# Is there a both bold and slanted Computer Modern typeface?

Note: the font has to be loaded in plain TeX with `\font\bs=<nome_font>`

• Which engine? pdfTeX, XeTeX, LuaTeX...? – morbusg Jun 2 '14 at 18:50
• @morbusg With Knuth's TeX – User Jun 2 '14 at 18:53

there is a bold extended slanted cm font, but only in 10pt -- `cmbxsl10`.

basing the loading on what's in `plain.tex` and the `tugboat` style file, we get

``````\font\tenbs=cmbxsl10
\skewchar\tenbs='177
\font\twelvebs=cmbxsl12 scaled \magstep1
\skewchar\twelvebs='177
``````

take a look at `tugboat.sty` (included in tex live).

by the way, `\bs` isn't a great name for this; it's often used as a synonym for `\backslash`.

``````\font\bs=cs-lmbxo10 at 14 pt
foo
\bs bar

\bye
``````

It uses the latin modern, nearly the same as computer modern.

• that's italic, not slanted... – yo' Jun 2 '14 at 19:07
• sure, change the `i` to `o` and it will be slanted which is a lousy font ... – user2478 Jun 2 '14 at 19:12