Zorin 17.1 Pro - error installing MS Core Fonts

When I try installing the MS Core Fonts using the method described in the Zorin docs here, the script runs but when I check the installed font using the Fonts utility I don't see them listed, even after rebooting.

I can install them if I copy the Windows TTF font files from my Windows PC and double click on the TTF files. I installed the Font Manager app and that works quite well.

Any help would be appreciated.

Here is the output from the terminal:

sudo apt update && sudo apt install ttf-mscorefonts-installer
[sudo] password for xxxx:
Hit:1 Index of /ubuntu jammy InRelease
Hit:2 Index of /ubuntu jammy-updates InRelease
Hit:3 Index of /ubuntu jammy-backports InRelease
Hit:4 Index of /ubuntu jammy-security InRelease
Hit:5 Index of /ubuntu jammy InRelease
Hit:6 Index of /stable/ jammy InRelease
Hit:7 Index of /patches/ jammy InRelease
Hit:8 Index of /zorinos/apps/ubuntu jammy InRelease
Hit:9 Index of /apps/ jammy InRelease
Hit:10 Index of /zorinos/drivers/ubuntu jammy InRelease
Hit:11 Index of /drivers/ jammy InRelease
Hit:12 Index of /zorinos/patches/ubuntu jammy InRelease
Hit:13 Zorin OS Pro - Zorin OS jammy InRelease
Hit:14 Index of /zorinos/stable/ubuntu jammy InRelease
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree... Done
Reading state information... Done
All packages are up to date.
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree... Done
Reading state information... Done
ttf-mscorefonts-installer is already the newest version (3.8ubuntu2).
The following packages were automatically installed and are no longer required:
libboost-filesystem1.74.0 libwmf0.2-7-gtk
Use 'sudo apt autoremove' to remove them.
0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.

