I use MiKTeX/pdflatex (This is pdfTeX, Version 3.1415926-2.4-1.40.13 (MiKTeX 2.9 64-bit) (preloaded format=pdflatex 2013.4.12)). Even when I compile a plain, nearly empty document



I get 16 warnings of the following form:

pdfTeX warning: pdflatex.exe (file C:/Users/<username>/AppData/Local/MiKTeX/2.9/pdfte
x/config/pdftex.map): invalid entry for `PTMono-<Slanted or BoldSlanted>-tlf-<somestring>--base': SlantFo
nt/ExtendFont can be used only with embedded Type1 fonts

where <somestring> has short values such as x2, il2, or t2c.

Whenever I update MiKTeX, I synchronize the package database (before and after, though I probably need to do it only once) and I click "Refresh FNDB" and "Refresh Formats" within the MiKTeX Options menu.

What is happening? How can I get rid of the 16 warnings?

For a more general question about keeping one's MiKTeX installation free of inconsistencies, see this question: How should one maintain and update a MiKTeX installation?

  • 1
    To the relevant folks in charge of MiKTeX (and paratype): Once this has been fixed, please let this community know, and someone can replace this comment by another one (or an edit of the question or of the answer) saying that paratype is ready to be added back in again without giving these warnings. – Lover of Structure Apr 13 '13 at 18:38

That is an problem with the packaging (by MiKTeX) of package paratype. Delete it, update formats and refresh FNDB and your system should run again. There is an error with the map file as far as I remember.

Before I do the update I always have a look on MiKTeXs homepage to see, if there are problems known with/after a update. There is no way to be always safe. Errors happen ...

  • Now the homepage has a link to this Q&A group, but was there information before then? Just checking. – Lover of Structure Apr 13 '13 at 1:53
  • @LoverofStructure Someone is always the first to notice the issue … – Speravir Apr 13 '13 at 2:23
  • Thanks -- this really helped. A follow-up question: should one leave paratype uninstalled, or is it important to reinstall it? – Josh O'Brien Apr 13 '13 at 8:46
  • 2
    @JoshO'Brien I'm sure this error will be fixed soon; it is/was a problem of packaging, not a problem of package paratype. – Mensch Apr 13 '13 at 9:48

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.