At the Mule archives the Ethiopic and other fonts are kept in ETL subdirectories. You can also find current fonts at ftp.ethiopic.org/pub/fonts/.
To install the fonts you will need to compile them first. We recommend making a directory for them in your home account, say ~/fonts :
% mkdir ~/fonts % cp *.bdf ~/fonts % cd ~/fonts % bdftopcf ethiom16f.bdf > ethiom16f.pcf % bdftopcf ethiom10d300.bdf > ethiom10d300.pcf ... % mkfontdir % xset fp+ `pwd`Now you can check if you are really able to use these fonts by 'xset q' or the 'xlsfonts' command . If you receive a `bdftopcf: Command not found.' error, try 'bdftosnf' instead and use `.snf' as your output file extension. You must use 'bdftosnf' instead of 'bdftopcf' if you are using X.V11R4. When installed you can view the font immediately with 'xfd -fn FONTNAME'.
If the installation check fails, it is likely then that normal users do not have permission to install fonts on your X-Server. You will have to ask your lab manager for assistance -ask in the nicest way possible :-)
If you have gotten through the above, we will call it Step 1, the following remains to get Mule going for Ethiopic :
2. Next, add the following two lines in your .Xresources (or .Xdefaults): *FontSetList: 16 *FontSet-16: -*-fixed-medium-r-normal--16-*-iso8859-1 3. Then reload these resources by: % xrdb -load ~/.Xresources 4. Start up Mule (if compiled) with 16 point fonts: % mule -fn 16If you want to use different fonts than defaults, you can specify them by command line switch or your X's resource file (try `man mule' or look into the file `mule/etc/mule.1').