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I am using libertine and newtxmath packages in my document for typesetting by pdflatex. The following code shows the fonts setup.

\usepackage[oldstyle,semibold,type1]{libertine}% Linux Libertine font
\usepackage{textcomp}% Required to get special symbols
\usepackage[lf,semibold]{MyriadPro}% Sans Serif font
\usepackage[scaled=.85]{beramono}% Typewriter font 
\usepackage{mathtools,amssymb,amsthm} % AMS packages    
\usepackage[scr=boondoxo]{mathalfa}% Extra math symbols
\usepackage{bm}% Extra bold faces
% Define semibold shape for typewriter family
\usepackage{soul} % For increased spacing of capitals and small caps

However, there are several other Times-like packages in wide sense, most notably Tex Gyre Termes and the recently released STIX package for latex. Which times-like package does a better job for typesetting text and math in latex, i.e. better typography, more symbols, matching math script fonts? I am specially interesetd in modern vesrions like Time New Roman and even lighter derivatives like Linux Libertine with more complete set of weights and shapes. A similar question was asked Here. Should I keep using newtx or switch to a newer package like STIX?

P.S. boondoxo font package provides both lowercase and uppercase calligraphic math symbols as well as their bold versions.

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closed as primarily opinion-based by Speravir, Joseph Wright Feb 26 '14 at 19:11

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If you load the libertine package and the newtxmath package with the libertine option, you won't get a Times-like text and math fonts but, well, Linux Libertine-like fonts. For a non-comprehensive review of the looks of various font families -- including several Times-like fonts -- that have both text and math font groups, you may want to check out tex.stackexchange.com/a/59706/5001. – Mico Mar 11 '13 at 17:55
If you are interested in achieving better line-breaking and interword spacing, I would recommend that you check out the microtype package. It allows you to customize various aspects of your fonts. – void-pointer Mar 12 '13 at 11:21
@Mico, thanks. For some people Linux Libertine is Times! because I changed ptm to libertine in university thesis style, and they did not complain. I personally prefer libertine because it is slightly lighter and still formal. For matchning math symbols, newtx does a good job. It uses the same math symbols for other times-like fonts. My question is, is it possible to get better typesetting from other times-like font packages? Are open-type math fonts such as STIX have better metrics? ... – Aydin Mar 12 '13 at 11:52
@void-pointer thanx. I use microtype. And I have T1 encoding. – Aydin Mar 12 '13 at 11:56
Note that, matchning math symbols, different weights and shapes including small caps, and detailed metrics for TeX are of interest here, since there are many well designed fonts out there. – Aydin Feb 26 '14 at 9:07

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