Installing fonts has been somewhat of a neglect in Linux. Although I haven't checked, it seems that recent distributions of SUSE Linux has made it GUI-friendly.
Nevertheless, being a console guy, I believe it's better to know a more reliable way to make things work that is more 'portable' (i.e. work in other distributions as well).
So for fonts, the most straightforward way I know is to copy the
font into your personal directory's hidden font folder e.g.
After having done that, the next step is to then make the font available to your applications. This can be done with the command:
That's all there is to it!