Copy the fonts to your
directory and run
Make sure the fonts have the correct permissions (read access). Note that you may have to add “-f” to the fc-cache to force it to do its job.
ClearType fonts look absolutely terrible on stock Ubuntu, because they use bitmap versions of the font at smaller sizes. To make them look normal again, add a new file to your home directory called
and add the following to it
<match target=”font” >
<edit name=”embeddedbitmap” mode=”assign”>
I had to logout and then do a full restart to get the fonts to show up correctly everywhere, but you may not need to do so on your particular machine (or you may just require a logout-login).
Also, if you don’t have access to a Windows machine, but still want fonts like Calibri, Cambria, etc., you can use the script found here to acquire and install them.