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3                             MagicPoint FAQ
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5                             May 19, 2003
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9 Q: When I incorporate postscript in MagicPoint presentation,
10    "ghostscript" dies with "WARN: cannot generate pnmraw+ file from
11    test.eps".
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13 A: Install more recent version of "ghostscript", which supports
14    "pnmraw" output driver.
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16 A: Give the -X option to "mgp", with name of "ghostscript" output
17    driver which is configured into your "ghostscript".
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22 Q: Background image will not be reflected to postscript output from
23    "mgp2ps".
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25 A: This is a feature (or known bug).
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29 Q: I'm using European language for presentations and line-breaks are
30    not correct.
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32 Q: I'm using European language for presentations and accented
33    characters will not be generated on postscript output.
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35 A: See README.lang for detail.
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39 Q: I would like to try a more-recent snapshot version of MagicPoint.
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41 A: ftp://sh.wide.ad.jp/WIDE/free-ware/mgp-snap/
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45 Q: I'm trouble finding scalable fonts.
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47 Q: Presentations using X11 font looks awful.
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49 A: See README.fonts for detail.
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53 Q: I have special Adobe type 1 font installed to my X11 configuration,
54    and I cannot use that font with postscript output.
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56 A: (1) Modify print.c to include the font into fontname mapping table,
57    (2) Regenerate postscript file,
58    (3) Download your font to your printer,
59    (4) Try printing the file.
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63 Q: Compilation with png library fails.
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65 A: Check the version number of your png library.  in most cases, the
66    library you are using is too old.  note that, some of Linux rpms
67    uses different version numbering scheme from the original png
68    library.
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72 Q: %system or %xsystem does not work.
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74 Q: If i use %system or %xsystem, X server (or window manager) dies.
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76 A: The behavior of %system/xsystem command heavily depends on the
77    behavior of your window manager, and they may not work right for
78    some of those.  as there are so many window managers, we have
79    trouble supporting them.
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83 Q: What is MNG?
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85 A: MNG (Multiple-image Network Graphics) is the animation extension of
86    the popular PNG image-format. See http://www.libpng.org/pub/mng and
87    http://www.mng.com/
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91 Q: Can I convert my animation gif files into mng format?
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93 A: Yes. I would like to recommand you to use the convert command in
94    ImageMagick. See http://www.simplesystems.org/ImageMagick/ for more
95    information.
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99 Q: Can I write Magicpoint presentation with an XML based language?
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101 A: The sdoc2mgp.xsl can convert an XML based language into mgp syntax.
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104    http://xml.da-cha.org/ for more information.
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108 Q: My projector cuts the edge of my computer's output. How can I
109    enlarge the margins?
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111 A: Execute MagicPoint with the "-o" option specifying a smaller window
112    size then that of the root window.
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116 Q: What is Xft?
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118 A: Xft is a library designed to interface the FreeType rasterizer 
119    with the X Rendering Extension. Please see
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121         http://keithp.com/~keithp/render/Xft.tutorial for more information.
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125 Q: Does mgp support freetype2?
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127 A: Since mgp supports xft, you can use freetype2 functions with Xft.