a concocted symbol

Herbert Voss Herbert.Voss at fu-berlin.de
Sun Oct 31 13:58:08 CET 2021

Am 31.10.21 um 13:23 schrieb Mike Marchywka:
> 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?

Yes, a lot of DVI viewers cannot show rotations and scalings.


>> 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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