There are many suggested solutions to this persistent problem (for example, here and here). None of them worked for me. However, after some trial and error I found a workable solution described here. Just download and install this Debian software package and see if it works for you too.
Here is the link (just in case): http://ftp.de.debian.org/debian/pool/contrib/m/msttcorefonts/ttf-mscorefonts-installer_3.6_all.deb.