I try to install Inconsolata according to http://www.ctan.org/tex-archive/fonts/inconsolata/

I did the following steps:

Mac OS X: To install, open a Terminal window and cd to inside the downloaded TDS folder.

Method A (recommended): type

sudo mkdir -p /usr/local/texlive/texmf-local/web2c
sudo cp -Rfp * /usr/local/texlive/texmf-local
sudo echo Map zi4.map >> /usr/local/texlive/texmf-local/web2c/updmap.cfg
sudo mktexlsr
sudo -H updmap-sys

But when running pdftex testfont and I enter Inconsolata I get the following output error:

This is pdfTeX, Version 3.14159265-2.6-1.40.15 (TeX Live 2014) (preloaded format=pdftex)
 restricted \write18 enabled.
entering extended mode

Name of the font to test = 
kpathsea: Running mktextfm Inconsolata
/usr/local/texlive/2014/texmf-dist/web2c/mktexnam: Could not map source abbreviation I for Inconsolata.
/usr/local/texlive/2014/texmf-dist/web2c/mktexnam: Need to update /usr/local/texlive/2014/texmf-dist/fonts/map/fontname/special.map?
mktextfm: Running mf-nowin -progname=mf \mode:=ljfour; mag:=1; nonstopmode; input Inconsolata
This is METAFONT, Version 2.7182818 (TeX Live 2014) (preloaded base=mf)

kpathsea: Running mktexmf Inconsolata

! I can't find file `Inconsolata'.
<*> ...our; mag:=1; nonstopmode; input Inconsolata

Please type another input file name
! Emergency stop.
<*> ...our; mag:=1; nonstopmode; input Inconsolata

Transcript written on mfput.log.
grep: Inconsolata.log: No such file or directory
mktextfm: `mf-nowin -progname=mf \mode:=ljfour; mag:=1; nonstopmode; input Inconsolata' failed to make Inconsolata.tfm.
kpathsea: Appending font creation commands to missfont.log.
! Font \testfont=Inconsolata not loadable: Metric (TFM) file not found.
<to be read again> 
\startfont ...ont \testfont =\fontname \spaceskip 
                                                  =0pt \leftline {\sevenrm T...

\init ...test = } \read -1 to\fontname \startfont 
                                                  \message {Now type a test ...
l.208 \ifx\noinit!\else\init

So what do I have to do now?

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    Have you tried inconsolatazi4 instead of just inconsolata. It got renamed at some point – ArTourter Jul 12 '15 at 16:16
  • I want to compile this book: github.com/hadley/ggplot2-book and need to install Inconsolata as mentioned there. So I followed the steps on ctan.org/tex-archive/fonts/inconsolata Is this inconsolata or inconsolatazi4? – JerryWho Jul 12 '15 at 16:22
  • You don't need to install it. It is part of MacTeX. Installing it will only create problems later. I recommend removing the files you installed manually, rerunning sudo mktexlsr /usr/local/texlive/texmf-local and then running sudo updmap-sys again. – cfr Jul 12 '15 at 16:59
  • To use it: \usepackage{zi4}. Or \usepackage{inconsolata}. – cfr Jul 12 '15 at 17:00
  • Unfortunately the original code uses \setmonofont[Mapping=tex-ansi]{Inconsolata}. With this code I get errors. When replacing it with one of the above commands I get lots of other errors (not sure if the new ones are related to the inconsolata commands...) – JerryWho Jul 12 '15 at 18:30

I'm also trying to compile ggplot2-book, and the following code replacement solves this particular error for me:


Now it's back to the other one thousand errors involved in compiling this package...

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