Linux Mint 18 (Sarah) not installing MS Fonts

  csqwared 20:48 18 Dec 2016
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I've run ttf-mscorefonts-installer from Synaptic Package Manager and although it says it's installed fonts are not appearing in Libre Office. Folder usr/share/fonts/truetype/msttcorefonts is there but empty. Not had any problems with other flavours of Mint. Any ideas would be appreciated.

  bretsky 22:57 18 Dec 2016

Running Linux Mint 18.1 Serena desktop and just installed said font package and all appears OK in LbreOffice program and usr/share/fonts/truetype/msttcorefonts folder.

Try rebooting. If still no joy, remove and re-download & install.

  csqwared 14:07 19 Dec 2016

Thnaks bretsky but I've tried all that with no luck. A bit of a puzzle as I've used Mint since 'Helena' and never had an issue with this package. I've still got live CD's of previous versions so I'm going to try and run a LiveCD, install the fonts, copy the msttcorefonts folder and paste it back into current version. I'll post back with results.

  LastChip 14:09 19 Dec 2016

Try opening up a terminal and typing the following:

sudo fc-cache -fv

You'll then need to enter your root password.

They've probably not registered in the system and the above command should deal with that.

  csqwared 16:00 19 Dec 2016
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Thanks LastChip but too late I'm afraid.

While you were posting I was faffing about trying to copy from a LiveCd to USB stick but my command line skills are limited and failed miserably.

Based on bretsky's comment I then proceeded to do an upgrade to 18.1 Serena which has solved the problem and installed the fonts during the upgrade process. I should have checked back here before doing that as I will now never know if your solution worked. Hopefully it's there for someone else that's struggling.

Thanks again for your help.

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