# [OS X TeX] bold fonts in math mode

Victor Ivrii vivrii at gmail.com
Fri Nov 13 18:19:03 EST 2009

On Fri, Nov 13, 2009 at 5:57 PM, Gerard Walschap <gerard at ou.edu> wrote:
>        For some reason, I can't get lower-case greek letter to appear in bold. For example $\mathbf{\gamma}$ produces the same output as $\gamma$. There is no such problem with upper-case: thus, $\mathbf{\Gamma}$ does produce the bold version of $\Gamma$. The same thing happens replacing \mathbf by \bf.

\boldsymbol{\alpha}

also learn difference between \mathbf \boldsymbol and \boldkey

Avoid using \bf (either \textbf or \mathbf)

> I'm using texlive 2008 and

>TeXShop 2.26. Any ideas?

Irrelevant

This is not MacOSX specific and general TeX questions should be
addressed to texhax list as many real experts use Linux and even
(surprise) Windows

HTH

Victor

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