[OS X TeX] Anybody having success with mbboard?

Markus S youcontrol at hispeed.ch
Wed Aug 8 09:51:19 EDT 2007


does anybody manage to get the packages mbboard running (using 
TeXLife-2007, OS X 10.4.10, Intel)? I wanted to use them to get 
blackboard greek characters. Latin blackboard characters can be 
obtained with amsfontf, amssymb, or txfonts.

I am getting the error that it cannot find the mbb10.mf file. I have 
put all mbbXX.mf files both into 
~/Library/texmf/tex/latex/misc/mytex/... and into 

The full error message is:

bboard.dcl)) (./test-bb.aux)kpathsea: Running mktextfm mbb10
mktextfm: Running mf-nowin -progname=mf \mode:=ljfour; mag:=1; 
nonstopmode; input mbb10
This is METAFONT, Version 2.71828 (Web2C 7.5.6)
kpathsea: Running mktexmf mbb10

! I can't find file `mbb10'.
<*> ...e:=ljfour; mag:=1; nonstopmode; input mbb10

Please type another input file name
! Emergency stop.
<*> ...e:=ljfour; mag:=1; nonstopmode; input mbb10

Transcript written on mfput.log.
grep: mbb10.log: No such file or directory
mktextfm: `mf-nowin -progname=mf \mode:=ljfour; mag:=1; nonstopmode; 
input mbb10' failed to make mbb10.tfm.
kpathsea: Appending font creation commands to missfont.log.

! Font OT1/mbb/bx/n/10=mbb10 at 10.0pt not loadable: Metric (TFM) file not foun
<to be read again>
l.10 $\bbalpha

See also my other post about the issues with the alternative for greek 
blackboard characters, mathbbol.



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