Awhile ago, I had a problem with inDesign CS2. After installing, when I launched the application, I was given a message “Missing Required System Fonts or Cmap Files” – or something to that effect. After zero help from Adobe’s solution, or the support forums – which already had a thread on the subject – it quickly became obvious that I had to find the files I was missing. With some help over iRC, I was sent a copy of the files, pasted them in the correct location, and everything worked fine. Going back to the Adobe Forums, I posted my method for solving the problem, and my email for anyone who wanted them. My inbox was soon flooded.

Although I have been hosting the archive of the files on my site for awhile, I haven’t quite moved the instructions here either. Just getting another email from someone for the files (probably because they didn’t read the entire thread), it reminded me to do this.

You can download the “Missing System Fonts and Cmap Files” for inDesign here.

Below are further instructions.

The missing files folders go in the following directory:
C:Program FilesCommon FilesAdobeFontsReqrd

In that directory, there should be a CMaps Folder. The following files that should be in there are:

78-EUC-H
78-EUC-V
78-H
78-RKSJ-H
78-RKSJ-V
78-V
78ms-RKSJ-H
78ms-RKSJ-V
83pv-RKSJ-H
90ms-RKSJ-H
90ms-RKSJ-V
90msp-RKSJ-H
90msp-RKSJ-V
90pv-RKSJ-H
90pv-RKSJ-V
Add-H
Add-RKSJ-H
Add-RKSJ-V
Add-V
Adobe-CNS1-0
Adobe-CNS1-1
Adobe-CNS1-2
Adobe-CNS1-3
Adobe-CNS1-4
Adobe-GB1-0
Adobe-GB1-1
Adobe-GB1-2
Adobe-GB1-3
Adobe-GB1-4
Adobe-Japan1-0
Adobe-Japan1-1
Adobe-Japan1-2
Adobe-Japan1-3
Adobe-Japan1-4
Adobe-Japan1-5
Adobe-Japan1-6
Adobe-Japan2-0
Adobe-Korea1-0
Adobe-Korea1-1
Adobe-Korea1-2
B5-H
B5-V
B5pc-H
B5pc-V
CNS-EUC-H
CNS-EUC-V
CNS1-H
CNS1-V
CNS2-H
CNS2-V
ETen-B5-H
ETen-B5-V
ETenms-B5-H
ETenms-B5-V
ETHK-B5-H
ETHK-B5-V
EUC-H
EUC-V
Ext-H
Ext-RKSJ-H
Ext-RKSJ-V
Ext-V
GB-EUC-H
GB-EUC-V
GB-H
GB-V
GBK-EUC-H
GBK-EUC-V
GBK2K-H
GBK2K-V
GBKp-EUC-H
GBKp-EUC-V
GBpc-EUC-H
GBpc-EUC-V
GBT-EUC-H
GBT-EUC-V
GBT-H
GBT-V
GBTpc-EUC-H
GBTpc-EUC-V
H
Hankaku
Hiragana
HKdla-B5-H
HKdla-B5-V
HKdlb-B5-H
HKdlb-B5-V
HKgccs-B5-H
HKgccs-B5-V
HKm314-B5-H
HKm314-B5-V
HKm471-B5-H
HKm471-B5-V
HKscs-B5-H
HKscs-B5-V
Hojo-EUC-H
Hojo-EUC-V
Hojo-H
Hojo-V
Identity-H
Identity-V
Katakana
KSC-EUC-H
KSC-EUC-V
KSC-H
KSC-Johab-H
KSC-Johab-V
KSC-V
KSCms-UHC-H
KSCms-UHC-HW-H
KSCms-UHC-HW-V
KSCms-UHC-V
KSCpc-EUC-H
KSCpc-EUC-V
NWP-H
NWP-V
RKSJ-H
RKSJ-V
Roman
UniCNS-UCS2-H
UniCNS-UCS2-V
UniCNS-UTF16-H
UniCNS-UTF16-V
UniCNS-UTF32-H
UniCNS-UTF32-V
UniCNS-UTF8-H
UniCNS-UTF8-V
UniGB-UCS2-H
UniGB-UCS2-V
UniGB-UTF16-H
UniGB-UTF16-V
UniGB-UTF32-H
UniGB-UTF32-V
UniGB-UTF8-H
UniGB-UTF8-V
UniHojo-UCS2-H
UniHojo-UCS2-V
UniHojo-UTF16-H
UniHojo-UTF16-V
UniHojo-UTF32-H
UniHojo-UTF32-V
UniHojo-UTF8-H
UniHojo-UTF8-V
UniJIS-UCS2-H
UniJIS-UCS2-HW-H
UniJIS-UCS2-HW-V
UniJIS-UCS2-V
UniJIS-UTF16-H
UniJIS-UTF16-V
UniJIS-UTF32-H
UniJIS-UTF32-V
UniJIS-UTF8-H
UniJIS-UTF8-V
UniJISB-UCS2-H
UniJISPro-UCS2-HW-V
UniJISPro-UCS2-V
UniJISPro-UTF8-V
UniJISX0213-UTF32-H
UniJISX0213-UTF32-V
UniKS-UCS2-H
UniKS-UCS2-V
UniKS-UTF16-H
UniKS-UTF16-V
UniKS-UTF32-H
UniKS-UTF32-V
UniKS-UTF8-H
UniKS-UTF8-V
V
WP-Symbol

You may also be missing a Base folder. It should be in the same Reqrd directory as the CMaps folder. The files that belong in this folder are:
wmbi____.afm
wmbi____.inf
wmbi____.pfb
wmbi____.pfm
wmb_____.afm
wmb_____.inf
wmb_____.pfb
wmb_____.pfm
wmi_____.afm
wmi_____.inf
wmi_____.pfb
wmi_____.pfm
wmr_____.afm
wmr_____.inf
wmr_____.pfb
wmr_____.pfm

If you have a Base and CMaps folder, but not all of the files, make sure inDesign isn’t running, delete both folders, and replace them with the ones available in the archive linked above. Relaunch inDesign, and everything should be fine. If you have any problems, don’t hesitate to comment.

-Update

It’s been 2 years, and almost 40GB later since I posted the files!! WOW! It has been great being able to help so many people, and I can’t believe a 2mb file has been caused 40GB of bandwidth!

If you have been helped, please consider donating to my paypal, any amount will be appreciated and will go to my hosting.

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As always, the files are available here:

.RAR
.ZIP

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