[texhax] What is better?

Victor Ivrii vivrii at gmail.com
Wed Jul 25 15:09:46 CEST 2007

On 7/25/07, Phil Parker <phil at math.wichita.edu> wrote:
> On 07/25/2007 at 08:32 AM, "Victor Ivrii" <vivrii at gmail.com> wrote: >I often
> use ${\bar x}$ and ${\bar \xi}$; however if these symbols are near >the bars
> which are on the different heights do not look
> >aesthetically right. I can use   ${\bar {\matstrut x}}$ and ${\bar
> >{\matstrut\xi}}$ but then bars are too high.
> >Surely, the same story with \hat, \tilde etc and with any letters of the
> >different height. What is considered to be more aesthetically appealing (or,
> >at least, less appalling)?
> I think only the first variant looks "right." If you have an x\xi and want
> bars, hats, etc. on both, you may want to see if bar, hat, etc., commutes with
> multiplication. If so, then something like \widebar{\xi} might be what you
> really want.

No, ``bars'' are individual in my case and should not be placed over
more than one letter

Victor Ivrii, Professor, Department of Mathematics, University of Toronto

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