# [NTG-context] lucida ot

Mari Voipio mari.voipio at iki.fi
Wed Apr 18 13:37:57 CEST 2012

```Hello,

more "font dummy" questions about using Lucida OT...

On Fri, Apr 13, 2012 at 21:06, Mari Voipio <mari.voipio at iki.fi> wrote:
> Now I can at least get started, and figure out about the Blackletter a
> bit later

It turns out that I need it rather sooner than later as it is used in
my source of inspiration. But I just can't figure out how to use it!
(Otherwise this is good news because gothic hand is my least bad
calligraphy font, so the handwritten copy of the book might be
somewhat representable, although I trust ConTeXt to make the nicely
typeset versions.)

I know that I've managed to use a Gothic or Fraktur font once upon a
time (long, long ago in texexec), but don't have a clue how. The font
chapter of the manual mentions macros \goth and \frak, can they be
used somehow? I'd call the Lucida Blackletter "Gothic", but I'm not
picky...

The file is called LucidaBlackletterOT.otf and the font name (I
assume) is Lucida Blackletter OT - and there's only a Regular
available (which is correct as the Gothic lettering should always
stand straight, without any slant). All the other fonts in the family
work, I just need to find out how to load the Blackletter for one
product in my project.