[XeTeX] xetex can't find font

Orm Finnendahl o.finnendahl at inm.mh-freiburg.de
Sat Mar 31 13:45:50 CEST 2012


 trying to render a plain tex document with custom installed fonts
using the xetex binary gives the following error:

> kpathsea: Running mktexpk --mfmode / --bdpi 600 --mag 1+0/600 --dpi \
> 600 fssb8a.pfa
> mktexpk: don't know how to create bitmap font for fssb8a.pfa.
> kpathsea: Appending font creation commands to missfont.log.
> ** WARNING ** Could not locate a virtual/physical font for TFM "fssb8r".
> ** WARNING ** >> This font is mapped to a physical font "fssb8a.pfa".
> ** WARNING ** >> Please check if kpathsea library can find this font: fssb8a.pfa

Checking with kpathsea gives:

> orm at varese:~$ kpsewhich fssb8a.pfa
> /usr/share/texmf-texlive/fonts/type1/public/scala_sans/fssb8a.pfa
> orm at varese:~$ kpsewhich fssb8r.tfm
> /usr/share/texmf-texlive/fonts/tfm/public/scala_sans/fssb8r.tfm
> orm at varese:~$ kpsewhich fssb8t.vf
> /usr/share/texmf-texlive/fonts/vf/public/scala_sans/fssb8t.vf

I'm on Ubuntu 10.04 Linux and this is what I also checked:

- The postscript file actually is at the indicated position.

- the eplain, tex and dvips binaries have no problem to render their
  respective outputs of the file and find the font descriptions.

- updmap and updmap-sys show the inclusion of the respective map files
  for scala_sans.

I'm on Ubuntu 10.04 Linux and this is the xetex version information:

orm at varese:~$ xetex --version
XeTeX 3.1415926-2.2-0.9995.2 (TeX Live 2009/Debian)
kpathsea version 5.0.0
Copyright 2009 SIL International and Jonathan Kew.

Any help is greatly appreciated!

Prof. Orm Finnendahl
Studio für elektronische Musik und Akustik
Musikhochschule Freiburg
Schwarzwaldstr. 141
79102 Freiburg
Tel.: +49-761-31915-167

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