[texhax] Subscript bold font

Thu Aug 28 09:55:06 CEST 2003

Jan asked:
> at some points, I would like to emphasize subscripted characters like
> in
>
> [$_\textbf{IP}$ Š
>
> Unfortunately, the characters appear subscripted, but much bigger than
> the usual
> subscript size. I suspect that the subscript command does not reach the
> characters embedded as the \textbf argument. How can I force TeX to
> shrink the
> characters, while choosing cmr bold at the same time (without adding
> \small or
> something to the characters).

Was just looking this up here at work ;)

\textbf switches into text mode and text size---this is a feature, not
a bug.

\mathbf{IP} will achieve what you want.

William

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