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an error on Mac but not on PC: maybe due to missing font

Postby gc_zhao » Wed Sep 25, 2013 2:49 am

I used to write my thesis on a PC, and have successfully complied the thesis. The template I am using is downloaded from this website:

The master file in the zip files is thesis.tex. Everything is OK on a PC. However, recently I switched to Mac (texshop + texlive 2013) and I need to revise my thesis based on examiners' reports. Then the Texhshop stopped and return the following error information:

  1. (./thesis.aux)
  2. (/usr/local/texlive/2013basic/texmf-dist/tex/latex/psnfss/t1pplx.fd)
  3. kpathsea: Running mktextfm pplr9e
  4. mktextfm: Running mf-nowin -progname=mf \mode:=ljfour; mag:=1; nonstopmode; input pplr9e
  5. This is METAFONT, Version 2.718281 (TeX Live 2013)
  7. kpathsea: Running mktexmf pplr9e
  9. ! I can't find file `pplr9e'.
  10. <*> ...:=ljfour; mag:=1; nonstopmode; input pplr9e
  12. Please type another input file name
  13. ! Emergency stop.
  14. <*> ...:=ljfour; mag:=1; nonstopmode; input pplr9e
  16. Transcript written on mfput.log.
  17. grep: pplr9e.log: No such file or directory
  18. mktextfm: `mf-nowin -progname=mf \mode:=ljfour; mag:=1; nonstopmode; input pplr9e' failed to make pplr9e.tfm.
  19. kpathsea: Appending font creation commands to missfont.log.
  21. ./thesis.tex:63: Font T1/pplx/m/n/10.95=pplr9e at 10.95pt not loadable: Metric
  22. (TFM) file not found.
  23. <to be read again>
  24. relax
  25. l.63 \begin{document}
  27. ?
  28. Process aborted

I searched the forum, and it seems that I missed some font. However, I cannot figure out what package or font I should install to fix this problem.


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Postby localghost » Wed Sep 25, 2013 11:26 am

Make sure that at least the PSNFSS bundle is installed correctly on the Mac. The template loads the custom anuthesis package with the option palatino, which in turn requires the mathpazo package from that bundle.

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