: Font problems
The main problem with installing MathSpad is to let the Xserver
know where the extra fonts are located. MathSpad changes the font path
of the Xserver (if needed) but this will not always work correctly:
- If you run MathSpad on a remote host, it will not know which
directory contains the fonts on your local host. You can use the
environment variable MATHPADFONTPATH to specify the correct
directory on your local host (where the Xserver is running).
- If you are using an X terminal, MathSpad is not able to change the
font path because it needs to add a font server instead of a directory.
You can ask the system manager to
adjust the configuration of the standard font server or set up your own font server
with xfs. There is an example configuration file for xfs in the lib/mathpad/fonts
directory. You should use the environment variable MATHPADFONTPATH to specify
the font server which should be added when MathSpad is started.
- If you are using an X emulator (for MS Windows, for example), you need to
convert the BDF fonts to the correct format. You X emulator should
have a utility for this.