[lucida] LucidaOT 1.801 released
karl at freefriends.org
Sun Mar 13 23:36:18 CET 2016
I just updated the Lucida OpenType download packages with new versions
from Chuck Bigelow. Most fonts are now version 1.801. This is
primarily to fix the bug that Andreas W reported (thanks Andreas!) wrt
bad metrics of some math characters in the text fonts.
As with previous updates, there is no charge for this one. You can
re-download from the same url that was in your welcome message to get
the new versions.
Here is how I wrote up the changes (http://tug.org/store/lucida/NEWS.txt):
- hint removal in all fonts: it's always been the intent to release the
Lucida fonts without hints, but we failed to remove the hints from
most of the fonts in the previous release. They are gone now.
This affected all fonts except the four LucidaGrandeMonoDK* fonts,
LucidaConsoleDK-Bold, and LucidaConsoleDK-Italic.
- corrected 14 (math) characters in the four LucidaBrightOT text fonts:
002B plus 00D7 multiply
003C less 00F7 divide
003D equal 2212 minus
003E greater 2248 approxequal
007E asciitilde 2260 notequal
00AC logicalnot 2264 lessequal
00B1 plusminus 2265 greaterequal
These characters have been copied from the corresponding math fonts,
as was always the intent. In 1.800, the metrics especially were in an
Keep those bug reports and/or glyph requests coming ...
Happy Lucida typesetting,
P.S. Perhaps I should mention that many metric differences remain
between the math and text fonts, but these differences are (hopefully)
intentional -- in principle, spacing of characters for text composition
should generally be tighter than for math. I don't believe there are
any intentional differences in the glyph *shapes*, but I'm not 100% sure :).
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