# [texhax] MikTeX and AMS Fonts

Robin Fairbairns Robin.Fairbairns at cl.cam.ac.uk
Thu Aug 14 23:39:13 CEST 2003

> What have you tried thus far?
>
> And where did you get the idea \mathbb would work?

it's in the ams documentation somewhere or other; defined in one of
amssymb.sty/amsfonts.sty i think

> A quick Google(TM) search for faq ams math blackboard bold''
>
> led me to http://www.ifm.liu.se/compadm/doc/LaTeX/latex_faq.html which
> indicated something like this would work:
>
> \documentclass{minimal}
> \usepackage{amsfonts}
> \begin{document}
> $\Bbb{THIS}$ IS A TEST
> \end{document}
>
> (THIS'' in the above should come out in Blackboard Bold)

it may do, in the same way that many of the other latex 2.09 font
commands still work -- iirc, \Bbb was modal, so that the braces there
were irrelevant.

to the original question: the likelihood is that the op wasn't
including the necessary package.  miktex includes the fonts themselves
in the default set, and miktex doesn't install things wrong ime.