Package Details: ttf-ms-win10-zh_tw 10.0.19042.789-1

Git Clone URL: https://aur.archlinux.org/ttf-ms-win10.git (read-only, click to copy)
Package Base: ttf-ms-win10
Description: Microsoft Windows 10 Traditional Chinese TrueType fonts
Upstream URL: http://www.microsoft.com/typography/fonts/product.aspx?PID=164
Licenses: custom
Conflicts: ttf-vista-fonts
Provides: ttf-font
Submitter: Bevan
Maintainer: Bevan (Scimmia)
Last Packager: Bevan
Votes: 109
Popularity: 3.61
First Submitted: 2015-08-21 07:39
Last Updated: 2021-02-06 21:55

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Bevan commented on 2019-04-16 07:36

FAQ, please read before posting:

  1. I get an error that the sources cannot be downloaded: Please read the instructions on the top of the PKGBUILD.

  2. Some fonts are missing in my copy of Windows (e.g., holomdl2, corbel, chandra, ...): It seems that Microsoft distributes some fonts only with some Windows versions. You can just comment out the corresponding line in the PKGBUILD and then build with "makepkg --skipchecksums".

  3. Some fonts have different checksums: We keep the checksums synchronized with our own Windows installations that are regularly updated. Different Windows versions, different ISOs etc. may contain fonts in different versions/variants. Just build the package using "makepkg --skipchecksums".

  4. Why does the version not correspond to the latest Windows 10 build: If fonts have not changes between builds, there is no reason to change the version number of this package.

  5. Why are some fonts (e.g., traditional chinese, japanese etc.) not included here, not even in the corresponding split packages: We currently only include fonts that are installed on a standard Windows installation, without additional feature-on-demand packages (see: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/typography/fonts/windows_10_font_list).

Bevan commented on 2016-08-08 18:05

Please refrain from posting links to the font files required to build this package. Microsoft fonts are protected by copyright and neither we nor you are allowed to distribute them. This package only provides an approach to cleanly integrate the fonts into an Arch Linux system provided that you have a licensed copy of Windows 10. Otherwise you can use the ttf-ms-fonts package to install publicly available fonts.

If you post comments intending to distribute the fonts via this page we need to contact administrators in order to remove your comment.

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Zepman commented on 2021-02-24 16:52

For anyone who wants to try an automated download, please try ttf-ms-win10-auto. It downloads the fonts from Microsoft, and it does not download an entire ISO unless it needs to.

barkley128 commented on 2021-02-23 16:30

I understand I can disable updating it, e.g. using /etc/pacman.conf, my helper reads it. I was more curious what do these updates add? Is it more/different fonts upon Windows updates?

neo2001 commented on 2021-02-23 11:15

Well, you don't need to update.

I'm no expert, but I guess if the checksums for the fonts would be in another file and then sourced, it would work. But then this file's checksum will change and needs to be ignored...

You could simply checkout the package from the AUR using git and then change the package name, so AUR helpers won't try to find updates for it. Then you can control when and if you want to update the font files.

barkley128 commented on 2021-02-23 08:14

Thank you, but why do packages like this one even update? It's a bit annoying to copy fonts again and again.

kode54 commented on 2021-02-23 01:56

Sorry, I should have looked at the script before I posted. I didn't realize the Enterprise Trial ISO that was linked in the posted PKGBUILD was on a permanent link. Certainly, that could save users (and Microsoft) a lot of bandwidth if it were dynamically mounted to access the Install.wim inside, and only extract specific files from it, rather than copying it entirely to the local filesystem.

Assuming, of course, that this particular permanent link allows random access. Worth a shot, though.

I do know I won't be using the download-ISO version for my own installs, since I keep a handy Windows 10 Pro for Workstations installation on my machine, and the fonts from it also match the PKGBUILD hashes. Doesn't mean it's not useful to actually become a stand-alone self-sufficient script that doesn't require manual intervention.

Zepman commented on 2021-02-22 21:54

More than 24 hours later, and the Microsoft link is still valid. Its structure also suggests that it is not a temporary link:

https://software-download.microsoft.com/download/pr/19042.631.201119-0144.20h2_release_svc_refresh_CLIENTENTERPRISEEVAL_OEMRET_x86FRE_en-us.iso

kode54 commented on 2021-02-22 00:22

@abouvier not really useful in this case, as the links that Microsoft gives you expire after so many accesses and after 24 hours. Maaaaybe it would work, but I doubt it.

abouvier commented on 2021-02-22 00:18

With httpfs2 you can mount an ISO over internet and only read the files you're interested in. It may be useful for this package.

Zepman commented on 2021-02-21 21:53

For inspiration, here is a slightly modified PKGBUILD which downloads a Windows 10 20H2 ISO and extracts the fonts:

https://pastebin.com/6jFAKDSa

Note that this PKGBUILD only automates the steps that a user can do manually using the included instructions. The used ISO file that has the fonts is distributed by none other than Microsoft.

This requires a large download (almost 4 GB) and a large amount of temporary free disk space (almost 8 GB), although the resulting packages have their usual sizes.

psydvl commented on 2021-02-21 19:56

@francoism90 Last update was two weeks ago, who knows when will be next And Fonts folder weight ~0.3 GB. So I need to copy them again (sometimes I'm not have so free space) or ignore pacman message about update.