[OS X TeX] Lucida and MathTime installation instructions: (1) Lucida

Axel E. Retif axretif at igo.com.mx
Thu Jan 18 14:19:49 EST 2007

On Jan 18, 2007, at 11:52 , Chris Goedde wrote:

> On Jan 18, 2007, at 11:42 AM, Axel E. Retif wrote:
>> On Jan 18, 2007, at 09:44, Chris Goedde wrote:
>>> Question: What (or where) are the installation instructions for  
>>> the current version of the fonts? The page you linked to (http:// 
>>> tug.org/store/lucida/) doesn't seem to have installation  
>>> instructions (unless I'm overlooking them). Are the new fonts  
>>> "plug and play"? That in itself would be incentive for me to  
>>> upgrade at some point.
>> I bought the fonts from the TUG store and installed them without  
>> problems. Instructions, by Walter Schmidt, are brief but enough,  
>> and after I bought them Karl Berry said they will try to improve  
>> those instructions to cover different platforms.
> Can you say a bit more about what you had to do to install them? If  
> I buy them but I still have to (a) download a separate package, (b)  
> figure out where to put the support files in /usr/local/..., (c)  
> run updmap-sys multiple times to enable the fonts, (d) run texhash,  
> etc, etc, then it's not really worth it to me to buy them. On the  
> other hand, if all that is already "baked in" to TeX Live, and all  
> I have to do is dump some *.pfb files in ../fonts/lucida (and I  
> guess run texhash), or even better, if there's a real install  
> script, then it is worth it to me to buy them.

Yes, (a); (b) with instructions; (d) without etc., etc., just  
texhash; end then (c) just once.

> then it's not really worth it to me to buy them.

It was worth to me.

And as Bruno says

> It can even become simpler if you install in ~/Library/texmf  
> instead of TexmfLocal; then you don't have to run texhash (=  
> mktexlsr), and you can do all file displacements and directory  
> creations in the Finder, without having to migrate to Terminal and  
> use mv, mkdir and friends.

This is what I did.



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