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LaTeX error: Font not loadable

📅 2014-May-14 ⬩ ✍️ Ashwin Nanjappa ⬩ 🏷️ error, font, latex ⬩ 📚 Archive

Problem

Compiling the LaTeX for certain journals gives this error:

Font OT1/ptm/m/n/10=ptmr7t at 10.0pt not loadable: Metric (TFM) file not found

Solution

This indicates that some font its needing is not available on the system. This error typically goes away after install the extra fonts available in the TeXLive distribution:

$ sudo apt-get install texlive-fonts-recommended

Tried with: Ubuntu 14.04