[OS X TeX] Lucida again

George Gratzer gratzer at me.com
Wed Feb 11 21:45:35 CET 2009

Hi Jose Maria,

This is a miracle! This works.

And how fast. Since I am not working within invisible folders with  
permission problems, I just dragged the Lucida folder's content into  
the new texmf folder, did the sudo, and pronto.

Should somebody write to TUG and tell them this?

I do update the clone daily, but I assume that I also export the  

Your friend,


On 11-Feb-09, at 12:43 PM, Josep Maria Font wrote:

> El 11/02/2009, a las 18:38, George Gratzer escribió:
>> I do not have that. Do I have to create it?
>> GG
>> On 11-Feb-09, at 10:28 AM, Gary L. Gray wrote:
>>> On Feb 11, 2009, at 10:51 AM, George Gratzer wrote:
>>>> P.S. Is there any place we could put Lucida so it does not get  
>>>> wiped out? G.
>>> ~/Library/texmf
> Hi George,
> I have my Lucida installation in ~/Library/texmf, which is just a  
> folder called texmf inside your Library folder (the one inside your  
> Home folder). I put the things that come packaged with the Lucida  
> fonts in several folders inside texmf, mimicking the structure that  
> one gets when unpacking the distributed zip file; that is, some  
> things go into a subfolder called doc, others inside fonts, others  
> inside source, and finally others inside tex/latex. SOme sub- and  
> susub-folders have to be created in each case, but you do all this  
> operating normally, in the Finder.
> After doing this, I open the Terminal and type
> sudo updmap --enable Map lucida.map
> and that's all I needed to do with the Terminal. Since the material  
> is inside my user home, new installations of TeX do not erase it;  
> only I need to re-issue the above terminal command after new  
> installations of TeX.
> BTW, you did comment on having a clone of your system in an external  
> hard disk, etc. My advice is that once you have it, you update it  
> daily! Actually, with Time Machine now one can even have incremental  
> hourly copies without having to bother too much about them. Although  
> Time Machine is far from being a ripe product, it does help.  
> Recently my hard disk simply crashed, and after exchanging it I was  
> able to reinstall *everything* (system, TeX, all users) from the  
> Time Machine backup, in the state it was just half an hour before  
> crashing.
> I actually have a Time Capsule at home, which besides creating the  
> home's WiFi network, automatically backups all hard disks of all the  
> Macs at home (3). At work, I have a second hard disk in my PowerMac.
> Best,
> JMaF
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