{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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Draw italic box as a placeholder (around a single letter) in a word

I am comparing a lot of different cases that are all following a predefined naming scheme. I would now like to replace one of the character in the name with a box to indicate that this parameter is ...
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italics spilling over to the rest of the text

I have a simple line here: Let training data \textit{X} consist of x_{i...n} observations, where.... The intention is to let x have subscript i..n. This happens, however, after x_i..n, all the ...
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problem with serbian italics

I have a problem with Serbian italics I have this text, for example: when I put the name of the book in italics without setting language (Serbian), everything is ok: but when I set Serbian, I ...
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Finding all italicized words in a LyX document

I've italicized certain words in a LyX document which I shouldn't have. Is is possible to search for or highlight only italicized words within the document? I'd make the changes manually but the word ...
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My “definition” environment is in italic

I obtained a TeX "pre-built" file in order to write for my college, but it so happens that every time I call a definition environment (which is defined in the file), it is always in italic. I am not ...
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Fonts, italics and IPA 'a' characters [closed]

I am writing a document with XeLaTeX in which I use IPA characters in italicized text. After trying a few fonts with extensive IPA support like Gentium Plus, Brill or Charis SIL, I encounter the same ...
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Lyx Making Theorems Not Italic Globally

Before I used Lyx, I used \declaretheoremstyle to make the bodyfont into normal in theorems. But in Lyx, I'm using Theorems(AMS) and Theorems(Numbered by Chapters) Module and cannot find a way to ...
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italic small caps in Garamond #3?

I have the OTF files for Garamond #3 LT Pro, supplied by my publisher. I need to use italic small caps. The following MWE: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{fontspec} ...
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Changing font in a description

How to change the font of some words of an item of a description? I want it to appear like this: Abc Def Description... Ghi Jkl Description So that the words Def and Jkl are italique. ...
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How to make italic greek letter \lambda

I need italic and non-italic \lambda in the same document. Since the \mathit{\lambda} does not work, I got idea to simulate italic by changing fonts (Times New Roman for italic lambda, and Latin ...
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How do I get rid of italicized letters when using $$?

Let's say I want to type: Hi, my name is {Mika} When I use $$ on both sides: $$ Hi, my name is {Mika} $$ It would be italicize and the brackets {} would go away. How can I prevent that?
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How to change the font shape in the body of theorem environments?

\documentclass{article} \usepackage{amsmath,amssymb} \newtheorem{defn}{Definition} \newtheorem{pro}{Problem} \newtheorem{thm}{Theorem} \begin{document} \begin{defn} This is the first definition ...
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Article document class make subsection headings italic and remove boldface [duplicate]

How can I make only the subsection headings italic and remove boldface in article document class ?
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Plain TeX and Italic Thorn and Eth Needed

I am in need of italic versions of Thorn and Eth. I can access these Old English characters using the following: \font\specialfont=ecrm1000 scaled 1100 \def\thorn{{\specialfont\char254}} ...
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Acro: Adjusting the spacing after \acl if the long form has italic shape

I am using the acro package to manage my acronyms. Some of the terms are set in italic. When using \acl, the spacing after the term does not get adjusted. Minimal example: ...
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How do you center a statement and italicise it without making it a theorem?

I want to have a statement in my proof with an implication sign in it, I want it centred and italicised and I want it numbered. (1) How do you do this? \documentclass[a4paper,10pt]{article} ...
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LuaLaTeX protrusion problem with Negative value

Please see the following screen shots. As you can see there are two "overfull" hbox there. However, LaTeX does not produced any overfull box warning at all. I tried to produce a minimal working ...
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Latex enumerate: making first item italic

I have an enumerate-list and want to make the first item in this list (including the number) italic. It seems like I can make everything italic except the first number - otherwise the whole list ...
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Bold or arrow vectors with new command

Im quite new to latex, I would like to make either bold or arrow vectors. I found many solutions to this but i cant see where i am doing it wrong, my code is \documentclass[a4paper,11pt]{report} ...
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About “Times New Roman” with Greek characters, Italic characters and Bold characters

I'm japanese student, so i am not good at using English. Sorry. I want to use Bold Greek characters, Bold Italic Greek characters and Italic Greek characters with using "Times New Roman". But, now ...
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How to perform keyboard shortcuts like Ctrl+I for italics or Ctrl+U for underlining in LyX?

Every time I try to use the aforementioned keyboard shortcuts, LyX says "Command Disabled". How do I activate these shortcuts?
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Text in math mode: inherit bold but not italics

Can I define a macro \foo so that $\foo$ produces: bold sans-serif "foo", if the surrounding text is bold normal sans-serif "foo" otherwise. In particular, "foo" should never be typeset in ...
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How do I get italic type using baskervald font?

I have loaded the font here: \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} \usepackage[light]{iwona} \usepackage{baskervald} I am trying to set some type in a fancy header in italics: ...
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Command to italicize text with slanted numbers

I often find myself adding a lot of \textsl{} around inside \emph{} or \textit{} blocks because I find italicized digits to look too "showoffy" and "baroque" and to hinder legibility (I'm using $$ ...
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italic font in LyX?

