Package Base Details: ttf-ms-win8

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Submitter: reflexing
Maintainer: severach
Last Packager: severach
Votes: 62
Popularity: 0.000000
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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RibShark commented on 2014-09-07 07:27

Certain fonts (such as most of the Arial and Segoe UI families) are currently failing validation.

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