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Problem using “-” inside \textbf

I hope you can help me with this. I have the following in my code: \textbf{Legendre–Fenchel transformation} The problem is that the - doesn't show up after compilation. Instead it comes out as ...
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How do I apply both \mathbf and \left to a \langle?

I want text surrounded by a bold-face \left\langle ... \right\rangle. But when I use \mathbf or \pmb, I get errors, and when I use \bm, it doesn't seem to do anything. Is there a command that does ...
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How can I redefine bold to mean “semi-bold”?

I'm using a type family that supports a semi-bold (sb) face, and I'd like to use that whenever \textbf is called for. How can I redefine \textbf to do this? Can I do it on a per family basis, or only ...
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How to make URL bold?

%url package \usepackage{url} %code that makes URL font the same \newcommand{\urlwofont}[1] { \urlstyle{same}\url{#1} } \begin{figure}[htbp] \centering \includegraphics[width=8cm, ...
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Lighter version of sans serif typeface

I am using the Frutiger font as the sans serif font in my document. It is invoked by \renewcommand{\sfdefault}{pfr} However this font is too bold for my taste. There is a ligher version available. ...
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standard order for bold+italic?

It's a small, small matter, but when something has to be made both bold and italic, is there any reason to prefer \textbf{\textit{text}} over \textit{\textbf{text}} ?
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Faster way of writing \mathbf

Is there a quicker way of doing boldface in math mode instead of typing out \mathbf{} each time? (It gets cumbersome when you denote simple vectors with boldface...)
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Linux Libertine, libertineotf package and bold

Being interested by using the Linux Libertine font, I made some test with XeLaTeX and pdfLaTeX. My idea was to find a font that is suitable for use in xelatex, pdflatex and outside of any TeX flavour. ...
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Using \fontseries{b}\selectfont does not give me a bold face

I am trying to emulate the font below: Apparently it can be done with: \renewcommand*{\firstnamefont}{\fontsize{34}{36}\sffamily\mdseries\upshape} This is from the moderncv package, more ...
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How can one change an entire document to use bold font?

I see many posts in how to changes the font and font size, but none for changing the default font for a document to bold font. I believe this is called changing the font series. The approach in ...
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“Correct” way to bold/italicize text?

Is either of these considered better/more readable/more "proper"/more conventional than the other for making text bold? If so, what is the reason? I like my text \textbf{bold} versus: I like my ...
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Latex Listing Format Error

I'm having some difficulty with getting the listings package to properly format code snippets. In particular, it does not consistently bold keywords and italicize comments. The code I am currently ...
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Labels of list items CAPITALIZED + bold style

Is there a possibility to make the labels of description list items always appear CAPITALIZED and bold?
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LaTeX Ouputs PDF with one page entirely bold [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Why are some pages in my PDF coming out bold? I have searched all over and cannot seem to find anyone else even mentioning this problem. I created a conference paper ...
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Automatically typeset math in section headings in bold-face

This question is motivated by a question asked me by a friend who is working on his thesis in mathematics. His section headings occasionally contain math, which: he would like to be in boldface to ...
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Caption package: bold numbering indents caption text - how to avoid that?

I ran across this problem and fail to find an answer even after thorough searching: I use \usepackage[bf]{caption} in my LaTeX document, as I want the "Figure 1"-Part of the caption to appear ...
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sansmath and boldmath--mutually exclusive? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Make mathfont respect the surrounding family This question is similar to the Bold, italic math (\bm) and sansmath question, but with a few more requirements. I am ...
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\textbf inside a lemma

I have defined lemma and use it as follows: \newtheorem{theorem}{Theorem}[section] \newtheorem{lemma}[theorem]{Lemma} ... \begin{lemma} abc_\textbf{indice} \end{lemma} It turns out that the indice ...
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How do I prevent \includegraphics from rendering in bold in Acrobat? [closed]

I believe I'm seeing the same problem mentioned here, but just to summarize: When I use \includegraphics for a PDF, any other text on that page is rendered in bold in Acrobat 9 if 2D hardware ...
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remove boldface from chapter titles, section and subsection names

How is it possible to remove the boldface from chapter titles, section and subsection names? I have found the following code for sections, but I can't find a way for chapters and subsections. ...
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Bold, italic math (\bm) and sansmath

I'm typesetting both text and math in Latin Modern, except for the figures, where I would like to use a sans serif font for both text and math. I need to follow the ISO recommendations for math ...
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A problem with \textsc

I started to write my CV in LaTeX. My document begins as \documentclass[a4paper]{amsart} \usepackage[latin1]{inputenc} \usepackage[finnish]{babel} \begin{document} \begin{center} {\large ...
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Capital Sigma in bold mathrm

I want to write capital \Sigma in bold mathrm. I tried \boldsymbol{\mathrm{\Sigma}} but seems like this does not work. Any help in this regard will be highly appreciated. Thanks
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How do I get babel to use the same typeface for regular and bold Hebrew text?

