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Re: Lucidux fonts

At 08:58 PM 3/30/2000 +0100, Walter Schmidt wrote:

> I have just tried to install (for use with TeX) the Lucidux fonts
> distributed with XFree86 4.0. I am astonished to see that these
> fonts are apparently lacking many common glyphs; e.g., as to
> Lucidux Sans:

> `guilsinglleft'
> `guilsinglright'
> `quotedblleft'
> `quotedblright'
> `quotedblbase'
> `endash'
> `emdash'

> and more. At least, these glyphs are not listed in the afm file.
> What is wrong here?  Do I misunderstand what these fonts are made for?
> Are my afm's corrupt?


No. These fonts were made to cover all of the ISO Latin character
sets for Western Europe, as stated in the material that comes with
the fonts.  In particular, they cover ISO Latin 1, the character set
widely used on Unix.  They also cover the corresponding "pages"
(256 glyph blocks) of UNICODE.  This is in agreement with XFree86.

The particular glyphs you mention are not in these ISO Latin 8859
character sets.   As a result, these fonts do not cover all of the
Windows and  Macintosh character sets.

We may at a future date make versions of these fonts that include
extra glyphs.  These would be made available through Y&Y, Inc.

Regards, Berthold Horn

Berthold K.P. Horn mailto:bkph@ai.mit.edu http://www.ai.mit.edu/people/bkph (LT)

Berthold K.P. Horn  mailto:bkph@ai.mit.edu  http://www.ai.mit.edu/people/bkph (MT)