I'm struggling with setting up MinionPro for cyrillic text on Windows8.1 (texlive2014, not Miktex).

I followed to this guide for FontPro installation at first and then I did steps from these instructions (using Cygwin).

As a result I could compile the following code based on the code from this at least for english text:



Hello! How are you? This sentence has \textbf{bold}, \textit{italic}, and \textbf{\textit{bold italic}} characters. This sentence has \textsc{small caps}.

Здравствуйте! Как у вас дела? Это предложение имеет 
\textbf{жирные}, \textit{курсивные}, и \textbf{\textit{жирные курсивные}} буквы. Это предложение имеет \textsc{капительные буквы}.

  \psi_{nlm}(r,\theta,\rho) = \sqrt{\bigg(\frac{2}{na_0}\bigg)^3 \frac{(n - l - 1)!}{2n[(n + l)!]^3}} e^{-\rho / 2} \rho^{l} L_{n - l -1}^{2l + 1}(\rho) \cdot Y_{l}^{m}(\theta, \phi)
  y = x\tan(\theta) - \frac{g\sec^2(\theta)}{2v_0^2}x^2

enter image description here

However, I need also cyrillic text and I got errors like that:

(file c:/texlive/texmf-local/fonts/type1/adobe/minionpro/MinionPro-Bold.pfb): glyph `afii10093' undefined
(file c:/texlive/texmf-local/fonts/type1/adobe/minionpro/MinionPro-BoldIt.pfb): glyph `afii10093' undefined
(file c:/texlive/texmf-local/fonts/type1/adobe/minionpro/MinionPro-It.pfb): glyph `afii10085' undefined
(file c:/texlive/texmf-local/fonts/type1/adobe/minionpro/MinionPro-Regular.pfb): glyph `afii10047' undefined

I've done the same steps for Ubuntu without any problems with cyrillic text. Any ideas how to overcome this? I'm using only pdflatex (for math purposes).

  • 1
    You should follow the instructions from github. It should be sufficient to do ./scripts/makeall MinionPro in cygwin bash. Do not mix files from other resources. Feb 21, 2016 at 19:26

1 Answer 1


After @ArashEsbati answer I realised that I should make a new attempt. The problem is unforeseen result of using of Cygwin and texlive on Windows (you may agree that Windows often has the lowest priority for maintainer's package tests).

I've successfully overcome my troubles in that way: after complete erasing texlive2014 (with .texlive2014 data) and installing fresh texlive2015 I followed only FontPro installation guide steps as @ArashEsbati recommended.

I've typed next commands in Cygwin bash:

./scripts/install $(kpsewhich -var TEXMFLOCAL)  
mkdir -p --parents $(kpsewhich -var TEXMFLOCAL)/web2c
echo Map MinionPro.map >> $(kpsewhich -var TEXMFLOCAL)/web2c/updmap.cfg
mktexlsr $(kpsewhich -var TEXMFLOCAL)

(from this answer)

However, after all these steps for some unknown reasons %MinionPro.map section in file c:/Users/$USER/.texlive2015/texmf-var/fonts/map/pdftex/updmap/pdftex.map was empty causing errors like font MinionPro-Regular-lf-l1-t1 at 382 not found. You could verify if you have any records about MinionPro in your pdftex.map via command:

less `kpsewhich pdftex.map` | grep MinionPro*

To overcome the problem I just copied required lines from proper Linux-texlive pdftex.map to Windows-texlive pdftex.map and it began to work. I think it is reasonable to share MinionPro.map generated by Linux-updmap on FontPro font data (enc, tfm, pfb, etc.): link.

I have no idea why didn't MinionPro start work properly from the first time. enter image description here

  • 1
    Is TEXMFLOCAL in your home directory? For TeX Live, it is recommended never to use updmap. I'm not sure about Cygwin. Maybe special considerations apply there. But unless you know that and how to adapt to them, probably this is the usual updmap problem. It looks as though you've previously done something to get files for updmap in maybe TEXMFHOME but have updated stuff for TEXMFLOCAL. Home trumps local and only one is read. Let me find you the reference.
    – cfr
    Feb 22, 2016 at 3:39
  • 1
    Please read my question/answer on this topic. Otherwise you are likely to continually encounter things which fail with fonts for 'unknown reasons'.
    – cfr
    Feb 22, 2016 at 3:40
  • @cfr Very useful answer, now I'm understanding what happened. I confirm that I used getnonfreefonts in order to gain garamondx-font. So now I need to reinstall the full TexLive-distribution and remake all the procedures again with knowledge about updmap and updmap-sys. Much obliged for your expanation! By the way, TEXMFLOCAL is corresponding to C:/texlive/texmf-local variable (I checked it via command kpsewhich -var TEXMFLOCAL).
    – aestet
    Feb 22, 2016 at 11:34
  • You don't need to reinstall TL. There are instructions in my answer about 'what to do if you read this too late...'! In most cases, reinstalling TeX Live won't even help.
    – cfr
    Feb 22, 2016 at 17:37
  • 1
    It's okay, I didn't do it. Too expensive and unreasoned action. Thank you for mentioning that section directly, it's what I need.
    – aestet
    Feb 22, 2016 at 23:43

You must log in to answer this question.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged .