[texhax] Forcing size changes in exponents
barr at math.mcgill.ca
Sun Aug 16 17:25:14 CEST 2015
I have often been criticized by posters on these boards for "not using LaTeX". Why I should care is a real question. But here is something I really tried to do in LaTeX and failed, although it is almost trivial using the deprecated command \rm:
When I tried do it using \textrm, the size did not change. So I added \scriptsize. I expected the first line to be correct, I expected the second would not. Instead I got a missing $ error. I tried sprinkling some $ signs into the defiinition and the first one worked (although I don't see why), but the second still caused an error.
So how can you do this in pure LaTeX?
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