[lucida] Installation of lucida for plain tex?

ivo welch ivo_welch at brown.edu
Wed Oct 1 02:01:52 CEST 2008

Dear Karl---thanks for the help.  alas, I can't help you maintain 
lucida.  I am just the normal leech.  :-(.

I read the doc/fonts/lucida/readme.lucida file and saw the list of .tfm 
files.  however, it does not tell me what I need to do in order to make 
the fonts work in .tex documents with pdftex.  could I please impose on 
you again here?  exactly what steps do I need to take to have my little 
plain tex document use the fonts?



Karl Berry wrote:
> Hi Ivo,
>     LaTeX installation was straightforward.  
> Glad to hear it.
>     (\usepackage[T1]{fontenc},\usepackage{textcomp},\usepackage{lucidabr}) 
> I think the different packages were created (partly) because people
> wanted to mix and match different features.  
> Also, it's not a good strategy for any package to ever
> \usepackage{fontenc}, because sometimes the order of loading of fontenc
> (and inputenc, among others) matters.
> Despite the above, having a lucida package that does "usual" stuff by
> default sounds like it could be useful.  I doubt I'll ever have time to
> implement it myself and do a good job, though.  Volunteers welcome.
> (Not to mention for maintaining the existing lucida packages.)
>     \font \lucida = lbr at 14pt
> The TFM names are things like hlhr8y (although the Type 1 names are
> things like lbr).  See doc/fonts/lucida/readme.lucida for the list.
> Best,
> Karl

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