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Is there any way to use the old Times font (triggered by \usepackage{times} in pdflatex), along with other fonts in XeLaTex?

I know I can use Times New Roman or TeX Gyre Termes, but neither of them look exactly the same, and I prefer the old font.

The main difference w.r.t. Termes is most likely in kerning -- see below how a page rendered with both options looks like in the 3rd paragraph of the main text.

Rendered with \usepackage{times}: A sample page rendered with \usepackage{times}

The same text rendered with \usepackage{fontspec}\setmainfont{TeX Gyre Termes}: A sample page rendered with \usepackage{fontspec}\setmainfont{TeX Gyre Termes}

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    originally times used adobe times roman postscript font, but ptm is now mapped to the urw nimbus Times clone whch was the base used for Termes. It's not clear how old you mean (or what difference you see) Commented Sep 6, 2023 at 22:02
  • Thanks @DavidCarlisle – I looked more closely and the difference is most likely mainly kerning (see above)
    – Tuetschek
    Commented Oct 1, 2023 at 20:14
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    if you use \usepackage[OT1]{fontenc}\usepackage{times} you can use exactly the same 7-bit ascii Times subset with luatex that pdftex would use. So it depends how much you are prepared to give up to get the classic tex emulation. Commented Oct 1, 2023 at 20:19
  • Thanks @DavidCarlisle, that's exactly what I wanted! Could you please just copy&paste this as an answer so I can accept it?
    – Tuetschek
    Commented Oct 8, 2023 at 19:40

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If you use:

 \usepackage[OT1]{fontenc}\usepackage{times}

You can use exactly the same 7-bit ascii Times subset with luatex that pdftex would use. So it depends how much you are prepared to give up to get the classic tex emulation.

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