"The selection of fonts is central to document design. Knowing
how to choose fonts not only affects legibility, but it also
reinforces a document's tone and content. Yet, until recently, few
Linux users gave font selection much thought. Font installation was
esoteric, and the user-base consisted mainly of developers, who
generally preferred the markup language approach of delivering
content that leaves layout to style sheets and XSLTs.
"In the last few years, the push to prepare Linux for the
desktop has changed all of that. On both KDE and GNOME, font
installation now is as easy to accomplish as it is on any other
operating system. In addition, the introduction of office suites
such as OpenOffice.org has introduced Linux to software that
encourage users to think about format as much as content..."