Package Base Details: ttf-ms-win8

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Submitter: reflexing
Maintainer: severach
Last Packager: severach
Votes: 63
Popularity: 0.004172
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.

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reflexing commented on 2014-08-01 13:40


shoober420 commented on 2014-08-01 13:39

I just tried to install this with makepkg, and it gives me this error.

==> ERROR: arial.ttf was not found in the build directory and is not a URL.

reflexing commented on 2014-07-30 06:49

@sl1pkn07 I can suggest you to put those fonts to ~/.fonts as a workaround.

sl1pkn07 commented on 2014-07-29 22:49


(need google translation)

ressume, the WPS package no include that font because have copyright[1], but can install manually if have a license or piracy [2]

the ttf-wps-symbol-fonts is only a systemwide workground if don't want install by user

for work without warning message with ttf-ms-win8 package installed needs WEBDINGS.TTF, WINGDNG2.ttf and WINGDNG3.ttf. all provides in MS Office 2007 or ttf-wps-symbol-fonts with less modification (font ver.5.00)

the equation editor is disabed because need ported to linux



reflexing commented on 2014-07-29 20:45

@sl1pkn07 might not be displayed correctly? but do they? even if you have fonts with huge Unicode coverage? please contact upstream about it.

sl1pkn07 commented on 2014-07-29 20:41

if remove ttf-wps-symbol-fonts:

reflexing commented on 2014-07-29 20:03

@sl1pkn07 BTW I think that separate directory for fonts is good, that's what Fedora does. I will try it.

reflexing commented on 2014-07-29 19:55

> only mathematic symbol no work) because don't found windings2/3

Microsoft fonts are all their users got and nobody have problems with mathematical symbols. Even Arial alone covers much of Unicode table.

> because don't found windings2/3

this package provides checksum for Wingdings 5.00. maybe it's Kingsoft's problem that they don't recognize it?

BTW, ttf-wps-symbol-fonts depends on kingsoft-office which is WRONG and provides copyrighted fonts. I requested it's deletion for good.

sl1pkn07 commented on 2014-07-29 19:34

oh s**t, yes, the installing on /usr/share/fonts/ttf-ms-win8/ is in my old modified package

the problem is WPS (kingsofoffice) need that fonts included in ttf-wps-symbol-fonts. if remove that package, the program "fails"only mathematic symbol no work) because don't found windings2/3, because that fonts not include in your package (ttf-ms-win8)

install in separate folder avoid file conflicts with other font packages (legal or illegal), the unique cons is a duplicate fonts in the system


reflexing commented on 2014-07-29 17:46

@sl1pkn07 I took a look at ttf-wps-symbol-fonts. It installs copyrighted Microsoft fonts, freely. LOL.

No way I will add it to conflicts array. Because this package provides complete checksums for Microsoft Windows 8.1 fonts, all of them, including Symbol and Webdings, etc.

If you want to use this package, remove ttf-wps-symbol-fonts. That package is WRONG by it's nature and ILLEGAL.