According to the babel package documentation (section 64), the default font used for Hebrew is Jerusalem which is a Metafont. Bold text is set in Dead Sea. This results in weird looking text, such as ...
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Ledmac - suppresing bold in lemma note

I am typesetting my thesis, an edition of a Latin text with Spanish translation. Bible quotations in the main text are in bold letters. However, when I make a lemma footnote I do not want the bold ...
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Using \ttfamily with \bfseries (or how to enable bold in fixed-width font)

I'm using listings package, and I've added basicstyle=\ttfamily\footnotesize. However, when I do that, the keywords from the embedded source-code are not bold anymore. I figured that \ttfamily ...
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Figure: how to have “Figure 1.5” in bold

First of all, sorry if it's a nooby question. I'm fairly new to latex, and only know the basics right now. But I'm learning every day! So... I'd like to have my figure captions with the word Figure ...
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Specify different fonts for bold and italic with fontspec

The main font I use for my LuaLaTeX document lacks bold and italic variants. I'd like to specify a different font for those variants using the fontspec package. Initially what I had in my preamble ...
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Kerning between bold and non-bold text

I'd like to write a word in bold followed by a comma and a non-bold word, like this: \textbf{why}, blah If I just write why, TeX inserts a kern to shift the comma a little closer to the "y". But ...
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Bold upright i-hat and j-hat for vector notation

I am trying to typeset a vector with i-hat and j-hat components: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{amsmath} \usepackage{mathtools} \newcommand{\ihat}{\mathbf {\hat \imath}} ...
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Level of “boldness” changeable?

In my document which I compile with pdflatex (Ubuntu 11.04 TeX Live package). I use the Sans Serif font. Some keywords should be printed bold. I use the {\bf text} construct for this. However, the ...
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Acronym - Bold abbreviation without bold citation number

I am using the acronym package and let it create a footnote with the explanation on the first use of my abbreviation. However, at some parts I am using \textbf{\ac{ISO-TP}} which also makes the ...
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Using bold/italic text inside listings?

How can I use bold text inside a code listing? I wanted to make some parts of the code bold.
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How to make all math equations bold by default?

I am using the bm package which provides the \bm command to boldify equations. However, all my equations need to be bold, and I find using the \bm command tedious. Is there a way to make the ...
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How to bold math-mode characters? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Bold math symbols? I am wondering if it is possible to bold characters under math-mode, for instance, is it possible to bold $\langle \rangle$?
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Set the “font-weight: lighter/ bolder”

I need to know how to set the "font-weight: lighter/ bolder" font-weight: lighter/ bolder \documentclass{article} \usepackage{fontspec} \begin{document} \font\ta="Times New Roman":color=ff0000 ...
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How to put \verb command inside of \textbf{} block?

It looks like you can't use \verb|...| inside of \textbf{...}. I tried the following: \textbf{Be very careful when using \verb|-i| as it's destructive and it's not reversible!} And got this error: ...
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LaTeX enumerate - bold item with non-bold text

I'm trying to customize the environment enumerate where the \item is bold but the text is not bold. What I've tried is (at the suggestion of one of the google-results): \let\origitem\item ...
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\textbf{text} without increasing the length of the text

When using \textbf{text}, the length of text will be increased. Is there a way to make the text bold face without increasing its length? edit: Thanks to @Herbert and @Martin, here is a perfect ...
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LaTeX Calligraphic Script Bold

Does anyone know how to bold calligraphic \mathscr fonts in a math environment? I can get a fancy calligraphic font if I use \mathscr, but \boldsymbol does not work, nor does \mathbf. There is a hack ...
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Bold citation number

Is there a straightforward way to produce bold citation numbers with the \cite command (I'm using amsplain bibliography style)? Essentially I want something like this: [1] rather than [1].
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How to write letters in bold in the math mode?

In mathematics, a letter, say, g, can stand for a scalar, while a letter in bold, e.g., g stands for a vector. Here is my question: How can one turn the letter into bold in the math mode? For ...
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How to make a given table line bold

Hi is it possible to make a chosen line of table (created by longtable) bold ?? I saw this question Make first row of table all bold but the answer refers to array package. It is possible to ...
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Style problem in algorithmic package

I'm using algorithmic package and I write algorithms. It seems OK but the operators, like IF, ELSE, FOR, ENDIF, etc., are not bold. Is there anyone that has an idea? Here is an example: ...
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Make glossary defined terms bold

I have defined a lot of terms with the glossaries package and use them in my text with the \gls{} command. However, I'd like terms called with \gls{} to appear bold, so people know that it is a term ...
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Is there any way other than \pmb to produce bold greek letters when mathptmx is used?

I know that mathptmx does not contain bold symbols for greek letters in math mode, and the result of \pmb is too ugly. Is there a way to specify LaTeX to use CM fonts for bold greek letters when ...
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Figures' legend is bold. Can I have it not bold in the list of figures?

The legends of my figures are written in bold, but I don't want the list of tables to have the titles in bold. Any suggestion?
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OpenType Kerkis and bold Small Caps with greek

Kerkis font is an OpenType font that has Greek glyphs Small Caps both for regular and bold shapes. The names of the OTF files are KerkisSmallCaps.otf and KerkisSmallCaps-Bold.otf. When I compile the ...
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Is it possible to have certain words in the document always in bold?

I am writing an AWK programming book and when I explain things, I refer to special AWK variables all the time, such as ORS. Is it possible to set LaTeX up in such a way that these words are always in ...
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Overlaying caron and a vowel in boldface and italic styles

I found that a lovely typeface I wanted to use did not contain the graphs ǎ ě ǐ ǒ ǔ ǚ, which I need for Pinyin romanization in text mode. Discussion below takes ǎ as the example. Using the graph ǎ ...