# Is there a way to use slanted shape (different from italics) in text using newtxtext?

I am using newtxtext package and I notice that the slanted shape is the same as the italic shape, is there a way to define the slanted shape different than the italic shape?

• No, as far as I can see, newTX provides no slanted shape. – egreg May 28 '15 at 22:51
• With fontspec (and (Xe|Lua)LaTeX) you could use FakeItalic to get a poor's man slanted. – Manuel May 28 '15 at 23:09

The newtxtext package doesn't provide slanted type.

It wouldn't be too difficult to produce a full set, but requires patience for creating an extensive set of TFM files. You might file a feature request to the package maintainer.

You can get a “poor person's replacement” by using the TeX Gyre fonts:

\documentclass{article}
\usepackage{newtxtext}
\AtBeginDocument{%
\DeclareFontShape{\encodingdefault}{\rmdefault}{m}{sl}{<-> ptmro7t}{}%
\DeclareFontShape{\encodingdefault}{\rmdefault}{b}{sl}{<-> ptmbo7t}{}%
\DeclareFontShape{\encodingdefault}{\rmdefault}{bx}{sl}{<->ssub * ptm/b/sl}{}%
}

\begin{document}

This is \textit{italic} and this is \textsl{slanted}.

\end{document}


• I needed to use ptmro8t,ptmbo8t, and \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} to make it work with umlauts. – tim Feb 15 '17 at 21:33
• @tim Yes, those are the internal names in that case. – egreg Feb 15 '17 at 21:51
• @campa ptm is the font family chosen by mathptmx. Since newtx doesn't provide the slanted shape, a different font has to be used. – egreg Aug 13 at 16:02
• Yeah, but in the answer you write "using the TeX Gyre fonts". Or am I wholly misunderstanding something? – campa Aug 13 at 16:05