[lucida] alle jahre wieder --- suggestions to improve http://tug.org/store/lucida/README-type1.txt

ivo welch ivo.welch at gmail.com
Wed Jul 24 03:42:37 CEST 2013

thank you, reinhard and bruno.  I would still suggest that you please
add in the install document the checks you suggested here after each
step to confirm each is done correctly.

there is some method to my file organization madness.  by keeping
~/texmf-local/ all in my home directory, I can drag my home directory
across different computers and expect not to forget about it.  in
addition, my backup is for /home, not for local.  in any case, it
should work.  (it has in the past.)  I could add /usr/local/ to it and
move there, but even my ~/bin/* file is my own written stuff, whereas
/usr/local/bin/ is for where other third-party packages usually
install into.

I moved the .otf files into a fonts/opentype directory.  This wasn't
the problem, but it looks better this way.  :-).  before, I just had
these files sitting in ~/texmf-local/ .  these files are the charter
fonts, not the lucida fonts.  in addition, my understanding is that
.otf files cannot be used by pdflatex, anyway.

I tried updmap-sys.  this didn't do it, either.  indeed, it gives me
nice info---lots of it.  perhaps too much.  :-).

# kpsewhich lbmr.pfb

so this part was good.  now,

# ls -l `kpsewhich pdftex.map`
~ /.texlive2013/texmf-var/fonts/map/pdftex/updmap/pdftex.map ->
pdftex_dl14.map  # abbreviated
# ls -l `kpsewhich pdftex_dl14.map`
-rw-rw-r-- 1 me 1079729 Jun 29 19:48

which are not from today.  so, presumably, here is where I went sour.
and 'rm -rf ~/.texlive2013 ; updmap' fixed the problem.  somehow, the
existence of ~/.texlive2013/ prevented the proper update.

thanks, gentlemen.



Ivo Welch (ivo.welch at gmail.com)