Then running the font cache refresh:
sudo fc-cache -f -v
/usr/share/fonts: caching, new cache contents: 0 fonts, 8 dirs
/usr/share/fonts/X11: caching, new cache contents: 0 fonts, 4 dirs
/usr/share/fonts/X11/Type1: caching, new cache contents: 8 fonts, 0 dirs
/usr/share/fonts/X11/encodings: caching, new cache contents: 0 fonts, 1 dirs
/usr/share/fonts/X11/encodings/large: caching, new cache contents: 0 fonts, 0 dirs
/usr/share/fonts/X11/misc: caching, new cache contents: 89 fonts, 0 dirs
/usr/share/fonts/X11/util: caching, new cache contents: 0 fonts, 0 dirs
/usr/share/fonts/cMap: caching, new cache contents: 0 fonts, 0 dirs
/usr/share/fonts/cmap: caching, new cache contents: 0 fonts, 5 dirs
/usr/share/fonts/cmap/adobe-cns1: caching, new cache contents: 0 fonts, 0 dirs
/usr/share/fonts/cmap/adobe-gb1: caching, new cache contents: 0 fonts, 0 dirs
/usr/share/fonts/cmap/adobe-japan1: caching, new cache contents: 0 fonts, 0 dirs
/usr/share/fonts/cmap/adobe-japan2: caching, new cache contents: 0 fonts, 0 dirs
/usr/share/fonts/cmap/adobe-korea1: caching, new cache contents: 0 fonts, 0 dirs
/usr/share/fonts/opentype: caching, new cache contents: 0 fonts, 5 dirs
/usr/share/fonts/opentype/malayalam: caching, new cache contents: 7 fonts, 0 dirs
/usr/share/fonts/opentype/mondulkiri: caching, new cache contents: 8 fonts, 0 dirs
/usr/share/fonts/opentype/noto: caching, new cache contents: 80 fonts, 0 dirs
/usr/share/fonts/opentype/opendyslexic: caching, new cache contents: 9 fonts, 0 dirs
/usr/share/fonts/opentype/urw-base35: caching, new cache contents: 35 fonts, 0 dirs
/usr/share/fonts/truetype: caching, new cache contents: 0 fonts, 61 dirs
/usr/share/fonts/truetype/Gargi: caching, new cache contents: 1 fonts, 0 dirs
/usr/share/fonts/truetype/Gubbi: caching, new cache contents: 1 fonts, 0 dirs
/usr/share/fonts/truetype/Nakula: caching, new cache contents: 1 fonts, 0 dirs
/usr/share/fonts/truetype/Navilu: caching, new cache contents: 1 fonts, 0 dirs
/usr/share/fonts/truetype/Sahadeva: caching, new cache contents: 1 fonts, 0 dirs
/usr/share/fonts/truetype/Sarai: caching, new cache contents: 1 fonts, 0 dirs
/usr/share/fonts/truetype/abyssinica: caching, new cache contents: 1 fonts, 0 dirs
/usr/share/fonts/truetype/arphic: caching, new cache contents: 0 fonts, 0 dirs
/usr/share/fonts/truetype/comic-relief-zorin-os: caching, new cache contents: 2 fonts, 0 dirs
/usr/share/fonts/truetype/croscore: caching, new cache contents: 12 fonts, 0 dirs
/usr/share/fonts/truetype/crosextra: caching, new cache contents: 8 fonts, 0 dirs
/usr/share/fonts/truetype/dejavu: caching, new cache contents: 22 fonts, 0 dirs
/usr/share/fonts/truetype/droid: caching, new cache contents: 1 fonts, 0 dirs
/usr/share/fonts/truetype/fonts-beng-extra: caching, new cache contents: 6 fonts, 0 dirs
/usr/share/fonts/truetype/fonts-deva-extra: caching, new cache contents: 3 fonts, 0 dirs
/usr/share/fonts/truetype/fonts-gujr-extra: caching, new cache contents: 5 fonts, 0 dirs
/usr/share/fonts/truetype/fonts-guru-extra: caching, new cache contents: 1 fonts, 0 dirs
/usr/share/fonts/truetype/fonts-kalapi: caching, new cache contents: 1 fonts, 0 dirs
/usr/share/fonts/truetype/fonts-orya-extra: caching, new cache contents: 1 fonts, 0 dirs
/usr/share/fonts/truetype/fonts-telu-extra: caching, new cache contents: 2 fonts, 0 dirs
/usr/share/fonts/truetype/fonts-yrsa-rasa: caching, new cache contents: 15 fonts, 0 dirs
/usr/share/fonts/truetype/freefont: caching, new cache contents: 12 fonts, 0 dirs
/usr/share/fonts/truetype/gelasio-zorin-os: caching, new cache contents: 8 fonts, 0 dirs
/usr/share/fonts/truetype/inter-zorin-os: caching, new cache contents: 18 fonts, 0 dirs
/usr/share/fonts/truetype/jetbrains-mono-zorin-os: caching, new cache contents: 32 fonts, 0 dirs
/usr/share/fonts/truetype/kacst: caching, new cache contents: 15 fonts, 0 dirs
/usr/share/fonts/truetype/kacst-one: caching, new cache contents: 2 fonts, 0 dirs
