[texhax] Bold math characters
Barbara Beeton
bnb at ams.org
Wed Jun 18 19:48:51 CEST 2008
michael barr asks,
>From reading the Latex Companion (Second printing, 1994), page 179, one
would expect that
{\mathversion{bold} $a$}
and
$\mathbf a$
would produce the same output. But they don't. The first gives a bold
version of the \mit a and the second a bold upright a. Suppose you have
a more complicated formula that you want the first kind of a, but
nothing else bold. Is there an easy way to do it?
you can bury it in a box:
\documentclass{article}
\begin{document}
a math expression with two kinds of bold:
\[ \mathbf{a} + \hbox{\mathversion{bold}$a$} + a \]
\end{document}
it's easy enough to make a macro out of that too.
-- bb
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