[OS X TeX] [off-topic] best font set for using Times?

Gary L. Gray gray at engr.psu.edu
Mon May 7 14:44:49 EDT 2007

I am seeking guidance from those of you who really know font  
aesthetics. :-)

We have been using Computer/Latin Modern as the font for the  
textbooks we are writing. Given that we have nothing better to do,  
our publisher has recently decided that Times is the font that they  
want to use. :-) Since we want a *full* set of fonts to use with AmS- 
LaTeX, we did some searching and found the MathTime Professional 2  
Fonts from the PCTeX folks at:


We have purchased the fonts and have implemented them, but we must  
say that we don't find the kerning to be as good as with Latin Modern  
and the subscript and superscript placement in mathematics looks  
sloppy. Are we hallucinating? Is character placement *really* not as  
good? Are the MathTime Professional 2 Fonts the best set to be using  
for implementing Times in LaTeX?

Any advice/input would be greatly appreciated.

All the best,

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