[lucida] The lucidabr package

Morten Høgholm morten.hoegholm at latex-project.org
Tue Feb 7 00:17:33 CET 2006

On Sat, 04 Feb 2006 12:27:44 +0100, Ignacio Fernández Galván  
<jellby at yahoo.com> wrote:

> I've just bought the Lucida fonts, and I find some symbols are missing
> in the package definition (some upright Greek letter variants). I've
> added the following lines to lucidabr.sty and it seems to work fine:
>   \DeclareMathSymbol{\upvartheta}{\mathord}{mathupright}{35}
>   \DeclareMathSymbol{\upvarpi}{\mathord}{mathupright}{36}
>   \DeclareMathSymbol{\upvarrho}{\mathord}{mathupright}{37}
>   \DeclareMathSymbol{\upvarsigma}{\mathord}{mathupright}{38}
>   \DeclareMathSymbol{\upvarphi}{\mathord}{mathupright}{39}
> Moreover, I'd wish to have an option to select italic uppercase Greek
> letters, without having to use \varGamma et al., maybe a "slantedGreek"
> option could be added?

Sounds feasible.

> This leads me to another issue with LaTeX in general: the absence of
> some uppercase Greek letters. I understand their shape is equivalent to
> some Latin letters, but when Greek letters are upshape and Latin
> letters are italic... they don't look quite right, and it's still worse
> when the text font is not the same as the math font, because then it's
> harder to select the right font for each symbol. I guess there would't
> be great problems adding these lines where appropriate:
>   \DeclareMathSymbol{\Alpha}{\mathord}{mathupright}{65}
>   \DeclareMathSymbol{\Beta}{\mathord}{mathupright}{66}

shouldn't these be \upAlpha, \upBeta, ...?

>   \DeclareMathSymbol{\varChi}{\mathord}{letters}{88}

No, no problems in adding these.

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