I tried to install the Frutiger font on TexLive 2011 using Lion OS. I followed this guide:

  1. Copy the file frutiger.tar.gz to the folder /usr/local/texlive/texmf-local.
  2. Unzip the file.
  3. Open a shell and execute:

    sudo updmap-sys --enable Map=/usr/local/texlive/texmf-local/dvips/base/frutiger.map

When I try to generate a PDF that uses Frutiger font, I get the following error:

!pdfTeX error: /usr/texbin/pdflatex (file pfrr8r): Font pfrr8r at 540 not found

 ==> Fatal error occurred, no output PDF file produced!

Any hints how to solve that?

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Did you also execute the command sudo mktexlsr or, equivalently, sudo texhash?

Additional suggestion: Do you maybe have an older version of some TeX installation floating around somewhere on your system? The reason I ask is that the error message mentions /usr/texbin/pdflatex, whereas the executables of MacTeX2011 should be located somewhere under /usr/local/texlive/2011/...

Third and final suggestion :-) Have you specified the T1 font encoding in your TeX program? (I believe the Frutiger fonts from the CTAN only work with T1, and maybe TS1.) If this doesn't work, I give up! Hopefully, others will come up with better suggestions. OK: here's a final suggestion: You should provide a MWE of your problems, so that others can at least try to replicate it.

  • Yes both of them. Sep 16, 2011 at 11:57
  • Not that I'm aware of. It is a brand new macbook and i only installed MacTex2011 and nothing else. But how can I double check it? Sep 16, 2011 at 12:11
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    On the Mac, /usr/texbin is (roughly) a symbolic link to the currently chosen tex distribution. It will ultimately resolve correctly to the relevant texlive directory. So seeing /usr/texbin in the log is correct.
    – Alan Munn
    Sep 16, 2011 at 12:24
  • Thanks. Do you also know where I can find this T1 font encoding in TexShop or TexWorks? I didn't find it in the preferences. Sep 16, 2011 at 13:32
  • One specifies the "T1" font encoding by issuing the command \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} in the document's preamble.
    – Mico
    Sep 16, 2011 at 14:10

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