[OS X TeX] OS X TeX] How install & use genuine Adobe Times-Roman small caps fonts?

Michael Sharpe msharpe at ucsd.edu
Fri Aug 15 07:11:38 CEST 2014

On Aug 11, 2014, at 5:37 PM, Murray Eisenberg <murrayeisenberg at gmail.com> wrote:

> You suggest I compare the Adobe small caps with the newtxtext (equivalently, TeX Gyre Termes) fonts. But the problem is I don't know how to use the Adobe small caps fonts in LaTeX: that's where I started!
> (Sorry, I was careless in saying I'd possibly use mtpro2. I indeed know that's for math characters only, and that I still have to invoke separately some text fonts, say just by using "\renewcommand{\rmdefault}{ptm}".)

I made an addon package for newtx that has an option for using Adobe small caps. I'll add this to the newtx package eventually, but it needs further testing, as I don't own those fonts. (I'm pretty sure my addons are OK based on the vpl files, but some visual evidence would be reassuring.)

The addon is currently available from


under the name newtxc.zip. Unzip, cd to the level where fonts and tex are at the top level and run

/bin/cp -Rfp * ~/Library/texmf

To run tests, you must enable the map file ztmsc.map, which may be done by entering the lline


in your preamble, if using pdflatex. The pfb files must be named ptmrc8a.pfb and ptmrb8a.pfb and copied into fonts/type1/public/newtx.

To use, place in your preamble the line


followed by any math loading commands such as the packages mtpro2 or newtxmath. Any feedback you might have will be valued.


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