[OS X TeX] Nested \textbf{\textsc{xyz}}

Holger Frauenrath mail at frauenrath.com
Thu Feb 14 08:38:09 CET 2008

On Feb 14, 2008, at 3:51 AM, Herbert Schulz wrote:

> On Feb 13, 2008, at 8:43 PM, Joshua Smith wrote:
>>> On Feb 13, 2008, at 12:16 PM, Holger Frauenrath wrote:
>>>> one of my coworkers needs bold small caps, so he just used a  
>>>> nested \textbf{\textsc{xyz}}. To my surprise, this did not work  
>>>> when Compuer Modern or Latin Modern fonts (package lmodern) are  
>>>> chosen. The characters just show up as small bold letters. The  
>>>> same happens with small caps in section titles. Doing  
>>>> \textsc{\textbf{xyz}} also just gives small bold letters. Using  
>>>> the fourier package (the Utopia fonts), everything works fine.
>>> Using computer modern you can get a reasonable looking bold small  
>>> cap with usepackage{bold-extra}.
>>> \textsc{\textbf{xyz}} should produced what your coworker is  
>>> seeking, unless there is a need to really magnify the letters.
>> Does the following produce what you desire?
>> \documentclass[10pt]{article}
>> \usepackage[T1]{fontenc}
>> \begin{document}
>> \textbf{\textsc{Text in Bold Small Caps}}
>> \end{document}
>> Josh

Hi Josh, hi Herb,

yes, this works. The only difference to my own preamble (where it also  
did not work; my coworker had been using Computer Modern) is that I  
chose the lmodern package. Apparently, the Latin Modern fonts are also  
less complete than CMSuper.

I do not quite remember why, at some point, I chose to switch to Latin  
Modern fonts. Can somebody give me a hint to what are their advantages  
(one of their disadvantages has become obvious)?

Anyways, problem fixed. Thanks for the suggestion and the explanation.

Dr. Holger Frauenrath
ETH Zurich
Department of Materials
Wolfgang-Pauli-Str. 10, HCI H515
CH-8093 Zurich

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