How To Install Fonts In Fedora Easily

I have a massive collection of TrueType fonts that I want to add to my Fedora fc 14 installation. Installing TrueType fonts in new versions of Fedora is actually quite easy. To install the font system wide, all you need to do is put it in the fonts in a directory. To be consistent, create a new directory under “/usr/share/fonts”. For example, I created directory:

mkdir /usr/share/fonts/myfonts

to store a collection of  fonts. To make sure that the fonts is accessible to the world, do

chmod 775 -R /usr/share/fonts/myfonts

then all you have to do is run “fc-cache” command on that directory, e.g

cd /usr/share/fonts
fc-cache myfonts

And bamm! the new fonts should now appear on all applications such as Gimp, openoffice, etc.