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I've searched for an answer to the following question, but I have not found a precise answer (or at least not an answer that worked for me). So this is it. I do have the original Times font (in Type 1 format) from Linotype, font name TimesLT. I would like to use them in LaTeX. I use PCTeX and I installed the fonts using the Font List dialog box. I tried to use the package times, and similarly to use

  \renewcommand{\rmdefault}{ptm}

Nonetheless, the fonts used are actually the substitute Nimbus.

I guess that the problem is in the 'LT' suffix in the font name, but I have no idea on how to change it. I am not particularly expert in Tex (nor in programming in general), so the more detailed the answers the more appreciated they would be.

  • Setting ptm as the default tells LaTeX to use Adobe's Times. However, your installation is probably using the URW clones and so calls NimbusRoman. I guess that ltm might be correct for TimesLT but it depends whether that font is really Times-like or more like one of the other Times fonts. In any case, you need more than the type 1 font for this to work with LaTeX. As the answer below says, you need to generate or obtain the appropriate support files for it to work in TeX. – cfr Dec 20 '13 at 0:42
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I believe you'd be satisfied w/ just using

\usepackage{mathptmx}

There shouldn't be a reason to not accept the clone font which is used.

If you had OpenType version of Times LT, then you could use a TeX variant which directly supports it and install the fonts so that they may be accessed.

If you have access to XeTeX or LuaTeX, this is simple:

\documentclass{article}
\usepackage{fontspec}
\setmainfont{Times LT Std}
\begin{document}
This is Times by Stanley Morison.
\end{document}

If not, you'll need to consult the documentation for PCTeX and see what it says about font installation and follow those instructions.

You should also check the instructions which pre-date OpenType, in particular the fontinst manual and Philipp Lehman's Font Installation Guide http://www.ctan.org/tex-archive/info/Type1fonts/fontinstallationguide/

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