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Thread: Why does updater applet keep telling me to download Microsoft fonts?

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    Default Why does updater applet keep telling me to download Microsoft fonts?

    Is this safe? A good idea? What's causing this? It's called "pullin-msttf-fonts".

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    Default Re: Why does updater applet keep telling me to download Microsoftfonts?

    6tr6tr wrote:
    > Is this safe? A good idea? What's causing this? It's called
    > "pullin-msttf-fonts".


    you don't have to have them, but most people dosince some applications
    (like GoogleEarth and all else that runs in WINE) will/can use them..

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    Default AW: Why does updater applet keep telling me to download Microsoft fonts?

    Its not a good idea but its safe.

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    Default Re: AW: Why does updater applet keep telling me to download Microsoft fonts?

    Quote Originally Posted by Pilgervater View Post
    Its not a good idea but its safe.
    Not a good idea because of the license? Or because it's MS?

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    Default Re: AW: Why does updater applet keep telling me to download Microsoft fonts?

    There isn't any license issue. It's just a nuisance. One of my systems even got the message when I had the fonts already installed, so I downloaded again for a quiet life.

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    Carlos E. R. NNTP User

    Default Re: Why does updater applet keep telling me to download Microsoftfonts?

    On 2010-09-20 17:36, 6tr6tr wrote:
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    > Is this safe? A good idea? What's causing this? It's called
    > "pullin-msttf-fonts".


    Many web pages are designed to use them; so are many documents you might use (openoffice.org). So
    yes, generally it is a good idea.

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