SOLVED -- Re: [NTG-context] pdfetex can't find map files

Matt Gushee mgushee at
Sat Dec 11 02:11:04 CET 2004

Matt Gushee wrote:

>   Warning: pdfetex (file \
>     cannot open font map file
> The files exist and are world-readable, so the above must mean that 
> pdfetex just can't find them.

Thomas Esser has explained that pdfetex uses $TEXPSHEADERS (or maybe 
$PSHEADERS) as the search path for map files. So I added


to TEXPSHEADERS in my texmf.cnf, and now everything works fine.

It seems a little strange that pdf(e)tex doesn't use TEXFONTMAPS. Maybe 
it will in the future? Perhaps Hans can comment on that.

Thanks to all.

Matt Gushee
Englewood, CO, USA

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