[lucida] TeXShop installation of Lucida fonts

Axel E. Retif axel.retif at mac.com
Tue Feb 22 01:58:15 CET 2011

On  21 Feb, 2011, at 17:46, Karl Berry wrote:

> More information-gathering commands to run if need be:
> ls -lL /usr/texbin

I didn't know this! In my case, is a list so long that I better don't reproduce here!

> kpsewhich lucida.map

As I installed manually,


> [...]
> echo ~/Library/texmf

Just /Users/axretif/Library/texlive/

> I wonder if it's somehow about the sudo configuration not being the same
> as your user configuration.  In particular, sudo updmap-sys not seeing
> ~/Library.

Indeed ---that has been my guess all along. Of course I could try it, but I don't want to take the time to do it and then undo it. But this is my reasoning:

~/Library/texlive/2010/ is the equivalent of ~.texlive2010 on Linux systems;

~/Library/texmf/ is the equivalent of ~/texmf on Linux systems.

When I was using only Mac, I had all my fonts (Lucida, MinionPro...) and their files in ~/Library/texmf/ and used ``sudo updmap-sys'' to load map files, despite Herbert Schulz and Peter Dyballa's insistence that it wasn't the proper way ---that is, for ``sudo updmap-sys'' map files have to be in system-wide directories, not user local directories; but as it worked, I just kept doing it.

When I started using Linux, I tried to reproduce the same pattern I was using on the Mac, and put my fonts and related files in ~/texmf/..., and ``sudo updmap-sys'' didn't work!

So I came to my senses I did things the right way in both Mac and Linux: I have now all my fonts in /usr/local/texlive/texmf-local.



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