21

Install Microsoft Fonts on Manjaro 21

In this tutorial, we will show you how to install Microsoft Fonts on Manjaro 21. For those of you who didn’t know, Manjaro Linux by default does not include the major Microsoft fonts commonly used in your installation. That happens because the font is owned by the Microsoft company and the font is not Open Source. So, if someone sends you a Microsoft Office document, most likely it will be using one of these fonts and such a document will not look correctly in Linux.

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 Manjaro 21.

Prerequisites

  • A server or desktop running one of the following operating systems: Manjaro, Arch Linux.
  • 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).
  • A 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 Manjaro 21

Step 1. Before running the tutorial below, make sure that our system is up to date:

sudo pacman -Syu
sudo pacman -S --needed --noconfirm base-devel git

Step 2. Installing Yay AUR Helper on Manjaro 21.

Now we clone the Yay Git repository using the command below:

cd /opt
sudo git clone https://aur.archlinux.org/yay.git

Then, change the permission from the root user to sudo user. This step is important if you don’t want to get an issue while building yay:

sudo chown -R meilana:meilana yay-git/

Finally, install Yay navigate into the cloned directory:

cd yay-git
makepkg -si

Once the installation process is complete, you can check the version of yay by running:

yay --version

Step 3. Installing Microsoft Fonts on Manjaro 21.

By default, Microsoft Fonts is not available on the Manjaro 21 base repository. Now we run the following command to install Microsoft Fonts packages using Yay Helper:

yay -S ttf-ms-fonts

After that, check for updates and upgrade fonts is to using the following command below:

yay -Syu --devel --timeupdate

Step 4. Accessing Microsoft Fonts on Manjaro.

Once successfully installed, Go to the start menu then click on its “Start menu” and look for the “Fonts” by searching it manually. For example, run LibreOffice Writer, type something, select it with your mouse, and change the font from the pull-down menu. Your new fonts should appear among the previously available ones.

Install Microsoft Fonts on Manjaro 21

Congratulations! You have successfully installed Microsoft Fonts. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing the latest version of Microsoft Fonts on the Manjaro 21 Pahvo system. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you check the official Microsoft website.

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