[lucida] Installation of lucida for plain tex?

ivo welch ivo_welch at brown.edu
Tue Sep 30 16:33:20 CEST 2008

dear lucida experts:

I have just (re-)purchased the TUG lucida set, and installed it.  The 
LaTeX installation was straightforward.  However, here is a suggestion: 
why is there not a "lucida" package that does all three apparently 
required steps 
and/or anything else that should be done.

more importantly, although I use only latex, I have to be able to 
typeset something that uses a different macro package, based on plain 
tex.  Alas, even the simplest file does not seem to work.  Here is 

\font \lucida = lbr at 14pt

Hello world!



$ pdftex test.tex
This is pdfTeXk, Version 3.1415926-1.40.9 (Web2C 7.5.7)
 %&-line parsing enabled.
entering extended mode
kpathsea: Running mktextfm lbr
mktextfm: Running mf-nowin -progname=mf \mode:=ljfour; mag:=1; 
nonstopmode; input lbr
^Ckpathsea: Appending font creation commands to missfont.log.

! Font \lucida=lbr at 14.0pt not loadable: Metric (TFM) file not found.
l.1 \font \lucida = lbr at 14pt

How do I get the lucida fonts to work in plain tex?

help appreciated.


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