How does one generate italic font in LyX? I just want to select some text and click something in the menu system or type a keyboard shortcut to do this. I have previously found it in the menu ...
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make math symbol italic

I must admit that I don't really know my way around LaTeX, pretty much at all. Anyway, here's my problem: I want to include the symbols \flat and \sharp in my text. Unfortunately I only receive ...
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Number in newtheoremstyle is not italic

I defined and used a new theormestyle using amsmath package: \newtheoremstyle{standard} {\topsep} % ABOVESPACE {\topsep} % BELOWSPACE {\normalfont} % BODYFONT % \itshape {0pt} ...
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Typeset an upright ell

The $\ell$ character in math-mode is clearly slanted to match the usual slant of math-mode characters. Is there a way to typeset an upright version, that won't look slanted amid other ...
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Apostrophe breaks comments in lstlisting

I defined a command to simplify the writing of code listings of (pseudo-) C code: \lstdefinestyle{c}{ language=C, basicstyle=\small\sffamily, numbers=left, numberstyle=\tiny, frame=L, ...
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Define certain letter in math-mode to be always non-italic

Imagine I have a 500 page book about complex numbers. But I always wrote just j in math-mode as the imaginary unit. But I should have written \mathrm{j}. Is there a command I could write into my ...
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Removing italic formatting from if statement

I would like the if statement to have "current stage" in serif and "satisfies" as normal text. The following code produces both with italics: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{algorithm2e} ...
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textsl in Beamer

I notice that the \textit and \textsl behave much alike in Beamer. The following MWE produces the image: \documentclass{beamer} \begin{document} \begin{frame}{} \textsl{Welcome to my world!} ...
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Should superscript and subscript be upright in this case? [duplicate]

What do you think which notation is better to read? The set $B^{high} = {b_1, \ldots, b_n}$ should indicate the set of all buildings which are high and $B^{low} = {b_1, \ldots, b_n}$ all buildings ...
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Cannot typeset cyrillic text in italics and bold at the same time using the LinuxLibertine font

I cannot tell if the following is a bug in the LinuxLibertine OTF files or if it is a bug in XeLaTeX (or both?). The problem is: when I try to typeset cyrillic text in italic and bold, the glyphs ...
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Long format of acronyms in italic

I'm using the acronym package and I would like to know if is there anyway I can set the expanded text of all acronyms to appear in italic, even if I'm calling them with \ac{}. Thanks in advance
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Detecting the local style in a text with ConTeXt

I would like to detect the local style in a text. What is the ConTeXt equivalent of such these LaTeX commands? \ifthenelse{\equal{\f@shape}{it}}{italic}{not italic} ...
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Does italic math originate from TeX?

When I look in old mathematical textbooks from the seventies and before, mathematics is always upright. Their use of italic letters in other contexts, however, shows that this is not because of ...
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metaUML class diagram: set some methods as abstract in an abstract class

I usually found the answer of my questions in StackExchange or over Internet. But this time I can't. I look for a lot yesterday and I didn't find a solution. Recently I started to use LaTex, and I'm ...
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Alternative to textit in LaTeX

I have one text that need to be italicized. \textit{some text2 ~\\ some text2} But i found ~\\ converted to \newline\. Is there any alternative to \textit? Is there any alternative to \it?
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Verbatim environment with gray background color and italics

I want a verbatim environment with gray background color and italics(bold fonts may be used also). The \lstlisting can set background but can't set italics. The \mdframed combined with \alltt can ...
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always upright parenthesises and brackets

I was suggested by my thesis referee that parenthesizes () and citation brackets [] (I only use square brackets generated by biblatex)should always be in upright. This is indeed the same question as ...
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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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Inconsolata italics?

Please see http://stackoverflow.com/questions/23975828/how-to-specify-non-standard-font-in-fancyvrb-verbatim/ for the start of this discussion. I am using fancyvrb to create a fancy Verbatim ...
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Use textit in listing

How can I use \textit in a listing? \documentclass[a4paper]{article} \begin{document} \begin{lstlisting}[label=test] Some code. \textit{This should be italic.} Some code. \end{lstlisting} ...
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Problem using italics in fonts with optical size feature

I come across a strange problem when using fonts with different optical sizes. When compiling the following example (using either lualatex or xetex) \documentclass[10pt]{memoir} \usepackage{fontspec} ...
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Slanted TIPA text [closed]

I'm relatively new to LaTex, and am using it to write my linguistics thesis. I started out in TexShop. Although the TIPA faq says you can't use italics with TIPA, this seemed to be working fine. Now ...
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Biblatex italicizes @MISC entries

I made my bibliography using Biblatex: \usepackage[backend=bibtex]{biblatex} and it works fine except that all of the @MISC entries, which I use to cite websites, are all italicized. This would ...
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citation square brakets upright in theorems

How to set up the citation square brakets and numbers in upright in theorems while keeping other stuffs slanted? (This style is suggest by my professor.) The usual appearance is the following ...
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How to display the text in a new environment italic?

I created a new environment: \usepackage[dvipsnames]{xcolor} \usepackage{mdframed} \newenvironment{test} {\begin{mdframed}[backgroundcolor=gray, linewidth=1pt]} {\end{mdframed}} I'd like to ...
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Trigonometric notation with Initial capital Letter and Italic

How can we make First letter Capital while using trigonometric functions. eg: \cos (60^\circ) gives simple cos (all in small). What is needed is 'Cos' (with initial capital). For italics in mactex i ...