I'm a LaTeX beginner and I tried to compile a LaTeX document without results. The error displayed is:

Couldn't find `ps.cfg'

miktex-maketfm: No creation rule for font psyr.

! Font \csname\endcsname=psyr at 10.95pt not loadable: Metric (TFM) file not fo und. \endgroup \set@typeset@protect l.116 \newpage ?

By reading this error I suppose that is related to a font (but I am not sure). Here is the list of package that I use:


Is there anyone that could help me?

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    If you are using MiKTeX or TeX Live, is the TeX distribution package symbol installed? Apr 1, 2013 at 12:53
  • Maybe you should remove some packages step by step, providing a MWE that help can be done more effiency.... Apr 1, 2013 at 12:54
  • @HeikoOberdiek thanks, this fixed the error for me (on macOS X, so no apt-get)
    – Matt
    Apr 19, 2018 at 12:28

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Please try the following MWE:


\section{Symbol psyr}

It should compile without error and results in a font table. If it does not compile you have a problem like that @Heiko mentioned in his comment ...

Fonttable Symbol


I got the same error, but after doing

sudo apt-get install texlive-fonts-recommended

it worked.

This may also be relevant.

  • On TexLive for macOS, the packages that are necessary to be installed and solve the error are collection-fontsextra, collection-fontsrecommended, and collection-fontutils. Installed with a macOS application: TeX Live Utility.
    – Aryo
    Nov 5, 2020 at 5:30

Alternativelly, you can use tlmgr gui to install package symbol as Heiko Oberdiek pointed out.

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