[texhax] Can't get Tex Live 2012 to communicate with fonts

William Adams will.adams at frycomm.com
Thu Oct 4 19:59:35 CEST 2012

On Oct 1, 2012, at 3:04 PM, <phoenix at chass.utoronto.ca> <phoenix at chass.utoronto.ca> wrote:

> Recently we downloaded Texlive 2012 (for Windows) after using a much older
> version of Tex (DOS based).
> When I try to tex a file, I get this error message:
> kpathsea: Running mktexfm caslr.mf
> The command name is C:\texlive\2012\bin\win32\mktexmf
> name = caslr, rootname = caslr, pointsize =
> mktexmf: empty or non-existent rootfile!
> Cannot find caslr.mf
> kpathsea: Appending font creation commands to missfont.log
> !Font \rmH=caslr at 20.0pt not loadable: Metric (TFM) file not found.
> Any suggestions?

Copy caslr.mf in from your old distribution into an appropriate place in the new and re-fresh the filename database (unless you put it somewhere that doesn't need the refresh --- it should work if in the same directory as the .tex file).


William Adams
senior graphic designer
Fry Communications
Sphinx of black quartz, judge my vow.

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