Install Google Earth and fix ugly fonts in Ubuntu/Mint

By Umair Monday, May 14, 2012

google earth

Download and Install Google Earth from the official website:

Download the .deb package from Then use this command to install this .deb:
sudo dpkg -i google-earth-*.deb

It may prompt missing dependencies, just install them use apt-get command then:
sudo apt-get -f install

Fix the ugly fonts:
After installation, at first launch if you get following unreadable fonts. Just install MSttCoreFonts by:
sudo apt-get install msttcorefonts

Following fixes may or may not work, try them at your own risk!

Download Google-fix aka replacement.7z and save it into ~/Downloads, then run following commands in terminal to extract the package and copy and paste into google earth installation directory:
sudo apt-get install p7zip-full
cd ~/Downloads/
7z x replacement.7z
cd replacement
sudo cp -r * /opt/google/earth/free/


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3 comments to ''Install Google Earth and fix ugly fonts in Ubuntu/Mint"

  1. Thank You ! Would never have figured this out. Many thanks.

  2. Great, thank you! That works much better on the eyes! :)

  3. Stunning!! Good, working, thanks. Only thing still not working on my maching is the search bar, but i'll soon find the fix which is out there.