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I'm using MiKTeX 2.9 and TeXnicCenter 1.0-RC1 (Windows 7) and try to compile the following minimal code:


I installed the ccicons-package using the MiKTeX Package Manager (MPM). TeXnicCenter gives 0 errors, 0 warnings - nothing, but doesn't even create any PDF output. Reading the log-file shows the following fatal error:

!pdfTeX error: C:\Program Files (x86)\MiKTeX 2.9\miktex\bin\pdflatex.exe (file ccicons): Font ccicons at 600 not found ==> Fatal error occurred, no output PDF file produced!

While browsing the net for this error, I came across this question: Font installed, compiles to dvi, but fails compiling to pdf. "font at 600 not found" - which is quite the same problem that I have.

The suggested solution is to run updmap-sys --enable or updmap --enable but this is obviously linux command line notation. Running this from a Windows command prompt I will always get the following message:

mkfntmap: --enable: unknown option

I also tried -enable or /enable but still the same result. So, my question, what is the correct command for Windows users? (It's quite strange as MiKTeX is originally designed for Windows, isn't it?)

The ccicons readme also suggests running updmap --enable Map ... Any ideas?

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Without any hope of success ;-) You can try the following steps.

  1. Edit the map configuration file updmap.cfg. In a Command Prompt window, run:

    initexmf --edit-config-file updmap

    You'll want to edit this in a text editor such as Notepad. If the file or any of the leading directories do not exist, create them.

  2. Add this one line to updmap.cfg and save it:

  3. Back at the command prompt, run:

    initexmf --mkmaps

    (Ignore any error messages.)

These steps were described as I bought the font Lucida

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Thanks, that worked! :) – 5chdn Apr 30 '12 at 12:17
Will do as soon as I have 15 reputation! :) – 5chdn Apr 30 '12 at 13:19

The message means that the map-file has not been activated correctly. Normally this happens because

  • The miktex package is defective. In this case must add it manually as described by Marco.


  • You have a multiuser installation, but a local In this case you must call updmap everytime you installed a font to update this local

In this case the miktex package is defective. I have made a bug report.

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Hi Ulrike, indeed, Marco's answer helped me to fix this. If you filed a bug report, do you mind sharing the link to the issue? I'm interested to follow this. Thanks. – 5chdn Apr 30 '12 at 12:37
1… – Ulrike Fischer Apr 30 '12 at 13:21

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