How to add Fonts to a Qubes VM


This is a cosmetic and utilitarian problem. I wanted to install MS Office/Windows fonts into a VM so I can make documents that have compatible fonts for Windows10 applications.

i.e. The fonts would be the same across different OS and applications.

Currently, there is a readability issue with LibreOffice documents and Adobe due to missing fonts.

The most talked about opiton is to import MS Office/windows fonts into the Linux Distribution to be shared across all applications in that distro.

However, when using a Qubes system. It’s not that easy for security reasons. This topic was slightly discussing in the past with no apparent solution.

Now fast forward a few years. Has this issue been resolved? Or how can a someone override the permission issue to install more font’s ?

The fall back, test would be to see if the Libreoffice fonts can be added to a Window’s OS. Which is not the best solution.

Any thoughts?


I am unaware of any issue and have copied the TTF fonts from my windows
HVM to the respective template (precisely to allow documents shared by
colleagues to be rendered correctly in LibreOffice).

There might be a security issue, but since this template is only used
for an AppVM, which itself is the template for disposable qubes and I
only ever view/edit documents in offline disposable qubes, I consider
this to be a fair trade off for my thread model.