[lucida] Problem installing the Lucida fonts

Robert L Knighten RLK at knighten.org
Fri Nov 30 10:06:25 CET 2007

I just purchased both the MathTimePro2 and Lucida fonts from PCTeX, and
installed both of them into TeXLive 2007 running on a Linux [Slackware 12.0.0
Linux version (root at midas) (gcc version 4.1.2) #2 SMP Tue Jun 19
14:58:11 CDT 2007] PC.  MathTimePro2 installed without a hitch, but although
the process for the Lucida fonts is essentially the same, there appears to be
a problem with the font mapping.

Using PdfLaTeX on a very small test file:


Some text.

has the following log file

Running `LaTeX' on `test' with ``pdflatex  -interaction=nonstopmode "\input" test.tex''
This is pdfTeXk, Version 3.141592-1.40.3 (Web2C 7.5.6)
 %&-line parsing enabled.
entering extended mode
LaTeX2e <2005/12/01>
Babel <v3.8h> and hyphenation patterns for english, usenglishmax, dumylang, noh
yphenation, arabic, basque, bulgarian, coptic, welsh, czech, slovak, german, ng
erman, danish, esperanto, spanish, catalan, galician, estonian, farsi, finnish,
 french, greek, monogreek, ancientgreek, croatian, hungarian, interlingua, ibyc
us, indonesian, icelandic, italian, latin, mongolian, dutch, norsk, polish, por
tuguese, pinyin, romanian, russian, slovenian, uppersorbian, serbian, swedish, 
turkish, ukenglish, ukrainian, loaded.
(./test.tex (/usr/local/texlive/2007/texmf-dist/tex/latex/base/article.cls
Document Class: article 2005/09/16 v1.4f Standard LaTeX document class
(/usr/local/texlive/2007/texmf-dist/tex/latex/base/ts1enc.def))) (./test.aux)
(/usr/local/texlive/2007/texmf-dist/tex/latex/base/ts1cmr.fd) [1{/home/knighten
/.texlive2007/texmf-var/fonts/map/pdftex/updmap/pdftex.map}] (./test.aux)kpathsea: Running mktexpk --mfmode / --bdpi 1200 --mag 1+0/1200 --dpi 1200 hlhr8r
mktexpk: don't know how to create bitmap font for hlhr8r.
kpathsea: Appending font creation commands to missfont.log.

pdfTeX warning: pdflatex (file hlhr8r): Font hlhr8r at 1200 not found
Output written on test.pdf (1 page, 1026 bytes).
Transcript written on test.log.

and an empty pdf file.

This looks like a problem with the map file, but running 
updmap-sys --enable Map=lucida.map
as root did indeed update the TEXDIR/texmf/web2c/updmap.cfg
file and appeared to update the relevant other files as well.
And I did remake the filename database with mktexlsr.

For the moment I've run out of ideas of what to try next, so I'm hoping I can
get some suggestions from you kind readers.

Thank you,

Robert L. Knighten
RLK at knighten.org

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