# phvr7t cannot be found despite having installed psnfss

I wish to use the Helvetica package. I installed the psnfss package with tlmgr (and in a fit of desperation other font-related packages, such as times and ae). However, I still do not have any phvr7t files in my texlive distribution. I do have phvr8g.tfm, phvro8g.tfm, phvr8gn.tfm and phvro8gn.tfm at /texmf-dist/fonts/tfm/metapost/, if that helps.

I used the Mactex texlive-2012-basic installer.

EDIT: I manually installed psnfss, because tlmgr did not copy any font files into the texmf distro. I now have phvr7t.tfm and phvr7t.vf at /texmf/fonts, but Latex can't seem to find them.

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Why did you install manually? This seems to contradict the earlier statement that you used tlmgr: which is it? –  Joseph Wright Aug 15 '12 at 15:16
Edited to be clearer. tlmgr did not seem to actually copy any font files into the /texmf tree, so I had to manually install psnfss. –  Dan Aug 15 '12 at 15:20
You should always add a small but complete example so that other can test if it is a general problem or something specific to your installation. –  Ulrike Fischer Aug 15 '12 at 15:27
Welcome to TeX.sx! Please add a minimal working example (MWE) that illustrates your problem. –  Martin Schröder Aug 16 '12 at 22:59