[lucida] Installing Lucida on MacOSX 10.4.5 ?

Vincent Manis vmanis at telus.net
Fri Jun 9 07:08:50 CEST 2006

Well, it wouldn't hurt to include something like:

- If you're using TeX Live, do this
- or if you're using MikTex, do this
- or if you're using teTeX or a derivative, do this
- or if none of the above, consult your documentation

The whole font issue is really hairy, and as a TeXnician of some  
standing (I learned TeX from reading a
prerelease of TeX The Program, back in 1982) it has caused me  
considerable trouble over the years.
A lot of the system documentation is unhelpful, in particular the  
MikTeX and teTeX manuals, in that they
assume the reader has read and understood all the KPathSea  
documentation, among other things.

Surely amongst ourselves we can provide a few sentences of  
encouraging help for Karl's next

-- vincent

On 2006-06-08, at 11:45 , Michael A. Peters wrote:

> On Thu, 2006-06-08 at 19:34 +0200, Josep M. Font wrote:
>>>> Copy the file you want to use to a suitable directory of
>>>> your TeX system; configure your TeX system so that it will
>>>> make use of this map file.  Consult the documentation of
>>>> your TeX system for how to do so!
>> This last paragraph is rather vexing. I agree, this is "a sort of
>> indication", but probably useless for the standard user. From the
>> recent threads in the OSX-TeX list these days I have become
>> acquainted with updmap, but the whole issue has become confusing or
>> too technical. I hope someone will summarize things soon. We should
>> try that the standard documentation coming with the Lucida fonts
>> (both on installation and on usage) gets improved.
> I might be wrong, but I believe the correct way to do it can be TeX
> system dependent hence the statement to consult the documentation of
> your TeX system.
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