I just found the package xcookybooky to compile a cook book. After installation of the packages (xcookybooky, cookingsymbols, ifsym and emerald fonts), i expected to compile the example.tex who stay in the package.

I run the code with pdfLaTeX and LaTeX gives me this error : Font U/cookingsymbols/m/n/14.5=cookingsymbols at 14.5pt not loadable: Metric (TFM) file not found. \end{recipe}

I just comment the [ngerman] option of the babel package and the corresponding \begin{otherlanguage}...\end{otherlanguage} in the example.tex. But i'm not sure it was a problem for the font size of a symbol...

How can i fix that problem and hope to compile my own recipe book (: ?

  • The metric files should be created automatically when you use the package for the first time - however, you can also create them manually from the file cookingsymbols.mf using Metafont (see tex.stackexchange.com/questions/142592/… the mf command at the end of the answer for an example).
    – Marijn
    Oct 2, 2018 at 21:55

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Thanks to @Marijin , i could understand where was the problem. The new installed fonts were not totally available.

I solved the problem by installing :

 sudo apt-get install texlive-fonts-recommended
 sudo apt-get install texlive-fonts-extra
 sudo apt-get install texlive-lang-german

For some reason, the package needs some unicode available only in ngerman option of babel package. So i had to install and reset this option in the preamble.

Thanks for the help, problem solved !

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