I am using the package Fourier for fonts, which doesn't work very well with \textsc. I have received a very nice suggestion to use the package erewhon. However, it requires font encodings that I don't have, like T2A and possibly others (the package requires also on T2B, T2C, and LY1; I'm not sure neither if all of them are required nor if I'm missing all of them).

Here's a sample code:


And this is an abbridge of the I get:

$ pdflatex src.tex
This is pdfTeX, Version 3.14159265-2.6-1.40.17 (TeX Live 2016/Debian) (preloaded format=pdflatex)
restricted \write18 enabled.
entering extended mode
LaTeX2e <2017/01/01> patch level 1
Babel <3.9r> and hyphenation patterns for 4 language(s) loaded.
Document Class: article 2014/09/29 v1.4h Standard LaTeX document class
`erewhon' v1.05, 2016/02/05 Style file for Erewhon (m_sharpe), based on Heurist
ica (a_panov) and, ultimately, Utopia.

! Package fontenc Error: Encoding file `t2aenc.def' not found.
(fontenc) You might have misspelt the name of the encoding.

Please note that the issue is not that I have not a \usepackage{fontenc} in my preamble. The package loads the encodings by itself. The issue is that I do not have the encodings it requires.

So is there a replacement for erewhon? Or perhaps is there a way to make it work with only the T1 font encoding?

I could certainly install the missing encodings, but I'd rather stick with what my distribution defaults to. That means less trouble when sharing LaTeX code with co-workers.

  • Just skimming the manual for it, doesn't it say that it supports those font encodings including T1, so what exactly is your problem?
    – daleif
    Feb 20, 2017 at 16:07
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    Your TeX distribution is incomplete. I can't find a reason for the package to require the Cyrillic encodings, but this should be easily solved if you tell what TeX distribution you're using.
    – egreg
    Feb 20, 2017 at 16:39
  • @egreg the log says tl16 debian
    – daleif
    Feb 20, 2017 at 16:41
  • I'd say apt-get install texlive-lang-cyrillic
    – egreg
    Feb 20, 2017 at 16:44
  • I'd like a solution that does not involve installing packages. So far I'm going with the following workaround: \DeclareRobustCommand{\textsc}[1] {{\usefont{T1}{erewhon-TLF}{m}{sc}\selectfont #1}}. This only does part of Erewhon's job, so it's suboptimal. I'd be happy with better suggestions...
    – giusti
    Feb 20, 2017 at 18:27

1 Answer 1


I believe that doing

apt-get install texlive-lang-cyrillic

should solve the issue.

On the other hand, the last version of erewhon.sty (version 1.072, released 2017/02/21) has removed the dependency on Cyrillic encodings.

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