Feature #17368

Include windows fonts

Added by Anonymous 2 months ago. Updated about 2 months ago.

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This should largely help journalists and others who work with docs created in MS office by making them instantly compatible with Libre.

Otherwise these docs will likely have different text format which ruins the doc order entirely,especially non-english ones.

The currently available option now is to add windows fonts manually which is quite a hassle, so the alternative is to simply include the windows fonts folder in tails.


#1 Updated by intrigeri about 2 months ago

Hi @jasmine,

which set of fonts would you like to see?

I see that we have a ttf-mscorefonts-installer package in Debian.

Description: Installer for Microsoft TrueType core fonts
This package allows for easy installation of the Microsoft True Type
Core Fonts for the Web including:
Andale Mono
Arial Black
Arial (Bold, Italic, Bold Italic)
Comic Sans MS (Bold)
Courier New (Bold, Italic, Bold Italic)
Georgia (Bold, Italic, Bold Italic)
Times New Roman (Bold, Italic, Bold Italic)
Trebuchet (Bold, Italic, Bold Italic)
Verdana (Bold, Italic, Bold Italic)
You will need an Internet connection to download these fonts if you
don't already have them.
NOTE: the package fonts-liberation contains free variants of the Times,
Arial and Courier fonts. It's better to use those instead unless you
specifically need one of the other fonts from this package.

Could you please try it and tell us if this fixes the problem you're facing?

Also, Tails includes fonts-liberation already, so perhaps this could help?

#2 Updated by Anonymous about 2 months ago

Hi @intrigeri

I dont know exactly which fonts are unavailable in comparison to windows 7, thus the manual work around is to copy the default windows 7 fonts folder and paste the contents in tails / libre fonts folder, after that documents created in fonts that are missing in tails appear just like original.

Maybe just having a look at the contents of any windows 7 default fonts folder and add the missing fonts will solve the problem persistently.

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