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I am trying to use the winfonts package on Windows 8. I installed according to instructions—copied them to texmf-local, edited local config files, update the file names and map files. When I compile this test file under pdflatex,

\documentclass{article}
\usepackage[T1]{fontenc}
\usepackage{winfonts}
\begin{document}
\fontfamily{georgia}\selectfont
abcdefg

\fontfamily{arial}\selectfont
abcdefg

\fontfamily{times-ttf}\selectfont
abcdefg

\fontfamily{verdana}\selectfont
abcdefg

\fontfamily{franklingothic}\selectfont
abcdefg

\fontfamily{impact}\selectfont
abcdefg
\end{document}

three of the fonts display correctly (Georgia, Franklin Gothic and Impact) while the other three are displayed only as ▯▯▯▯▯▯. What is the cause of this?

I'm using TeXLive 2012, last updated on 2012-12-26.


The log file is very long, but there is something interesting

pdfTeX warning: pdflatex.exe (file c:/Windows/fonts/verdana.ttf): glyph `a' not found
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closed as unclear what you're asking by egreg, Mico, Thorsten, lockstep, Marco Daniel Jun 30 '13 at 12:10

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Show the log-file. –  Ulrike Fischer Dec 26 '12 at 10:20
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An alternative would be to use XeLaTeX or LuaLaTeX and use fontspec to load systems fonts. –  Guido Dec 26 '12 at 11:12
    
@Guido: I know that. But pdflatex is much faster. This is not an urgent matter, but it would be better to have a faster compilation. –  Siyuan Ren Dec 26 '12 at 12:27
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This probably means that your verdana.ttf version doesn't contains glyph names and you will need (at least) an .enc file which uses the uniXXXX notation. See tug.org/TUGboat/Articles/tb30-1/tb94thanh.pdf. (I can't make tests, I don't have windows8 and it works fine with my version of the fonts.) –  Ulrike Fischer Dec 26 '12 at 13:00
    
C. R. Do you already solve this problem with winfonts package on windows 8 ? I have the same problem. Can you help me? –  user33009 Jun 30 '13 at 10:00

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