[texhax] How to typeset a superscript * in a formula

John Wheeler jcw at chemj2.ucsd.edu
Wed Mar 16 19:31:48 CET 2005

A^* looked fine to me, although b^* put the * perhaps a bit too low.
Is that your concern.  A stupid and quick dirty fix for that is
b^{^ \scriptstyle *} although this puts it a bit higher than ideal, I'll
admit.  I've never thought that just b^* looked too bad.
The positioning right to left seems ok for either straight LaTeX or
with amsmath.
John Wheeler
jcw at chemj2.ucsd.edu

>This seems like something I should be able to find, but I've looked
>through Math Into LaTeX and didn't see it.
>Inside a formula, I'd like to have a superscript *.  When I just put
>the spacing is wrong (as if * were a binary operator)
>I tried 
>A^{\text{*}} but this also didn't work
>Thanks in advance
>Peter L. Flom, PhD
>Assistant Director, Statistics and Data Analysis Core
>Center for Drug Use and HIV Research
>National Development and Research Institutes
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