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Fixing "Failure to download extra fonts" error in Ubuntu 19.10

Posted: Jan 20, 2020 14:01;
Last Modified: Jan 20, 2020 14:01


I’ve had an annoying issue with Microsoft’s core fonts installer: no matter which mirror I choose, I get a “failure to download extra data files” error every time I boot.

I found the answer here:

The second method worked for me:

If it doesn’t work, than opt for manual installation of ttf-mscorefonts-installer as below:

Go to Debian’s Site and download the latest ttf-mscorefonts-installer_3.7

sudo apt purge ttf-mscorefonts-installer -y
sudo dpkg -i ttf-mscorefonts-installer_3.7_all.deb






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