[NTG-context] A font problem with the stand-alone Windows distribution

Ville Voipio ville.voipio at kpatents.com
Wed Jan 18 20:40:26 CET 2006

A font problem -- again. I am so sorry.

I try to use the URW postscript fonts with the stand-alone 
mswincontext.zip distribution. Everything else seems to work fine, but 
when I say:


I get a bunch of complaints from Acroread, and it uses Helvetica 
everywhere. (The same happens with Postscript instead of pos.)

The reason is rather clear, the log has the following rows:

   Warning: pdfetex.exe (file ptmb8y): Font ptmb8y at 79 not found
   Warning: pdfetex.exe (file pcrr8y): Font pcrr8y at 55 not found
   Warning: pdfetex.exe (file pcrr8y): Font pcrr8y at 86 not found

So, the system tries to find the Adobe fonts which I do not have. Their 
URW counterparts are included in the stand-alone distribution, but the 
system does not seem to look for the u***** fonts.

I do not claim to understand the complete font mess, but ConTeXt seems 
to get the right map files:

   fonts           : resetting map file list
   fonts           : using map file: original-base
   fonts           : using map file: ec-public-lm
   fonts           : using map file: ec-base
   fonts           : using map file: original-ams-base
   fonts           : using map file: original-public-lm
   fonts           : using map file: texnansi-base
   fonts           : using map file: texnansi-urw-times
   fonts           : using map file: original-youngryu-tx
   fonts           : using map file: texnansi-urw-helvetica
   fonts           : using map file: texnansi-urw-courier

What goes wrong? I am using the newest mswincontext.zip downloaded just 
a half an hour ago, the log says:

   ConTeXt  ver: 2006.01.09  fmt: 2006.1.9  int: english  mes: english

Thanks for all hints. And once again, sorry for spamming the list with 
YAFP (Yet Another Font Problem).

- Ville

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