[Tex/LaTex] Local font installation problems


Recently I tried to reinstall the MathTimePro II fonts in my local texmf directory. I already have Lucida fonts installed which works fine. So I carefully copied all the relevant files/folders to the directories, added the new Map entry in the local updmap.cfg file and executed texhash/mktexlsr and updmap-sys. However my new font does not work, I get the following error:

Document Class: article 2007/10/19 v1.4h Standard LaTeX document class
(./MTPro2 LaTeX test.aux)
map/pdftex/updmap/pdftex.map}] [2] [3] (./MTPro2 LaTeX test.aux)
kpathsea: Running mktexpk --mfmode / --bdpi 600 --mag 4+0/600 --dpi
2400 mt2exf gsftopk: fatal: map file `cid-base.map' not found.
mktexpk: don't know how to create bitmap font for mt2exf. mktexpk:
perhaps mt2exf is missing from the map file. kpathsea: Appending font
creation commands to missfont.log.  )

!pdfTeX error: /usr/texbin/pdflatex (file mt2exf): Font mt2exf at 2400
not foun d

==> Fatal error occurred, no output PDF file produced!

It knows where to find mtpro2.sty in the local directory but can't find the fonts which are basically next door!

I have gone through a lot of online remedies but none have helped. I even restored the pdftex to an older version and started all over. The problem seems to be that the pdftex.map file does not have the fonts despite there being a map entry for mtpro2.

PS: I am using TeXShop/TeXLive (2011) on OS X 10.6.

Best Answer

The key is here:


You have, on some occasion, run updmap (not updmap-sys) and your TeX system uses the generated pdftex.map sitting in your personal tree.

Remove that file, so that the TeX system will use the global pdftex.map file.

To be on the safe side, after removing the file run from the Terminal the following commands:

sudo tlmgr generate updmap
sudo updmap-sys --enable-map <name>.map

(Change <name> into the correct name of the file in the MTPro distribution.)

In any case, adding the line


before \begin{document} should make pdfTeX able to find the correct map file.