ttf-mscorefonts-installer - Installer for Microsoft TrueType core fonts

Property Value
Distribution Debian 8 (Jessie)
Repository Debian Contrib i386
Package filename ttf-mscorefonts-installer_3.6_all.deb
Package name ttf-mscorefonts-installer
Package version 3.6
Package release -
Package architecture all
Package type deb
Category contrib/fonts implemented-in::shell role::program use::downloading works-with::font
Homepage -
License -
Maintainer Thijs Kinkhorst <>
Download size 36.57 KB
Installed size 125.00 KB
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.


Package Version Architecture Repository
ttf-mscorefonts-installer_3.6_all.deb 3.6 all Debian Contrib
ttf-mscorefonts-installer - - -


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cabextract -
debconf >= 0.5
debconf-2.0 -
wget -
xfonts-utils -


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msttcorefonts -


Type URL
Binary Package ttf-mscorefonts-installer_3.6_all.deb
Source Package msttcorefonts

Install Howto

  1. Update the package index:
    # sudo apt-get update
  2. Install ttf-mscorefonts-installer deb package:
    # sudo apt-get install ttf-mscorefonts-installer




2014-10-16 - Thijs Kinkhorst <>
msttcorefonts (3.6) unstable; urgency=medium
* Add Turkish translation, thanks Mert Dirik (closes: #757868).
* Update to policy 3.9.6, no changes.
2013-02-16 - Thijs Kinkhorst <>
msttcorefonts (3.5) unstable; urgency=low
* Mark Multi-Arch: foreign, thanks Scott Ritchie, Daniel Hartwig
(closes: #700684).
* Switch to debhelper 9. Update for policy 3.9.4 (no changes).
* Use maintscript support in dh_installdeb rather than writing out
dpkg-maintscript-helper commands by hand.  We now simply Pre-Depend on a
new enough version of dpkg rather than using 'dpkg-maintscript-helper
supports' guards, leading to more predictable behaviour on upgrades.
Thanks Colin Watson (closes: #659724).
* Proxy test failed when HTTP:// is given in uppercase. Thanks
Tobias Olsson (LP: #1072580).
* Show licence message when fonts actually installed (closes: #672259).
2012-04-14 - Christian Perrier <>
msttcorefonts (3.4+nmu1) unstable; urgency=low
* Non-maintainer upload.
* Fix pending l10n issues. Debconf translations:
- Danish (Joe Hansen).  Closes: #658941
2011-11-19 - Thijs Kinkhorst <>
msttcorefonts (3.4) unstable; urgency=low
* Drop defoma support. Thanks Christian Perrier and Paul Wise
for the majority of work on this (closes: #649145).
* ttf-liberation is now called fonts-liberation.
* Minor packaging cleanups.
2010-09-11 - Thijs Kinkhorst <>
msttcorefonts (3.3) unstable; urgency=low
* Add Slovak debconf translation, thanks Slavko Pozdravom
(Closes: 591520).
2010-02-03 - Thijs Kinkhorst <>
msttcorefonts (3.2) unstable; urgency=low
* Improve regex used for checking proxy syntax (closes: #567464).
2010-01-28 - Thijs Kinkhorst <>
msttcorefonts (3.1) unstable; urgency=low
* Update section to match override.
* Checked for policy 3.8.4, no changes necessary.
* Merge in Ubuntu changes, making installation on suboptimal
network connections perform better. Thanks Jean-Baptiste
Lallement. (Closes: #549882)
2010-01-12 - Jean-Baptiste Lallement <>
msttcorefonts (3.0ubuntu1) lucid; urgency=low
* debian/ : Check validity of proxy setting (LP : #274421)
* update-ms-font : improve error handling (LP: #431217)(LP: #464422)
- Don't fail if the fonts failed to download and display a message 
to run dpkg-reconfigure ttf-mscorefonts-installer later
- Retry all mirrors for all fonts
- Drop --dns-timeout option of wget an rely on system timeout
- Increase --connect-timeout for slow connections
2009-02-21 - Thijs Kinkhorst <>
msttcorefonts (3.0) unstable; urgency=low
* Use redirection instead of individual mirror names, as to be
more robust against changes on the side.
* Verify font and cab validity with SHA256 instead of MD5 for safety.
* Verify downloaded cab files before extracting.
* Remove obsolete transitional package 'msttcorefonts'.
* Added Belarusian debconf translation, thanks Pavel Piatruk
(closes: #516246).
* Update to debhelper level 7 and other packaging cleanups, rename some
more backend items from msttcorefonts to ttf-mscorefonts-installer.
2009-01-19 - Thijs Kinkhorst <>
msttcorefonts (2.7) unstable; urgency=low
* Updated Galician debconf translation, thanks Marce Villarino
(closes: #512245).

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