No more msttcorefonts!

It seems that one of the first things many ‘Ubuntu for Windoze users’ tutorials include installing msttcorefonts, the Microsoft fonts.

Don’t do it.

You will be amazed at how much better the Internet looks when there is no Comic Sans, no Arial. Arial is really a quite ugly font, you know?

Still need them for some reason? I do, because all of my papers for school needed to be written in Times New Roman. That is no longer an issue, thanks to the Liberation fonts. It’s a set of Liberation Sans, Liberation Serif, and Liberation Mono. They are almost identical, in size and style, to Arial, Times New Roman, and Courier New, the only fonts that you should ever need from msttcorefonts. As a bonus, the fonts are open-source, and available with a simple apt-get ttf-liberation.

Good Riddance to msttcorefonts.

WordPress hates apt:// URLS. Just ‘sudo apt-get ttf-liberation’.)


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