I can confirm that if the font files are installed in the default
> location under the system python tree, it works. Setting AFMPATH also
> works in linux.
OK, so the font files exist and are readable. In order to figure out
where the problem is, I'll need you to add a couple of lines to
matplotlib/backends/backend_ps.py and tell me what the output is. In
the function _get_afm_filenames on line 413, add these print lines
before the return statement and let me know what they report