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How to get Times New Roman font in LibreOffice on Linux? [closed]

asked 2013-10-08 15:46:07 +0200

TiconiL gravatar image

updated 2015-11-11 05:57:04 +0200

Alex Kemp gravatar image

I have to write essay for colledge almost every week but they want us to write in word, font times new roman and size 12 so i want to ask, can i download times new roman font or how can i write in that font becazse i dont want to uninstall linux?How can i in linux write that?

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Linux? What is the name and version of your distribution?

L-user gravatar imageL-user ( 2013-10-08 18:11:28 +0200 )edit

P.S. I have simplified your question title - made it way more shorter.

L-user gravatar imageL-user ( 2013-10-08 18:17:58 +0200 )edit

13.04 i think i bought lap top and a friend gave me instructions how to install it he doesnt now really to much about linux he uses windows and i neither,i think it is 13.04 and than something is with number 2 i think,i downloaded in ubuntu software center i typed times new roman on office fonts something like that so that installed me that font but i dont know would it work on windows,i did it 10 minutes after this post.Thanks a lot guys,how can i check does it work

TiconiL gravatar imageTiconiL ( 2013-10-08 23:25:10 +0200 )edit

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answered 2013-10-08 16:37:16 +0200

Oldbwl gravatar image

Assuming you are using an Ubuntu derivative, you can install Times New Roman. Go to your Software manager and search for ttf-mscore

Reboot your PC or restart Libreoffice (including the Quickstarter if you are using that)

Then you can set the Times font and any point size you need.

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I did that nearlz when i post this question because i was nervous will i have time later when someone answers me,but you people are really quick,thanks a lot!

TiconiL gravatar imageTiconiL ( 2013-10-08 23:30:30 +0200 )edit

E: Unable to locate package ttf-mscore

aaronfranke gravatar imageaaronfranke ( 2018-11-19 22:17:49 +0200 )edit

answered 2013-10-10 05:59:34 +0200

carnendil gravatar image

If, for some reason, Liberation fonts are not satisfactory to you, install the mscorefonts package

sudo apt-get install ttf-mscorefonts-installer

Times New Roman is part of that package, and will be recognized one you restart your LibreOffice.

But, really, you should start using the Liberation fonts, as they are very good replacements and, furthermore, they are free and without any restrictions.

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ms core package freezes at microsoft agreement window. how do I get past this?

DrJojo gravatar imageDrJojo ( 2015-02-20 21:07:59 +0200 )edit

for anyone reading this in the future you need to shift-tab to be able to hit ok @DrJojo

TomSelleck gravatar imageTomSelleck ( 2016-10-06 04:04:43 +0200 )edit

"they want us to write in word, font times new roman and size 12"

It doesn't matter if your Liberation Fonts are better or worse

This is college, you can't just show up and say "I'm going to ignore what you said and use a Liberation font"

DarkMetalBoxes gravatar imageDarkMetalBoxes ( 2018-09-09 11:53:07 +0200 )edit

I needed the font package for college. This solution did the trick. Thank you very much.

kennethh_c gravatar imagekennethh_c ( 2020-05-16 13:50:04 +0200 )edit

Thanks! I use Debian and it works perfectly.

eddiesaliba gravatar imageeddiesaliba ( 2020-08-13 14:50:44 +0200 )edit

answered 2013-10-10 09:08:56 +0200

David gravatar image

I was adding this as a comment to @carnendil's reply, but it got a bit too long for the comment box, and thought it might be useful as an answer.

I noted the availability of Tinos Serif in another comment; it is virtually identical to Liberation Serif except Liberation Serif has about 672 glyphs, and Tinos has 2,583. Both of these fonts, as noted, are metrically compatible replacements for Times New Roman.

There are also fonts which evoke the feeling of Cambria, although they are not metrically compatible. Droid Serif, with 896 glyphs, is nearly identical to Noto Serif which has 2,414 glyphs.

All four use open source licenses, although not all the same license. The Noto Project is worth keeping an eye on if your needs extend beyond the typical Latin-based character set(s).

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answered 2013-10-08 18:10:40 +0200

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updated 2013-10-08 18:14:49 +0200

If using Ubuntu then you can also install all restricted software (like fonts, Java, Flash, MP3 support etc) with one package, "restricted" in this case means: that is legal if end-user installs it itself, but not legal (so restricted) if installed automatically by distribution itself (so it can't be installed by default). End-user must accept license terms - by selected "Yes" - I agree with license.

  1. Ubuntu Software Center | Edit | Software Sources | "Other software" tab | check both partner repositories.

  2. From terminal (or Software Center itself):
    sudo apt-get update
    sudo apt-get install ubuntu-restricted-extras

  3. After install restart LibreOffice to get accepted this fonts.

If you don't want to install of the restricted software, then in Software Center type in "Microsoft" and one of the search result is going to be Microsoft fonts. Install that package.

One additional info. In Ubuntu there should already be Liberation fonts. There are very very similar to Microsoft fonts and this Liberation fonts are free of use (no restriction). Check them out, I think professor will most probably not notice the difference:

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answered 2013-10-08 16:02:09 +0200

caolan gravatar image

Sure, just set your font to be "Times New Roman" by typing it in directly as the default font, and set it 12 point. The font substitution will actually use "Liberation Serif" for displaying the text which is a metrically equivalent font, i.e. the same size for every glyph. Save as .doc and submit that.

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I tied that now with the font i downloaded times new roman and it is same size thanks,i tried to type just times new roman or word fontes,something like that so in one program eula i think asked me to save that and now when i go to libre office i have that font,but i wantedto ask would i see it on office when my collage open it?Thanks a lot,i appriciate help

TiconiL gravatar imageTiconiL ( 2013-10-08 23:28:42 +0200 )edit

Just in case this might be of interest to others checking this thread, Tinos, from Ascender Corp, is also a free, open source font, metrically compatible with Times New Roman, and has a huge range of glyphs. Also an excellent replacment font, should such be needed.

David gravatar imageDavid ( 2013-10-08 23:36:06 +0200 )edit

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