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I would like to typeset math in Times New Roman and have tried installing the mtpro2 fonts, with no success. I would like to know if there is a package that offers an alternative in correcting the shortcomings of packages like newtxmath: I would especially like to change the way greek letters, sums and integrals look like – apart from other details.

Here's an example of what I get with newtxmath (varvw option selected): enter image description here Here's what the same formula looks like in a Springer textbook (which has the looks I'm aiming for): enter image description here Notice the completely different integral / sum signs, the different slant of the letter χ (the letters δ, ε, and λ, among others, have the same issue), and the way newtxmath "compresses" the letters in the limits of integration.

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  • Why? There is the lite version of mt2pro: ctan.org/pkg/mtp2lite. You can use also mathastext package. Can you add your minimal example?
    – Sebastiano
    Sep 2, 2020 at 9:06
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    mtp2lite is not present in the MacTeX distribution; as I said, I've tried to download it but haven't managed to make it work so far.
    – giobrach
    Sep 2, 2020 at 9:09
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    installing mtpro2 lite is easy, download everything as zip from ctan, it will contain a texmf (ctan.org/tex-archive/fonts/mtp2lite/texmf) and then you can attach this as a new root, tex.stackexchange.com/a/110918/2388. But I would suggest to sent the newtxmath maintainer a mail and ask if he is willing to change the font or add new options. Sep 2, 2020 at 9:15
  • I have done so, bearing in mind that my distribution is MacTeX. I put the zipped file in my local texlive directory and run the script at github.com/jamespfennell/mathtime-installer. The installation was not successful – I think because it couldn't find the .map file (even though it was downloaded from ctan like everything else). I have tried to follow the directions at PCTeX, but those didn't work either.
    – giobrach
    Sep 2, 2020 at 9:24
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    the mathtime fonts and packages haven't seen updates for many years, and the last time I looked the link at the pctex page was actually dead. I would never use some old installation script to install them without having checked very carefully if it still adapts to a current texlive on my OS. Sep 2, 2020 at 10:22

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Here I put just a fragment of your image....using mathastext: it is not clearly mt2pro but it is similar..

enter image description here

\documentclass[12pt,letterpaper, openright]{article}
\usepackage[T1]{fontenc}
\usepackage{newtxtext}
\usepackage[italic,defaultmathsizes,symbolgreek]{mathastext}
\usepackage{amssymb}
\begin{document}


\begin{equation}
\sum^{\infty}_{i=1}\int^{\frac{1-a}{1+a}}_{0}{u^{2n-2}}
\end{equation}


\end{document}

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