[OS X TeX] Lucida Font Problems with teTeX and TeXShop...

Dave McCollum mccollum at colorado.edu
Wed Aug 7 22:21:31 CEST 2002


A little over a month ago, I posted a request for help. At the time, 
I thought that the situation was related somehow to Textures or ATM 
or OS 9 or all three.

I have converted my 41 Lucida Type 1 PS font files to pfb format and 
have installed them to work with teTeX (changed filenames, etc.).

On the following test document, ligatures are displayed (unlike under 
OS 9 and Textures and ATM), small caps display properly, and most 
everything looks great in the TeXShop preview (and when printed out).


$\nabla F = m\, a$ \newline                    % line 1
$\bm{\nabla F} = m\, \bm{a}$ \newline          % line 2
$\mathbf{\nabla F = m\, a}$ \newline           % line 3
$\boldsymbol{\nabla F = m\, a}$ \newline       % line 4
\boldmath$\nabla F = m\, a$\unboldmath         % line 5


The interesting thing is that I am getting the same display and print 
problems as I do when using OS 9, Textures, and ATM Light.

The problem has something to do with the font hlcdy (lbmsd). Symbols 
that exist in the non-bold version of the font (hlcry/lbms) are 
missing from the bold version.


  - Everything displays and prints properly, except for the bold
    \nabla on lines 2, 4, and 5. Also, the bold equals on lines 4
    and 5 don't print out. That is, blanks are in place of the correct

  - On-screen in the preview window, outline boxes are displayed in place
    of the characters mentioned.

  - It was suggested that, in the case of my OS9/Textures/ATM setup, I might
    have multiple bitmaps and metrics, etc. This is not the case.

  - Looking at the TeX log for both systems reveals no "missing font metrics"
    errors or any other kind of font-related errors or warnings (including
    unusual replacements of fonts).

  - Not that it matters, but both my OS 9 setup and the OS X setup are on
    different computers. The only thing I "moved" over to the OS X system
    were the converted pfb fonts.

Any ideas would be greatly appreciated.

Best regards,

Dave McCollum

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