[lucida] Installing BH Lucida on teTeX

Axel E. Retif axel.retif at mac.com
Sat May 29 08:05:28 CEST 2010

On  28 May, 2010, at 22:19, Volker Kuhlmann wrote:

> On Sat 29 May 2010 14:10:16 NZST +1200, Frank Shute wrote:
>> I've just bought the Bigelow & Holmes complete Lucida set and am
>> having problems installing it.


> Your latex is loading the correct lucida-related files.


>> $ xdvi lucida-sample.dvi
>> kpathsea: Running mktexpk --mfmode / --bdpi 600 --mag 1+18/600 --dpi 618 hlcrv
>> mktexpk: don't know how to create bitmap font for hlcrv.
> xdvi doesn't find what it's looking for. Actually I'm not sure whether
> xdvi can handle anything but pk files, and pk files are traditionally
> created from metafont sources. I am not sure mktexpk is the correct
> program to create pk files from type1 fonts. I don't think ttf fonts are
> of any use here. And xdvi is pretty dead anyway?
> I suggest you get dvips going first.

I tried on a Mac and TeXLive 2009, and xdvi had no problems. But why don't you try with pdflatex? If PDF is produced without problems, then your installation would seem to be fine and, as Volker says, it's just a problem with xdvi.

I see there are FreeBSD ports of Kile and TeXMaker, which you can use to follow the route suggested by Volker ---latex -> dvips, in case pdfLaTeX is not an option for you (if you're producing PSTricks figures, for example).



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