Get Microsoft Office 2007 Fonts

http://www.oooninja.com/2008/01/calibri-linux-vista-fonts-download.html
http://embraceubuntu.com/2007/09/16/installing-vista-fonts-in-ubuntu

MS Vista/ Office 2007 Windows 95-XP era Linux OpenOffice.org
Calibri Arial/Arial Black DejaVu Sans Serif Bitstream Vera Sans
Cambria Times New Roman/Georgia/Impact/Lucida Bold(?) DejaVu Serif (Bold) Bitstream Vera Serif
Candara Trebuchet MS
Consolas Lucida Console/Courier New DejaVu Bitstream Vera Mono
Constantia Book Antiqua/Palatino Linotype/Tahoma
Corbel Trebuchet MS(?)/Verdana
sudo aptitude install cabextract
cd "/raid/downloads/fonts/4 Microsoft Fonts/Office 2007 (extracted from Powerpoint Viewer 2007)"
wget http://download.microsoft.com/download/f/5/a/f5a3df76-d856-4a61-a6bd-722f52a5be26/PowerPointViewer.exe
cabextract -F ppviewer.cab PowerPointViewer.exe
sudo mkdir /usr/share/fonts/vista
sudo cabextract -F '*.TT?' -d /usr/share/fonts/vista ppviewer.cab
fc-cache -fv

Tip: You may substitute /usr/share/fonts by ~/.fonts for local, single-user installation which does not require root access.

free alternatives

https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Fonts#Links%20to%20fonts
http://wiki.ubuntuusers.de/Schriften

very good fonts:

  • Gentium Fonts, they are visually attractive and readable. sudo apt-get install ttf-gentium