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I have proceeded a new installation of LaTeX (in a new system: Ubuntu 12.04), I was installing from Previously I was using TeX Live installed by apititude, on Ubuntu 10.04.

I'm using Kile as editor, xdvi for dvi, Okular for pdf files.

In all my LaTeX files I was using encoding utf-8x (\usepackage[utf8x]{inputenc}). In the new installation I was getting error message from inputenc: utf-8x definition not found. I've found that utf-8x is outdated, so I've changed to utf-8 and it worked.

When I run command latex (view with xdvi) the dashes are normal. When I run pdflatex, the dashes are in bold and whole text doesn't look nice. Here is the screenshot of a part of the document:



</home/mariajulia/.texmf-var/fonts/pk/ljfour/jknappen/ec/ecbx2488.600pk>         </home/mariajulia/.texmf-var/fonts/pk/ljfour/jknappen/ec/ectt1000.600pk> </home/mariajulia/.texmf-var/fonts/pk/ljfour/jknappen/ec/ecrm0800.600pk> </home/mariajulia/.texmf-var/fonts/pk/ljfour/jknappen/ec/ecrm0600.600pk> </home/mariajulia/.texmf-var/fonts/pk/ljfour/jknappen/ec/ecrm0700.600pk> </home/mariajulia/.texmf-var/fonts/pk/ljfour/jknappen/ec/ecbx1000.600pk> </home/mariajulia/.texmf-var/fonts/pk/ljfour/jknappen/ec/ecti1000.600pk> </home/mariajulia/.texmf-var/fonts/pk/ljfour/jknappen/ec/ecrm1000.600pk> </home/mariajulia/.texmf-var/fonts/pk/ljfour/jknappen/ec/ecbx1440.600pk></usr/share/texmf-texlive/fonts/type1/public/amsfonts/cm/cmsy10.pfb>


I've removed whole installation and proceded a new one, this time without unchecking anything. The log file contains two

Installing [1518/2569, time/total: 02:08:52/03:24:08]: minted [360k] TLDownload::get_file: response error:    400 FTP return code 000 permanent server connection set up, but downloading did not succeed!Retrying with wget.
Installing [1519/2569, time/total: 02:09:59/03:25:50]: minutes [273k]

Second time was after active-conf [327k] package, the next one is actuarialangle [3k]

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It looks like you haven't installed the CM-Super fonts, so with the T1 font encoding (that's used for Polish) the fonts are bitmap. I suggest to do a full install. – egreg Nov 17 '12 at 13:29
@egreg I've done almost full install. The only thing I've uncheck was language packages that I don't need. I didn't uncheck Polish :) – maria Nov 17 '12 at 13:44
@egreg I've just tried to update cm-super package. Terminal output: Executing action update cm-super tlmgr: no updates available Completed. – maria Nov 17 '12 at 13:46
Can you try adding \usepackage{lmodern} to your preamble? – egreg Nov 17 '12 at 14:55
@egreg I've tried, and it works :). Although I don't understand why previously I didn't need it, I'm happy it's working now. Thanks a lot. – maria Nov 17 '12 at 15:04

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