[lucida] lucida, kile, kdvi, not working

Axel E. Retif axel.retif at mac.com
Sat Mar 21 04:48:19 CET 2009

On  20 Mar, 2009, at 13:57, Jim Nason wrote:

> Hi All:  The OS is Ubuntu.  I am using Kile and Kdvi,
> and have installed lucida, but it appear not correctly.
> LaTeX compliles the file without problems.  However,
> Kdvi shows blacked out lines rather than text (as if
> someone took a black magic marker through the text).

I also have Lucida on Ubuntu (and Mac, my main OS), and I haven't  
found any problem compiling with pdfLaTeX.

In the past, before forward and inverse search with PDF came to the  
Mac (with TeXShop first and now, multiplatform, with TeXworks and  
synctex) I used Kile and Kdvi as well on the Mac. I tried to install  
Kile on Ubuntu (just to remember the good old times), but  
unfortunately Synaptic wants me to install texlive (2007), and I  
already have TeXLive 2008 (manually installed) ---it's a bummer to  
tell apt-get ``you don't know better, just install it''.

Anyway, maybe mktexkp hasn't been able to make the pk fonts that (I  
think) Kdvi needs to display the DVI. I tried with TeXmaker (that uses  
Evince to display the DVI) and got

> warning: Configuration file texmf.cnf not found! Searched these  
> directories: /usr/share/texmf/web2c:/usr/share/texmf-texlive/web2c:/ 
> usr/local/share/texmf/web2c Trying to proceed... kpathsea: Running  
> mktexpk --mfmode / --bdpi 600 --mag 0+518/600 --dpi 518 hlsr8t
> mktexpk: don't know how to create bitmap font for hlsr8t

and a lot like that. As you can see, it (TeXmaker? Evince?) doesn't  
know where to look for ---it should be /usr/local/texlive/2008...,  
not /usr/share... nor /usr/local/share...

So, first ---have you tried with pdfLaTeX to see if you get a good  
PDF? If so, then Lucida is rightly installed, and the problem might be  
with the pk creation.

Which TeXLive are you using? And not what you're asking, but, don't  
you rather use pdfLaTeX?



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