Package Base Details: ttf-ms-win8

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Submitter: reflexing
Maintainer: severach
Last Packager: severach
Votes: 62
Popularity: 0.000027
First Submitted: 2012-06-08 06:11
Last Updated: 2017-07-13 07:10

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severach commented on 2018-03-01 20:05

Package is not broken. You can't build this with yaourt or pamac. It must be built with makepkg after obtaining the fonts manually.

Anonymous comment on 2012-11-09 10:39

yeah, i think so

reflexing commented on 2012-11-08 12:08

@Noiwex This question was asked before. Please look in the PKGBUILD. It's illegal to provide actual font files, you must acquire them yourself from original Windows 8 or other way (I heard there's a torrent somewhere).

Anonymous comment on 2012-11-08 11:25

Can't build package. Log:

noiwex ~/Downloads/ttf-ms-win8 $ makepkg -s -i
==> Making package: ttf-ms-win8 6.2.9200.16384-4 (Thu Nov 8 15:19:50 MSK 2012)
==> Checking runtime dependencies...
==> Checking buildtime dependencies...
==> Retrieving Sources...
==> ERROR: ariblk.ttf was not found in the build directory and is not a URL.

PyroDevil commented on 2012-10-03 13:26

I noticed now that the fontnames in the ttc files changes with different locale settings.
I got a german system so it may not work on other locale settings.
For example every "Fett" in the german fontname should be "Bold" in english.

PyroDevil commented on 2012-10-03 09:31

If you are interested, here is a PKGBUILD with all fonts I got on my fresh win8 install:
Fontforge had some problems with some ttc files. So they are commented out.

reflexing commented on 2012-10-02 21:17

@GutenYe done.

reflexing commented on 2012-09-16 16:58

@GutenYe yeah, sure. My monitor broke today, so it will take some time. I forgot to mention lack of any Asian fonts in PKGBUILD. Ideally, package should contain all Windows 8 fonts, I will add them when Windows 8 will be officially released.

GutenYe commented on 2012-09-16 12:08


Can you please include chinese fonts?

Windows 8 include below chinese fonts by default.

simfang.ttf: FanSong,仿宋
simkai.ttf: KaiTi,楷体
simsun.ttc: SimSun,宋体
simhei.ttf: SimHei,黑体
simsun.ttc: NSimSun,新宋体
Microsoft YaHei UI
Microsoft YaHei,微软雅黑

an updated PKGBUILD includes chinese fonts at

reflexing commented on 2012-08-18 08:49

@Vash63 Did you run shell script from PKGBUILD? I accidentally forgot to remove license copying line from there, and Microsoft forgot the same pre-release license exactly at same location, so license got copied together with fonts. The license file, bundled with PKGBUILD in tarball, is fine.

Vash63 commented on 2012-08-17 01:07

Had to update the last MD5 (the one for the license) to '39074f93453a278b3990db3927126b85' to use with the RTM build, otherwise works great.