I'm having trouble using Droid Sans, and other fonts from the LaTeX font catalogue.

Using the following MWE:



trying out typefaces

I get the following output when I run pdflatex test.tex:

 (/usr/share/texlive/texmf-dist/tex/latex/base/t1enc.def)) (./test.aux)
 (/usr/share/texlive/texmf-dist/tex/latex/droid/t1fds.fd) [1{/home/martin/.texmf
 -var/fonts/map/pdftex/updmap/pdftex.map}] (./test.aux)
 kpathsea: Running mktexpk --mfmode / --bdpi 600 --mag 1+0/600 --dpi 600 DroidSans-01
 mktexpk: don't know how to create bitmap font for DroidSans-01.
 mktexpk: perhaps DroidSans-01 is missing from the map file.
 kpathsea: Appending font creation commands to missfont.log.
 !pdfTeX error: pdflatex (file DroidSans-01): Font DroidSans-01 at 600 not found
==> Fatal error occurred, no output PDF file produced!

Indeed, there is no mention of DroidSans in my local pdftex.map in ~/.texmf-var, but there is in /usr/share/texlive/texmf-dist/fonts/map/pdftex/updmap/pdftex.map.

What can I do to make pdflatex find the correct file?

I'm running Kubuntu 14.04 with "texlive-full" installed.



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