# Manually installed font looks bit-mappy and conflicts with microtype

Following the instructions here I tried to install the Vollkorn font. Now, after some fiddling (see the comments on the above linked blog post) I managed to get the font to work, but there are some problems. First, it looks kind of jagged.

Second, loading the microtype package seems to break it. I get this error:

LaTeX Font Warning: Font shape LY1/vkn/bx/n' in size <10> not available
(Font)              Font shape LY1/vkn/b/n' tried instead on input line 17.

[1{/var/lib/texmf/fonts/map/pdftex/updmap/pdftex.map}
! pdfTeX error (font expansion): auto expansion is only possible with scalable fonts.

\endgroup \set@typeset@protect
l.22 \end{document}

!  ==> Fatal error occurred, no output PDF file produced!
Transcript written on test.log.

Also, running pdffonts test.pdf gets me some odd results:

name                                 type              emb sub uni object ID
------------------------------------ ----------------- --- --- --- ---------
[none]                               Type 3            yes no  no       4  0
[none]                               Type 3            yes no  no       5  0
[none]                               Type 3            yes no  no       6  0

Something isn't working, but I'm not quite sure what. Any pointers on how to diagnose the problem?

Minimal example (although you probably could have worked this out yourself)

\documentclass{article}
\usepackage[T1]{fontenc}
\usepackage{microtype}
\usepackage{vollkorn}
\usepackage{lipsum}
\begin{document}
\textbf{Bold} \textit{Italic}
\lipsum[1]
\end{document}
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Make a small complete example (with microtype) that demonstrates the problem. Then remove microtype and compile with pdflatex. Show the complete example and the log-file of compilation without microtype. –  Ulrike Fischer Feb 11 '11 at 8:45
Did you make a map-file for your vollkorn fonts? If yes: what is its content and is this content in /var/lib/texmf/fonts/map/pdftex/updmap/pdftex.map? –  Ulrike Fischer Feb 11 '11 at 10:34
I think part of the problem is that the ubuntu package version of texlive does all kinds of weird stuff like have all these files be generated by a bunch of other files in a different directory, so keeping track of all this stuff is tricky... I don't the pdftex.map has lines for Vollkorn in it, but there is a .map file for Vollkorn in the dvips folder –  Seamus Feb 11 '11 at 10:54
@Seamus I guess you need a .map in ~/texmf/fonts/map (and update maps then). –  brownian Feb 11 '11 at 11:19
@Seamus: If you want your problem to be solved fast you should try to be more precise. Don't write "there is a .map in the dvips folder" but "there is ExactName.map in ExactPath". Apart from this: Try on the command line updmap-sys --enable Map=mapfile. Check if the command updated the pdftex.map and if it now contains your font entries. –  Ulrike Fischer Feb 11 '11 at 11:57