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Although I normally steer clear of the bland, overused fonts, there are rare times when I have to use them. Now is one of those times.
I am digitizing the archives of a programming-language-standards group. Their meetings were run according to Robert's Rules of Order and their documents were meticulously formatted and tracked with version numbers, so this project has to rigorously respect the history.
That means I'm stuck with Times New Roman or a near clone for many of these documents. It doesn't mean I'm stuck with bad typography necessarily, though. I can make non-substantive typographic changes, like shifting acronyms into small caps, introducing old style figures when they're used in the text rather than headers or tables, and so on.
So here's my question, which I've explored before unsuccessfully:
What is the most typographically complete version of Times on the market?
I'm looking for text figures, italic text figures, small caps, and italic small caps at least (we deal with a lot of acronyms, some in book or document titles).
The restriction is that I can't use compatible but recognizably different typefaces. The glyphs have to recognizably be Times.