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I am trying to set a sequence of atom packing symbols. I want to use math mode italics for this, as I think that their width fits this purpose.

The problem is that the C has a bad kerning for this. There is a too large space after it. How could I fix this?

I have tried to use the microtype package, but it seems to have no effect. What am I doing wrong? Do I have to specify the font in a more detailed manner?




  {encoding = *, shape = *}
  {C = {,-300}}



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You can use \textit in also math mode to get a kerning.






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huh, don't you mean \mathit not \textit – daleif May 16 '11 at 20:01
Thanks, but that produces text italics, which are a bit more narrow than math italics (for example, the angle of the A is more acute). The same holds for \mathit. However, I guess that I will stick to that. – Svante May 16 '11 at 20:08
@daleif: no, I meant \textit otherwise I'd used \mathit – Herbert May 17 '11 at 6:23

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