# [Tex/LaTex] Bold font for text

fonts

Is there a way to get a any other bold font?

We all know that \textbf provides bold font, but, is there a way to get a softer bold than \textbf? Something not that "black."

In order to get a document with bold and "less bold" text, you need to use fonts that distinguish between the two. Here's an example with the libertine font.

\documentclass{article}
\usepackage{lipsum}
\usepackage[bold]{libertine} % <- "regular bold"
\begin{document}
\textbf{\lipsum[2]}
\end{document}


\documentclass{article}
\usepackage{lipsum}
\usepackage[semibold]{libertine} % <- "semibold"
\begin{document}
\textbf{\lipsum[2]}
\end{document}


You can also easily switch between bold and semibold within the same document (although I wouldn't recommend that) with libertineSB, which switches the font family to semibold.

\documentclass{article}
\usepackage{lipsum}
\usepackage[bold]{libertine}
\begin{document}
\textbf{\lipsum[2]}
{\libertineSB{\lipsum[2]}}
\lipsum[2]
\end{document}