# New CTAN package: macros/latex/contrib/maybemath

Robin Fairbairns Robin.Fairbairns at cl.cam.ac.uk
Mon Nov 29 17:47:51 CET 2004

Andy Buckley writes (via the cam.ctan.org upload daemon):

>   Macros for making math bold or italic 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
>     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.

i've installed the package as requested, in