# how use Adobe Times Roman SmallCaps with LaTeX

I'm running TeXLive 2011 under Mac OS X and have How do I go about installing and using the actual Adobe Type 1 (`.pfb`) Times Roman SC (small caps) and Times Roman Bold SC fonts? I have those Type 1 files. (Does `mathptmx` or some other package already include the needed .`tfm`'s? Where would I find the .map file to add? Anything else to do?)

Update: progress so far.

Following `fontinstallationguide.pdf`, I did the following:

(1) Renamed the Adobe-distributed `tirsc___.*` to `ptmrc8a.*`, and `tibsc___.*` to `ptmbc8a.*`, where `*` is `pbf`, `pfa`, `pfm`, or `arm`.

(2) Create `.fd`, `.pl`, and `.vpl` files by TeXing the driver file:

``````% ptm-drv.tex
\input fontinst.sty
\needsfontinstversion{1.926}
\recordtransforms{ptm-rec.tex}
\latinfamily{ptm}{}
\endrecordtransforms
\bye
``````

(3) Compile the `.tmf` and `.vpl` files by using `pltoft` and `vptovf`.

(4) Did not yet copy the created files into my local texmf tree (`~/Library/texmf`).

Problem: There are overlaps already between system versions of some of these files and the newly-generated versions that would go into the local tree. For example, consider `t1ptm.fd`:

• The local version includes entries `\DeclareFontShape{T1}{ptm}{m}{sc}{<-> ptmrc8t}{}` and `\DeclareFontShape{T1}{ptm}{b}{sc}{<-> ptmbc8t}{}` which already appear in the system version.
• The local version includes entry `\DeclareFontShape{T1}{ptm}{bx}{sc}{<->ssub * ptm/b/sc}{}` which does not appear in the system version.

So what will happen when a LaTeX document is processed that calls for the Times-Roman SC font? Will the local `.fd` override the system `.fd`? (If so, then the additional, essential, entries such as `\DeclareFontShape{T1}{ptm}{m}{n}{<-> ptmr8t}{}`in the system version won't be read!)

Or, will the entries in both the local version and system version be processed? Will this create any conflicts? If so, how resolve?

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You can consult the Font Installation Guide available at

http://mirrors.ctan.org/info/Type1fonts/fontinstallationguide/fontinstallationguide.pdf

or

http://texdoc.net/texmf-dist/doc/fonts/Type1fonts/fontinstallationguide.pdf

that explains step by step how installing new fonts. The "LaTeX Font Guide"

http://texdoc.net/texmf-dist/doc/latex/base/fntguide.pdf

will tell you how to integrate the fonts with `mathptmx`.

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fontinstallationguide.pdf doesn't seem to suffice. I have Adobe tirsc___.pfb, tirsc___.pfm, tibsc___.pfb, tibsc___.pfm. I renamed them ptmrc8a.pfb, ptmrc8a.pfm, pfmb8a.pfb, pfmb8a.pfm, respectively. I then tex'ed file ptm-drv.tex: `\input fontinst.sty \needsfontinstversion{1.926} \recordtransforms{ptm-rec.tex} \latinfamily{ptm}{} \endrecordtransforms \bye` but this creates only .fd files and no .pl or .vpl (and ptm-rec.tex is empty). Similarly for pfm-drv.tex. What's wrong? How proceed? –  murray Aug 4 at 20:58