# [OS X TeX] A heretic thought

Michael Sharpe msharpe at ucsd.edu
Sun Aug 10 21:16:50 CEST 2014

On Aug 10, 2014, at 11:02 AM, George Gratzer <gratzer at me.com> wrote:

> But there is a price to pay...
>
> The book is typeset in Times, and it seems that the Times kerning tables
> do not extend to lower case, upper case pairs.
>
> So in LaTeX, you have to kern aT and eX manually.
>
> Then you italicize it, and it is all wrong. So you have to kern aT and eX manually again for italics!
>
> And then there is bold...
>
Another option to get around this is to use a typewriter font that has bold, italic and small caps that are a reasonable match for Times. One possibility is

\usepackage{xspace}
\def\latex{{\fontencoding{T1}\fontfamily{newtxtt}\selectfont LaTeX}\xspace}

Then, with the body font set to Times, the line

This is \latex and more: \textbf{\latex}, \textit{\latex}, \textsc{\latex}.

will render as

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