[metapost] missing font warning on console

Taco Hoekwater taco at elvenkind.com
Fri May 4 11:02:43 CEST 2007

Hi Stephan,

Stephan Hennig wrote:
> Creating an empty file mpost.map in the working directory makes MetaPost
> happy and the warning on the console disappears.  Still, it can't find
> cmr10 for embedding the font into the output.  Unfortunately, it seems
> the only way to get aware of this is by inspecting the log file (here
> MetaPost v0.994).  What is the rationale for this?  I'd expect warnings
> about missing font resources going to the console as well.  Otherwise I
> had to look at the log file too often - just to be sure.

I agree, and I'll look into this. There will be a patch release

> PS:  The map file read by pdftex is called pdftex_dl14.map in the MiKTeX
> distribution.  To solve the problem with missing font resources one has
> to add the line

That's why it tries mpost.map first. I've added searching pdftex.map
only as a last-ditch effort to make the metapost beta in texlive2007
work properly. Ideally, there should be an mpost.map file.

Best wishes, Taco

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