Is it more appropriate to use tgtermes with mathastext and option italic or to use newtxtext and newtxmath? I do not know if one of them is missing some functionality for math mode. I would like to have math mode typeset in times new roman, with italics. Both of the package options seem to support this, but I do not know which is more appropriate.

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    newtxmath provides a full fledged set of math symbols, whereas mathastext is essentially do-as-much-as-we-can. – egreg Jun 19 '16 at 21:07
  • Is there than other any advantage to using mathastext for times? Or is it mainly for use of other fonts? – user111 Jun 19 '16 at 21:10
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    mathastext is the last resource, in my opinion. – egreg Jun 19 '16 at 21:11

I took the testmath.tex file in the distribution of amsmath and first added


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Then I used



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I find the latter unacceptable, given that getting the former is possible. Notably, Greek letters are in Computer Modern and the kerning is wrong. The partial derivative symbol is too wide for Times.

Of course one might not like the newtxmath integrals, but there is the option for substituting them (cmintegrals).

As a general rule, mathastext should be considered the last resort.

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