Chapter 5. Advanced Topics

Managing Font Map Files

Information about outline fonts is stored in a file by the name of This file is created in the course of the setup/update process. It can be manually created by running initexmf --mkmaps. depends on the file updmap.cfg. This configuration file contains declarative instructions (see updmap.cfg(5)), which will be used to build


The contents of should never be edited directly. Your modifications get lost when you install new packages.

For example, follow these steps if you want to add an entry for the font map file

  1. Run initexmf --edit-config-file updmap.

  2. Insert the following line at the end of the file:

  3. Save the file and close the editor.

  4. Run initexmf --mkmaps to rebuild the font map files.