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In Custom theorem numbering @egreg provided a way to custome theorem numbering:

\documentclass{article}
%\usepackage{amsthm} %% uncomment to see the difference
\newtheorem{innercustomthm}{Theorem}
\newenvironment{customthm}[1]
  {\renewcommand\theinnercustomthm{#1}\innercustomthm}
  {\endinnercustomthm}

\begin{document}

\begin{customthm}{8}[Somebody]\label{eight}
Every theorem must be numbered by hand.
\end{customthm}

Here is a reference to theorem~\ref{eight}.
\end{document}

Now I tend to extend such approach to Lemma, Definition, Corollary etc. However I got an error extending to Lemma.

I put in

\newtheorem{innercustomlemma}{Lemma}
\newenvironment{customlemma}[1] 
  {\renewcommand\theinnercustomlemma{#1}\innercust‌​omlemma} 
  {\endinnercustomlemma}

at the beginning then

\begin{customlemma}{abc}[abcd]\label{abcde} 
  abcdef 
\end{customthm}

at the body. The error says:

! Undefined control sequence. \customlemma ...heinnercustomlemma {#1}\innercust 
                                                                                omlemma 
l.126 \begin{customlemma}{abc} 
                                 [abcd]\label{abcde} ? 

I wonder what shall I do?

Also, the font inside theorem is italic by default, I wonder if this could be tuned off?

closed as off-topic by egreg, Joseph Wright Aug 2 '14 at 22:21

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    You have two spurious characters in \innercustomlemma; you can see in the question that \innercust is rendered in brown color, while omlemma is black. Retype it. – egreg Jul 4 '14 at 9:46
  • @egreg exactly! it's working now. -- any idea to turn off the italic font? – athos Jul 4 '14 at 10:17
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    Uncomment \usepackage{amsthm} and add \theoremstyle{definition} before the first \newtheorem command. But don't do it. – egreg Jul 4 '14 at 10:21
  • @egreg may i ask why? – athos Jul 5 '14 at 4:49
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    This question appears to be off-topic because it is about a problem simply due to spurious invisible characters in the input. – egreg Aug 2 '14 at 22:20

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