[lucida] Lucida Problem

Axel E. Retif axel.retif at mac.com
Tue Sep 2 11:23:13 CEST 2008

Hi, Henri,

> Hello,
> I bought Lucida fonts at TUG, and I have the following problem:
>  1. On my portable PC  under XP sp2 with Miketex no problems.
>  2. On my office PC under XP sp2 I have the problem Miketex cannot
>     open *.pfb files. These files exist and are rw.
> Please look up in the attached log and pdf files.

I don't know really how MiKTeX works (I don't use Windows), but apart  
from that it's old (MiKTeX 2.7 is the current one, right?), here is  
what I can say:

Your installation is *not* using the lucidabr.sty distributed by TUG:

> ("C:\Program Files\MiKTeX 2.5\tex\latex\psnfssx\lucidabr.sty"
> Package: lucidabr 1999/03/29 v4.2 Lucida Bright + Lucida New Math +  
> Lucida Expe
> rt (SPQR/DPC)

I got my Lucida fonts also from TUG in Jan. 06, and lucidabr.sty has  
date 2005/11/29 v4.3; so maybe you didn't replace an old .sty file  
MiKTeX already had, or didn't put it in the right place, or didn't  
update MiKTeX database...

> ("C:\Program Files\MiKTeX 2.5\tex\latex\lucida\t1hlh.fd"
> File: t1hlh.fd 2003/01/04 Fontinst v1.914 font definitions for T1/hlh.

This is also old: mine is 2005/09/15.

> Warning:  (file lbl.pfb): cannot open Type 1 font file for reading
> Warning:  (file lbh.pfb): cannot open Type 1 font file for reading


Did you update MiKTeX's texhash and updmap database?

Indeed your PDF has *not* any Lucida font embedded. It's using Adobe  



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