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hello,

I have Ubuntu 12.04 and I'm trying to install a IEEE template to create a .tex document. I have tried both methods of the following tutorial, but none worked:
https://softwareexperiments.wordpress.c ... in-ubuntu/
When I try to compile it, it outputs errors like these:
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`! I can't find file `nullfont'. <*> ...ljfour; mag:=1; nonstopmode; input nullfont Please type another input file name ! Emergency stop. <*> ...ljfour; mag:=1; nonstopmode; input nullfont Transcript written on mfput.log.! I can't find file `pplr7t'. <*> ...:=ljfour; mag:=1; nonstopmode; input pplr7t Please type another input file name ! Emergency stop. <*> ...:=ljfour; mag:=1; nonstopmode; input pplr7t Transcript written on mfput.log. grep: pplr7t.log: No such file or directory`

I don't understand what's wrong, I was able to make it work on a 10.04 seamlessly.
john84141

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Joined: Fri May 11th, 2012

Hi John,

welcome to the board!

The second message probably means that the Palatino font is missing on your system.

Perhaps post the complete .log file as attachment. For this, click on "Upload attachment" below the edit text field when writing a post.

Stefan

Stefan_K

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Joined: Mon Mar 10th, 2008
Location: Hamburg, Germany

hello,
Yes it might be that, I just installed this new system, and I didn't install any fonts yet, so if there are patent issues, maybe some of them aren't given by default.
I tried installing the package 'mss-corefonts-installer' but the same errors are displayed. What should I do to install the missing fonts ?
john84141

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Joined: Fri May 11th, 2012

I would install the newest TeX Live over the internet, not the Ubuntu version from 2009. Perhaps this solves the issue. Furthermore, there's a script called getnonfreefonts which you could use.

Regarding `\nullfont`, from the TeXbook:

The primitive control sequence `\nullfont` stands for a font that
has no characters. This font is always present, in case you haven't
specified any others.

Please show a small minimal working example, which produces this error, so we see which packages and which settings are involved. Furthermore, please post your .log file.

Stefan

Stefan_K

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Joined: Mon Mar 10th, 2008
Location: Hamburg, Germany

I had the same problem, also using Ubuntu 12.04. I solved it (as suggested here http://tex.stackexchange.com/questions/ ... tion-issue ) by installing the package 'texlive-fonts-recommended'.
Hope this helps.
dafrick

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Joined: Wed Jun 13th, 2012