I have added some nice TrueType fonts to my Slack 9.1 syste. For KDE/QT all I had to do is add the path to my XF86Config file and all QT-based apps picked up the new fonts. Simple.
Gnome is the whole another story. I expected the same when I went to "Pick a Font" after invoking gnome-font-properties, but the same few original options stayed in there. After googling I came across project "pango", but I don't really know how it fits into the whole schema of things. How come Gonome can't be as simple in recognizing new X fonts like KDE is? And more importantly, what do I have to do to get it see my new fonts? Ultimately what I'm after is being able to pick my new font from gnome-font-properties dialog so that all GTK based apps have the same nice font I have just installed.
My Slack 9.1 came with Gnome 2.4 and that's what I have.