CTAN package replacements: lucida, lucidabr
ctan-ann at dante.de
Sun Dec 11 23:24:45 CET 2005
Karl Berry writes:
> The lucida (fonts/metrics/bh/lucida) and
> lucidabr (macros/latex/contrib/psnfssx/lucidabr) packages 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
> For more information, questions, and bug reports, see information and
> mailing list at http://tug.org/lucida.
> Technical details for the lucida metrics update:
> Font family hlhj with oldstyle figures added.
> Documentation (doc/fonts/lucida/lucida.txt) updated
> 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,
> 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
> (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
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
the new files may be viewed at:
http://www.tex.ac.uk/tex-archive/fonts/metrics/bh/lucida/ (metrics, etc.)
and users may download them from:
http://www.tex.ac.uk/tex-archive/fonts/metrics/bh/lucida.zip (metrics, etc.)
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