# [texhax] The visual effect of optional settings in inline lists

Barbara Beeton bnb at ams.org
Wed May 19 15:33:57 CEST 2010

    > >\begin{inparaenum}[\itshape (a)]
>
> which might look odd, as the ()'s comes out in italics, which many
> people dislike.

Alternative:

\begin{inparaenum}[(\itshape a\upshape)]

This would use italic numerals'' in upright parenthesis.

but what if this is embedded in an italic
environment, such as a theorem?

my preference would be for the parens to
be upright, and i'm not sure about the
indices.  but this would handle that
worst case with a bit of overkill:

\begin{inparaenum}[{\upshape(}\emph{a}{\upshape)}]

-- bb