[XeTeX] Lucida Bright problem with 0.997

Jonathan Kew jonathan_kew at sil.org
Sat Jul 28 22:50:08 CEST 2007

On 28 Jul 2007, at 9:28 pm, Stephen Moye wrote:

>> What format are your Lucida Bright fonts? Are you perhaps using an
>> old set of "classic-style" LWFN PostScript fonts and an accompanying
>> suitcase of bitmaps?
> Yes. The following output from "xdvipdfmx -vv testart.xdv" would  
> seem to
> support that:
> 16:13 ~/Desktop% xdvipdfmx -vv testart.xdv
> DVI Comment:  XeTeX output 2007.07.28:1612
> testart.xdv -> testart.pdf
> <AGL:texglyphlist.txt>[1<LucidaBright(LucidaBright:Lucida Bright)
> @9.93pt<NATIVE-FONTMAP:LucidaBright/H>
> fontmap: LucidaBright/H -> LucidaBright/H(Identity-H)
> pdf_font>> Input encoding "Identity-H" requires at least 2 bytes.
> pdf_font>> The -m <00> option will be assumed for "LucidaBright/H".
> ** ERROR ** Invalid font: -1 (0)
> Output file removed.
> 16:13 ~/Desktop%
> ===
> What font formats would not incur the error? OT, obviously -- any
> others?

Any form of TrueType (.ttf or Mac suitcase/dfont) should be OK, I  
believe; but if a font is currently in Type 1 format, it would be a  
pity to convert it to TrueType curves. To maintain the Type 1  
outlines, it would need to be repackaged in OpenType (CFF) format.  
PFB would also be OK for xdvipdfmx, but that isn't supported in  
standard Mac applications, so they'd be TeX-only fonts.

I'll look into the LWFN issue, as that's obviously going to be a  
problem for Mac users with older PostScript fonts around.


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