I'm using MiKTeX 2.9 and have recently installed the Minion Pro fonts for use with pdftex. I followed the instructions available on CTAN to install them.

Everything works as expected, but in place of the Greek letter epsilon I get a box with a cross (see below), and the following warning:

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I found the issue was reported here, but I still can't fix it. xelatex works fine, but I'd like to to stick to pdftex so I can use microtype.




Text here. $\epsilon$


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UPDATE: a set of instructions for the installation of the up-to-date FontPro scripts with MiKTeX can be found here.

  • Which version of the MinionPro font do you have? (You can check with otfinfo.) My (working) version is Version 2.103;PS 2.000;hotconv 1.0.67;makeotf.lib2.5.29150, which I got from (IIRC) Adobe Reader 10 under MacOS X. Dec 14, 2012 at 16:41
  • @ChristianClason My version is 2.103;PS 2.000;hotconv 1.0.67;makeotf.lib2.5.29150 (Adobe Reader 10 under Windows 7).
    – nnunes
    Dec 16, 2012 at 11:20

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You should update your encoding files. The scripts on CTAN are long out of date; the most up-to-date version (forked from the scripts on CTAN) can be found at https://github.com/sebschub/FontPro/.

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This issue has also been raised for the new scripts, but could not be reproduced so far. Maybe some answer will emerge.

(Workaround: use \varepsilon.)

  • the use of fontenc makes no difference. (I've updated my MWE in any case.)
    – nnunes
    Dec 14, 2012 at 13:29
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    Then you should try reinstalling the font using the latest scripts I linked to; that is the version I (successfully) tested. Dec 14, 2012 at 13:32
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    If you have a bash shell (e.g., from a cygwin installation) and the required tools, it should work under Windows. You should not change the PATH variable, but run the makeall script exactly as the instruction say: If you've unzipped everything into the folder (say) FontPro, you should create a subfolder otf under FontPro and then run from the FontPro folder (!) ./scripts/makeall MinionPro. Dec 14, 2012 at 15:57
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    Interesting and good to know that the scripts on CTAN are outdated. I think that should be mentioned there with a link to updated scripts.
    – Jörg
    Dec 14, 2012 at 16:11
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    @ChristianClason I contacted Sebastian Schubert about installing FontPro with MiKTeX, but he explained he hadn't tried it yet. I'll post a new question here on the SE later on today!
    – nnunes
    Dec 18, 2012 at 16:15

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