I am trying to build a CV with pdflatex (MikTeX) but it fails. The error is as follows:

Trying to make PK font XCharter-Roman-tlf-sc-t1--base at 720 DPI...

Running miktex-makemf.exe...

miktex-makemf: The XCharter-Roman-tlf-sc-t1--base source file could not be found. Running ttf2pk.exe...


: PK font XCharter-Roman-tlf-sc-t1--base could not be created.

Process exited with error(s)

NOTE: I checked the available config files (updmap.cfg) files for the Map XCharter-Roman-tlf-sc-t1--base.map entry. I found the entry in the file MiKTeX 2.9\miktex\config\updmap.cfg.

What else can I do to fix this problem?

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    Run updmap on the command line. – Ulrike Fischer May 3 '16 at 19:24
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    The command prompt should tell you where you are, when you call updmap. E.g C:\test> means that you are in C:\test. – Ulrike Fischer May 5 '16 at 12:37
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    It works.. Thank you @UlrikeFischer for your help... The suggestion is as follows: Add the following in \updmap.cfg # xcharter Map XCharter.map And then run updmap again. – M S May 5 '16 at 16:13
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    I had the exact same problem, and the above comment solves the problem. Thanks! – Hsien-Chih Chang 張顯之 Nov 29 '16 at 22:38
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    I'm voting to close this question as off-topic because it has been solved in the comments. – schtandard Jul 31 '19 at 12:59

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