System-wide fonts on Linux systems are placed at
/usr/share/fonts/. After copying fonts to that location and ensuring they are owned by root:root and world readable, update the font cache using
# cp fonts.otf /usr/share/fonts/ # fc-cache -fv
For per-user fonts, place fonts in
~/.fonts and run
fc-cache as the user.
$ cp fonts.otf ~/.fonts $ fc-cache -fv
Microsoft fonts can be obtained using the