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Microsoft fonts stuck on downloading tahoma32.exe

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Muscar Monday 23 March 2015 at 20:41

Trying to install steam, the installer for Microsoft fonts gets stuck on tahoma32.exe, tried serveral times.

Edited by Muscar

petch Monday 23 March 2015 at 21:21

Tahoma comes from a different server from the others, maybe it was unavailable for a while?

At least I just retried the URL and it worked...

shauny Tuesday 24 July 2018 at 17:51

same problem for me now its using a bad link again and i dont know how to change it to the working one :(

terrytormonet Thursday 13 September 2018 at 16:25


madtooth Wednesday 10 October 2018 at 14:21

I am trying to install office 2010 but the installation get stuck on downloading fonts, specifically on tahoma32.exe - the downloading bar goes till tahoma32.exe and stops....

Same thing happens if I try to install iExplorer or Microsoft word viewer 2003 or any MS software using MS fonts.

I followed other threads where they suggest to install separatelly Microsoft Fonts; it asks 'Chose a prefix to copy Microsoft fonts' but because I do not have any MS software (prefix) already installed I am stuck!






Tutul Wednesday 10 October 2018 at 22:39

We have problem to provides these one in particular, already update the script multiple time.

The prefix to select is the one where you're installing the software.

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mistral_blue Wednesday 6 February 2019 at 23:14

I've got a work round that works on pc, may work on Mac too. When it says it wants to install fonts, disconnect/disable your Internet connection, skip through next twice (you will get an error message) then reconnect Internet and click Next to continue the install. If fonts message pops up again repeat the process. It will succeed, bypassing the font issue...
mhrtrgr Sunday 12 January 2020 at 16:10

I solve the issue by extand (Gtk window ) so I can see I agree chock button ,


zjuwyz Friday 10 September 2021 at 12:42

That file is fetched by ftp. Remember to set ftp_proxy environment variable if you are behind a proxy.