[OS X TeX] MathTimes Pro

Gary L. Gray gray at engr.psu.edu
Thu Dec 13 22:54:33 EST 2007

On Dec 13, 2007, at 10:43 PM, Richard Seguin wrote:

> On Dec 13, 2007, at 10:02 AM, Gary L. Gray wrote:
>> On Dec 13, 2007, at 8:20 AM, Themis Matsoukas wrote:
>>> On Dec 13, 2007, at 4:14 AM, Jan Erik Moström wrote:
>>>> Are there any problems using these fonts on a Mac?
>>>>                 jem
>>> I have MathTime Pro Lite (from PC TEX) and they work fine on the  
>>> mac under MacTex (and previously under Gerben's setup).
>> I am using the MathTime Professional 2 fonts (also from PCTeX <http://www.pctex.com/mtpro2.html 
>> >) on a very large project and they are working beautifully.
>> Regards,
>> Gary
> How tedious and difficult are these to install? I have as yet to use  
> anything but standard CM math fonts. How does one tell LaTeX to use  
> the MathTimes Pro fonts rather than CM fonts? Is this a one line  
> entry in the document?

They were quite easy to install. Very complete instructions have been  
posted on the list by Bruno Voisin, though he includes information  
that would not be needed if you buy the fonts from PCTeX, don't need  
to convert old fonts, need plain TeX support, etc. For me, it was  
simply a matter of moving the files to all the right places in:


and then enabling the appropriate font maps using (in the Terminal):

sudo updmap-sys --disable belleek.map


sudo updmap-sys --enable Map mtpro2.map

Once this is all done, you can use the fonts by simply adding:


to your document preamble. For example, I use:


which selects T1 encoding, the additional text companion symbols, and  
MathTımeProfessional along with Adobe Times (ptm) and Helvetica. It  
leaves the the default typewriter font (CM Typewriter) unchanged. As  
you can see, it also adds a bunch of options to the mtpro2 package.

If you decide to get the fonts and have trouble installing them, let  
me know and I can put together a list of what I have and where it is  

All the best,

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