# What's up with the spacing between letters inside $…$?

When I write $VSS$ in my LaTeX studio, it behaves it as if there is a space between V and S (i.e. V SS).

Is there a way to fix this? I tried \scalebox{.85}[1.0]{$VSS$}, but it did not work well. Any suggestion would be appreciated.

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For sure this is the right way to type VSS. Don't worry. – Sigur Jun 18 '14 at 22:37
tex.stackexchange.com/questions/129400/… and linked questions may be of interest. – Torbjørn T. Jun 18 '14 at 22:47

$VSS$ means $V$ times $S$ times $S$. If you need an italic text in math mode, you may use $\textit{VSS}$ or \$\mathit{VSS} (they are not equivalent).