[XeTeX] Lucida fonts

William Adams will.adams at frycomm.com
Mon Nov 13 13:18:03 CET 2006

On Nov 12, 2006, at 3:50 PM, Will Robertson wrote:

> 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.

Actually, OpenType versions of the Lucida math fonts have been  
available for a while, the problem is that since there was no  
standard at the time of their release for including math-specific  
spacing information none of the .tfm-specific data is available in  
the fonts themselves.


William Adams
senior graphic designer
Fry Communications

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