[Tugindia] Bold math

Aditya Mahajan adityam at umich.edu
Fri Mar 2 16:27:29 CET 2007

On Thu, 1 Mar 2007, kumarasamy Shanmugam wrote:

> --- renu at aero.iisc.ernet.in wrote:
>> $X_{\alpha, \bm{$\beta$}}$
>> i.e I wanted the subscript $\beta$ in bold.
>> I am getting normal $\beta$ in boldmath using
>> \bm{$\beta$} but not the one which comes subscript.
> use \boldsymbol

No, bm.sty is much better than boldsymbol. Boldsymbol only works if 
there is a corresponding bold symbol. If there is no bold symbol, bm 
creates a poor man bold symbol by redrawing the character a few times. 
Read the bm.sty documentation for details.


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