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My journal publisher’s class file uses newtx fonts, so I’ve tried to update my MikTeX installation. The MikTeX package manager reports that all of newtxtt, newtxsf, minion2newtx and newtx itself (only the last is new) are installed. I’ve run (as administrator and as myself) updmap as well as FNDB. A simple hello world file (appended) will compile and produce a dvi, but converting it to pdf or viewing it in yap or … tries to run miktex-makepk to make pk fonts and these fail. Compiling with pdflatex (which is what I’d really like to do) fails in the same way:

Trying to make PK font ntx-Regular-tlf-t1 at 600 DPI...
Running miktex-makemf.exe...
miktex-makemf: The ntx-Regular-tlf-t source file could not be found.
Running ttf2pk.exe...
miktex-makepk: PK font ntx-Regular-tlf-t1 could not be created.

Yap->Document Properties reports that it finds:

ntxmi, txmi in Program Files (x86)\MikTex 2.9\fonts\vf\public\newtx\...
rtxmi and rtxptmn in Users\steve\AppData\Local\MikTex\2.9\fonts\pk\mo…
mtxmi and ntx-Regul.. are Not loadable

My settings show the following roots

c:ProgramData\MikTex\2.9     [CommonData]
c:\Program Files (x86)\MiKTeX 2.9   [CommonInstall]

updmap reports:

$ updmap --verbose | grep newt
C:/Program Files (x86)/MiKTeX 2.9/fonts/type1/public/newtx: skipping, existing cache is valid: 73 fonts, 0 dirs
C:/Program Files (x86)/MiKTeX 2.9/fonts/type1/public/newtxsf: skipping, existing cache is valid: 4 fonts, 0 dirs
C:/Program Files (x86)/MiKTeX 2.9/fonts/type1/public/newtxtt: skipping, existing cache is valid: 4 fonts, 0 dirs
C:/Program Files (x86)/MiKTeX 2.9/fonts/opentype/public/newtx: skipping, existing cache is valid: 4 fonts, 0 dirs

I’m not a font guru at all. With type1 and opentype fonts, are pk fonts needed (this question no doubt reveals my ignorance)? I’m not sure, of course, whether I have all the T1 fonts here. Googling suggests I need the .mf files to create the pk fonts, but .mf files are not present in the installed packages AFAICT.


Hello world.

\[ Hello maths world \]


marked as duplicate by egreg, Zarko, Marco Daniel, Kurt, barbara beeton Feb 25 '17 at 19:43

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    I already sent you an answer to the texhax list (and I don't like such crosspostings without notices that the question has already been asked elsewhere). – Ulrike Fischer Feb 25 '17 at 15:59

This turned out to be a failure to put newtx.map in the updmap.cfg file. Following an answer on this site to manual font installation, perform the following as administrator:

a) initexmf --edit-config-file updmap

This creates a updmap.cfg file in C:\users\steve\AppData\Roaming\MiKTeX\2.9\config and opened up Notepad. [If this file already exists it will open up that existing file for further editing]. I inserted a single line:

Map newtx.map

which I saved.

b) initexmf -u

c) updmap

Pdflatex, yap etc will now find the appropriate T1 fonts. In this sense it doesn't answer the question as posed since there is no need for the PK fonts.

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