[tex-live] Problem with Lucida Bright

Helin Gai helin.gai at gmail.com
Mon Feb 26 07:07:42 CET 2007

Hi all,

After migrating from teTeX to TeXLive, I'm experiencing something
strange with the Lucida font set. What happens is that LaTeX works
perfectly well after calling \usepackage{lucidbry}. But ConTeXt seems
to have much trouble finding the TFM file for the math fonts (if I
remove all the math-related script, it works...) After some
preliminary research, I think it might have been caused by the font
abbreviations in the `special.map' file; for example, "lbmo" relates
to "yandy  lumath".

Anyway, the error message is here:

kpathsea: Running mktextfm lbmo
mkdir: ././Users/Colin/.texlive2007/texmf-var/fonts/tfm: Permission denied
mktextfm: mktexdir
/Users/Colin/.texlive2007/texmf-var/fonts/tfm/yandy/lumath failed.
kpathsea: Appending font creation commands to missfont.log. !
Font \*lucida7ptmmmirm*:=lbmo at 7.0pt not loadable: Metric (TFM) file
not fo und.

I don't quite understand how special.map works, and why mktextfm is
trying to build the /yandy/lumath directory, since ConTeXt is
instructed to use the map file ``texnansi-bh-lucida''....

Any input will be appreciated. Thanks in advance!


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