I do not want to use mathptmx package since using this LaTeX=>PDF is not not compiling. Please suggest me to achieve Times New Roman Fonts and math environment, anything other than mathptmx.

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    mathptmx does not use Times New Roman fonts, it uses Times (one of the "standard" postscript fonts). You'll be better out with txfonts, which does similar job, but much better. If you really need Times New Roman (font shipped with MS Win), I guess, you have to use xetex.
    – amorua
    May 22, 2012 at 5:42
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    Don't waste your time by trying to avoid to solve the problem with mathptmx. You simply haven't install every needed package (it is a known problem of TeXniccenter that it blocks quite often the on-the-fly installation). Imho there are better editors around. May 22, 2012 at 7:56

2 Answers 2


The txfonts package used to be the answer, but since some days a new package has been developed based on the first one, with new metric files for fonts that should avoid some of the weaknesses shown by txfonts:

  • Compiled with mathptmx

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  • Compiled with txfonts

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  • Compiled with newtxmath

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A word of advice about the TeX distribution: disk space is not a big issue nowadays. Unless you're running TeX on a very small device, do a full install.

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    newtxmath seems to have the nicest spacing, looking at the interval of the integral an the exponent of the expression in parentheses.
    – doncherry
    May 22, 2012 at 11:10
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    @doncherry The author's aim was exactly to correct the small spacing issues of txfonts: look at the x^{2}, where the exponent is correctly detached from the basis. Of course mathptmx is too cheap for quality typesetting: it does its job, but it cannot be recommended for an important project.
    – egreg
    May 22, 2012 at 12:03

In addition to egreg answer, there is also the MathTime Professional 2 font, whose lite version is freely available. IMHO it is the best looking math font for Times, and a number of prefessional math journals use that.

With \usepackage[lite]{mtpro2}: MTPro2 example

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    fyi, This package is not part of texlive 2013? I get error mtpro2 not found using the command you show above.
    – Nasser
    Mar 2, 2014 at 21:14
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    @Nasser Yes, there seems to be a licensing issue. Anyway, you can find the package on CTAN.
    – mafp
    Mar 2, 2014 at 21:57

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