{italic} is specifically about making document elements italic (or removing this font attribute). For questions about {italic-correction}, use the tag of the same name. For general questions about formatting document elements, use {formatting} instead.

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\emph yields bold-italic using the package “libertine”

How can I make \emph use italics again after loading the package libertine? I suspect that this may be a bug in the font itself. I tried reinstalling the font and upgrading it onto the most recent ...
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How to put the text and symbols “Italic” quickly?

The following is my original texts. \textbf{The Interior Dirichlet Problem:} Given $f\in C(S)$, find $u\in C(\overline{\Omega})$ such that $u$ is harmonic on $\Omega$ and $u=f$ on $S$. Instead of ...
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Palatino italics relatively small in body text?

I'm using Palatino (\usepackage[sc]{mathpazo}) as the main font for my thesis, and it occurred to me that italic (and possibly also bold) body texts are somewhat smaller than the ...
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Italic letters are too loose in math mode

I want to type something like this page http://caml.inria.fr/pub/docs/manual-ocaml/expr.html. So I need to use \begin{align*} and \end{align*} which displays its contents math mode. Therefore italic ...
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blackboard italic font

I would like to make \mathbb{E} italic, i have tried \mathit{\mathbb{E}} and \mathbb{\mathit{E}}, both of them look like \mathbb{E}, I can not see the italic effect. Could anyone help? By the way, I ...
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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 ...
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Can XeLaTeX generate bold and italic font styles for typefaces that lack them?

I use XeLaTeX in order to have easy access to fonts installed on my operating system, and Chinese in particular. Some of the Latin typefaces most pleasing to my eye do not have bold or italic font ...
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\eqref in italic math environnment

When using the amsthm package with the \eqref command, things may not be correct. When the main font of a theorem is italic, the \eqref is non-italic while \ref is italic. Please, see the provided ...
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Bold italic vectors

I am trying to display vectors as bold and italic. The command \mathbf sets the letters non-italic. I also googled a bit and stumbled upon \mathbf{\em y} or \mathbfit{y}, which all didn't work. I ...
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Upright parentheses in italic text

This question led to a new package: embrac Bringhurst, in Elements of Typographic Style, recommends to use upright parentheses in italic text (i.e., write 'a (simple) example' as opposed to 'a ...
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TeXlipse hotkeys for bold, italic, underlined

Are there any hotkeys to make a text bold or italic in TeXlipse plug-in? It is tiresome to type \textbf{} and \textit{} each time I need to emphasize some word. Most of other TeX-editors support ...
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How do I change the math italic font in XeTeX/fontspec?

I have a document where the main font is Gotham Book. So in my preamble I have: \usepackage{fontspec} \setmainfont{Gotham Book} As the fontspec manual describes, this sets the math roman font to ...
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Can I get full justification for italic text?

In the TeXbook, Knuth notes that italics can lead to problems with justification: EXERCISE 14.16 When an entire paragraph is typeset in italic or slanted type, it sometimes appears to be offset ...
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Bold and italic in subsection

In the following documentclass \documentclass[prb,twocolumn,showpacs]{revtex4} how to have italic and bold in a subsection title? The italic command removes the boldness when inside a subsection, ...
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Should Greek letters inserted in text (using math mode, mostly) always be italic?

The least painful way I know of inserting a Greek letter in a text is to use the math mode and the corresponding command. This will produce an alpha letter : $\alpha$ But this always produces an ...
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Italic in theorem environment

Consider the following theorem: \begin{theorem} If $x=0$, then $xy$ is equal to 0. \end{theorem} The first "0" will be typeset in upright typeface and the second one in italic. Including amsthm ...
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Is there a difference between \textit and \itshape?

I have only ever used \textit (and \emph for emphasized text), but have noticed that in some TeX examples, \itshape is used instead of \textit. Is there a difference between \textit and \itshape? If ...
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fontinst and italic small caps

I have a font that is distributed with italic small caps. I'd like to use these with fontinst. Does the current release of fontinst support italic small caps, and if so, what Karl Berry name should I ...
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Bad spacing of math letters within italic text

I use the standard AMS theorem style, which means that my theorems are set in italic. In combination with math variables, this sometimes gives horrible spacing: The input If $U$ or $V$ \dots yields ...
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\emph or \textit

In the comments section of Does it matter if I use \textit or \it, I asked for a clarification of these points. The clarification has mostly been made, but it was requested that I turn this into a ...