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I would prefer to work with a prime symbol that is less rotated. I tried the following


which is visually what I desire. If I now write something like


things work fine, but when I use \p in subscript contexts


the symbol is not scaled and not placed right. Of course one can always work with hacks such as


but perhaps anyone knows of a simple solution?

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If you want a completely vertical prime, the textcomp package provides \text{\textquotesingle}. – rdhs Mar 12 '12 at 23:24
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You can use \mathchoice to adjust the size depending on the math context as follows:

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By the way, after a subscripted variable, I use this as \!\p, not just \p. (Compare \(s_1\p\) with \(s_2\!\p\).) – Lover of Structure Mar 10 '13 at 11:08

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