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MS Fonts ( Arial, Tomaha, etc... )
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PostPosted: Fri 17 Oct 2014, 22:17    Post subject:  

slavvo67 wrote:
Sorry to be a bummer but doesn't MS have copyright on its fonts (except for like 8 that it released to public 10+ years back).


This should help clear up any confusion, MS released about 65 TTF fonts for free public use, referred to as " TrueType Core Fonts for the Web" They are still legal to use when distributed in their original released packages.

http://corefonts.sourceforge.net/

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Core_fonts_for_the_Web

http://web.nickshanks.com/fonts/microsoft-core-web-fonts

Available for download here
http://sourceforge.net/projects/corefonts/files/the%20fonts/final/

In my puppy they are installed to /usr/share/fonts/default/TTF/

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A snippet from a document, credit to original poster.

Get Microsoft Fonts
cabextract
msttcore fonts

Now we are going to install the microsoft core fonts.‭ ‬It is suitable for all people who share office documents with Microsoft Users,‭ ‬or people who use the MS Core font collection as a common font base across platforms.‭
Get the core fonts here:‭ ‬http://web.nickshanks.com/fonts/microsoft-core-web-fonts
They are packed as‭ *‬.exe files and have to be extracted first by using the command line tool cabextract.‭ ‬Don’t be afraid,‭ ‬it is not too complicated.‭ ‬But it is a bit of time consuming work.‭ ‬The benefit is that you can read all documents from other people using the mainstream font families without having strange looking line-‭ ‬and page breaks.

Get cabextract here:‭ ‬http://www.smokey01.com/coolpup/cabextract-1.4-d-20110523.pet

Download it,‭ ‬double click to install or use PPM and keep it for later use.

Then do as follows.

Usage:‭ ‬cabextract‭ [‬options‭] [‬-d dir‭] <‬cabinet file(s‭)>

This will extract all files from a cabinet or executable cabinet.
For multi-part cabinets,‭ ‬only specify the first file in the set.

Options:
-v‎ ‏--version print version‎ ‏/‎ ‏list cabinet
-h‎ ‏--help show this help page
-l‎ ‏--list list contents of cabinet
-t‎ ‏--test test cabinet integrity
-q‎ ‏--quiet only print errors and warnings
-L‎ ‏--lowercase make filenames lowercase
-f‎ ‏--fix fix‎ (‏some‭) ‬corrupted cabinets
-p‎ ‏--pipe pipe extracted files to stdout
-s‎ ‏--single restrict search to cabs on the command line
-F‎ ‏--filter extract only files that match the given pattern
-d‎ ‏--directory extract all files to the given directory

cabextract‭ ‬1.4‭ (‬C‭) ‬2000-2011‭ ‬Stuart Caie‭ <‬kyzer‭@‬4u.net‭>
This is free software with ABSOLUTELY NO WARRANTY.

After unpacking the cabinets,‭ ‬you have to move the fonts into the fonts folder from puppy which is:

/usr/share/fonts/default/TTF

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