[OS X TeX] bold sf in memoir

Morten Høgholm morten.hoegholm at gmail.com
Fri Jan 20 20:59:19 EST 2006

On Sat, 21 Jan 2006 02:36:40 +0100, Themis Matsoukas <matsoukas at psu.edu>  

Hi Themis,

A: Because it messes up the order in which people normally read text.
Q: Why is top-posting such a bad thing?
A: Top-posting.
Q: What is the most annoying thing when reading email or newsgroups?

I wrote:

>> In the log file I see
>> ....\OT1/cmss/bx/n/10 X
>> which is bold sans serif.

> Thanks to your test I realize that the conflict occurs because I load
> \usepackage{mathtime}
> \renewcommand{\sfdefault}{cmss}
> \renewcommand{\ttdefault}{cmtt}

The relevant lines in the mathtime package are:

\def\@tempb {cmr}

As you can see, it redefines \bfdefault to simply b so when you try to do  
boldface, the combination cmss/b is tried but it doesn't exist. You  
logfile should also show you a warning for this.

You can define the fallback as
in your preamble, here assuming you are using the recommended T1 encoding.  
As an alternative you can try the semibold condensed series as fallback;  
perhaps it fits better with Times Bold.
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