I would like to use the Linux Libertine Font for my document; as suggested here I have inserted this 3 code lines in the preamble of the input file


Compiling the code I obtained this error massage

File `libertinust1math.sty' not found.

I downloaded the package from here and put the folder in

C:\Program Files (x86)\MiKTeX 2.9\tex\latex\libertinust1math

Finally, following what suggested here, I refreshed FNDB as admin. Now the error message is:

Font LS1/libertinust1math/m/n/10=libertinust1-mathrm at 10.0pt not loadable: Metric (TFM) file not found. }]

Can someone help me to solve the problem? (I'm working on Windows10, with MikTeX 2.9 and TeXstudio)

2 Answers 2


Your problem is of the same kind as the one stated here, i.e. the map file of the font is not activated.

To solve this issue, open a command window and type the following:

initexmf --edit-config-file updmap

This will open the file updmap.cfg in a text editor window. Add the line

Map libertinust1math.map

to the file and save it. Then run

initexmf --mkmaps

and everything should work as expected.

  • I tried with your suggestion, but now I obtain these messagges: Running miktex-makemf.exe... miktex-makemf: The libertinust1-mathit source file could not be found. Running hbf2gf.exe... hbf2gf (CJK ver. 4.8.4) Couldn't find libertinust1-math.cfg' miktex-maketfm : No creation rule for font libertinust1-mathit. before the usual error message posted above.
    – Andrea
    Jul 29, 2016 at 14:59
  • I'm afraid my knowledge concerning font installation is rather limited. If the solution above didn't work for you, I can't help you any further. :-(
    – einbandi
    Jul 31, 2016 at 12:46
  • thaks for your help anyway. I was wondering if my installation procedure (i.e. download the package and put it in the folder specified above) was correct. Any idea?
    – Andrea
    Aug 1, 2016 at 8:31
  • I'm not sure if it makes any difference for MiKTeX's ability to find the files, but I'd suggest the following: download the .zip archive from the link you provided and place the contents of each of the archive's subfolders in the respective MiKTeX directory. E.g. place the contents of afm in .../MiKTeX 2.9/fonts/afm. afm, enc, map, tfm and type1 all can be found under .../fonts. You may place the contents of the archive's tex subfolder in a new folder MiKTeX 2.9/tex/latex/libertinust1math and those of the doc subfolder under MikTeX 2.9/doc/latex/libertinust1math.
    – einbandi
    Aug 1, 2016 at 8:51
  • Then refresh the FNDB. It can sometimes be helpful to do this twice: once "normally" and once as admin. After all that, you might have to again apply the solution in my answer above, though I'm not sure about that.
    – einbandi
    Aug 1, 2016 at 8:54

Are you willing to try it the LuaLaTeX way? Does not require much by way of learning. MWE:

% !TeX program = LuaLaTeX
% !TeX encoding = UTF-8
\setmainfont{Linux Libertine O} % Note the O
\setmathfont{Libertinus Math}
I detest math.\par
Math: $x$\par

The first two lines are meta-instructions to TeXWorks, which might not apply to your setup. Note that there is no call to the Libertine or Libertinus packages! Calling those packages is actually counter-productive, in this case. If the Open Type fonts *.otf are in your system and can be found, then they will be loaded without regard for any map files or metrics.

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