I want this font:


But everything I've tried makes ugly pseudo-times new roman font in comparison. What I've tried based on the research I've done so far;

  1. \usepackage{mathptmx}

  2. \usepackage{times}

I use Windows 7.

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    This font is not Times New Roman, but New Century Schoolbook. See the properties of the PDF of the article. – Philippe Goutet Aug 19 '12 at 7:25
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    Woah my bad. Journal of Finance in instructions says we need to submit Times New Roman for final edition so I just assumed ... It's "\usepackage{fouriernc}" for new century schoolbook if anyone is interested after reading Philippe's comment! – user16208 Aug 19 '12 at 7:35
  • Note that the journal may well want you to submit in TNR. They will replace the fonts with their choice in preparing the article for publication. One reason they may do this is that they may be using commercial fonts but they can more-or-less count on authors having access to TNR (or near enough). – cfr Mar 2 '14 at 22:39

Compile with XeLaTeX or LuaLaTeX, and use:

\setmainfont{Times New Roman}

This is true Times New Roman, via modern TeX engines.

Note: mathptmx and times packages (and txfonts) both use URW NimbusRomNo9L font, a clone of Times. AFAIK, it is very similar to Times. You can also use TeX Gyre Termes (based on Nimbus Roman), and XITS (based on STIX project) available in TeX dist.

There is indeed a timesnew package (in pclnfss bundle, without actual fonts) available in CTAN. It needs more configuration to make it work, using pdfLaTeX/Dvips.

And it is also possilbe to install Windows TTF fonts e.g. Times New Roman for pdfTeX, it is more tricky for normal users and the technique becomes outdated since XeTeX and LuaTeX are better choices.

  • LuaLaTeX and XeLaTeX both just end in "Transcript written on filename.log", but won't actually make the PDF? (and I can't click "dvi pdf" to make the pdf like I would using LaTeX). – user16208 Aug 19 '12 at 6:48
  • @IssacM: I've no idea what you meet. Maybe you could provide more information (by editing your question). Note: Both XeLaTeX and LuaLaTeX produce PDF files directly. – Leo Liu Aug 19 '12 at 6:53
  • Problem solved. I was just used to it popping up after creation instead of stealthily being created in the folder. Thanks for your help. – user16208 Aug 19 '12 at 6:58
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    @Montadar MiKTeX is a distribution. TeXMaker is a front end. Which font you use depends on what you have installed. Since you are using XeLaTeX and using system fonts, it makes no difference whether you use MiKTeX or another TeX distribution. And either is completely compatible with TeXMaker. Note that this will only work if you do actually have TNR installed as a system font. Almost certain to be true on Windows. Less likely on Mac OS X. Unlikely on GNU/Linux. If you don't have it, you will get a substitution, of course. – cfr Mar 2 '14 at 22:43
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    Trying this gives me: fontspec error: "font-not-found". – Steve Kroon Oct 14 '15 at 9:53

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