Fonts Vista

To install the Vista ClearType fonts in Ubuntu, you need to install cabextract first. Cabextract is a utility found in the universe repository, so before you run the following command, make sure you have universe enabled in your repository list. Once this is done, install cabextract using:

$sudo apt-get install cabextract

Then, once that is done, use this script to install the Vista fonts. Create a file called “” in your home (~) directory.

Then open up a text editor and copy and paste the script into that file.

Do a chmod a+x ~/ to make the file/script executable.

Then run the script using:

$ ~/

The script downloads the Powerpoint Viewer installer from, and then extracts the Vista cleartype fonts using cabextract. These fonts are then installed in the ~/.fonts directory.

Please remember that the ClearType Vista fonts are not free as in they are not GPL-ed or made available under a re-distributable license. Since you are downloading the fonts from the MS website, and since you might already have a Windows XP/Vista license,