# a concocted symbol

Mike Marchywka marchywka at hotmail.com
Sun Oct 31 13:23:46 CET 2021

On Sun, Oct 31, 2021 at 10:22:59AM +0100, Julius Müller wrote:
> Hi,
>
> could it be that the difference between pdf and dvi stems from the
> \scalebox macro? My knowledge about that is rather rusty. Could it be
> that \scalebox useds ps/pdf features most dvi viewers do not support,
> and thus has no effect on the output of the dvi viewer?
>
> HTH,
> Julius
>
> Am 30.10.21 um 22:01 schrieb Haines Brown:
> > On Sat, Oct 30, 2021 at 08:01:29PM +0200, Herbert Voss wrote:
> > >
> > > Am 30.10.21 um 19:01 schrieb Haines Brown:
> > > > I need to construct a symbol, but worry about its falling apart or
> > > > becoming distorted when published.
> > > >
> > > > The symbol is a circle enclosing a centered "N" and is attached to an arrow
> > > >    pointing right:
> > > >
> > > > {\footnotesize{N}}$\kern -0.785em \bigcirc\kern -0.4em\longrightarrow$
> > > >
> > > > Can this  be done in a way that is simpler or is more stable?
> > >
> > > \documentclass{article}
> > > \usepackage{graphicx}
> > >
> > > \newcommand\Ncircle{\ensuremath{\textcircled{\scalebox{0.8}{N}}\mkern-8mu\longrightarrow}}
> > >
> > > \begin{document}
> > >
> > > \Ncircle\Huge$\Ncircle$
> > >
> > >
> > > \end{document}
> > >
> > >
> > > Herbert
> >
> > Herbert. I like it! One problem is that if I compiile with pdflatex to
> > get a pdf or with latex to get a dvi file, the results differ. In the
> > dvi file the N breaks through the top of the circle a little. In the
> > pdf the N is a bit high, but not so much as to near hi\igging the

What are you using for viewers? I doubt I can help but in the past I had
to dig through the dvi interpretter in evince and I've been fighting
other issues with svg so I have some interest.

> > cirfle. When I put the code into a document I happen to be currently
> > writing, the N is a bit too low. How is the mu unit measured for /mkern?
> > Is it a function of the current font? If so I'll have to specify a
> > monospace font
> >
> >
>

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