Tuesday, 18 March 2008

Vista Fonts on Ubuntu Linux

If you want continue to edit MS Office 2007 documents that uses fonts like Calibri, Cambria, etc under Ubuntu Linux without problems, check out this very useful instructions.
(I think the script can run with little or no modifications in other distributions).
The article author suggest you to create and execute the script (vista-fonts-installer.sh) posted as link in the article page. I suggest you to read the article and users comments, but let me list the fundamentals steps:
  • create a directory named .fonts in your home
    • mkdir ~/.fonts
  • download the file into your home directory vista-fonts-installer.sh (in the home, not in ~/.fonts!)
  • make the script executable
    • chmod a+x ~/vista-fonts-installer.sh
  • modify the header of the script from #!/bin/sh to #!/bin/bash (see users comments)
  • finally, execute the script
    • ./vista-fonts-installer.sh
I hope this info were useful also for you.

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