[OS X TeX] lucida fonts problems
bvoisin at mac.com
Fri Dec 29 18:10:05 EST 2006
Le 29 déc. 06 à 12:36, Thomas Weiss a écrit :
> (1) I would like to typeset my document using the lucida fonts.
> Reading this archive and others on this issue has left me somewhat
> confused. I am aware of a detailed description by Bruno Voisin of
> August 6, 2005 on how to massage the old Y&Y fonts, which is based on
> a message by Gary Gray of March 26, 2002. But there are more recent
> messages that differ in some respects from these instructions.
> Before, I go further in trying to sort all this out, I was wondering
> if anyone could point me to a clear and recent set of directions on
> how to proceed? Or, should I simply try the route proposed in the
> August 6, 2005 posting?
Some portions of the instructions should change, due to changes in
the directory layout of gwTeX or due to changes in the Lucida font
support in TeXLive, while other portions remain the same.
Trying to be as brief as possible:
- Conversion of the Y&Y fonts works the same as in my post of 6
August 2005, for example:
t1unmac -r LucidBri/rsrc lbr.pfb
and the name change is done according to the same table as in Gary
Gray's post of 26 March 2002, namely:
- Places where to put the fonts have changed a bit. If you want to
use the fonts from your account only, then the same places should be
used as in Gary's post, namely:
If you want instead to use the fonts from all accounts on your Mac,
you should replace, with the latest version of the TeXLive-based TeX
i-Package, ~/Library/texmf by /usr/local/gwTeX/texmf.local. This
latter directory isn't directly visible from the Finder, and is owned
by root, which means that you'll need to work from within Terminal
(in /Applications/Utilities) and use command-line utilities such as
mkdir (for creating directories), cd (for changing directories), mv
(for moving or renaming files) and cp (for copying files), each of
which prefaced by sudo. You can use the symbolic link (similar to an
alias) /Library/TeX/Root for accessing /usr/local/gwTeX, and move
files there using drag-and-drop in the Finder (you'll be asked to
give an administrator password each time), but I don't think you can
create directories this way.
- The LaTeX package lucidabr.sty is included already in gwTeX,
inside /usr/local/gwTeX/texmf.texlive/tex/latex/psnfssx/, hence
nothing to do there.
- The font support files (namely AFM, TFM, VF and MAP files) have
been removed from TeXLive. Hence you have to retrieve them from CTAN,
for example at:
and then put them back at the appropriate places. Namely:
doc files inside ~/Library/texmf/doc/fonts/bh/lucida
AFM files inside ~/Library/texmf/fonts/afm/bh/lucida
TFM files inside ~/Library/texmf/fonts/tfm/bh/lucida
VF files inside ~/Library/texmf/fonts/vf/bh/lucida
MAP file lucida.map inside ~/Library/texmf/fonts/map/dvips/lucida
or, as above, inside /usr/local/gwTeX/texmf.local instead of ~/
Library/texmf. In that latter case, run "sudo texhash" after putting
all the files into place.
- Update the map files for dvips, pdftex and dvipdfm, via updmap. I'm
still a bit uncertain about how his should be done, but I think that
if you put the files inside ~/Library/texmf then you should use:
sudo updmap --enable Map lucida.map
sudo updmap --enable Map lucidabr-o.map
sudo updmap --enable Map lumath-o.map
and if you put the files inside /usr/local/gwTeX/texmf.local you
sudo -H updmap-sys --enable Map lucida.map
sudo -H updmap-sys --enable Map lucidabr-o.map
sudo -H updmap-sys --enable Map lumath-o.map
The first file lucida.map references the fonts by their "LaTeX-style"
names such as hlhr8r. The last two files lucidabr-o.map and lumath-
o.map, included in gwTeX inside /usr/local/gwTeX/texmf.texlive/fonts/
map/dvips/tetex, reference the fonts by their original Y&Y names such
as lbr; they are especially useful if you used the fonts in Textures,
which was set by default to use these original names.
Normally (finger-crossed) things should work afterwards.
> (2) The figures in the original paper were done with Illustrator 6
> with inclusion of mathematical expressions generated by Textures
> using lucida fonts. The figures included in the text were eps
> files. By including a statement to convert eps to pdf in the command
> file for the manuscript and typesetting with TeXShop/TeTeX, the
> appeared and all the mathematical expressions were garbled. This is
> not surprising since opening the figures in Illustrator 6 or CS2
> under Mac OS 10.4 garbles the expressions as well. So does anyone
> have any advice on how to fix the figures. I suppose I could just
> redo the expressions in the figures using LaTexIt, but is there a
> less labor intensive way? By making appropriate changes in the
> lucida fonts, will Illustrator be able to read the expressions in the
> old figures?
Here I cannot help, I've never managed to solve the encoding problems
associated with Illustrator. Hopefully one day with OpenType
generalized all that font stuff should become transparent to the
user. But we're not there yet!
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