# Bold Times New Roman

I'm using Times New Roman in my thesis. But bold mode doesn't work. Here is code:

\documentclass[a4paper,14pt]{extarticle}[2013/05/05]
\renewcommand{\rmdefault}{ftm}
\begin{document}
\textbf{SOME TEXT}
\end{document}

How I can use bold style?

• I know of no ftm font family. Try \usepackage{tgtermes} or \usepackage{newtxtext} instead of that dubious \renewcommand. – egreg May 29 '13 at 22:36
• I've tried both variants, but don't get bold font. – Edvard May 29 '13 at 23:19
• Can you add the log file you get from compiling the example? – egreg May 29 '13 at 23:32
• @egreg Probably Edvard has used \renewcommand in the MWE after have read the LaTeX2e Font Selection guide. Anyway, to set the Times font family according to that guide, he had to indicate ptm and not ftm. – karlkoeller May 30 '13 at 5:48

Have you considered using XeLaTeX?

\documentclass{article}
\usepackage{fontspec}
\usepackage{polyglossia}
\setmainfont{Times New Roman}
\newfontfamily\cyrillicfont{Times New Roman}
\setmainlanguage{russian}
\begin{document}
Привет мир! \textbf{Привет мир!}

Hello World! \textbf{Hello World!}
\end{document}

• @AndrewCashner True. I also like TG Termes better than Times New Roman, because it's open source, but OP asked for Times New Roman. – Henri Menke Oct 11 '14 at 11:36

I would suggest you get rid of the \renewcommand{\rmdefault}{ftm} part and use

\usepackage{mathptmx}

For example:

\documentclass[a4paper]{report}

\usepackage{mathptmx}
\begin{document}

\end{document}

Produces the following output:

EDIT

According to the new information of your MWE and the comments by Philippe Goutet, you should be able to use the times fonts in bold like this:

\documentclass[a4paper]{report}

\usepackage[russian]{babel}
\usepackage{mathptmx}

\begin{document}

\fontencoding{T1}\selectfont