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With certain fonts with strongly slanted italics are used in math mode, $f^\sharp$ collides the f and the \sharp. Is there a good way to deal with this, except for adding some kind of manual italic correction?

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The manual explains this on pages 9-11: $"f^{\sharp}$ should be OK. – egreg Jan 20 '12 at 20:56
@egreg: which manual? – Peter Grill Jan 20 '12 at 21:15
The manual of mathspec that's cited in the tag. – egreg Jan 20 '12 at 21:24
strongly slanted italics aren't really appropriate for math. this problem more often happens with script fonts, which are almost always too strongly sloped. good math fonts are hard to find. – barbara beeton Jan 20 '12 at 23:31

As egreg said, "$f^{\sharp}$ seems to do the trick, though some further adjustment may be needed."

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