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When we generate a simple document in LaTeX using the times package (\usepakage{times} @ 9pt), the resultant PDF will contain NimbusRomNo9L-Regu instead of Times-Roman. (I know, this is because, LaTeX is renaming Times to Nimbus for embedding the font in PDF. Correct me if I am wrong.)

We can make Times-Roman to appear in the PDF (instead of NimbusRomNo9L-Regu) by adding some mapping in dvips configuration file (config.ps or config.pdf). How do we do this. Thus generated PS file when distilled using Adobe Distiller will show Times-Roman instead of NimbusRomNo9L-Regu.

I am searching the internet resources for a couple of days to find a suitable explanation for this. But I did not get a suitable answer. I hope somebody in this list can help me in fixing the problem.

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Welcome to TeX.Sx. times is obsolete. You may use either mathptmx or the newer newtxtext and newtxmath to get roman font. – Harish Kumar Feb 12 '13 at 23:10
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LaTeX is not renaming the font, but using NimbusRoman because that font has been set up to be used as TimesRoman. Iff you had purchased a proper TimesRoman font (whatever that is exactly) and instructed your TeX system to use that, PDFs generated from that system would display its font name.

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It should be noted that Times Roman is a registered trademark of Linotype, and Times New Roman belongs to Monotype, so it might be even illegal to call the URW version Times-Roman. – mafp Feb 12 '13 at 23:25
@mafp: Monotype has bought Linotype. – Martin Schröder Feb 12 '13 at 23:47
Thanks Martin for the info. Now I understand that these are two types of fonts. – Jagath Feb 15 '13 at 3:23

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