Quick note on adding a truetype font or fonts to Ubuntu Linux (also applies to Debian and perhaps some other distros too).
cd /usr/share/fonts/truetype (presumably this could be done in /usr/local/share/fonts/truetype, instead) sudo mkdir myfonts cd myfonts sudo cp ~/*.ttf . sudo chown root.root *.ttf # Might also need to: "sudo mkfontscale" (or "sudo ttmkfdir" - seems to be an older by slightly different implementation) to generate fonts.scale sudo mkfontdir cd ..Edit fonts.cache-1 and add new line:
"myfonts" 0 ".dir"
Not sure if this this "proper" way to add fonts, but it seems to work! --- comments welcome.