[XeTeX] Lucida fonts

Will Robertson wspr81 at gmail.com
Sun Nov 12 21:50:13 CET 2006

On 13/11/2006, at 5:19 , Gour wrote:

> I know that it is possible to use ef. Lucida fonts (sold now by  
> tug.org)
> with xetex, but considering that xetex is meant to be used with otf
> fonts, I'm interested whether is recommended to buy complete set of
> Lucida fonts or is there a chance that they will get converted into
> Opentype format?

Well, various parts of the Lucida fonts exist in TrueType or OpenType  
form, with many more glyphs than offered by the PostScript ones sold  
by TUG. Not sure about the extended range of fonts, though (black  
letter, cursive, etc.). However,  the big thing with the Lucida fonts  
is the maths support for TeX, which is currently lacking in OpenType  
fonts in general.

So if you need maths, buy the old versions. If you can wait, OpenType  
fonts may appear in the future...but you never know, really.

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