This is the document:

This text is in Russian: проверка.

This is what TeXLive on Mac OS says:

This is pdfTeX, Version 3.1415926-1.40.10 (TeX Live/MacPorts 2009_6)
entering extended mode
LaTeX2e <2009/09/24>
Babel <v3.8l> and hyphenation patterns for english, usenglishmax, dumylang, noh
yphenation, loaded.
Document Class: article 2007/10/19 v1.4h Standard LaTeX document class

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

What am I doing wrong?

1 Answer 1


You could install the cyrillic package. This package contains the missing file t2aenc.def which is required for the T2A encoding.

On ubuntu, use this command:

sudo apt-get install texlive-lang-cyrillic
  • 10
    Thanks, I installed it with sudo port install texlive-lang-cyrillic
    – yegor256
    Commented Nov 8, 2010 at 13:12
  • 2
    On Ubuntu: sudo apt-get install texlive-lang-cyrillic.
    – user4417
    Commented Apr 22, 2021 at 11:24

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