Package Base Details: ttf-ms-win10

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Submitter: Bevan
Maintainer: Bevan (Scimmia)
Last Packager: Bevan
Votes: 106
Popularity: 1.32
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:

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.

Bevan commented on 2015-09-30 13:29

No copyright violations, please. I will remove those comments immediately.

Scimmia commented on 2015-09-21 23:12

I seem to be having email issues right now, not sure if it will come through or not (some things are, some aren't). I'll just leave this here:

Bevan commented on 2015-09-21 22:13

As described in the header of this PKGBUILD I'm happy to let other people improve this package and to give away the ownership of this package if necessary. I just pushed it here since I had created it anyway.
But I guess it would be a bad decision to give those permissions to multiple people targeting different goals. So I will get in contact with you via email and decide what to do.

Scimmia commented on 2015-09-21 05:02

I disagree, I think the ttf-win7-fonts PKGBUILD is extremely overcomplex for little gain. A 1400 line PKGBUILD is out of line IMO.

I needed a break, so I already made the changes. Less than 400 lines including the long intro.

severach commented on 2015-09-21 04:00

Working from my ttf-win7-fonts code would be better. Most of the international labeling is already done and any new work will be separate and highlighted. It also handles the progression as new and updated fonts are released, which seems likely given the current lack of fonts and the claims of rolling release.

Scimmia commented on 2015-09-21 02:03

What would you think about splitting this up like the ttf-ms-win8 packages? I can do the work, but won't bother if you're opposed to it.

severach commented on 2015-09-13 02:03

Windows 7: 238 fonts, 327M (du -hc *.[tT][tT][fFcC])
Windows 8: 274 fonts, 448M
Windows 10 ISO: 136 fonts, 309M

Bevan commented on 2015-09-08 05:03

@step-2: To be honest I never compared the list of fonts between the packages. But I think a reason that this package is smaller is that .ttc files (font collections) are not extracted to single .ttf files. As far as I could see this was done because of a libreoffice bug in the other fonts packages that should already be fixed.

@accensi: You have to copy the font files yourself into the directory where the PKGBUILD lays. Please have a look at the large comment at the top of the PKGBUILD :)

accensi commented on 2015-09-08 00:53

Error on installing
==> Making package: ttf-ms-win10 10.0.10240-2 (Mon Sep 7 21:41:51 BRT 2015)
==> Checking runtime dependencies...
==> Checking buildtime dependencies...
==> Retrieving sources...
==> ERROR: arialbd.ttf was not found in the build directory and is not a URL.
==> ERROR: Makepkg was unable to build ttf-ms-win10.

A.J commented on 2015-09-07 23:59

sorry if not the place to ask , but i noticed a big reduction in size from ttf-ms-win8 to this package , does this package provide all the other languages supported by ttf-ms-win8 ?