I am deliberating whether I should buy TUGs Lucida OpenType, but I am not sure if it contains all the glyphs I want/need. How can I find those?

In particular, I want to have a blackboard one, as in \mathbb{1} (or \mathbbm{1} from the bbm package). I have found this character grid of LucidaNewMathArrows, but it does not show a blackboard style one.

Also, how would I find out if Lucida OpenType contains \hbar or upright greek letters for mathmode (coincidentally, I found this in thisTUG-board article, but I would like to know how to approach this problem in general)?

  • Tex.sx might be just the right place for your question; a number of the people mentioned at the bottom of the site you're linking to are actually active members here: Khaled Hosny, Taco Hoekwater, Will Robertson and Barbara Beeton. Generally, I would've said: Contact the maintainer; but in this case, your request here might be sufficient. – doncherry May 20 '12 at 19:35
  • Yeah, you are right about contacting the maintainers. But I thought this question might be of general interest, because Lucida is bound to become more popular (I guess) and I bet there are some people here using it. :) – mSSM May 20 '12 at 19:38
  • As long as you don't have the font files I think there is no other way than contacting the maintainers/suppliers. If you have the files you could just try, use FontForge or otfinfo – Andreas Wallner May 20 '12 at 19:53

This kind of queries are better directed to lucida mailing list. But to answer your questions, there is no blackboard digits right now, but \hbar and upright Greek exist.

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