a concocted symbol

Reinhard Kotucha reinhard.kotucha at web.de
Sat Oct 30 20:14:21 CEST 2021

On 2021-10-30 at 18:35:45 +0100, Philip Taylor (Hellenic Institute) wrote:

 > On 30/10/2021 18:07, Philip Taylor (Hellenic Institute) wrote:
 > >
 > > As you have not specified the font in which this sequence is to
 > > occur, your two \kerns, expressed in ems, are unlikely to
 > > reliably work as intended.  Apart from a well-intentioned desire
 > > for portability, is there any reason why your definition cannot
 > > also include font family, size, variant, etc ?
 > > -- 
 > > /Philip Taylor/
 > >
 > If you want to retain font independence, you could perhaps measure
 > the dimensions of your \footnotesize {N}, \bigcirc and
 > \longrightarrow and then calculate your \kerns accordingly,
 > \raise-ing if required..

Before assembling such a symbol it's advisable to check whether there
is a font which already contains this symbol:

  texdoc symbols-a4

Searching 422 pages takes some time but using a symbol provided by a
font is the most robust solution.

BTW, IMO it's quite strange if a publisher changes the font without
consulting the author.


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