# How can I install the ocr-a font on MiKTeX 2.9? [closed]

In my previous post Generate random numbers with a specific font

I was unable to compile the code given in the discussion because there was an error when compiling which said that

``````(C:\Users\azetina\Desktop\Test\testrandomnumbers.aux) ){C:/Program Files/MiKTeX
2.9/fonts/enc/dvips/cm-super/cm-super-t1.enc}Trying to make PK font ocr10 at 569 DPI...
Creating ocr10.pk...
Running miktex-mf.exe...
This is METAFONT, Version 2.718281 (MiKTeX 2.9)

! I can't find file `ocr10'.
``````

When I try the ocr package without the [ocr-a], the file compiles and even with ocr-b it still compiles. So I am interested in knowing how to install the ocr-a font so that i can compile the document.

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## closed as too localized by Stefan Kottwitz♦Jan 23 '12 at 17:26

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Just checking: Did you click `Refresh FNDB` and `Update Formats` buttons on `Start -> MikTeX 2.9-> Maintenance (admin) -> Options` menu? –  percusse Jan 22 '12 at 0:12
I did all of that but no good results. –  azetina Jan 23 '12 at 13:21
I have found a solution and it is dependent on the compiler. As mentioned in my other post I was trying to use the ocr-a font but it was not working properly. At the time I was compiling using Texworks and Texmaker and non compiled but when I tried WinEdt it suddenly worked. I don't understand why but it gave the results I was looking for. For other users, I downloaded the fonts from ctan and placed them in the same folder the file to compile was. –  azetina Jan 23 '12 at 13:51
Thanks for telling us the solution! As the reason is unclear and the problem vanished somehow, I will close the question. –  Stefan Kottwitz Jan 23 '12 at 17:24
Sure no problem –  azetina Jan 23 '12 at 18:59