Ubuntu tip - banish the ugly fonts forever

So you love Ubuntu, but you're not so happy about fonts on web pages and documents not appearing how they do on every other operating system out there.

Well, that's exactly what we're going to solve today!

Fire up a terminal (Applications > Accessories > Terminal) and type the following (remember don't type the dollar signs at the front!).


$ sudo gedit /etc/apt/sources.list

Make sure these lines:

deb http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu dapper universe
deb-src http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu dapper universe
deb http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu dapper multiverse
deb-src http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu dapper multiverse

Don't have a hash sign (#) in front of them. If they do, remove the hash and save and quit.

Back at our terminal:


$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install msttcorefonts

Then log off, and log back in to enjoy fonts as they were meant to be!

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Peter Upfold is a technology enthusiast from the UK. Peter’s interest in Linux stems back to 2003, when curiosity got the better of him and he began using SUSE 9.0. Now he runs Linux Mint 9 on the desktop, runs a CentOS-based web server from home for his personal website and dabbles in all sorts of technology things across the Windows, Mac and open source worlds.

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