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I would like to insert a single ornament on the titlepage of my thesis, something like this:

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I have found the adforn package on CTAN and it has the exact glyph I was looking for. However, after I load the package in the preamble (\usepackage{adforn}) and give out the command for inserting the ornament (\adforn{21}, for package usage see http://mirrors.ctan.org/fonts/adforn/doc/fonts/adforn/adforn.pdf), my document fails to compile with the following error message:

Trying to make PK font OrnementsADF at 600 DPI...
Running miktex-makemf.exe...
miktex-makemf: The OrnementsADF source file could not be found. miktex-makepk
: The application file ttf2pk.exe could not be found.

I use MiKTeX on Windows 10. I have checked, the adforn package is installed correctly, at least according to MiKTeX. Yet, something is wrong, and the the simplest document can't compile.

\documentclass{article}
\usepackage[utf8]{inputenc}
\usepackage{adforn}
\begin{document}
    \adforn{21}
\end{document}

Can you help me find a solution for this? Thank you.

closed as off-topic by Henri Menke, user31729, Svend Tveskæg, Stefan Pinnow, Mensch May 28 '16 at 11:26

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    Did you run updmap.exe from the command line? – Bernard May 27 '16 at 15:40
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    It was an error in the miktex installation. It will be fixed in the next update. In the meantime add \pdfmapfile{=OrnementsADF.map} – Ulrike Fischer May 27 '16 at 15:40
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    @Ulrike Fischer: on my system, updmap.cfg contains a reference to this font (I mean, the distribution file, not my personal updmap.cfg). – Bernard May 27 '16 at 15:42
  • @Bernard: Just ran updmap.exe as administrator, the problem persists. – 1amarr May 27 '16 at 15:47
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    I'm voting to close this question as off-topic because this problem is due to a regression in MikTeX, which will be fixed in the next update (according to Ulrike Fischer). – Henri Menke May 28 '16 at 10:04

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