This is what happens when i try compile on miktex via pdflatex command my .tex file

I have MikTex 2.9.

This problem doesn't happen with it on another computer with MiKTex 2.9

Both miktex's are just installed.

METAFONT failed for some reason

Sorry, but makepk did not succeed.

!pdfTeX error: pdflatex (file ygoth): Font ygoth at 720 not found ==> Fatal error occurred, no output PDF file produced!

Could you, please, tell what is wrong?

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    – Rmano
    Jun 15, 2016 at 13:22
  • Ok, I'll cut out the most parts of it, so it would contain the problem part, i'll need a little time
    – Binosaur
    Jun 15, 2016 at 13:37

1 Answer 1


ygoth is a type1 (pfb) font but your miktex seems not to find it. Normally this means that the map file has not been activated correctly. Try if it works if you run on the command line


You can also load the map-file manually in your document:

\test abc 
  • Thank you. Could you, please, help me with command line part. How do I use updmap? Do i type it like >>>updmap ygoth?
    – Binosaur
    Jun 15, 2016 at 20:36
  • Simply type updmap. Jun 15, 2016 at 20:58
  • Seems that nothing happened and I still have the problem
    – Binosaur
    Jun 15, 2016 at 21:22
  • I'll try the other thing you suggested upd. It helped! MiKTeX downloaded smth and no more error occured. Thank you
    – Binosaur
    Jun 15, 2016 at 21:22

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