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CTAN package replacements: lucida, lucidabr

Date: December 11, 2005 10:24:45 PM CET
Karl Berry writes: > The lucida (fonts/metrics/bh/lucida) and > lucidabr (macros/latex/contrib/psnfssx/lucidabr) package's have been > updated on CTAN. > > The lucida package contains font metrics for Lucida, but no actual > outlines (such as .pfb files). The outlines must be purchased > separately. The metrics have been updated by Walter Schmidt; see > technical details below. > > The lucidabr package contains basic LaTeX macro support for Lucida under > the NFSS ("New Font Selection Scheme"). Only documentation has been > updated; the actual LaTeX support is unchanged. lucidabr is now > maintained by TUG, via volunteers Morten Hoegholm and Karl Berry. > > TUG will be making a separate announcement about availability of the > fonts. > > For more information, questions, and bug reports, see information and > mailing list at http://tug.org/lucida. > > -- > > Technical details for the lucida metrics update: > > 2005-09-15 > > Font family hlhj with oldstyle figures added. > Documentation (doc/fonts/lucida/lucida.txt) updated > accordingly. > > 2005-08-24 > > Changed directory layout: > Metrics, VFs and Type1 fonts are no longer spread over > several directories each, and the documentation resides in > <texmf>/doc/fonts /lucida now. Thus, all bottom-level > directories have the name "lucida" (which works well with > TeX Live, although it is not required by the TDS.) > > The font map files lucidabr.map and lumath.map have been > concatenated to one single file named "lucida.map"; and > there is only one single map file "lucida.ali" for VTeX, > too. > > Map files using standard ("Karl Berry style") names for > the Type1 font files have been abolished, since both > MikTeX and TeX Live seem to prefer the original file > names. > (Note, however, that all tfm and vf files carry _standard_ > names, because the original names would not be able to > distinguish between LY1, T1 and TS1 encoding.) > > \texteuro is now provided in _all_ TS1-encoded fonts; when > there is no such character in the physical Type1 font, it > is faked. > > Improved Polish diacritics and \dj in most virtual fonts. > > Revised VFs and metrics of the smallcaps fonts hlhbc8t and > hlhrc8t to fix a minor bug regarding the size of the > hungarumlaut accent. > > Oldstyle figures from the Lucida Calligraphy-Italic fonts > are made available also for the italic shape of the Lucida > Bright family. > > Revised documentation; in particular, the API provided by > the fd files to scale the fonts (\DeclareLucidaFontShape) > is now documented. > > The Lucida typeface family was designed by Charles Bigelow and Kris Holmes. > (R) Lucida is a trademark of Bigelow & Holmes Inc. > registered in the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office and other > jurisdictions. i have installed the both sets of files at cambridge, and pushed the results out to the other ctans (and hence to mirrors). at the same time, i have deleted the (very) old metrics on ctan at fonts/lucida the new files may be viewed at: http://www.tex.ac.uk/tex-archive/fonts/metrics/bh/lucida/ (metrics, etc.) http://www.tex.ac.uk/tex-archive/macros/latex/contrib/psnfssx/lucidabr/ (macros, etc.) and users may download them from: http://www.tex.ac.uk/tex-archive/fonts/metrics/bh/lucida.zip (metrics, etc.) http://www.tex.ac.uk/tex-archive/macros/latex/contrib/psnfssx/lucidabr.zip (macros, etc.) Robin Fairbairns For the CTAN team

psnfssx – Extra styles and encodings for PostScript fonts

Extends the list packages and encodings for using scaleable fonts beyond those available in the ‘required’ bundle. Fonts covered include some that are only commercially available. Packages include:

The Micropress fonts, Lucida, Mathtime and the European Modern fonts are not themselves available free, and are not therefore provided on the archive. (Bitmap version of the Micropress fonts are available — see Helvetica-Math and Times-Math bitmap font samples.)

Packagepsnfssx
MaintainerWalter A. Schmidt
Sebastian Rahtz (deceased)

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