# [texhax] implementation of x' in math

Alexandru Scorpan ascorpan at math.ufl.edu
Wed Sep 29 22:52:26 CEST 2004

How is the translation of $x'$ into $x^{\prime}$ implemented?

I am asking for three reasons:
1. I would like to change it to a different version of the prime
symbol, without messing with \prime;
2. I would also like to implement that $x''$ be interpreted as
$x^{\second}$, where \second is a better kerned version of two
\prime's;
3. I am just damn curious.

-- Alex