# Which Times package provides better typesetting for text and math?

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{amsmath} % AMS packages
\usepackage[libertine,cmintegrals,cmbraces,vvarbb]{newtxmath}
\usepackage[scr=boondoxo]{mathalfa}% Extra math symbols
\usepackage{bm}% Extra bold faces
% Define semibold shape for typewriter family
{\ttfamily}
\DeclareFontShape{\encodingdefault}{\ttdefault}{sb}{n}{<->ssub*\ttdefault/b/n}{}
``````

However, there are several other Times packages, 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, and matchning with different fonts like Linux Libertine? A similar question is sked 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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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 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 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 at 11:52
@void-pointer thanx. I use `microtype`. And I have `T1` encoding. –  Aydin Mar 12 at 11:56
Could you define what you mean by "times-like"? You are not using it in a way I understand and I gather from the comments that I'm not alone. This isn't meant as a criticism - it is just that "times-like" in this context usually means something like a substitute for times, a font which is or looks very like times, and perhaps also has the same metrics. But that wouldn't include Libertine which doesn't look much like times. So obviously you have something else in mind. –  cfr Dec 13 at 4:15