On Tue, Jul 23, 2013 at 1:51 PM, Bruno Voisin <bvoisin at me.com> wrote:
> Le 23 juil. 2013 à 20:07, ivo welch <ivo.welch at anderson.ucla.edu> a écrit :
>> I just upgraded to texlive 2013, and of course the lucida fonts have
>> to be reinstalled again.
> Hi,
> They normally don't: once the configuration is right, after each new tl install you only have to rebuild the global map files (psfonts.map, pdftex.map and the like). Details about that will follow below.
>> grrr....  and, of course, I am screwing up
>> something again.   super-grrr....
>> I am running under mint linux.  I keep all my local tex in
>> ~/texmf-local and then link it to become
>> /usr/local/texlive/texmf-local after a new texlive installation,
> That is a strange setup indeed. Do you have a specific reason to do that:
> - If your computer is multi-user, you should install in /usr/local/texlive/texmf-local/ (= TEXMFLOCAL) directly.
> - If your computer is single-user, so that the only user account is yours, you should install in TEXMFHOME (= ~/Library/texmf on the Mac, I don't know what that is on Linux) and dispense with this symlinking.
> With your setup, there is a faint possibility that when running mktexlsr and updmap-sys then you'll end up with root-owned files in your user directory, which is a very reliable source of trouble of come.
>> so
>> $ ls /usr/local/texlive/texmf-local/
>> bchb8a.otf   bchr8a.otf   doc/    fonts.unused/  source/
>> bchbi8a.otf  bchri8a.otf  fonts/  ls-R           tex/
> Irrelevant to Lucida: the fonts bchb8a.otf etc. can't be seen, they should be inside a subdirectory fonts/opentype. Says kpathsea (after replacing manually my home directory with ~):
> $ kpsewhich --all --show-path=".otf" | tr ":" "\n"
> .
> ~/Library/texlive/2013/texmf-config/fonts/opentype//
> ~/Library/texlive/2013/texmf-var/fonts/opentype//
> ~/Library/texmf/fonts/opentype//
> !!/usr/local/texlive/2013/texmf-config/fonts/opentype//
> !!/usr/local/texlive/2013/texmf-var/fonts/opentype//
> !!/usr/local/texlive/2013/../texmf-local/fonts/opentype//
> !!/usr/local/texlive/2013/texmf-dist/fonts/opentype//
> ~/Library/texlive/2013/texmf-config/fonts/truetype//
> ~/Library/texlive/2013/texmf-var/fonts/truetype//
> ~/Library/texmf/fonts/truetype//
> !!/usr/local/texlive/2013/texmf-config/fonts/truetype//
> !!/usr/local/texlive/2013/texmf-var/fonts/truetype//
> !!/usr/local/texlive/2013/../texmf-local/fonts/truetype//
> !!/usr/local/texlive/2013/texmf-dist/fonts/truetype//
>> I am trying to follow the http://tug.org/store/lucida/README-type1.txt
>> now.  Given that this does not work for me, I have a couple of
>> suggestions how to make it better.
>> steps 1-3.  presumably, I have already done this in my 2012 installation.
>> in the document, I would conclude with something like: under linux,
>> "ls $TEXMFLOCAL/fonts/type1/bh/lucida/" should now show 83 files.
>> step 4.  not sure how to check that this was done right.
> To check, you can try "kpsewhich lbmr.pfb" for example (to check whether a typical file from the install is seen). On my setup:
> $ kpsewhich lbmr.pfb
> /usr/local/texlive/2013/../texmf-local/fonts/type1/bh/lucida/lbmr.pfb
> That said, there are two situations depending on whether you did a single-user or system-wide install:
> - Single-user (install in TEXMFHOME): step 4 is unnecessary, TEXMFHOME is searched directly at runtime not through an ls-R file name database.
> - System-wide (install in TEXMFLOCAL): step 4 is required. On the Mac, the -H option is not necessary (I used to think it was, but I was wrong), so you can simply type
>         sudo mktexlsr
>> step 5.  I would conclude with
>>    grep -i luc `kpsewhich updmap.cfg`
>> should now show
>>   Map lucida.map
> As for step 3, the instructions correspond to a system-wide install (in TEXMFLOCAL). What they describe is the "old-fashioned" way of managing local fonts. What's now recommended is to create a file updmap.cfg in TEXMFLOCAL/web2c (namely, /usr/local/texlive/texmf-local/web2c/updmap.cfg) containing a list of the map file additions (or substractions). For the syntax, see "man updmap". For Lucida, the line is
>         Map lucida.map
> Afterwards (namely, after each install of a new TeX Live yearly release) you just have to run (on the Mac, I don't know about the need or not of sudo on Linux)
>         sudo updmap-sys
> (Norbert Preining modified updmap-sys this year or the last such that -H is no longer needed).
> If your install is single-user (in TEXMFHOME), the syntax of updmap.cfg is the same, its location is also the same (TEXMFHOME/web2c namely ~/Library/texmf/web2c/updmap.cfg) and what you need to run becomes simply
>         updmap
>> step6.  I would conclude with a few more checks here, such as
>>    $ kpsewhich lbma.pfb
>> should now show $TEXMFLOCAL/fonts/type1/bh/lucida/lbma.pfb
>> step7.  not needed
>> as for me, pdflatex is telling me
>> ...
>> (/usr/local/texlive/texmf-local/tex/latex/lucida/t1hlcw.fd)
>> (/usr/local/texlive/texmf-local/tex/latex/lucida/t1hlcf.fd) [7]
>> (./lucida-type1.aux)
>> kpathsea: Running mktexpk --mfmode / --bdpi 600 --mag 1+18/600 --dpi 618 hlcrf8r
>> mktexpk: don't know how to create bitmap font for hlcrf8r.
>> mktexpk: perhaps hlcrf8r is missing from the map file.
>> kpathsea: Appending font creation commands to missfont.log.
>> )
>> !pdfTeX error: pdflatex (file hlcrf8r): Font hlcrf8r at 618 not found
>> ==> Fatal error occurred, no output PDF file produced!
>> the "potential problems" section is great, except my step 5 check
>> works fine.  It indeed shows the Map.
> Which map file? I imagine the pdftex.map used would be either of
>         TEXMFSYSVAR/fonts/map/pdftex/updmap/pdftex.map
>         TEXMFVAR/fonts/map/pdftex/updmap/pdftex.map
> Does any of these contain the line
>         hlcrf8r LucidaBlackletter " TeXBase1Encoding ReEncodeFont " <8r.enc <lbl.pfb
>> any idea where I screwed up this time?
>> regards,
>> /iaw
>> ----
>> Ivo Welch (ivo.welch at gmail.com)
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