The designer prefers using mathptmx font for the book, but I really dislike its greek characters. They are larger and bolder than non-greek characters. Do you have any suggestion how to please both the designer and myself? :-)

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Maybe you could suggest another font that looks like Times (New) Roman and does not have this "problem" with greek characters'? Math support is essential.


txfonts is an alternative.



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It uses the same fonts for text, but different fonts for math (symbols, greek, etc.)

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  • First, according to tex.stackexchange.com/questions/59702/…, txfonts have inconsistent font metrics. Second, does this mean that the same letter in text and formula are different? If so, this is unacceptable. – Pygmalion Oct 21 '13 at 11:27
  • BTW, after including \usepackage{txfonts} in my document I got zillion of errors and document fails to complile to the end... – Pygmalion Oct 21 '13 at 11:31
  • I tried newtx. I love its arrows and hate everything else (integrals, sffamily) :-) – Pygmalion Oct 21 '13 at 11:39
  • the tex-gyre-termes and tex-gyre-math-termes fonts are supposedly a times-with-maths replacement; they are opentype fonts, so require xetex or luatex to process them. MathTime Pro 2 Lite looks good -- it's intended as a sampler for the "full fonts", but is certainly usable on its own. so there are plenty of no-charge possibilities; of the set, i've only looked at the "reduced" mathtime offering, and i liked it. – wasteofspace Oct 21 '13 at 13:27
  • txfonts "inconsistencies" are problems with spacing or maths symbols; the package is notorious for hacking with other packages' territory; newtx is supposedly the same fonts with some "tidies" and the inconsistencies removed. – wasteofspace Oct 21 '13 at 13:40

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