[lucida] Installing BH Lucida on teTeX

Axel E. Retif axel.retif at mac.com
Sat May 29 13:08:30 CEST 2010

On  29 May, 2010, at 04:29, Frank Shute wrote:

> [...]

> I installed TeXLive after having messed around with teTeX for a couple
> of hours but I'm exactly where I started.

TeXLive 2009 is good. I think it will be easier now.

> latex seems to work; pdflatex, xdvi and dvips can't find the fonts.
> Yet:
> $ updmap-sys --quiet --listavailablemaps | grep lucida 
> Map lucida.map
> I unpacked the lucida tarball under:
> /usr/local/texlive/2009/texmf-dist

I would rather have used /usr/local/texlive/texmf-local/, but I guess it won't matter much.
> having given up on trying to get a local tree going.
> Ran:
> # mktexlsr
> # updmap-sys --enable Map lucida.map
> The first time I ran that 2nd command it complained that lucida.map
> was not found.

Did you run these commands first as a normal user ($) or as root (#)?

If the first ($), I think you might have an invisible directory .texlive2009 in your $HOME with psfonts.map and pdftex.map (and maybe updmap.cfg).


kpsewhich updmap.cfg             You should get


kpsewhich psfonts.map            It should be


kpsewhich pdftex.map             You should get


Even if you get these results (and more so if you don't), I would delete .texlive2009 in your $HOME (TeXLive will re-create it when it needs it).

Now --- 1) as root run  mktexlsr; 2) check if


has `` Map lucida.map ''; if it does, run, as root,


if it doesn't, run again, also as root,

updmap-sys --enable Map=lucida.map

3) now check if




have indeed Lucida fonts enabled, with lines like

hlcbot8r LucidaTypewriterBoldOblique "TeXBase1Encoding ReEncodeFont" <8r.enc <lbtbo.pfb

If they do, dvips and pdflatex should work. If they don't, please report back.



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