arsclassica provides minor modifications to the classicthesis package. Both provide checks in their .sty files for the minionprospacing passed to classicthesis. The problem is that pdflatex yields an error when classicthesis is loaded with minionprospacing, arsclassica is loaded after it, and any sectioning command is used:

[Loading MPS to PDF converter (version 2006.09.02).]
) (/usr/local/texlive/2013/../texmf-local/tex/latex/MinionPro/mt-MinionPro.cfg)
Chapter 1.

kpathsea: Running mktextfm MinionPro-Subh-osf-ot1
/usr/local/texlive/2013/texmf-dist/web2c/mktexnam: Could not map source abbreviation M for MinionPro-Subh-osf-ot1.
/usr/local/texlive/2013/texmf-dist/web2c/mktexnam: Need to update /usr/local/texlive/2013/texmf-dist/fonts/map/fontname/special.map?
mktextfm: Running mf-nowin -progname=mf \mode:=ljfour; mag:=1; nonstopmode; input MinionPro-Subh-osf-ot1
This is METAFONT, Version 2.718281 (TeX Live 2013)

kpathsea: Running mktexmf MinionPro-Subh-osf-ot1
! I can't find file `MinionPro-Subh-osf-ot1'.
<*> ...; nonstopmode; input MinionPro-Subh-osf-ot1
Please type another input file name
! Emergency stop.
<*> ...; nonstopmode; input MinionPro-Subh-osf-ot1
Transcript written on mfput.log.
grep: MinionPro-Subh-osf-ot1.log: No such file or directory
mktextfm: `mf-nowin -progname=mf \mode:=ljfour; mag:=1; nonstopmode; input MinionPro-Subh-osf-ot1' failed to make MinionPro-Subh-osf-ot1.tfm.
kpathsea: Appending font creation commands to missfont.log.
! Font OT1/MinionPro-OsF/m/n/14.4=MinionPro-Subh-osf-ot1 at 14.4pt not loadable
: Metric (TFM) file not found.
<to be read again> 
l.9 \chapter{A Chapter}

At first I thought there was some conflict with the sans-serif font (Iwona), but I can use \textsf etc. and the document is processed as long as no sectioning commands are used.

Minion Pro is installed properly as far as I can tell (I used the fonts that came with Adobe Reader and FontPro), as the document is processed successfully when no sectioning commands are used or when arsclassica is not loaded.

Any ideas? I hope this is not something incredibly obvious. :-)



\usepackage{arsclassica} % Comment out to make this compile.


\chapter{A Chapter} % Comment out while arsclassica is loaded to make this work.
\textsf{Random sans-serif text.}



1 Answer 1


The problem is that classicthesis loads the MinionPro package with the opticals option, but the fonts that came with Adobe Reader were only the basics (noopticals option: normal, bold, italics, bold italics).

This is easily fixed by passing noopticals as a \documentclass option (which will be passed on to MinionPro), and also replacing \textssc with \textsc in the \spacedallcaps and \spacedlowsmallcaps declarations in arsclassica.sty. classicthesis defines these two commands using \textssc because it uses the main font for headings – since arsclassica uses iwona, we need to replace the Minion Pro-specific \textssc with the generic \textsc.








\chapter{A Chapter}

\section{A Section}

\subsection{A Subsection}


Somewhere deep in arsclassica.sty:


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