# Can't create font file in MikTeX

I wanted to add a nice skull symbol, using the code:

\documentclass{article}
\usepackage{graphicx}
\begin{document}
\font\omding=omding
\scalebox{5}{\omding  \char194}
\end{document}


But pdflatex gives an error:

Here is my pdflatex version:

pdflatex --version
MiKTeX-pdfTeX 2.9.4225 (1.40.12) (MiKTeX 2.9)


On Linux with TexLive:

pdflatex --version
pdfTeX 3.1415926-2.3-1.40.12 (TeX Live 2011)


it gives this nice symbol:

How can I make it work with MikTeX?

I edited this answer because a comment of the op.

Please try this MWE on MIKTeX:

\documentclass{article}
\usepackage{skull} % for \skull
\begin{document}
$\skull$
\end{document}

• Ahh, I probably didn't explain the problem well. I updated the question. I needed only the skull symbol, not the table. – user4035 Apr 1 '13 at 14:05
• Then you need a font for MiKTeX including this symbol. I fear you have to search with texdoc symbols-a4 for the correct font and package ... – Mensch Apr 1 '13 at 14:23
• I tried it. It gives a black skull. And I wanted a white one :). I'll try to search for the font. Or install TeXLive on Windows. – user4035 Apr 1 '13 at 14:34
• What do you think about generating a standalone pdf/ps with this symbol in Linux, and using it instead of installing the font? pdf is a vector format, so there shouldn't be any scaling problems. – user4035 Apr 1 '13 at 18:02

I had trouble compiling a document which was using the omding font using TeX Live on Linux. It's part of the omega package. Installing that solved the issue.