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I downloaded the Source Code Pro family of fonts, but cannot install them via the Font Viewer. If I give myself admin powers, I can manually add them to the rest of the fonts, so I'm guessing it's a permission issue.

What would I need to do to install them via the Font Viewer?

As a slight aside, I also read something about making sure the fonts were in the font cache as well. Is that necessary? If so, what's that entail?

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You can copy the fonts in to ~/.fonts folder and run fc-cache -fv command to cache them. To do this you don't need admin privileges.

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-f shouldn't be needed (but won't hurt, unless you have a lot of fonts and/or very big ones, then it will take a while) –  derobert Oct 2 '12 at 6:21
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