Can't use microsoft fonts

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  1. Barnics

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    Loving the way this OS looks and feels, but it wont let me use microsoft fonts in office suites. I've already gone back to Ubuntu as this is such a dealbreaker. Does anyone know how to fix this? I've been using WPS Office on Freya 64bit.
     
  2. paradise

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    Hi Barnics,

    you can download the wps-symbol-fonts here: http://ul.to/5kuq220y
    (Mirror: https://www.dropbox.com/s/hpn8s6n1wfhf36x/wps_symbol_fonts.zip )

    Extract every *.ttf file to a fonts folder and rebuild the fonts cache. Example:

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    sudo mkdir /usr/share/fonts/truetype/symbol-fonts
    sudo unzip ~/Downloads/wps_symbol_fonts.zip -d /usr/share/fonts/truetype/symbol-fonts
    sudo fc-cache -fv
    Now restart WPS. The error eessage should be gone.
     
  3. Barnics

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    Eh, none of those are microsoft fonts. I've already installed ttf fonts anyway. They just dont work in WPS office, but do in other programs
     
  4. paradise

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    Which fonts are you missing? For example Arial, Times New Roman, etc is there:

    Screenshot from 2015-08-30 18:00:21.png
     
  5. Barnics

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    They're all there, but they don't work. For example, when I try and use times new roman, it just automatically switches to another font
     
  6. paradise

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    Hi Barnics

    This seems to be only a simple display Bug. It does switch back the language in this form, yes, but in real it's still writing with that font you choosed:

    Screenshot from 2015-08-31 18:03:52.png

    Give feedback to the developers (Writer > Help > Feedback by eMail), that's the best way how get it better and better for linux.
     
  7. paulus

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    Maybe it is a matter of rights. For me I also copied all the ttf-fonts from my Windows/Fonts-directory to a hidden .fonts-directory in my home folder, cause I am the only one that is logged in.

    After opening WPS Office the fonts are there, and also function the way they also work in Windows.

    So try to make a folder in your home directory, called .fonts - don't forget the dot!, and you should tell your file manager to show also hidden files - and then copy all the .ttf-fonts from your Fonts-folder under Windows to .fonts, and then it should work.

    Good luck!

    paulus
     
  8. Barnics

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    I tried that and it didnt work. I have had them working in WPS office in other distros
     
  9. paulus

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    Sorry for you it didn't work out.

    You might try to delete, or better purge WPS Office, and then install again. See if this works, as I tend to believe that the error is within WPS Office. The more as you stated that the ttf-fonts do work in other programs.

    Hope that helps.

    paulus
     
  10. Barnics

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    Thanks for the advice, but I've tried that too, and it hasn't worked. It's weird because I haven't has an issue using MS fonts on any of the other distros I've used.
     
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    Has you solved the probrem?
     
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    I had an issue with MS fonts in WPS Office because of this bug. After deleting "/etc/fonts/conf.d/31-croscore-elementary.conf" it works normal and I can use MS fonts with WPS office. This solution was taken from here
     

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