As indicated in their official website the problem is due to the fact that the Microsoft license on the fonts does not allow them to be installed by default. It is recommended to install Microsoft fonts for better compatibility.
sudo apt-get install msttcorefonts gsfonts-x11
and for the change to be reflected without restarting the system, execute.
sudo fc-cache -f -v
The above does not solve the problem but then we will see how.
- We access the official website and we download the sources although remember that we must be registered to be able to do them. you can download them in a .zip or a .rar but for compatibility reasons of this tutorial with other Debian derivatives I will tell you to download the .zip since some distros do not include the .rar in the standard installation.
- Unzip the downloaded file in my case I keep the directory
- We change to the previously mentioned directory and list to see what it contains.
- As you can see there are 5 files in this directory; these are the fonts and they have to be copied to ~ / .fonts if we want it to benefit only the user with whom we log in or to / usr / share / fonts / wps-office so that it benefits all users. you already know the synthesis of the command «mv» is the following.
mv fuente destino
In order not to lengthen the tutorial, I explain how to benefit all users
mv mtextra.ttf /usr/share/fonts/wps-office
mv symbol.ttf /usr/share/fonts/wps-office
mv WEBDINGS.TTF /usr/share/fonts/wps-office
mv wingding.ttf /usr/share/fonts/wps-office
mv WINGDNG2.ttf /usr/share/fonts/wps-office