I want to install a Microsoft Vista TTF font (lets say Consolas), on Ubuntu 9.04 (Jaunty Jackalope).
How do I go about doing that?
If you've got a Windows machine handy (IANAL but I think you need a Vista licence in order to legally use the Consolas font), copy the file somewhere convenient.
Then in a terminal:
sudo cp *.ttf /usr/local/share/fonts cd /usr/local/share/fonts sudo chown root:root *.ttf sudo fc-cache
Check out this script.
winetricks is a quick and dirty script to download and install various redistributable runtime libraries...