How to configure Times font to work with XeLaTeX's polyglossia package? I tried configuring it same as with PdfLaTeX, but this way does not work: bold and italic are shown as normal font.

Minimal working example:



    \textbf{Bold text} \textit{Italic text} Normal text
  • Polyglossia relies on fontspec. Can you give some more information about your operating system and TeX distribution? – egreg Feb 9 '15 at 10:39
  • \setmainfont{Times New Roman}, see the documentation of fontspec (loaded by polyglossia). – Ulrike Fischer Feb 9 '15 at 10:39
  • fontspec error: "font-not-found" - I do not have Times New Roman installed on my system, because its a propietary font. I hope that some kind of standard package supports this font for XeLaTeX. – niekas Feb 9 '15 at 10:59
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    You can use the clon tex gyre termes: \setmainfont{TeX Gyre Termes}. Imho times (or a clon) is available for every system (I certainly didn't buy it), but it could be that the name is different. – Ulrike Fischer Feb 9 '15 at 11:27
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    No, it is not the same. Termes is a more recent clone than Nimbus Roman No9. Nimbus Roman No9 is what you are (almost certainly) getting when you set the serif default as utm and use pdfLaTeX. @UlrikeFischer I think it is part of that set of fonts you can get free from MS, even if you aren't on Windows. It is proprietary, though, so it may not be available on every system even though it is in some sense available for every system. On most GNU/Linux boxes, you'll get a clone and I don't think fontspec respects fontconfig in that sense. – cfr Feb 9 '15 at 13:07

For me the solution was:

1) You must import polyglossia first 2) Next, import textenc 3) Finally, you can import times

For example:

\usepackage{polyglossia}  % For typesetting various languages in UTF-8 including Bengali


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