[OS X TeX] Using MinionPro (and MnSymbol)

Michael Sharpe msharpe at ucsd.edu
Thu Apr 26 23:33:10 CEST 2012

On Apr 26, 2012, at 1:55 PM, Nestor E. Aguilera wrote:

> Hi,
> Intrigued by the recent discussions, I installed M. Sharpe's TeXFontUtility and installed MinionPro using the application.
> However, I have problems using \ell (in math). I notice that in the MinionPro documentation there is a mention that it is not provided by MnSymbol, but it doesn't typeset anyway.
> Minimal example:
> \documentclass{article}
> \usepackage{MinionPro}
> \begin{document}
> Typing $\ell$.
> \end{document}
> I get: 
> pdfTeX warning: pdflatex (file /usr/local/texlive/2011/../texmf-local/fonts/typ
> e1/adobe/MinionPro/MinionPro-It.pfb): glyph `afii61289' undefined...
> which I assume is related.
> Any suggestions?

It seems you are using a recent version of the fonts which requires you to replace the original encoding files


with newer versions that may be downloaded from


In particular, the glyph name afii61289 has been changed to uni2133, explaining your error message. I have yet to work out a way to change my installation script to reliably detect the need for the new encoding. The headers for both say the same: encoding files for MinionPro version 2.000


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