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How do I change the font in LaTeX?

I want to create font that looks like this:

Good Font

but TeXShop gives me this font:

Bad Font

How do I can make the font in the bottom image look like the font in the top image? The text looks a bit thicker and darker than the first text.

The second paragraph was produced by:

\documentclass[12pt]{article}

\usepackage[ left = 23mm, right  = 23mm, top = 24mm, bottom = 24mm ] {geometry}
\usepackage{mathtools}
\usepackage{graphicx}
\usepackage{pgfgantt}
\usepackage{tikz}
\usetikzlibrary{positioning}
\usetikzlibrary{arrows,matrix}
\usepackage{amssymb, amsmath, mathptmx}
\usepackage{pstricks, pst-node, pst-plot, pst-circ}
\usepackage{moredefs}
\usepackage{verbatim}
\usepackage{subcaption}
\interlinepenalty=10000

\begin{document}
\begin{titlepage}
\noindent
This is a simple and traditional approach involving storage of the piece positions, in 
a 64-bit word, to represent each of the 64 positions on the chess board. Representing a 
piece on the board implies turning on that bit. There are 12 bit-boards to encode the 
6 white and 6 black pieces (king, queen, rook, bishop, knight, pawn). Figure 2.6 
illustrates the bit-board of the white queen corresponding to the position h5.
\end{titlepage}
\end{document}
  • What exactly do you mean? The size? The spacing? The coloured link after figure? – Jörg Apr 29 '14 at 11:18
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    How do you compile your document? How is the first picture generated, and can you provide an MWE that shows us how the second picture is generated? Both fonts appear to be Computer Modern, are perhaps using bold fontstyle? – Jörg Apr 29 '14 at 11:21
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    @Jörg The second one is definitely not CM, compare e, T, or any of the digits. @ KillaKem, please post the code you’re using to produce the second example. – doncherry Apr 29 '14 at 11:31
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    The second is Times. Not surprisingly, given mathptmx is loaded. – Paul Stanley Apr 29 '14 at 12:02
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    Substitute \usepackage{amssymb, amsmath, mathptmx} with \usepackage{amssymb, amsmath, lmodern} – Jörg Apr 29 '14 at 12:30
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CW from the comments:

Instead of

\usepackage{amssymb, amsmath, mathptmx}

(mathptmx is a Times clone), use

\usepackage{amssymb, amsmath, lmodern}

(lmodern is an updated Computer Modern).

\documentclass[12pt]{article}
\usepackage{amssymb, amsmath, lmodern}

\begin{document}
\noindent This is a simple and traditional approach involving storage of the piece positions, in 
a 64-bit word, to represent each of the 64 positions on the chess board. Representing a 
piece on the board implies turning on that bit. There are 12 bit-boards to encode the 
6 white and 6 black pieces (king, queen, rook, bishop, knight, pawn). Figure 2.6 
illustrates the bit-board of the white queen corresponding to the position h5.
\end{document}

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