# [OS X TeX] Fourier and amsart

Tue Jun 29 05:04:34 CEST 2004

Correction:

I intended to write $\bm{\beta}$, $\bm{T}$, $\boldsymbol{\beta}$ and
$\boldsymbol{T}$, but I was distracted while my dog was trying to help
me type!

Richard

On Jun 28, 2004, at 9:49 PM, Richard Seguin wrote:

> Bruno,
>
> I added \usepackage{bm}, and now when \usepackage{fourier} is invoked,
> both $\bm{\beta)$ and $\bm(T)$ are typeset as bold italic.
> Interestingly, \usepackage{bm} also seems to modify the behavior of
> \boldsymbol so that now both $\boldsymbol{\beta)$ and $\boldsymbol(T)$
> also are typeset as bold italic. Without the bm package, these last
> two were rendered as non-bold italic.
>
> You've solved my problem! Thanks!
>
> Richard Séguin
>
> On Jun 28, 2004, at 2:13 AM, Bruno Voisin wrote:
>
>> Le 28 juin 04, à 04:38, Richard Seguin a écrit :
>>
>>> However, using Fourier, $\mathbf{T}$ is bold, but is upright, and
>>> $\boldsymbol{T}$ is not bold, but is italic.
>>
>> This is normal behaviour. \mathbf allows to use the text bold font in
>> maths, in other words it produces in maths the same output as does
>> \textbf in text; hence the upright result.
>>
>> \boldsymbol, from the amsbsy package (deprecated in favour of bm),
>> and \bm, from the bm package, do something different: they select
>> bold maths fonts, provided these fonts are available. In other words
>> they take the (italic) math symbol you are asking for, look for a
>> bold version of it, and, if it's available, pick it up; if it's not,
>> they apparently revert to the non-bold version. Both \boldsymbol and
>> \bm aim at providing more practical and extensive variants of LaTeX's
>> original \boldmath.
>>
>> Bruno Voisin
>>
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