[OS X TeX] Nested \textbf{\textsc{xyz}}

Matthew Leingang leingang at math.harvard.edu
Wed Feb 13 15:40:08 EST 2008

On Feb 13, 2008, at 3:16 PM, Holger Frauenrath wrote:

> Dear all,
> one of my coworkers needs bold small caps, so he just used a nested  
> \textbf{\textsc{xyz}}. To my surprise, this did not work when  
> Compuer Modern or Latin Modern fonts (package lmodern) are chosen.  
> The characters just show up as small bold letters. The same happens  
> with small caps in section titles. Doing \textsc{\textbf{xyz}} also  
> just gives small bold letters. Using the fourier package (the  
> Utopia fonts), everything works fine.
> Is this supposed to be like this?

Dear Holger,

On my machine I get this in the log file:

LaTeX Font Warning: Font shape `OT1/lmr/bx/sc' undefined
(Font)              using `OT1/lmr/bx/n' instead on input line 29.


LaTeX Font Warning: Some font shapes were not available, defaults  

OT1/lmr/bx/sc is what you wanted: latin modern, bold weight, sc  
shape.  It's just not there.  LaTeX substitutes the normal shape  
instead.  So as a reasonable failsafe, it is "supposed" to be like that.

So if you want latin modern bold small caps, you'll have to roll your  
own, I guess.  I think this is a job for virtual fonts, but there are  
many wiser than I that can answer that directly.

Grüße aus einem shreckliche regnerische Boston,

> Thanks for suggestions.
> Holger
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Matthew Leingang
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