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I'm getting the following error when trying to compile the following very minimal example with MiKTeX:

\documentclass{article}

\usepackage[T1]{fontenc}
\usepackage{kpfonts}

\begin{document}
test
\end{document}

The error I get is

hb/AppData/Local/MiKTeX/2.9/pdftex/config/pdftex.map}]
(D:\dump\tex\tmp\test.aux) )Trying to make PK font jkpmn8r at 600 DPI...
Running miktex-makemf.exe...
miktex-makemf: The jkpmn8r source file could not be found.
Running ttf2pk.exe...
miktex-makepk: PK font jkpmn8r could not be created.

!pdfTeX error: pdflatex (file jkpmn8r): Font jkpmn8r at 600 not found
 ==> Fatal error occurred, no output PDF file produced!

It compiles perfectly on my Ubuntu machine with TeX Live 2011, but not on my Windows machine with MiKTeX 2.9 (just updated all packages as well).

I detected this when trying to compile my thesis on my Windows machine, which produced the following error:

[5
! pdfTeX error (font expansion): auto expansion is only possible with scalable
fonts.
\@EveryShipout@Output ...@Org@Shipout \box \@cclv

l.47

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

It appears it has something to do with the kpfonts package since the minimal example compiles when I comment it out, but why does it work on my Ubuntu machine then?

  • It seems that the Kp fonts are not properly installed, since MiKTeX is trying to produce them with Metafont, which of course can't succeed. – egreg Oct 12 '11 at 20:03
  • Odd, since I installed it using MiKTeX's own package installer. I'll try reinstalling it when I get home. – gablin Oct 13 '11 at 7:40
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    It looks as if your pdftex.map is in the user profile. This means that you will have to run updmap as user (not updmap --admin) to update it. – Ulrike Fischer Oct 13 '11 at 8:37
  • @UlrikeFischer: Sounds like a probable problem and solution. Will try that first before reinstalling the package. – gablin Oct 13 '11 at 9:29
  • @UlrikeFischer: That solved it! Could you please post that as an answer so I can accept it? – gablin Oct 14 '11 at 15:02
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It looks as if your pdftex.map is in the user profile. This means that you will have to run updmap as user (not updmap --admin) to update it.

  • Sorry for bothering you on such an old post. But can you give me a hint how to do that, where can I change the updmap ? – Aymane Fihadi Dec 10 '17 at 13:52
  • @AymaneFihadi updmap is a command that you should run in a command line. Google to find out how to open one in windows. – Ulrike Fischer Dec 10 '17 at 14:28
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    Thank you very much. I had the same problem and your solution worked. For the coming ignorant like me, It is simple; you open windows cmd then type updmap. Et voilà! – Aymane Fihadi Dec 11 '17 at 1:14
  • Thank you Aymane, this worked perfectly for me! – witizer Dec 15 '18 at 14:47

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