Missing arial font

I’ve never noticed this before, but there is no Arial font in Ubuntu even after installing Open Office. Is it missing cause of copyright issues or is it installable elsewhere?

Probably copyright and licensing issues. From a distant memory, Ubuntu provided a way to download and install the MS font pack from MS using the Ubuntu package manager. I have no idea if that is still correct though, but worth a look?

Do a quick search for msttcorefonts in Synaptic Package Manager

You might find this link useful:



I thought it might be something like that. Cheers for the links guys.