Duncan Murdoch | 31 Jan 14:59 2014
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Solution to inconsolata problems in MikTeX

Yesterday I updated my MikTeX 2.9 packages, and suddenly I couldn't 
build package manuals any more, failing with the error

  {F:/texmf/fonts/enc/dvips/fontname/8r.enc}
  !pdfTeX error: pdflatex.EXE (file ec-inconsolata): Font ec-inconsolata
  at 540 not found
     ==> Fatal error occurred, no output PDF file produced!

This is similar to a problem that people had last summer.   Here is my 
solution:

R uses the LaTeX inconsolata package to get some fixed-width fonts for 
the help pages. That package
has been going through a lot of changes lately. The problem is that I 
updated the system copy of the
packages (using "Maintenance (Admin) | Update (Admin)", but not the 
per-user copy (using
"Maintenance | Update"). Since the per-user packages have priority, this 
meant I had a mix of
obsolete and current packages visible to pdflatex, and it failed.

Doing both updates seems to have fixed things.

Duncan Murodch


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