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MS Core fonts on Fedora 13

Due to copyright issues, Fedora cannot include the "core" fonts Arial, Times, Verdana etc. Instead, Fedora offers an alternative under the name "Liberation fonts". Well, great. Except that 99,9% of all documents received use these core fonts, and I'm not planning to do a find and replace with each and every document I open.

So, I'm sorry to say this: I think trying to replace the core fonts is simply stupid.

How to build your own font package

wget https://www.geeklab.info/wp-content/uploads/2010/06/msttcore-fonts-2.0-3.spec
yum install rpm-build cabextract
rpmbuild -ba msttcore-fonts-2.0-3.spec

Now install your package

sudo rpm -i ~/rpmbuild/RPMS/noarch/msttcore-fonts-2.0-3.noarch.rpm

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