# [texhax] emph{} should toggle emphasis in text set with \itshape

Axel E. Retif axel.retif at mac.com
Fri Aug 28 13:04:05 CEST 2009

On  28 Aug, 2009, at 04:34, martin f krafft wrote:

> also sprach Axel E. Retif <axel.retif at mac.com> [2009.08.28.0622
> +0200]:
>>> my style sheet uses \itshape for quotations. I have a few
>>> quotations with \emph{} in them, and the proper thing to do would
>>> be to de-emph{} (toggle emphasis) in this context. Can texlive do
>>> this?
>>
>> Sorry to ask this way..., but did you even try it?
>>
>> [...]
>
> Yes, I definitely did. I noticed in the PDF it said "(his emphasis)"
> following a quotation, and I shrugged, because it was all cursive.
>
> But then I tested it in a simple case and there it works.
>
> Thanks to your input, I managed to trace this down to a stupidity
> deep down in the .cls file I have to use, where \emph{} was
> redefined.
>
> I am sorry that I spammed the list without providing all the details
> or running a simple test case.

On the contrary ---pardon me for my rudeness. And I'm glad you found
the culprit.

Best,

Axel