Install MS TrueType core fonts on Fedora 13 and 14

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TrueType is a digital font technology designed by Apple Computer, and now used by both Apple and Microsoft in their operating systems. Microsoft has distributed millions of quality TrueType fonts in hundreds of different styles, including them in its range of products and the popular TrueType Font Packs. TrueType fonts offer the highest possible quality on computer screens and printers, and include a range of features which make them easy to use.

To  install Truetype fonts on Fedora 13 and 14, first download and install some  needed  packages

yum install rpm-build cabextract

Download the specs to build the RPM

 wget http://corefonts.sourceforge.net/msttcorefonts-2.0-1.spec

Build the RPM

 rpmbuild -bb msttcorefonts-2.0-1.spec

Install  the  Packages

sudo rpm -ivh $HOME/rpmbuild/RPMS/noarch/msttcorefonts-2.0-1.noarch.rpm

if  you  have  some issues with this  packages  /usr/sbin/chkfontpath  install  it  from rpm.pbone.net  you  can use  the  packages from F12 of  F13

rpm -ivh ftp://ftp.pbone.net/mirror/atrpms.net/f12-x86_64/atrpms/stable/chkfontpath-1.10.1-2.fc12.x86_64.rpm

check  if  the  package is instaled

rpm -qa  |  grep msttcore

Output

msttcorefonts-2.0-1.noarch

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