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after researching and trying out many tipps here from online ressources (spending two days) I am about to give up - but still hope that maybe you might have some good idea.

The task: I want to install the rotis font package. I've got both the font files themselves as well as the help files from CTAN following also the instructions included there ( Unfortunately the routine for TeX Live (2009) is not described, but I thought I found my way using different other ressources.

What have I done/tried so far?

  • Using kpsewhich TEXMFLOCAL / TEXMFHOME / etc to identify visible paths/locations.
  • Copying all relevant files to their respective locations and TEXMFLOCAL
  • I checked, that no local (~/texmf ~/.texmf-var etc.) might interact
  • texhash (many times)
  • Using updmap-sys --enable
  • Checked whether the entries for the font are included in the file identified with kpsewhich -> the entries are there!

Hopefully I have not forgotten anything.

As I have a dual boot installation I tried the installation also under Windows / MikTeX 2.9 - I managed to install the fonts within one hour!

Thus, using the exact same testfile that worked under miktex under TeXLive09/Ubuntu12.04 I got the following error:

(./Fonttest1.aux) )

!pdfTeX error: pdflatex (file pr1r8a.pfb): cannot open Type 1 font file for reading
 ==> Fatal error occurred, no output PDF file produced!

Thank you very much in advance for your help (and questions)!

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Did you do steps 4 and 5 above using sudo? – Sigur Jan 10 '13 at 14:45
Initially not, but throughout the process I applied these commands with sudo. – covey12 Jan 10 '13 at 14:48
did you check the case of the file names? Cases does not matter on Windows. What does kpsewhich pr1r8r.pfb say? – daleif Jan 10 '13 at 15:06
pdflatex can't find a type font: pr1r8a.pfb. Does it exits? It is in the right place? Did you update the file database? – Ulrike Fischer Jan 10 '13 at 18:00
Dear Daleif, thank you for the hint. Indeed I installed the font files initially with wrong (upper) case. Before I posed the question I manually changed them to lower case, problem persisted. But now that you mentioned it, I finally repeated again step 4 and 5 above. Although $kpsewhich pr1r8r.pfb$ still doesn't show any results - it now works! Thank you very much for this important hint! What shall I do to close the question? – covey12 Jan 10 '13 at 18:01