/usr/share/fonts/truetype/lao: caching, new cache contents: 1 fonts, 0 dirs
/usr/share/fonts/truetype/liberation: caching, new cache contents: 16 fonts, 0 dirs
/usr/share/fonts/truetype/liberation2: caching, new cache contents: 12 fonts, 0 dirs
/usr/share/fonts/truetype/libreoffice: caching, new cache contents: 1 fonts, 0 dirs
/usr/share/fonts/truetype/lohit-assamese: caching, new cache contents: 1 fonts, 0 dirs
/usr/share/fonts/truetype/lohit-bengali: caching, new cache contents: 1 fonts, 0 dirs
/usr/share/fonts/truetype/lohit-devanagari: caching, new cache contents: 1 fonts, 0 dirs
/usr/share/fonts/truetype/lohit-gujarati: caching, new cache contents: 1 fonts, 0 dirs
/usr/share/fonts/truetype/lohit-kannada: caching, new cache contents: 1 fonts, 0 dirs
/usr/share/fonts/truetype/lohit-malayalam: caching, new cache contents: 1 fonts, 0 dirs
/usr/share/fonts/truetype/lohit-oriya: caching, new cache contents: 1 fonts, 0 dirs
/usr/share/fonts/truetype/lohit-punjabi: caching, new cache contents: 1 fonts, 0 dirs
/usr/share/fonts/truetype/lohit-tamil: caching, new cache contents: 1 fonts, 0 dirs
/usr/share/fonts/truetype/lohit-tamil-classical: caching, new cache contents: 1 fonts, 0 dirs
/usr/share/fonts/truetype/lohit-telugu: caching, new cache contents: 1 fonts, 0 dirs
/usr/share/fonts/truetype/malayalam: caching, new cache contents: 10 fonts, 0 dirs
/usr/share/fonts/truetype/michroma-zorin-os: caching, new cache contents: 1 fonts, 0 dirs
/usr/share/fonts/truetype/msttcorefonts: caching, new cache contents: 0 fonts, 0 dirs
/usr/share/fonts/truetype/noto: caching, new cache contents: 2380 fonts, 0 dirs
/usr/share/fonts/truetype/padauk: caching, new cache contents: 4 fonts, 0 dirs
/usr/share/fonts/truetype/pagul: caching, new cache contents: 1 fonts, 0 dirs
/usr/share/fonts/truetype/roboto: caching, new cache contents: 0 fonts, 1 dirs
/usr/share/fonts/truetype/roboto/unhinted: caching, new cache contents: 8 fonts, 1 dirs
/usr/share/fonts/truetype/roboto/unhinted/RobotoTTF: caching, new cache contents: 12 fonts, 0 dirs
/usr/share/fonts/truetype/roboto-mono-zorin-os: caching, new cache contents: 10 fonts, 0 dirs
/usr/share/fonts/truetype/samyak: caching, new cache contents: 1 fonts, 0 dirs
/usr/share/fonts/truetype/samyak-fonts: caching, new cache contents: 3 fonts, 0 dirs
/usr/share/fonts/truetype/selawik-zorin-os: caching, new cache contents: 5 fonts, 0 dirs
/usr/share/fonts/truetype/sinhala: caching, new cache contents: 1 fonts, 0 dirs
/usr/share/fonts/truetype/space-grotesk-zorin-os: caching, new cache contents: 4 fonts, 0 dirs
/usr/share/fonts/truetype/teluguvijayam: caching, new cache contents: 20 fonts, 0 dirs
/usr/share/fonts/truetype/tibetan-machine: caching, new cache contents: 1 fonts, 0 dirs
/usr/share/fonts/truetype/tiresias: caching, new cache contents: 22 fonts, 0 dirs
/usr/share/fonts/truetype/tlwg: caching, new cache contents: 58 fonts, 0 dirs
/usr/share/fonts/truetype/ttf-khmeros-core: caching, new cache contents: 2 fonts, 0 dirs
/usr/share/fonts/truetype/ubuntu: caching, new cache contents: 14 fonts, 0 dirs
/usr/share/fonts/type1: caching, new cache contents: 0 fonts, 2 dirs
/usr/share/fonts/type1/gsfonts: caching, new cache contents: 35 fonts, 0 dirs
/usr/share/fonts/type1/urw-base35: caching, new cache contents: 35 fonts, 0 dirs
/usr/share/fonts/woff: caching, new cache contents: 0 fonts, 1 dirs
/usr/share/fonts/woff/opendyslexic: caching, new cache contents: 4 fonts, 0 dirs
/usr/share/fonts/wps-office: caching, new cache contents: 1 fonts, 0 dirs
/usr/local/share/fonts: caching, new cache contents: 0 fonts, 0 dirs
/root/.local/share/fonts: skipping, no such directory
/root/.fonts: skipping, no such directory
/usr/share/fonts/X11: skipping, looped directory detected
/usr/share/fonts/cMap: skipping, looped directory detected
/usr/share/fonts/cmap: skipping, looped directory detected
/usr/share/fonts/opentype: skipping, looped directory detected
/usr/share/fonts/truetype: skipping, looped directory detected
