I imported a pdf into inkscape I made in gnuplot which used Times New Roman as a font, however Times wasn’t installed so it substituted the font for sans.
I have a pretty shaky knowledge of how fonts work, and why it was that it worked in gnuplot but Times isn’t available from other programs, but my solution was as follows:
Follow the instructions to use the script to install all msttcorefonts at:
wget "http://blog.andreas-haerter.com/_export/code/2011/07/01/install-msttcorefonts-fedora.sh?codeblock=1" -O "/tmp/install-msttcorefonts-fedora.sh" chmod a+rx "/tmp/install-msttcorefonts-fedora.sh" su -c "/tmp/install-msttcorefonts-fedora.sh"
After rebooting this worked, but some of the fonts used by webpages had screwed up (which I believe were trebuchet and verdana)
I fixed this by (as root) navigating to /usr/share/fonts, ensuring out of the newly installed fonts only the times ones are available and refreshing the font cache:
cd /usr/share/fonts mkdir mstt-times cp msttcorefonts/times* mstt-times mv msttcorefonts .msttcorefonts fc-cache -v
This made a lot of text unrendered in the browser, but after rebooting everything worked as I wanted it to, and I was able to automatically use Times correctly in inkscape
I also found the following page useful: http://www.pwsdb.com/pgm/?p=172