You may also want to try the liberation fonts, designed by Red Hat, which are supposed to be open-source replacements for the Microsoft core fonts. You can get them at https://www.redhat.com/promo/fonts
. Here is a direct link to the download: https://www.redhat.com/f/fonts/liberation-fonts-ttf-3.tar.gz
Once you've downloaded the fonts, open a terminal and issue the following commands:
tar zxvf liberation-fonts-ttf-3.tar.gz
su (type root password at prompt)
cp *.ttf /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/TTF
The first command extracts the fonts from the tarball. The second command goes into the directory where the font files are. The su command enables you to become the root user, which you need to be for the next few commands. The cp command will copy all of the .ttf files into the place where TrueType fonts go. The cd command puts us into the fonts directory, which is where we need to be to run the next commands. The mkfontdir command regenerates the list of fonts. The mkfontscale command reads all of the scalable fonts and creates the appropriate file names for X to find them. The fc-cache command regenerates the font cache. The exit command gets us out of being root (exit again will get you out of the terminal).
For those who want to install the liberation fonts on a VL 5.9 box, the fonts should go into /usr/share/fonts/TTF.
FWIW, I like the liberation fonts very much. I know they still need a bit more work on them, but as long as they are good replacements for the MS fonts, I'm happy with that. ;-)