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I have been given a latex template to use for my school thesis, however when I try to compile the demo to pdf:

pdflatex thesis.tex

I get the following error:

kpathsea: Running mktexpk --mfmode / --bdpi 600 --mag 0+540/600 --dpi 540 eurmo10
mktexpk: don't know how to create bitmap font for eurmo10.

I have looked in my text font folder and the font does 'exist'

ls /usr/share/texmf-texlive/fonts/tfm/adobe/palatino | grep eurmo



From some googling, I tried using udpmap and udpmap-sys, but these did not help:

 updmap --enable Map eurmo10

!!! ERROR! The map file `eurmo10' has not been found at all.

Can someone please point me in the direction on how to fix this error so I can compile the tex file?


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Welcome to TeX.SX! Can you show us the template? – canaaerus Aug 1 '12 at 5:44
Thanks canaaerus, the template and 'guide' are here: cs.anu.edu.au/study/currentstudents/honours/resources – Neutros Aug 1 '12 at 5:46
I take it, that you have followed all the installation instruction precisely!? In particular having texlive-fonts-recommended installed and running texhash. – canaaerus Aug 1 '12 at 5:50
I have, two different times. – Neutros Aug 1 '12 at 6:17
The error message means that the map-file has not been activated. So updmap is the right way to go. But eurmo10.map is not the name of a map (also I'm not sure if TeXLive accept a map name without extension). Try in your document \pdfmapfile{=mathpple.map}. If is works enable mathpple.map with updmap. – Ulrike Fischer Aug 1 '12 at 7:19
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The font eurmo10 is defined in the map file mathpple.map:

% $Id: mathpple.map 20947 2011-01-06 00:27:02Z karl $
% Thomas Esser, 2002, public domain.
% These fonts are only available as type 1, so we
% separate them from the other bluesky fonts.
eurbo10 EURB10 ".167 SlantFont" <eurb10.pfb
eurmo10 EURM10 ".167 SlantFont" <eurm10.pfb

I found the file in (TeX Live 2011):


It is unclear to me, why it is not in texmf-dist.

The command line for updmap would be:

updmap --enable Map mathpple.map

If you want to test first, in pdfTeX map files can also be added at TeX macro level, e.g. at the top of the TeX file:


For dvips map files can be specified on the command line:

dvips -u mathpple.map test.dvi
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Thanks for the advice, however after running the command I get: updmap: Scanning for Map entries: updmap: using map file /usr/share/texmf-texlive/fonts/map/dvips/psnfss/charter.map' updmap: using map file /usr/share/texmf-texlive/fonts/map/dvips/chemarrow/chemarrow.map' updmap: using map file /usr/share/texmf-texlive/fonts/map/dvips/epiolmec/epiolmec.map' updmap: using map file /usr/share/texmf-texlive/fonts/map/dvips/amsfonts/euler.map' !!! ERROR! The map file eurmo10' has not been found at al` – Neutros Aug 1 '12 at 10:48
One can also say \pdfmapline{+eurmo10 EURM10 ".167 SlantFont" <eurm10.pfb} – egreg Aug 1 '12 at 12:19

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