/usr/share/fonts/type1: skipping, looped directory detected
/usr/share/fonts/woff: skipping, looped directory detected
/usr/share/fonts/wps-office: skipping, looped directory detected
/usr/share/fonts/X11/Type1: skipping, looped directory detected
/usr/share/fonts/X11/encodings: skipping, looped directory detected
/usr/share/fonts/X11/misc: skipping, looped directory detected
/usr/share/fonts/X11/util: skipping, looped directory detected
/usr/share/fonts/cmap/adobe-cns1: skipping, looped directory detected
/usr/share/fonts/cmap/adobe-gb1: skipping, looped directory detected
/usr/share/fonts/cmap/adobe-japan1: skipping, looped directory detected
/usr/share/fonts/cmap/adobe-japan2: skipping, looped directory detected
/usr/share/fonts/cmap/adobe-korea1: skipping, looped directory detected
/usr/share/fonts/opentype/malayalam: skipping, looped directory detected
/usr/share/fonts/opentype/mondulkiri: skipping, looped directory detected
/usr/share/fonts/opentype/noto: skipping, looped directory detected
/usr/share/fonts/opentype/opendyslexic: skipping, looped directory detected
/usr/share/fonts/opentype/urw-base35: skipping, looped directory detected
/usr/share/fonts/truetype/Gargi: skipping, looped directory detected
/usr/share/fonts/truetype/Gubbi: skipping, looped directory detected
/usr/share/fonts/truetype/Nakula: skipping, looped directory detected
/usr/share/fonts/truetype/Navilu: skipping, looped directory detected
/usr/share/fonts/truetype/Sahadeva: skipping, looped directory detected
/usr/share/fonts/truetype/Sarai: skipping, looped directory detected
/usr/share/fonts/truetype/abyssinica: skipping, looped directory detected
/usr/share/fonts/truetype/arphic: skipping, looped directory detected
/usr/share/fonts/truetype/comic-relief-zorin-os: skipping, looped directory detected
/usr/share/fonts/truetype/croscore: skipping, looped directory detected
/usr/share/fonts/truetype/crosextra: skipping, looped directory detected
/usr/share/fonts/truetype/dejavu: skipping, looped directory detected
/usr/share/fonts/truetype/droid: skipping, looped directory detected
/usr/share/fonts/truetype/fonts-beng-extra: skipping, looped directory detected
/usr/share/fonts/truetype/fonts-deva-extra: skipping, looped directory detected
/usr/share/fonts/truetype/fonts-gujr-extra: skipping, looped directory detected
/usr/share/fonts/truetype/fonts-guru-extra: skipping, looped directory detected
/usr/share/fonts/truetype/fonts-kalapi: skipping, looped directory detected
/usr/share/fonts/truetype/fonts-orya-extra: skipping, looped directory detected
/usr/share/fonts/truetype/fonts-telu-extra: skipping, looped directory detected
/usr/share/fonts/truetype/fonts-yrsa-rasa: skipping, looped directory detected
/usr/share/fonts/truetype/freefont: skipping, looped directory detected
/usr/share/fonts/truetype/gelasio-zorin-os: skipping, looped directory detected
/usr/share/fonts/truetype/inter-zorin-os: skipping, looped directory detected
/usr/share/fonts/truetype/jetbrains-mono-zorin-os: skipping, looped directory detected
/usr/share/fonts/truetype/kacst: skipping, looped directory detected
/usr/share/fonts/truetype/kacst-one: skipping, looped directory detected
/usr/share/fonts/truetype/lao: skipping, looped directory detected
/usr/share/fonts/truetype/liberation: skipping, looped directory detected
/usr/share/fonts/truetype/liberation2: skipping, looped directory detected
/usr/share/fonts/truetype/libreoffice: skipping, looped directory detected
/usr/share/fonts/truetype/lohit-assamese: skipping, looped directory detected
/usr/share/fonts/truetype/lohit-bengali: skipping, looped directory detected
/usr/share/fonts/truetype/lohit-devanagari: skipping, looped directory detected
/usr/share/fonts/truetype/lohit-gujarati: skipping, looped directory detected
/usr/share/fonts/truetype/lohit-kannada: skipping, looped directory detected
/usr/share/fonts/truetype/lohit-malayalam: skipping, looped directory detected
