I would like to have a sentence like this:

In the Smith case, the Supreme Court held...

where the entire sentence is in italics except for "Smith" since it is the short name of a case. (You can imagine many other examples like this with movies, etc.)

I would like to be able to do something like:

\textit{In the \textit{Smith} case, the Supreme Court held...}

However, the above code makes everything italics. Is there something I can do to make Smith non-italicized without resorting to the below code?

\textit{In the} Smith \textit{case, the Supreme Court held...}

The only problem I have with that piece of code is that it makes editing problematic if I decide that I'd rather have "Smith" at another place in the sentence.

I appreciate any and all help -- even if the help is simply that the solution I want does not exist.

  • Upright is the same of the font shape you want. \textup{}. – Sigur Sep 17 '18 at 15:47

That's exactly what \emph does:



\emph{In the \emph{Smith} case, the Supreme Court held\dots}


or, if you prefer to manually control that, then you can use \textup:



\textit{In the \textup{Smith} case, the Supreme Court held\dots}

  • Solution worked. Thank you! I wasn't aware of \emph before and couldn't find the solution via a Google search. – Mason Malone Sep 17 '18 at 14:36

I usually use:

    \textit{This is my text, but I want {\normalfont this} to not be in italics.}

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