# [OS X TeX] Lucida problem

Herbert Schulz herbs at wideopenwest.com
Sat Apr 30 19:23:21 CEST 2011

On Apr 30, 2011, at 11:04 AM, Ulrich Groh wrote:

> I am running lucida without any problem in the past. After upgrading to the latest texshop and Mac OS X version I have a problem.
>
> If I am running
>
> \documentclass[a4paper,11pt,reqno]{amsart}
> %
> \usepackage{amsmath,amsthm}
> \usepackage[T1]{fontenc}
> \usepackage{lucidabr}
> %
> \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc}
> \usepackage[ngerman]{babel}
> \usepackage[babel,german=quotes]{csquotes}
> %
> \usepackage{paralist}
> \usepackage[parfill]{parskip}
> \usepackage{geometry}                % See geometry.pdf to learn the layout options. There are lots.
> \geometry{a4paper}                   % ... or a4paper or a5paper or ...
> % %%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%
> \usepackage{graphicx}
> %% %%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%
> \begin{document}
>
> $\mathfrak{T}$
>
> $\mathfrak{B}$
>
> $\mathfrak{U}$
>
> $\mathcal{U}$
> \end{document}
>
> I get a different font (not mathfrak I guess) to the case if I run the file without \usepackage{lucidabr}. I don't know why, because in the past there was no difference.
>
> Any help available?
>
> Thanks
> Ulrich

Howdy,

Well, it can't be TeXShop since that just passes the job of creating the pdf to pdflatex (or whatever engine you're using). What is clear is that \mathfrac is taking its characters from one of the Lucida fonts when you use the lucidabr package while without the use of the package the characters are coming from the CMSuper or whatever LaTeX uses when it is told to use T1 font encoding. It's not surprising that the characters look different in the different fonts.

Don't think the OS has anything to do with it either.

Good Luck,

Herb Schulz
(herbs at wideopenwest dot com)