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I'm trying to compile a cv with LaTeX and the europecv class. Compilation fails because a file named uni-global.def is missing.

After a Google search, I found that file should be into the miktex/tex/latex/unicode/data directory. However, that directory contains a data and a contrib folders, both empty. What can I do to solve that error?

Below is the code i wrote.


\ecvname{Albert Einistein}



\ecvpersonalinfo % prints the personal info, defined in the preamble


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It is an error in MiKteX packaging of ucs. I have made a bug report. As workaround you could copy the files of CTAN:macros/latex/contrib/ucs/data/ into the empty data directory (TDS:tex/latex/ucs/data/) and refresh the file name data base afterwards.

Update: The work around does not seem to work for the system distribution tree. But new TDS/texmf trees can be added using MiKTeX Options->Roots->Add. The files can be installed there (the directory structure tex/latex/ucs/ should be kept) and then refresh of the file name data base should work. After MiKTeX has fixed the problem by an update, the additional tree should then be removed.

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I copied the files into the tex/latex/ucs/data directory, then i went on "miktex options" and then onto the "general" tab. There i launched "Refresh FNDB" and the error persisted. Then i tried to reinstall and re-copy the data files but the error remained the same. Any idea? – Alfatau Sep 8 '12 at 13:38
@Alessandro: When you put files in the main tree of miktex you must refresh FNDB in admin mode. – Ulrike Fischer Sep 8 '12 at 13:49
@UlrikeFischer I've an administrator account; my OS is Win7Pro64. How to refresh FNDB in admin mode? Thank you in advance. – Alfatau Sep 8 '12 at 22:53
Docu for initexmf says initexmf --admin --update-fndb. – Heiko Oberdiek Sep 8 '12 at 22:59
BTW: Create a local texmf tree in MiKTeX. – Speravir Sep 9 '12 at 3:25

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