My son has been asking me to install a bunch of fonts so that he can use them to create interesting stuff for online games he plays like those from pawntactics.com and runescape.com. He has a Fedora 9 machine and the challenge I have is how does he, as normal user, add fonts. I cannot seem to find a way to do so. I have looked at gnome-appearance-properties and gnome-control-center (which will invoke gnome-appearance-properties) and the “fonts” tab does not have a “Add Font” button. Perhaps a missing feature?
In any case, for the record, what I had to do is to get the fonts that he wanted to use and placed them directly into /usr/share/fonts. They are immediately available to any application (he’s using Gimp and OpenOffice.org).
UPDATE: filed a bugzilla and am downloading the source to control-center from http://download.fedora.redhat.com/pub/fedora/linux/updates/9/SRPMS.newkey/ to see if I can cut some code to fix this.