Lucida OpenType available
Today Karl Berry announced on the texhax mailing list, that the Lucida OpenType font distribution is now available. You can get it from the TeX Users Group (TUG): http://tug.org/lucida provides ordering information together with documents and samples.
Lucida is a family of typefaces which has been designed by Bigelow & Holmes. It includes many variants, such as serif, sans serif, scripts, and monospaced. It has been extended to contain a full set of TeX mathematical symbols. Very few fonts support both text and math typesetting, which means Lucida is very exceptional.
Since a long time, there’s been a Type 1 (PostScript) version of Lucida, which supports only 8-bit character sets. This version will not be developed further. But the OpenType version will be maintained and developed. Lucida OpenType even provides a bold math variant.
The Lucida fonts are not redistributable, they can be ordered from TUG with a discount for TUG members.
For further information, have a look at
- the announcement of Karl Berry
- Lucida information and ordering page at tug.org
- “Another incarnation of Lucida: Towards Lucida OpenType” by Ulrik Vieth and Mojca Miklavec, published in TUGboat, Volume 32 (2011), No. 2
- “Notes on Lucida designs” by Charles Bigelow