# How to use bbding package?

I tried to use bbding package for the enumitem symbols. I have added to my code:

\usepackage{bbding}
....
\begin{itemize}[label=\HandRight]


!pdfTeX error: /usr/local/texlive/2011/bin/i386-linux/pdflatex (file bbding10):
==> Fatal error occurred, no output PDF file produced!


I have a complete version of texlive on Ubuntu. What other stuff is needed to put bbding in action?

UPDATE: The question was updated by useful comments in answers. As egreg assisted to figure it out; the problem was connected to user permission, as texlive had been installed under root.

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The symbols are not math symbols, so $ is out of place. You might want to correct the vertical placement of the symbols: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{enumitem,bbding,etoolbox,calc} \makeatletter \pretocmd{\@chooseSymbol}{\raisebox{-.5ex}[\height-.5ex][0pt]}{}{} \makeatother \begin{document} \begin{itemize}[label=\HandRight] \item abc \item[\PencilRight] def \end{itemize} \end{document}  - The problem is not vertical placement, but fonts. As I stated on the other answer, I get error Font bbding10 at 600 not found even with your code. Probably something is missing on my system; though I've complete version of texlive. – All Apr 19 '12 at 9:15 @Ali Try issuing mktexpk bbding10 from the terminal. What happens? – egreg Apr 19 '12 at 9:20 /root/.texlive2011/texmf-var/fonts/pk/ljfour/public/bbding/bbding10.600pk already exists. – All Apr 19 '12 at 9:25 Are you really using your system as root? – egreg Apr 19 '12 at 9:27 @Ali Then no user will be able to use the created bitmaps. Never use TeX as root; do only maintenance. – egreg Apr 19 '12 at 9:30 Use it like this and don't use $...$: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{bbding} \usepackage{enumitem} \begin{document} \begin{itemize}[label=\HandRight] \item Test \item Test \end{itemize} \end{document}  - I got an error stating !pdfTeX error: /usr/local/texlive/2011/bin/i386-linux/pdflatex (file bbding10): Font bbding10 at 600 not found – All Apr 19 '12 at 9:05 @Ali Do you get this error when you're running my code or yours? – Thorsten Apr 19 '12 at 9:09 Your code, exactly the whole code you introduced. I don't have this problem with other packages such as wasysym, pifont, etc; but bbding. This is the reason that I tried $. –  All Apr 19 '12 at 9:12
bbding uses bitmap fonts, which are built on demand. The problem might be in some setting of your TeX Live. Did you try any customization? –  egreg Apr 19 '12 at 9:18
You probably need to install the (Ubuntu) package texlive-fonts-extra. Since I found this unanswered question while trying to resolve the same issue myself, I though it worth sharing what worked for me, despite the question being a little old.