Using Microsoft’s Times, Arial, Courier Fonts in Debian

You may want to use Microsoft fonts e.g. Times, Arial, Courier in Debian. These fonts are proprietary in nature. You can use these fonts by installing the ttf-mscorefonts-installer package in Debian. Remember that, you need to add contrib section in your sources file.

apt-get install ttf-mscorefonts-installer

This would do the job. Better yet, you can use fonts-liberation package that supplies fonts with same metrics as Times, Arial and Courier. Liberation fonts are free, contrary to proprietary nature of MS fonts.

For more info, visit Debian Fonts Wiki