# Directory `macros/latex/contrib/maybemath`

maybemath LaTeX style, by Andy Buckley <andy@insectnation.org> -------------------------------------------------------------- maybemath provides LaTeX macros for making math bold, upright, italic or sans-serif according to context. The \maybebm and \maybeit macros can be used in math expressions to make the arguments typeset as bold or italic respectively if the surrounding context is appropriate. They are useful for writing user macros for use in general contexts. \maybebm is especially appropriate when section titles contain math expressions, since the title will appear bold but the header and table of contents usually replicate the title in normal width. \maybeit performs a similar role to \mathrm{} but the math expression will be italicised if the surrounding text is. \maybeitsubscript is provided to shift subscripts to the left if the expression is italicised. \maybesf makes the argument typeset with \mathsf{} if the surrounding text context is sans-serif. Note that there is no sans-serif italic math font, so this command is not compatible with any italic-forcing commands. A convenience macro, \maybebmsf is available for handling boldness and sans-serif issues at the same time, as these are probably the most frequent problematic environments. Other combined handling is possible with nested use of the above commands. Thanks to Viet-Trung Luu on comp.text.tex for providing the first steps to solving this problem. This material is subject to the LaTeX Project Public License. See http://www.ctan.org/tex-archive/help/Catalogue/licenses.lppl.html for the details of that license.

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## maybemath – Make math bold or italic according to context

The `\maybebm` and `\maybeit` macros can be used in maths
expressions to make the arguments typeset as bold or italic
respectively if the surrounding context is appropriate. They
are useful for writing user macros for use in general contexts.

`\maybebm` is especially appropriate when section titles contain
math expressions, since the title will appear bold but the
header and table of contents usually replicate the title in
normal width. It uses the bm package to
make things bold

`\maybeit` performs a similar role to `\mathrm{}`
but the maths expression will be italicised if the surrounding
text is. `\maybeitsubscript` is provided to shift
subscripts to the left if the expression is italicised.

Package | maybemath |

Version | 2005-02-22 |

Licenses | The LaTeX Project Public License |

Maintainer | Andy Buckley |

Contained in | TeX Live as maybemath MiKTeX as maybemath |

Topics | Font sel Maths |