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I don't like Ubuntu Firefox default font, I want to put Arial font like in Windows. What should I do for that(I don't have Arial font in Firefox fonts list)?

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Arial is in the msttcorefonts (Microsoft TrueType core fonts) package, which you can install by typing this line into the console:

sudo apt-get install msttcorefonts

If you want to change the font in Firefox only, open up Firefox, go to Edit > Preferences, select the Content tab and choose Arial as the default font. If you want Ubuntu to use it elsewhere, open up System > Preferences > Appearance in your top panel and select the Fonts tab. You can now pick Arial for any group you want.

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After I run sudo apt-get install msttcorefonts I get: Could not get lock /var/lib/dpkg/lock - open (11: Resource temporarily unavailable) E: Unable to lock the administration directory (/var/lib/dpkg/), is another process using it? – Yosef May 19 '10 at 19:34
Do you have synaptic, the update manager or anything else open, that is related to package/software handling? In fact, the error tells you quite clearly, what's happening (it's one of the better examples for error messages.) – Boldewyn May 19 '10 at 20:16
Thanks it working now! – Yosef Jan 16 '11 at 3:50

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