I'm experiecing a rather strange bug with the minionpro package. When using lining figures (package option lf), the number 3 in \itshape produces the following error:

!pdfTeX error: /usr/texbin/pdflatex (file /usr/local/texlive/2013/../texmf-
CharString (/three.fitted): command not valid: 0
==> Fatal error occurred, no output PDF file produced!

This happens only with the number 3, only in italic and only when using the lf option (minionpro uses old style figures by default). It's worth mentioning that I used FontPro to install minionpro.

Here's an MWE that produces the error:


\itshape Number 3

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    I'm using MiKTeX 2.9 and have also used FontPro to install minionpro, but I can't seem to reproduce that error. Your MWE works fine for me.
    – nnunes
    Aug 9, 2013 at 8:16
  • If you don't mind checking, what version of the Minion Pro font did you use? I used 2.112 from the latest version of Adobe Reader for OS X.
    – lyxicon
    Aug 9, 2013 at 22:57
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    My working version is Version 2.030;PS 2.000;hotconv 1.0.51. To notify a previous commenter, remember to mention his or her name using the @ symbol, e.g. @nnunes.
    – nnunes
    Aug 11, 2013 at 2:08

2 Answers 2


The bug in cfftot1 has been fixed in lcdf-typetools version 2.99. Use this version with recent Minion Pro font versions.


I got in contact with the author of FontPro and he was able to reproduce the issue. It turns out that the latest version of the MinionPro font (v2.112, supplied with Adobe Reader for Mac) was not playing nice with FontPro and the conversion proccess. Using the font supplied with Adobe Reader for Linux (v2.068) solved the problem.

Here you can see the three.fitted glyph that was causing the error:

minionpro three.fitted glyph error

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