# [texhax] Constructing a very thin space

Axel E. Retif axel.retif at mac.com
Thu Jul 25 23:48:26 CEST 2013

On 07/25/2013 03:56 PM, Dr A K Hannaby wrote:

> Dear Tex
>
> Trying your other address.
>
> Can you help, please, with the construction of a very thin space.

You can make your own thin spaces putting something like this in your
preamble:

\def\mythinspace{\kern 0.1em }
\def\myverythinspace{\kern 0.05em }

You can make negative thin spaces as well. The space between ...em and
the closing bracket is *very* important.

Best

Axel

P.S. \thinspace or \, is defined in TeX as {\kern 0.16em }.



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