# 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

\end{document}

• It doesn't help. How I can use bold style? – Edvard May 29 '13 at 23:05
• Oh sorry now I see that problem in my code in line \usepackage[russian]{babel}. So MWE actually looks like this: \documentclass[a4paper]{report} \usepackage[russian]{babel} \usepackage{mathptmx} \begin{document} Without bold. \textbf{Text in bold} \end{document} – Edvard May 30 '13 at 6:33
• @Edvard: add a \fontencoding{T1}\selectfont just before the english text you want to be in Times. As it is, since Times is not available in the T2A encoding, it gets substituted into Computer Modern. – Philippe Goutet May 30 '13 at 7:12

I suggest just putting

\renewcommand{\rmdefault}{ptm}


in your preamble. (That is, just change ftm to ptm.) That makes your example work for me.

• @most-respondents: except that ptm is adobe times roman, which is not times new roman as you see on your widnoze screen. (tbh, i can't see a difference, but there have been posts on c.t.t, in the past, about people checking the pdf's loaded fonts to be sure the author is a “good boy”.) – wasteofspace May 30 '13 at 9:54