[lucida] upgrading + installation

ivo welch ivo.welch at gmail.com
Thu Feb 14 00:31:54 CET 2013

people like me barely know what a font-encoding is...not kidding.  so, I
don't know why I would ever want to use LY1 instead of T1.  I thought when
I specify lucidabr, there is one thing that I want: to use lucida.  that's
it.  I did not want to think about what font encodings do or can do.
 without a defined font encoding, a user probably did not include
lucidbr.sty in order to typeset with CMR.

in my case, the case was worse, because my files from many years ago did
not have the fontenc usepackage; somehow lucidbry.sty had it in it.

to be clear, I am not assigning blame here.  this was all clearly MY OWN


Ivo Welch (ivo.welch at gmail.com)
J. Fred Weston Professor of Finance
Anderson School at UCLA, C519
Director, UCLA Anderson Fink Center for Finance and Investments
Free Finance Textbook, http://book.ivo-welch.info/
Editor, Critical Finance Review, http://www.critical-finance-review.org/

On Wed, Feb 13, 2013 at 3:21 PM, Axel E. Retif <axel.retif at mac.com> wrote:

> On 02/13/2013 05:03 PM, ivo welch wrote:
>  Dear Lucida group readers:
>> as terrible as it makes me look, I thought I would share the problem
>> that I had run into.  without the \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} before
>> \usepackage{lucidabr}, a latex document compiles nicely, but then the
>> CMR fonts are used instead of lucida fonts.  I believe this fontenc was
>> not always needed (well, I used an old lucidbry.sty file in the past).
>> I also wonder why the correct fontenc is not automatically loaded
> Because you might want to use LY1 instead of T1. The lucida.txt that comes
> with the distribution says
>  Available encodings are T1 (Cork), TS1 (text companion) and LY1
>> (TeXnANSI).  As an exception, the font famiily hlhj is _not_ available
>> with LY1 encoding.
>> Usage notes
>> ===========
>> * The obsolete OT1 font encoding, which is still the default with
>> LaTeX, is _not_ supported.  Thus, you must switch to T1/TS1 or LY1
>> encoding before using the Lucida Bright fonts.
> Best
> Axel
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