[tex-live] Bug#433329: Please clarify whether Lucida Bright/Lucida Sans fonts are supported

Frank Küster frank at debian.org
Mon Jul 16 14:31:11 CEST 2007

Richard Atterer <atterer at debian.org> wrote:

> Package: texlive-fonts-recommended
> Version: 2007-10
> Severity: minor
> Hello,
> texlive-fonts-recommended contains the following files related to Lucida 
> Bright fonts:
> All this suggests that it is possible to use Lucida Bright under Debian. 
> However, I get errors trying to use the font (e.g. typesetting lucfont.tex 
> above). After googling for hours, I am still scratching my head - could it 
> be that the font is non-free and thus not supported? 

Yes - this should probably be fixed by including

| This distribution contains the TeX fonts metrics, virtual
| fonts and LaTeX font definition files for the Lucida
| Bright and Lucida New Math fonts.  
| This file set does, however, NOT include:
| * the actual Type 1 fonts (*.pfb, *.pfm, *.afm);
| * LaTeX macro packages to support math typesetting.

> After all, there's no 
> trace of any hls* file in any of the TeX packages. Then why are these files 
> present??

Like some other support files for non-free fonts, they are present in
order to allow those who have bought these fonts to easily use them with

Regards, Frank
Frank Küster
Single Molecule Spectroscopy, Protein Folding @ Inst. f. Biochemie, Univ. Zürich
Debian Developer (teTeX/TeXLive)

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