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Font changing: text

The font selection scheme used in LaTeX2e differs a lot from that used in LaTeX 2.09. In this section, we give a brief description of the new commands. A more detailed description with examples is given in The LaTeX Companion, and the interface for class- and package-writers is described in LaTeX2e Font Selection.


These are font commands whose use is the same as the commands \rm, \bf, etc. The difference is that each command changes just one attribute of the font (the attribute changed is part of the name). One result of this is that, for example, \bfseries\itshape produces both a change of series and a change of shape, to give a bold italic font.


These are one-argument commands; they take as an argument the text which is to be typeset in the particular font. They also automatically insert italic corrections where appropriate; if you do not like the result, you can add an italic correction with \/ or remove it with \nocorr. The \nocorr should always be the first or last thing within the {<text>} argument.

Rainer Schoepf
Thu Jul 31 16:46:28 MEST 1997