Using Microsoft’s Times, Arial, Courier Fonts in Debian

You may want to use some industry standard fonts e.g. Times, Arial, Courier in Debian. These fonts are from Microsoft and understandably, proprietary in nature.  You can use these fonts from Microsoft installing the ttf-mscorefonts-installer package in Debian. Remember that, you need to add contrib section in your sources file.

apt-get install ttf-mscorefonts-installer

This would do the job. Better yet, you can use fonts-liberation package that supplies fonts with same metrics as Times, Arial and Courier. Liberation fonts are free, contrary to proprietary nature of MS fonts.

For more info, visit Debian Fonts Wiki

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