Salman Khilji <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> writes:

    > I found out that while trying to install the latest ConTeXt over
    > whatever came with texlive2003-inst-20030928.iso, I screwed up
    > somewhere and ConTeXt would not even generate me a pdf file with
    > cmr fonts.

    > So here is what I did.

    > 1) I deleted everything about TeX from my system 2) Installed
    > TeXLive from the iso with default options.  I did not change
    > anything.  Just accepted the defaults.  3) I did not install the
    > latest ConTeXt.  I think I will be fine with whatever comes with
    > TeXLive as of Sept, 2003.  4) Now I can generate a hello world pdf
    > file with cmr fonts just fine.  5) Yes, I do have the type-akb.tex
    > on my system.  6) On the following:

    > \usetypescriptfile[type-akb]
    > \usetypescript[palatino][\defaultencoding]
    > \setupbodyfont[palatino,12pt] \starttext The quick brown fox jumps
    > over the lazy dog.  \stoptext


    > I get the following errors:

    <big snip of log messages>

Here is the essence of your problem:
 
    > kpathsea: Running mktexmf ec-uplr8a ! I can't find file
    > `ec-uplr8a'.  <*> ...jfour; mag:=1; nonstopmode; input ec-uplr8a

You don't have the proper font files in place to use the postscript
typescripts as they come in the default ConText.  For what it is worth,
neither did the Slackware 9.1 distribution that I have.

If you have the locate command installed (and the the locate database is
uptodate), run the following commands to see just what font files are on
your system:

locate uplr | grep .tfm
locate uplr | grep .pfb
locate uplr | grep .afm

If you don't have locate, use the find command to see which palatino
font files you have and where they are located. Post the results back
here. 

Also post the results of:

grep uplr /path/to/pdftex.cfg
grep pplr /path/to/pdftex.cfg

On my system the uplr8a files are mapped to the pplr8a names in
pdftex.cfg, but there are no pplr.pfb files. I ended up writing my own
typescript files before I got the URW palatino fonts to work in ConTeXt.
Bill McClain's website was a big help in this.


-- 
Larry Stamm
http://www.larrystamm.com

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