I'm trying to use the Roboto font in a beamer presentation, built with pdftex. I installed the roboto package, but when trying to build, I get the following error:

Trying to make PK font Roboto-Light-lf-t1--base at 657 DPI...
Running miktex-makemf.exe...
miktex-makemf: The Roboto-Light-lf-t1--base source file could not be found.

Running ttf2pk.exe...
miktex-makepk: PK font Roboto-Light-lf-t1--base could not be created.
!pdfTeX error: pdflatex.EXE (file Roboto-Light-lf-t1--base): Font Roboto-Light- lf-t1--base at 657 not found

I tried running updmap.exe in a console, both as user and admin, but it didn't resolve the problem. An MWE is included below.






 \frametitle{First slide}
  \item Item
  \item Item


Update: I just tried updating my packages and saw that the roboto package is obsolete. Could this have something to do with the error? Does this mean I can't use the font?

closed as off-topic by user36296, ebosi, Przemysław Scherwentke, Zarko, Werner Dec 19 '16 at 17:53

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  • Which tex system do you use? – Ulrike Fischer May 22 '15 at 19:19
  • @UlrikeFischer MiKTeX 2.9 with the TeXworks editor. – Mangara May 22 '15 at 19:33
  • I can use the font without problems (and my system is up-to-date). Perhaps the package has been renamed. Synchronize in the package manager (user and admin) in the repository menu your package database and run updates. Run also updmap. – Ulrike Fischer May 22 '15 at 21:54
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    @Stormie Not with pdftex. I ended up switching to XeTeX, which was quite painless and made this very easy (it can use system fonts). – Mangara Feb 9 '16 at 20:21
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    I'm voting to close this question as off-topic because solved by switching to xelatex – user36296 Dec 19 '16 at 17:05

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