[NTG-context] How to \bf for math?

Hans Hagen pragma at wxs.nl
Fri Feb 17 22:37:07 CET 2006


Adam Lindsay wrote:
> David Munger wrote:
>   
>> Adam Lindsay wrote :
>>     
>>> David Munger wrote:
>>>       
>>>> Very interesting, but with these definitions, I can't get roman
>>>> characters in formulae. For the moment, the best solution for me is
>>>> still the hbox wrapper.
>>>>         
>>> Okay.
>>> What do you mean by "can't get roman characters"? Can you give an 
>>> minimal example?
>>>
>>> adam
>>>       
>> Sorry, I should have given one.
>>
>> \startmathcollection[default]
>> \definemathcharacter [a]   [nothing] [mi] ["61]
>> \stopmathcollection
>>
>> \definetypeface [] [mm] [bfmath] [computer-modern] [computer-modern]
>> \setupformulas [method=bold]
>>
>> \starttext
>> \formula{a, {\rm a}, {\bfm a}, {\bfm\rm a}}
>> \stoptext
>>
>> I can't get bold roman math. And by using [mr] instead of [mi]:
>> \definemathcharacter [a]   [nothing] [mr] ["61]
>> one gets the inverse problem: no more bold math italic.
>>     
>
> oh, I see. I'll admit: all the maths I've dealt with don't require such 
> fine manual control over the fonts.
>
> Would it be for individual characters? Would an approach like this work?
> \formula{a, {\rm a}, {\bfm a}, \text{\bf a}}
>   
just keep collecting all thoughts and ideas and solutions .... 

(concerning the definemathcharacters, we need input from taco on that because he knows what goes on deep inside tex and has done complex math typesetting for ages) 

Hans 

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