{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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“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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\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 ...
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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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What is the difference between italics and slanted text?

As I understand, LaTeX supports both via \textit and \textsl respectively, but what is the difference between the two?
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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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Should subscripts in math mode be upright?

In one-letter subscripts, like $x_i$, the subscript is usually typeset italic. Is this the typographically right thing to do? Consider this case: The Boltzmann constant is often written as $k_B$, ...
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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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Italics emphasis and punctuation [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Should I include punctuation marks in \emph, or should I place those marks after the command? When emphasizing the last part of a sentence by making it italic, is it ...
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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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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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Is there a way to set math mode font non-italic?

I read many things about people wanting math mode in sans-serif font and doing crazy things with packages and options to get that, but I did not find anything that would simply make my math mode font ...
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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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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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German-style quotation marks too close to italics letters and mathpazo font package

When I type an text in italic with the Palladio font the German quotation marks are (far) too close to the letters. The problem does not occur with English quotation marks. Is there any solution or ...
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Non italic text in theorems, definitions, examples

What package should I use, or what setting can I make to the font in theorems so that the text wouldn't be italic. I use amsmath, and from default, everything I write in theorem environments becomes ...
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Create \eqref* (\eqref without link, i.e. starred eqref)

I want to create a command \eqref*, which is the same like \eqref, but without a clickable link. There are similar commands for \ref (\ref*) and \autoref (\autoref*) which achieve this behaviour, but ...
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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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Creating my first command

I want to create a command that will format code in a certain way. In this case I want code to be italic and red. So instead of doing \textcolor{red}{\textit code} I want to make a function, if you ...
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Is it possible to italicize journal names and book titles through the .bst file?

I am working on an article for a Springer journal, and the specifications for manuscripts clearly ask to italicize all journal names and book titles. Doing it manually feels stupid, so I wonder if ...
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How to get upright parentheses in the whole document?

My question is, basically, the same as the one in Upright parentheses in italic text: how do I force all parentheses in my document to be upright, without replacing them with some commands "by hand"? ...
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Define particle names to use upright greek letters in math mode

Currently I have my electron neutrino & beta particle marco defined as \newcommand{\eneutrino}{\ensuremath{\nu_e}} \newcommand{\belectron}{\ensuremath{\beta^{-}}} ...
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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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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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Bar-less “f” and finetuning existing characters

Specific question I would like to produce an italic f without the crossbar. Can I do this relatively straightforwardly? This letter, esh (ʃ), is Unicode U+01A9, U+0283. The esh of tipa.sty only ...
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Language sensitive italicized quotation with csquotes

In what follows: \documentclass[fontsize=11pt]{book} \usepackage{microtype} \usepackage{times} \usepackage{csquotes} \usepackage[frenchb]{babel} \frenchbsetup{IndentFirst=false} \begin{document} text ...
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Partial italic text in PDF bookmarks

In my LaTeX file I've got some chapter titles with partial italicised text. With the hyperref package, I get the required bookmarks, etc. but the style for these partial italicised text disappears. ...
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Why does fake slant only seem to work after italics has been used?

Based on this question, can someone explain this behavior: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{fontspec} \setmainfont[ SlantedFont={Linux Libertine O}, SlantedFeatures={FakeSlant=0.30}, ...
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Italic shape needed in small caps fonts

I am using MiKTeX 2.5 version. Is there any possibility to change the small caps fonts in italic shape? I had tried as like below \textit{\textsf{Small Caps}}% This will gives the Regular Small ...
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Footnotes with italicized letters

I would like to use italicized superscript letters for footnotes rather than numbers. How could I do this? Example: This is text.a And more text.b a Footnote 1. b Footnote 2.
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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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Italic index entries have no link in PDF

I have a problem when adding index entries. When I use just the vanilla \index{...}, the generated PDF contains links on the page numbers in the index. But when using \index{...|textit} to mark index ...
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How to deal with it/sl/bold in lmtt?

I just stumbled upon the fact that the font lmtt (latin modern typewriter) seems to exist in italic slanted bold bold slanted but not bold italic At least the file t1lmtt.fd contains the ...
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Copying italics text from Word to LaTeX

I'm copying text from Microsoft Word and pasting it into my LaTeX editor. I've been manually replacing all instances of italics with \emph{}, but is there a way to do it faster? The process would ...
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Greek letters in italic in math equation

I use \Pi and \Sigma in my math equations however, they are not printed in italic like other text. I guess this is because they are symbols and not really text. Putting \textit into the equation has ...
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How to use fakeslant as slanted but not italic font with fontspec?

Using fontspec with Luatex it is possible to create a fake slant and use that as italic should no italics be around: \setmainfont[ AutoFakeSlant=0.15 ] {FontName} However, also if an ...
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How can I fix a problem where italics prevent line breaking when using microtype? [duplicate]

I wish to use protrusion and expansion from microtype as I like the look you get with them. I use amsthm and typeset theorems in italic as usual (with \theoremstyle{plain}). With microtype enabled, ...
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Bold , italic (and sans-serif) math symbols

I would like to implement the suggestions in the TUGboat 30:3, 2009 about the upright/italic and bold/normal in scalars, vectors and tensors. All this is about math. I use this font: ...
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using \textit in \section{} with beamer class

For a presentation using the beamer class (MiKTeX 2.8 with TeXnicCenter on Windows Vista) I need to have the italicized title of a book in a section heading. When I use \textit{...} or \emph{...} ...
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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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dot's shape of the italic abbreviation words

I want to write thief (pl. thieves) Which is correct, the \textbf{thief} (\textit{pl.} thieves) or the \textbf{thief} (\textit{pl}. thieves) ?
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What is going on with kerning when comparing math italics to italics?

Consider this example: \documentclass{article} \begin{document} \begin{tabular}{ll} Math & $AUC$ \\ Italics & \textit{AUC} \\ \end{tabular} \end{document} In ...
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Incorrect font for ligated glyphs, bold-italics combination, Libertine font

Would appreciate your help with the following code: \begin{definition} The \textbf{confidence interval (CI)} for ... \end{definition} The problem is that the letters "fi" within the word ...
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Bold and italic at the same time (beamer)

How can I make some text bold and italic at the same time (in the beamer class)? This example does not seem to work: \documentclass{beamer} \usetheme{Copenhagen} \begin{document} \frame{ A number ...
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verbatim text inside italic block

I am trying the following: \begin{frame}[fragile]{OCP en Exceptions} ``If you throw a checked exception from a method in your code and the \verb!catch! is three levels above, \textit{you must declare ...
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Bibtex - Make Title italic, Rest Upright

Is it possible to change the behaviour/settings of bibtex so that the title (of a book, article, paper, thesis, etc.) is always italic and everyhing else (e.g. author, journal, edition, etc.) is ...
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Italicizing an Author in Biblatex

I would like to italicize the presenting author's name for conference papers in my bibliography. I am using biblatex and I don't know how to do it. (I also don't know how to do it with bibtex.) I ...
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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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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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Can I set it so that math mode has uppercase letters not italicized?

Is there a way to set it so that math mode automatically stops italicizing upper-case letters? That is, so that $U$ produces the effect of what is now $\mathrm{U}$? I am using computer modern. I am ...
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How do I italicise individual words within \scshape

I am currently using mathpazo for the font for my thesis. I want to use smallcaps for my section headings (as you can see in the MWE I have set \allsectionsfont to \scshape. The problem is that I have ...