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Installing msttfonts MS True Type fonts ( Georgia, Trebuchet, …) on openSuSE 11.2

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This tutorial will help you with installing MS true type fonts like Georgia, Arial, Trebuchet etc…, which are not installed in openSuSE by default. To do this, first you have to install a package through YaST Control Center and then run a shell script manually. Read the instructions below

  1. Open YaST Control Center and click on Software Management
  2. Search with the keyword fetchmsttfonts
  3. On the results pane, if package already appears installed, go to step 4. Otherwise install it and go to step 4.
  4. Click on the package name and on the pane directly below, click on the tab File List
  5. Scroll down to the bottom of the File List and you’ll find something like /var/adm/update-scripts/ Make a note of it.
  6. Open Terminal and type
    sudo su -
  7. Enter the root password when prompted and type the following commands in succession
    cd /var/adm/update-scripts/
    chmod 744 # refer to step 5 for this filename
  8. Sit back and relax while the fonts are being downloaded and installed.

Please leave a comment if this tutorial was helpful to you.


8 Responses

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  1. Another great post.
    Thanks for the tips and help.
    Everyone, bookmark this site.

    Install Software

    February 6, 2010 at 12:10 AM

  2. Very nice, quick solution.

    Ed Averill

    February 7, 2010 at 8:22 AM

  3. Very helpful, many thanks.

    May I also recommend this slightly out-of-date (w.r.t. OpenSuse11.2) yet informative summary:

    Dr Darren Kelly (Webel IT Australia)

    Darren Kelly

    May 24, 2010 at 6:15 AM

    • Thank you so much for your comment and for the link you’ve provided. I’ll take a look at it and update accordingly.

      Ragavan N

      May 24, 2010 at 7:24 AM

  4. Thank you so much for this easy tip.

    I really appreciate your effort.

    Munir Abbasi

    June 6, 2010 at 7:21 PM

  5. Realy verygood service

    Excellant service

    August 12, 2011 at 3:03 PM

  6. Brilliant and a very useful article. However, SuSE 11.4 runs the /var/adm/… script in step 3 itself. Hence
    one does not have to go through the remaining steps – Sesh

    Seshadri R

    October 30, 2011 at 12:32 PM

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