I am trying to use the winfonts package on Windows 8. I installed according to instructions—copied them to texmf-local, edited local config files, update the file names and map files. When I compile this test file under pdflatex,







three of the fonts display correctly (Georgia, Franklin Gothic and Impact) while the other three are displayed only as ▯▯▯▯▯▯. What is the cause of this?

I'm using TeXLive 2012, last updated on 2012-12-26.

The log file is very long, but there is something interesting

pdfTeX warning: pdflatex.exe (file c:/Windows/fonts/verdana.ttf): glyph `a' not found

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  • Show the log-file. – Ulrike Fischer Dec 26 '12 at 10:20
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    An alternative would be to use XeLaTeX or LuaLaTeX and use fontspec to load systems fonts. – Guido Dec 26 '12 at 11:12
  • @Guido: I know that. But pdflatex is much faster. This is not an urgent matter, but it would be better to have a faster compilation. – Siyuan Ren Dec 26 '12 at 12:27
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    This probably means that your verdana.ttf version doesn't contains glyph names and you will need (at least) an .enc file which uses the uniXXXX notation. See tug.org/TUGboat/Articles/tb30-1/tb94thanh.pdf. (I can't make tests, I don't have windows8 and it works fine with my version of the fonts.) – Ulrike Fischer Dec 26 '12 at 13:00
  • C. R. Do you already solve this problem with winfonts package on windows 8 ? I have the same problem. Can you help me? – user33009 Jun 30 '13 at 10:00

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