This documents the solution I finally discovered when searching for ways
to get all my installed fonts to show up in
xfontsel on a Debian testing installation. I specifically did not
want to have to install Gnome, XFCE, or another desktop environment when
openbox and xterm and Firefox would fulfill my needs.
Using the package manager and/or local installation procedures (not covered here) install your desired fonts.
Make sure those font directories are in your
In each directory where the fonts are installed (on my system all the True Type fonts were located under