OMV LX 3.03

virtually all OMV LX 3.03 texlive packages installed

I need to use trebuchet fonts from Microsoft core fonts.
There’s a long set of commands (for example: Installing TrueType fonts in pdfLaTeX TeXLive 2011 and Ubuntu 12.04 - Hidden Treasures — LiveJournal) before I can use it.

There is a rpm package for easily installing the fonts ( but it depends on xorg-X11-fonts, a package that probably has another name in OMV LX 3.03.

In summary,

Does any one know if there is a friendly way to install msttcorefonts at OMV LX 3.03?

Thanks in advance

I think not very useful… Anyway:

A requested package cannot be installed:
msttcore-fonts-installer-2.6-1.noarch (due to unsatisfied xorg-x11-font-utils)
Continue installation anyway? (Y/n) n


# urpmi --test xorg-x11-font-utils
No package named xorg-x11-font-utils

Looking for xorg-x11 in rpmdrake I have these packages

You can force the installation using the --nodeps option:

rpm -ivh --nodeps ./msttcore-fonts-installer-2.6-1.noarch.rpm

You will find the fonts in /usr/share/fonts/msttcore/

These have been packaged in OpenMandriva going back to Mandriva:

# urpmi webcore-fonts

$ urpmq -i webcore-fonts
Name        : webcore-fonts                                                                                                                                                
Version     : 3.0
Release     : 3
Group       : System/Fonts/True type
Size        : 14796447                     Architecture: noarch
Source RPM  : webcore-fonts-3.0-3.src.rpm
URL         :
Summary     : Collection of minimum popular high quality TrueType fonts
Description :
Collection of high quality TrueType fonts, default in any MS Windows
installation. These are also the main webfonts as specified in

The fonts:
Andale Mono, Arial, Arial Black, Calibri, Cambria, Candara, Comic, Consolas,
Constantia, Corbel, Courier New, Georgia, Impact, Lucida Sans, Lucida Console,
Microsoft Sans Serif, Symbol, Tahoma, Times New Roman, Trebuchet, Verdana,
Webdings, Wingdings, Wingding 2, Wingding 3.

I don’t know how up to date this package is but it works and has for a long time. Also note that it is in restricted repository.

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Thanks you all for the help.

I’ve installed webcore-fonts

$ rpm -qa|grep webcore

but it just copy the fonts to


There are a lot of other steps to make this fonts available for latex as described in Installing TrueType fonts in pdfLaTeX TeXLive 2011 and Ubuntu 12.04 - Hidden Treasures — LiveJournal

I wonder why there is no rpm with the script to do all of these steps …

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Has anyone asked?

Do we have developers with free time to do something like this? I don’t know. Couldn’t some of the users here write such a script and submit it for packaging? Don’t know that either.

Do we have some one here that knows enough to conduct a script writing seminar within this forum? That would be interesting. It certainly is something I should know better…

I guess just a few (if any) distros count on a package for it. Couldn’t find any reference in a regular web search…

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Do latex editors like Lyx do this?

Don’t know. I use latex and pdflatex for compiling tex files. Never used Lyx.

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Lyx is in OM repositories. It is not the latest version though latest I believe is 2.3.0. Some people think Lyx is the very best latex editor.

$ urpmq -i lyx
Name        : lyx
Version     : 2.2.3
Release     : 1
Group       : Office
Size        : 57910888                     Architecture: x86_64
Source RPM  : lyx-2.2.3-1.src.rpm
URL         :
Summary     : A word processor for the Desktop Environment
Description :
LyX is a modern approach of writing documents with a computer
which breaks with the tradition of the obsolete typewriter
concept.  It is designed for people who want a professional
output with a minimum of time effort, without becoming specia-
lists in typesetting.  Compared to common word processors LyX
will increase the productivity a lot, since most of the type-
setting will be done by the computer, not the author.  With LyX
the author can concentrate on the contents of his writing,
since the computer will take care of the look.

If you want to discuss this further we should close this topic and start another. @rugyada sees all.


Right :grin:

It is because LaTeX uses its own fonts. You you like to use system TrueType fonts you may use some variants like XeLaTex or LuaTeX or you may convert them as in the article you posted.