/usr/share/fonts/truetype/lohit-oriya: skipping, looped directory detected
/usr/share/fonts/truetype/lohit-punjabi: skipping, looped directory detected
/usr/share/fonts/truetype/lohit-tamil: skipping, looped directory detected
/usr/share/fonts/truetype/lohit-tamil-classical: skipping, looped directory detected
/usr/share/fonts/truetype/lohit-telugu: skipping, looped directory detected
/usr/share/fonts/truetype/malayalam: skipping, looped directory detected
/usr/share/fonts/truetype/michroma-zorin-os: skipping, looped directory detected
/usr/share/fonts/truetype/msttcorefonts: skipping, looped directory detected
/usr/share/fonts/truetype/noto: skipping, looped directory detected
/usr/share/fonts/truetype/padauk: skipping, looped directory detected
/usr/share/fonts/truetype/pagul: skipping, looped directory detected
/usr/share/fonts/truetype/roboto: skipping, looped directory detected
/usr/share/fonts/truetype/roboto-mono-zorin-os: skipping, looped directory detected
/usr/share/fonts/truetype/samyak: skipping, looped directory detected
/usr/share/fonts/truetype/samyak-fonts: skipping, looped directory detected
/usr/share/fonts/truetype/selawik-zorin-os: skipping, looped directory detected
/usr/share/fonts/truetype/sinhala: skipping, looped directory detected
/usr/share/fonts/truetype/space-grotesk-zorin-os: skipping, looped directory detected
/usr/share/fonts/truetype/teluguvijayam: skipping, looped directory detected
/usr/share/fonts/truetype/tibetan-machine: skipping, looped directory detected
/usr/share/fonts/truetype/tiresias: skipping, looped directory detected
/usr/share/fonts/truetype/tlwg: skipping, looped directory detected
/usr/share/fonts/truetype/ttf-khmeros-core: skipping, looped directory detected
/usr/share/fonts/truetype/ubuntu: skipping, looped directory detected
/usr/share/fonts/type1/gsfonts: skipping, looped directory detected
/usr/share/fonts/type1/urw-base35: skipping, looped directory detected
/usr/share/fonts/woff/opendyslexic: skipping, looped directory detected
/usr/share/fonts/X11/encodings/large: skipping, looped directory detected
/usr/share/fonts/truetype/roboto/unhinted: skipping, looped directory detected
/usr/share/fonts/truetype/roboto/unhinted/RobotoTTF: skipping, looped directory detected
/var/cache/fontconfig: cleaning cache directory
/root/.cache/fontconfig: not cleaning non-existent cache directory
/root/.fontconfig: not cleaning non-existent cache directory
fc-cache: succeeded

Did You tried it in a Document if the Microsofts Fonts are there?

As far as I know the Microsofts Fonts should be included in the restricted-extras Packages. There are two of them:

ubuntu-restricted-extras
zorin-os-restricted-extras

One should be enough. They are including some Codecs and Microsofts Fonts. When you install it, it comes a Screen that You must accept a Licence Agreement because of the Fonts.

Thanks but where do I find those packages? I just did a fresh install in VirtualBox and didn't see those options anywhere.

You can install most packages in terminal using apt.

sudo apt install zorin-restricted-extras

Or

sudo apt install ubuntu-restricted-extras

Thanks. The zorin-restricted-extras didn't work but the ubuntu one did.

trying to install the zorin-restricted-extras generated the following error:
E: unable to locate package zorin-restricted-extras

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Hmmm, I just looked in the Zorin Repository and I do not see it listed there, either.

apt search zorin-restricted-extras

also does not list it.

We may need to pester @Ponce-De-Leon to find out where he spotted that package. :thinking:

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Sorry, Yes there is os missing. It is called zorin-os-restricted-extras (I corrected my Comment above)

But when You now have installed ubuntu-restricted-extras does it work for You? If yes, You don't need to install the Zorin Version.

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