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I'm trying to compile a file using dvips. I use MikTex 2.9 on Windows 10. However, MikTeX fails to install the font I use: @antquabr7t. (See error output below.) Alternatively, I try to include a similar font with \usepackage but this also fails with similar errors: E.g. with \usepackage[bitstream-charter]{mathdesign} \usepackage[T1]{fontenc}

Questions:

1- How can I solve this problem?

2- How can I compile with dvips including this font?

3- Also, is this font so exotic that other people wouldn't be able to print the file, once the ps file is converted to pdf via ps2pdf?

Here is the output I get from MikTeX:

2018-11-04 22:08:34,292Z INFO miktex-makepk - starting with command line: miktex-makepk --enable-installer --verbose @antquabr7t 16592 8000 2+592/8000 ljfour 2018-11-04 22:08:34,292Z INFO makepk - Trying to make PK font @antquabr7t at 16592 DPI... 2018-11-04 22:08:34,292Z FATAL miktex-makepk - Specified BDPI (8000) doesn't match ljfour resolution (600). 2018-11-04 22:08:34,292Z FATAL miktex-makepk - Specified BDPI (8000) doesn't match ljfour resolution (600). 2018-11-04 22:08:34,292Z FATAL miktex-makepk - Info: 2018-11-04 22:08:34,292Z FATAL miktex-makepk - Source: 2018-11-04 22:08:34,292Z FATAL miktex-makepk - Line: 0 2018-11-04 22:08:35,609Z INFO miktex-makepk - starting with command line: miktex-makepk --enable-installer --verbose

Minimal Working Example, issuing similar mistakes with the \usepackage option:

%&latex
\documentclass[11pt]{article}

\usepackage[bitstream-charter]{mathdesign}
\usepackage[T1]{fontenc}   

\begin{document}

\title{Article Title}
\author{Author}
\date{\today}
\maketitle

\begin{abstract}
Testing fonts
\end{abstract}

\section{About Template}

Hello World

\end{document}

For the Min Work Exmple above I get the following error:

2018-11-05 13:06:40,434Z INFO miktex-makemf - starting with command line: miktex-makemf.exe --miktex-enable-installer --verbose md-chr8y 2018-11-05 13:06:40,443Z FATAL miktex-makemf - The md-chr8y source file could not be found. 2018-11-05 13:06:40,443Z FATAL miktex-makemf - The md-chr8y source file could not be found. 2018-11-05 13:06:40,443Z FATAL miktex-makemf - Info: 2018-11-05 13:06:40,443Z FATAL miktex-makemf - Source: 2018-11-05 13:06:40,443Z FATAL miktex-makemf - Line: 0

EDIT: Solutions thus far:

1- Use MikTex Console to install the fonts needed: go to packages in MikTex Console and find the font to install. Then update database (by right click in that window).

2- As user KGO suggeted: must execute updmap.exe in dir "C:\Program Files\MiKTeX 2.9\miktex\bin\x64"

Remaining problem: Question 3 above.

  • seems to be an infrequent problem with a font map file various suggestions include at correct level (user and admin if system wide), use package manager if possible to include the ctan package only if that's not possible then resort to manual unpack and ensure correct files are in position in your txmf tree & fndb is updated via either console tasks or initexmf --mkmaps (if not in your start up) & initexmf --update-fndb Also you could in your preamble try \usepackage{=...} \pdfmapfile{+....map} For a good guide see tex.stackexchange.com/questions/88423/manual-font-installation – KJO Nov 4 '18 at 23:58
  • @Jack what is the procedure you followed for font installation? – MadyYuvi Nov 5 '18 at 6:29
  • I use simply \renewcommand{\rmdefault}{@antquab} – Jack Nov 5 '18 at 12:23
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    Also it would be good to get a bit of up votes, so that I can have more privilege here :D – Jack Nov 5 '18 at 12:24
  • @KJO, thanks. I read the manual before asking; I find it extremely complicated...I thought maybe there are more elegant and efficient solutions. – Jack Nov 5 '18 at 12:26

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