[OS X TeX] Times New Roman

Peter Dyballa 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.
> Will
> \usepackage{mathptmx}
> (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   
~/.texlive<year>/texmf-var/fonts/map/pdftex/updmap/pdftex.map). Open  
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  
font files:

	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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