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I am using Ubuntu as OS. When I try to run a tex code, I receive this error from Textmaker :

! Font T1/ppl/m/n/12=pplr8t at 12.0pt not loadable: Metric (TFM) file not found
! Font T1/ppl/m/n/24.88=pplr8t at 24.88pt not loadable: Metric (TFM) file not found.
! Font \T1/ppl/b/n/24.88=nullfont not loadable: Metric (TFM) file not found.

It seems to be a Font problem, but I have no idea on how to fix it. Thank you in advance for your help. Please note that the same code could be run perfectly before. I tried to reinstall texmaker but it didn't helped.

EDIT Please find on below the Packages used :

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Welcome to tex.stackexchange! Is it it possible to edit your answer and add some code that illustrates your problem? Thank you! – Thanos Dec 27 '12 at 16:08
Thank you for this warm welcome! Considering the code, I doubt that it will be useful, considering the errors given. However I will give you the packages I am loading. – user23710 Dec 27 '12 at 16:13
@ Sigur: Thank you very much, it's solved now! – user23710 Dec 27 '12 at 16:18
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As you tested, this solves the problem.

  sudo apt-get install texlive-fonts-recommended
  sudo apt-get install texlive-fonts-extra

Some expert could say if both packages are necessary or only one does the job.

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I've verified that sudo apt-get install texlive-fonts-recommended Is sufficient to get ppl. I can't speak directly to your code though. – Luke Schlather Apr 1 '13 at 16:00
The first line does the job. Thanks! – Magister Halderian Oct 7 '14 at 10:49
How to do that in Windows? – Say OL Sep 14 '15 at 10:44
@SayOL, if you use MikTeX you can use its package manager. – Sigur Sep 14 '15 at 13:38
@Sigur, I am using TeXLive "small scheme". – Say OL Sep 15 '15 at 1:39

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