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I am encountering problems when installing a Type1 font, particulary the Rotis family. I fallowed the installation guide provided by Walter Schmidt on ctan

Here is my error:

...  )) (./schrift.aux) (/Users/jonen/Library/texmf/tex/latex/pro/ot1pro.fd
) [1{/usr/local/texlive/2013/texmf-var/fonts/map/pdftex/updmap/pdftex.map}]
kpathsea: Running mktexpk --mfmode / --bdpi 600 --mag 1+57/600 --dpi 657 pror8r
mktexpk: don't know how to create bitmap font for pror8r.
mktexpk: perhaps pror8r is missing from the map file.
kpathsea: Appending font creation commands to missfont.log.
(see the transcript file for additional information)
!pdfTeX error: /usr/texbin/pdflatex (file pror8r): Font pror8r at 657 not found

Although is definitely there:

kpsewhich pror8r.tfm

grep pror8r `kpsewhich pdftex.map`
pror8r RotisSerif "TeXBase1Encoding ReEncodeFont" <8r.enc <pror8a.pfb

I know this can be caused by mixing up map files, but I have already reinstalled MacTeX with no luck.

After placing the files in their appropriate folder I run:

updmap --enable Map pro.map

I also tried to run both commands as sudo and updmap-sys but again with no luck.

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It is generally best to avoid updmap and stick to updmap-sys. If you must install the fonts in your user directory (rather than /usr/local/texlive/texmf-local) you do not need to update the filename database. What does kpsewhich pdftex.map give? My guess is a different result from /usr/local/texlive/2013/texmf-var/fonts/map/pdftex/updmap/pdftex.map which is used during compilation. If so and if that map file is under /Users/jonen/.texlive2013 then delete /Users/jonen/.texlive2013 and rerun updmap-sys --enable.... Also try compiling from the command line rather than your editor. – cfr Jun 8 '14 at 0:02
Thanks for the hint, indeed kpsewhich pdftex.map gives: /Users/jonen/.texmf-var/fonts/map/pdftex/updmap/pdftex.map and using \pdfmapfile{/Users/jonen/.texmf-var/fonts/map/pdftex/updmap/pdftex.map}solves the problem, but is not a good solution right? So it is sufficient to just delete /Users/jonen/.texmf-var ? – jonen Jun 8 '14 at 0:13
Rename it in case it shouldn't be deleted. That way you can put it back if removing it breaks things horribly. I'm guessing this is equivalent to ~/.texlive2013 but I would not delete a directory based on a guess. MacTeX obviously sets things up slightly differently and I can't remember the details which may have changed in any case. Just do something like mv ~/.texmf-var ~/.texmf-var.2014-06-08 so you don't lose anything. [Note that ~ just denotes your home directory i.e. /Users/jonen. Shell shorthand.] – cfr Jun 8 '14 at 0:22
Gladly I have made a backup of the folder, because after deleting it and running updmap-sys it didn't work. There is no folder named ~/.texlive2013 but ~/.texmf-config and ~/.texmf-var – jonen Jun 8 '14 at 13:50
Do you mean that updmap-sys didn't work? That removing the directory did not improve things? Or that removing the directory broke things horribly? – cfr Jun 8 '14 at 19:41

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