Note: The software or advice on this page is very old, and may apply only to outdated versions.
The Linux TrueType Utilities - ttfutils
I've made a few little programs (and obtained one from someone else) which I collectively call the Linux TrueType Utilities (ttfutils) to ease the use of TrueType fonts in Linux.
The Linux TrueType HOWTO
I've been working on a TrueType HOWTO for a while... It's not quite done but I'll consider it releasable 1.0 material Real Soon Now and mail it off to the Linux Documentation Project. In the meantime feel free to comment on the preliminary version, suggestions are welcome!