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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

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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: https://ranatauqeer.blogspot.com/2019/03/failure-to-download-extra-data-files.html

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

wget http://ftp.de.debian.org/debian/pool/contrib/m/msttcorefonts/ttf-mscorefonts-installer_3.7_all.deb
sudo apt purge ttf-mscorefonts-installer -y
sudo dpkg -i ttf-mscorefonts-installer_3.7_all.deb

Voila

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