[lucida] Problems with newly bought lucida fonts

Axel E. Retif axel.retif at mac.com
Fri Oct 16 23:56:25 CEST 2009

On  16 Oct, 2009, at 15:50, André Fettouhi wrote:

> Yes, that finally worked many many thanks :D. I had to do all the  
> steps
> you mentioned in order to get it to work.

Glad to hear that. The reason is this: except for your $HOME texmf  
tree, TeX & friends use Kpathsea (sea = search) databases (ls-R) to  
know if and where files they need are located (otherwise, each run of  
TeX, LaTeX, updmap, etc., would take too long) --- mktexlsr updates  
those databases. Therefore, when you add files to texmf trees other  
than your $HOME tree, you have to run mktexlsr.

As you ran sudo updmap-sys *before* mktexlsr, updmap didn't know  
anything about lucida.map.

When one makes a mistake with updmap,

sudo updmap-sys --nohash --nomkmap --syncwithtrees

is a way of saying ``OK, let's try starting anew from a clean state'';  
but, again, *after* mktexlsr.



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