An \emph inside another cancels the emphasis. But what if I want to make sure something is never emphasized, even if the surrounding emphasis is removed? \textrm doesn't turn off ItalicFeatures defined for the font family.

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    Does this answer help you? tex.stackexchange.com/a/225273/134144 – leandriis Nov 21 '17 at 9:47
  • @leandriis, thanks. The answer is \textup. – Toothrot Nov 21 '17 at 9:55
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    it doesn't really matter, but "\emph inside another cancels the emphasis" is the wrong way to think of it, better to say \emph always emphasises the text by choosing a visually distinct font style" – David Carlisle Nov 21 '17 at 10:35
  • @DavidCarlisle, I don't know what I was thinking. – Toothrot Nov 21 '17 at 12:43
  • @Toothrot :-).. – David Carlisle Nov 21 '17 at 12:46

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