Comment 3 for bug 1656776

More likely to be a manifestation of bug 1607535, fixed in the development release by bug 1651923.

Please check those bugs, try and install manually with "sudo apt-get install [--reinstall] ttf-mscorefonts-installer" or "sudo dpkg-reconfigure ttf-mscorefonts-installer" depending on whether the package is installed or not on your system, compare error messages, and add duplicate status if it is indeed one.

Also, you'll find possible workarounds in bug 1607535.