I am aware one can change the size of a single bracket to be slightly bigger than the object attached to it using
What I would really like to do though, is to manually set the exact height of a curly open bracket. (For example to
Does anyone know how exactly the height of a bracket as compared to the contained object is determined? (One could then use a strut of appropriate height to force the behaviour of the bracket).
Or perhaps there is a completely different method for achieving the effect I am looking for, one that does not make use of the
\left commands at all?