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Tahoma is a popular, well-designed sans serif typeface published by Microsoft. It is "non-free" by DebianFreeSoftwareGuidelines .

[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tahoma_(typeface)|Tahoma entry at Wikipedia]]
[[WikiPedia:Tahoma_(typeface)|Tahoma]] is a humanist sans serif typeface published by Microsoft. It is "non-free" according to the [[DebianFreeSoftwareGuidelines|The Debian Free Software Guidelines]].
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A [[DSFGLicenses|LGPL]] font with compatible metrics is included with [[Wine|Wine]]. An [[http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/lesser.html|LGPL]] [[DebianPackage:file:tahoma.ttf|font]] with compatible metrics is included with [[Wine]].
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Starting with DebianStretch a standalone package, [[https://packages.debian.org/stretch/fonts-wine|fonts-wine]], is available that bundles all the free replacements for common Windows fonts. The package is also available in [[Backports|jessie-backports]]. This font is available in the DebianPackage:libwine package (jessie and earlier) or the [[DebianPackage:fonts-wine|fonts-wine]] package (stretch/jessie-backports and later). Both of these include all the free replacements for common Windows fonts. fonts-wine includes only the fonts, but libwine includes other files for Wine.
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= Obtaining Microsoft Tahoma font = = Obtaining the Microsoft Tahoma font =
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== Purchase license == == Purchase a license ==
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A license for the Tahoma font package can be purchased at prices starting at US$129 for a "desktop" license, and increasing for other applications.

[[https://www.fonts.com/font/microsoft-corporation/tahoma/family|Tahoma family at Monotype]]
A license for the Tahoma font package can be [[https://www.fonts.com/font/microsoft-corporation/tahoma/family|purchased]].
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Web links to Tahoma have been removed from Microsoft's support site. It is still available from their FTP site. The file can be downloaded, extracted, and copied into the appropriate place: Update: As at April 2020 the FTP server appears not to be responding.

An archive of ftp.microsoft.com is available at [[https://archive.org/details/ftp.microsoft.com|Archive.org]].

The specific file referenced below can be found as [[https://archive.org/download/ftp.microsoft.com/ftp.microsoft.com.zip/ftp.microsoft.com/Softlib/MSLFILES/TAHOMA32.EXE|TAHOMA32.EXE]]

Tahoma is available from the Microsoft FTP server. The file can be downloaded, extracted, and copied into the appropriate place:
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apt-get install cabextract || echo "You need 'contrib' in /etc/apt/sources.list" sudo apt install cabextract || echo "You need 'contrib' in /etc/apt/sources.list"
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The file tahoma.ttf can be found in the fonts folder on most Windows PCs. It can be transferred to ~/.fonts/
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The file tahoma.ttf can be found in the fonts folder on most Windows PCs. It can be transferred to the ~/.fonts/ directory.

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Tahoma is a humanist sans serif typeface published by Microsoft. It is "non-free" according to the The Debian Free Software Guidelines.

Free equivalent

An LGPL font with compatible metrics is included with Wine.

This font is available in the libwine package (jessie and earlier) or the fonts-wine package (stretch/jessie-backports and later). Both of these include all the free replacements for common Windows fonts. fonts-wine includes only the fonts, but libwine includes other files for Wine.

Obtaining the Microsoft Tahoma font

Purchase a license

A license for the Tahoma font package can be purchased.

Existing license

You may already have a license to use the Tahoma font if you have a license to a qualifying Microsoft product (i.e. most versions of Windows and Office). Please refer to the terms of the EULA for that product.

If you are willing to be bound by a Microsoft End User License Agreement (or such things are not legally enforceable in your jurisdiction), there are several ways to get the font on your Debian PC.

Download from Microsoft

Update: As at April 2020 the FTP server appears not to be responding.

An archive of ftp.microsoft.com is available at Archive.org.

The specific file referenced below can be found as TAHOMA32.EXE

Tahoma is available from the Microsoft FTP server. The file can be downloaded, extracted, and copied into the appropriate place:

cd /tmp
wget ftp://ftp.microsoft.com/Softlib/MSLFILES/tahoma32.exe
sudo apt install cabextract || echo "You need 'contrib' in /etc/apt/sources.list"
cabextract tahoma32.exe
mkdir -p ~/.fonts/
mv Tahoma*.TTF ~/.fonts/

Copy from Windows installation

The file tahoma.ttf can be found in the fonts folder on most Windows PCs. It can be transferred to the ~/.fonts/ directory.

Also see Fonts for general Debian font configuration information.