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LaTeX Error: Font expansion error

📅 2014-May-19 ⬩ ✍️ Ashwin Nanjappa ⬩ 📚 Archive

Problem

You compile a LaTeX document and get this error:

pdfTeX error (font expansion): auto expansion is only possible with scalable fonts.

Solution

Install the cm-super fonts package to fix this error:

$ sudo apt-get install cm-super

Tried with: Ubuntu 14.04