# [pdftex] Italics and Bold

Martin Jansche jansche at ling.ohio-state.edu
Fri Aug 22 16:13:06 CEST 2003

On Fri, 22 Aug 2003, Arun Kejariwal wrote:

> {\it {\bf Ar}ea Es{\bf t}imation}
>
> I want Art to be in Bold and the rest to be italicised. But I do not get
> bold font.  What's wrong with the above. Can't I have bold along with slant
> of italics???

This is not a pdf*TeX question, but a LaTeX question -- or, more
precisely, a LaTeX(2e) question.  For the past 10 or so years, you've
been encouraged to use \textit{} and \textbf{}, as any recent book on
LaTeX will tell you.

> Similarly, when using \mathcal, I do not get bold fonts by using \mathbb.
> Any work around.

\usepackage{bm} or \usepackage{amsbsy} or use Lucida fonts.

- martin