I have had problems running scipad on ubuntu 8.04. All fonts are
pixelated because ubuntu has some problems with the tk library. On
ubuntu 8.10 there is always an error message when I lunch scipad out
of scilab, but the fonts are displayed correctly. Furthermore it seems
not to be possible to change fonts in scilab menues under linux.
Conclusion: For me Scilab (Scicoslab) works better under windows (xp).