[OS X TeX] Times New Roman
Peter_Dyballa at Web.DE
Wed Aug 11 14:08:04 EDT 2010
Am 11.08.2010 um 01:15 schrieb david craig:
> I need to use Times New Roman for a proposal, not Times.
> (found with google) do the job?
This package uses either Adobe's Times or its substitute from urw++,
depending on your setup. And this setup also decrees whether this font
is downloaded into the PDF output or not (Times is one of a few
standard fonts which do not need to be embedded into the PDF).
In case you have Times New Roman available as PostScript fonts in
standard encoding (something like 8a) or as TrueType font in its
Unicode encoding, then you could set up your TeX distribution to
download all fonts into the PDF. This is best achieved with a private
fonts and MAPs setup using just updmap without sudo and without -sys
in the name. Then find the responsible MAP file (for example
this file in a text-only editor (nano, pico, vi, GNU Emacs...) and
find at the beginning of the line a TeX font name starting with "ptm".
These lines will have in their last column, usually, font file's name
as in "<ptmr8a.pfb". Times New Roman comes from Monotype, so Times New
Roman should have font names starting with "mtm" instead of "ptm".
Make all the necessary changes, save the MAP file. Then create a
directory which either will hold the Times New Roman font files or
their copies or UNIX (hard or symbolic) links to the Times New Roman
mkdir -p ~/Library/texmf/fonts/type1/monotype/mtm
Put the originals or their copies of the UNIX links into this
directory and rename them accordingly, as you recorded it in the MAP
file. Then pdflatex!
When using pdfTeX to convert your TeX source to PDF, directly, you can
also use TrueType fonts which also need to be re-encode as the
standard PostScript Type 1 fonts. Of course you should then install in
Once you've finished pdfTeX'ing you can simply remove the whole
~/.texlive<year> tree and also the ~/Library/texmf/fonts/<whatever>/
monotype/mtm branches. No hashing is necessary.
Know thyself. Need help, call GOOGLE.
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