# [texhax] Bold math characters

Wed Jun 18 20:20:07 CEST 2008

Michael Barr wrote:
>>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?
>
> Michael Barr
>
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\usepackage{bm}

\bm{a}

/daleif