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I am trying to run some fonts named IPAexMincho in latex under win 8 using MikTeX under TeXnic, but I got error messages in regard to not being able to run Kanji map when I have the following valid settings (well, valid in the sense that I tried them out with other installed fonts and they just appeared to work find.

\documentclass{article} 
\usepackage{xltxtra} 
\usepackage{amsmath,amssymb}
\usepackage{fontspec}
\setmainfont[Mapping=tex-text]{IPAexMincho}
\usepackage{sansmath}
\begin{document}
helo word.
\end{document}

So when I do XeLaTeX , the resulting pdf does not even get generated.

The specific warning messages I get

xelatex> Warning Couldn't open font map file "kanjix.map".
xelatex> Warning Invalid glyph name index number : 12502 (>= 12495)
xelatex> Warning Invalid version 2.0 'post' tabe
xelatex> Error Could not obtain necessary font info

I of course obtain three other warnings XeLaTeX to xparse/refedefine-command but I don't think that those are crucial for this problem.

Yes, I know there are similar seemingly helpful posts here

xetex complains about missing kanjix.map

and some posts related to setting a new fonts in the main text. The problem though is that with other Japanese fonts, I seem not to have this problem.

Cheers,

T

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Update: when i use option LUaLATEX--> PDF instead of XeLATEX-->PDF I seem to be able to generate the pdf. WHy ? ANy hints, comments and suggestions are greatly appreaciated. –  Tom Jul 13 '13 at 4:55
    
I am never able to get XeLaTex to work for me, but when I use LuaTeX, it works as well. I always receive that same error about missing fonts. –  dustin Jul 13 '13 at 8:14
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It sounds as if you do not have the font correctly installed: looking for a map file indicates that XeTeX did not find it using the system font approach.

For me, everything works correctly if I do the following:

  • Download the font from the supplier
  • Unzip and install to the system fonts folder
  • Tun your example using XeLaTeX from MiKTeX 2.9 or TeX Live 2013

I have Windows 7, but that should make very little difference here.

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xelatex always loads the map files mentioned in dvipdfmx.cfg. And while it is a small nuisance that it warns that it couldn't find kanjix.map it is not related to problem (which sounds as if the font is defective). –  Ulrike Fischer Sep 16 '13 at 15:01
    
@UlrikeFischer Do my instructions at least work for you? If so, I'll edit the answer to reflect the point you make but leave it here: if however it fails I'll remove. –  Joseph Wright Sep 16 '13 at 17:08
    
Well they ask to accept some license so I didn't try. But reinstalling the font is certainly a good idea as the version used by the OP seems to be faulty. –  Ulrike Fischer Sep 16 '13 at 17:19
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