How to Install the Microsoft Core Fonts on Fedora 18 and 19

Hello Fedora Enthusiasts.

In this article I will who you how to install the Microsoft TrueType Core Fonts on Fedora 18 and Fedora 19.

1. Latest Update. Do this to install the fonts:

$ sudo rpm -i http://sourceforge.net/projects/mscorefonts2/files/rpms/msttcore-fonts-installer-2.2-1.noarch.rpm

2. If the previous method did not work, follow the old classic installation steps:

Download msttcorefonts-2.5.1:

$ wget http://corefonts.sourceforge.net/msttcorefonts-2.5-1.spec

Install rpm-build and the dependencies needed:

$ sudo yum install rpm-build cabextract ttmkfdir

Build the msttcorefonts-2.5-1.noarch.rpm package:

$ sudo rpmbuild -bb msttcorefonts-2.5-1.spec

Install the fonts:

$ sudo yum install /root/rpmbuild/RPMS/noarch/msttcorefonts-2.5-1.noarch.rpm

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11 comments on “How to Install the Microsoft Core Fonts on Fedora 18 and 19
  1. Jackson says:

    thank you! I needed this to get silverlight to work in wine for me. now I’ve got netflix working on my fedora again 🙂

  2. Chris Rose says:

    BLESS YOU! This worked for me (Fedora 18). It’s been plaguing me for a while.

  3. David says:

    Yum will manage dependencies (cabextract and libmspack packages) itself:

    $ sudo yum install http://sourceforge.net/projects/mscorefonts2/files/rpms/msttcore-fonts-installer-2.2-1.noarch.rpm

  4. rolandc says:

    there is even better: yum localinstall http://sourceforge.net/projects/mscorefonts2/files/rpms/msttcore-fonts-installer-2.2-1.noarch.rpm
    as it will take care of cabextract in the process

  5. tony says:

    I am a new user to fedora. Using fedora 20… When trying to install msttcore fonts 2.6.1 I got a response…

    Error: failed dependencies:
    Msttcorefonts<= 2.5-1 is obsoleted by msttcore-fonts-installer-2.6-1.noarch

    Now I got pipelight/silver light installed no problem, but is not having msttcore going to affect me trying to install Netflix?

  6. Alex says:

    Thank you very much, comrade! It works!

  7. Mike says:

    Thanks for the above instructions, no need to write separate ones for Fedora 20. They still work as long as cabextract is installed first. That is a simple command though:

    $ sudo yum install cabextract

  8. Mike Simms says:

    Works on Fedora 22 as well if you use the rpm method above. do not try using dnf as it fails to resolve the sourceforge download addresses properly.

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