[tex-live] "Can't find font" : which step(s) have I overlooked ?

Lars Madsen daleif at imf.au.dk
Wed Feb 10 15:02:52 CET 2010

Philip TAYLOR wrote:
> Attempting to compile Guido Herzog's "fancy border"
> example (extract below), I am told by PdfLaTeX :
>> !pdfTeX error: pdflatex.exe (file WebOMintsGD):
>> Font WebOMintsGD at 1200 not found
>>  ==> Fatal error occurred, no output PDF file produced!
> I have WebomintsGD.tfm in H:\TeX\Live\2009\texmf\local\fonts, 
> WebomintsGD.pfb in H:\TeX\Live\2009\texmf\local\fonts\type1\local,
> uwebo.fd in H:\TeX\Live\2009\texmf\local\tex\latex\misc,
> this entry
>     WebOMintsGD WebOMintsGD <WebOMintsGD.pfb
> in both copies of PdfTeX.map, I have asked TLMGR
> to update the file name databases, and have now
> run out of ideas :-(  What vital step(s) have
> I overlooked, please ?

I don't think it is a good idea to manually change pdftex.map

I have

  WebOMintsGD WebOMintsGD <WebOMintsGD.pfb

in webo.map, which is located in


ran texhash to make sure webo.map can be found, aka

kpsewhich webo.map

then enabled it

updmap-sys --enable Map webo.map

I use it via






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