I cannot seem to find a solution that works and sufficiently explains what I need to do.
I do not use Latex much, so please explain as if I don't know how Latex works, because that's mostly true.
When I build a Latex file (using TeXStudio to generate PDFs, but I've also used other Tex IDEs), a gigantic log file is always created. The logfile itself is > 5 MB!!
The reason for this is a myriad of warnings captured in the log file like this (I have a Mac, if it matters):
/Library/TeX/texbin/pdflatex (file /usr/local/texlive/2018/texmf-var/fonts/map/pdftex/updmap/pdftex.map): fontmap entry for `ts1-zi4nr' already exists, duplicates ignored
Duplicates are ignored, the document compiles, but these warnings are so tiresome and tedious.
Attempts to Date
So, I looked into
updmap and ran
There are many maps (approx. 200), but they are all located in one file:
So I cannot delete that file, obviously, since it contains all the fonts.
After first trying to find an easy way to suppress all errors, and ineffectively using
\hbadness=10000 to suppress them, I've just tried to ignore these senseless errors for months. But it slows down any progress I need to do any time I need to go back and touch Latex.
Please help, as I'm about to give up on Latex and go back to RevealJS, which cannot really do the job as well as Latex, for my purposes.