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FauzanFatih-3264 asked ·

The Legality of Microsoft Fonts

Is it legal to download Microsoft fonts through ttf-mscorefonts-installer package in Linux? If it is legal, then in what term & condition that i allowed to use the fonts? Is it only for academical purpose or also for commercial? I want to know more about this issue.

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LeonLaude answered ·

Hi,

The Microsoft Core Fonts are globally considered legal for installation.
Generally speaking, packages that are included in the official Linux repositories are not encumbered by any copyright or patent restrictions that would make it a crime to install.

Note however that the Msttcorefonts is provided in official Ubuntu software sources, is not free open source software.
This package installs proprietary fonts copyrighted by Microsoft, when you install it you are asked agree to Microsoft's terms of use for these font.

Best regards,
Leon

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DSPatrick answered ·

Something here may help, but also note that an anonymous forums reply cannot be considered binding legal advice so better to contact your legal team and or the source provider about terms and conditions.

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/typography/

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trevorseward answered ·

Here is some additional information about the package and history behind it.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Core_fonts_for_the_Web

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