How To Download And Install The Windows 8.1 Fonts In Ubuntu

If for whatever reason you need to use the latest Microsoft Windows 8.1 (or 8) fonts in Ubuntu, here’s how to download and install them.Installing the Windows 8.1 fonts in Ubuntu means you’ll get any new fonts that Microsoft included in the latest Windows Preview (like Segoe UI Black, Segoe UI Emoji and a few others) as well as the latest version of popular fonts like Arial, Tahoma, Calibri, Segoe UI, Verdana, Times New Roman and so on. Below you’ll find instructions for downloading the Windows 8.1 Preview ISO from Microsoft, extracting the fonts from the ISO using 7zip and Wimlib and installing the fonts in Ubuntu, either system-wide or for your user only. The instructions are based on / adapted from the tt-ms-win8 AUR package (thanks to reflexing!).How to download and install the Windows 8.1 fonts in Ubuntu1. Download Microsoft Windows 8.1 Preview ISO.You can download Windows 8.1 Preview from Microsoft – save the ISO file in your home folder. I recommend downloading the 32bit ISO since it’s 1 GB smaller than the 64bit ISO.Optionally, you can also download the Microsoft Windows 8 Enterprise evaluation ISO from HERE.Both Microsoft Windows 8.1 Preview and Windows 8 Enterprise evaluation are available

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