Install MS Fonts in Dual boot with Linux and Windows

If you have dual boot system with Linux and Windows operating system, you can easily install the MS fonts from Windows C drive. All you have to do is mount the Windows partition (C:/Windows).

I assume you have mounted the C:/Windows partition at /Windowsdrive directory in linux.

Now, link the fonts location to your Linux system’s fonts folder as shown below.

sudo ln -s /Windowsdrive/Windows/Fonts /usr/share/fonts/WindowsFonts

After linking the fonts folder, regenerate the fontconfig cache using command:

sudo fc-cache

Alternatively, copy all Windows fonts to /usr/share/fonts directory and install the fonts using the following commands:

sudo mkdir /usr/share/fonts/WindowsFonts
sudo cp /Windowsdrive/Windows/Fonts/* /usr/share/fonts/WindowsFonts
sudo chmod 755 /usr/share/fonts/WindowsFonts/*

Finally, regenerate the fontconfig cache using command:

sudo fc-cache

Test Windows font

Open LibreOffice or GIMP after installing MS Fonts. Now, you will find the Microsoft coretype fonts.

MS Fonts in LibreOffice


Disclaimer: Microsoft has released its core fonts for free. But Please be mindful that usage of Microsoft fonts outside running Windows system is prohibited by Microsoft’s End User License Agreement. Read the EULA carefully before installing MS Fonts in any Linux operating system.


Source: Install Microsoft Windows Fonts in Ubuntu 16.04 – OSTechNix