# [tex-live] italic Pound sign

Ulrike Fischer news3 at nililand.de
Mon May 21 18:37:16 CEST 2012

Am Fri, 18 May 2012 21:07:04 +0200 schrieb Anne Wainwright:

> Hi,
>
> My perl script used to convert database files into a tex like file
> produces the following bit of code.
>
> \begin{math}\mathbf{\boldsymbol{\pounds}25.00}\end{math}
>
> This was the only way that I could get a 'bold' pound sign, but this is
> in an italic font, only the pound sign - not the numerals.
>
> It doesn't look bad, but then I would prefer it in an upright font, what
> am I doing wrong here?

That's the wrong group for this type of questions. Use e.g.

Anyway:

\documentclass{article}
\usepackage[T1]{fontenc}

\begin{document}
\pounds \textbf{\pounds}
\end{document}

--
Ulrike Fischer