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Is there a way to rotate a symbol any positive degrees around the y axis? The y axis is here taken as the one perpendicular to the text line and lying in the text surface. E.g., an I would loose its bars with such a rotation of 90 degrees and would be indistinguishable from an O with the same rotation.

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In general No, I would guess but there are some ideas in tex.stackexchange.com/questions/73595/… –  David Carlisle Jan 15 '13 at 0:59

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Here is a TikZ solution:

\tikz\node[xscale={cos(\angle)},inner sep=0]{Texte};

Examples:

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Code:

\documentclass{article}
\usepackage{tikz}
\begin{document}
Texte%
\foreach \ang in {0,1,...,8,9}{%
  \tikz\node[xscale={cos(\ang*20)},inner sep=0]{RI\ang};%
}...
\end{document}
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Just \tikz\node[xscale={cos(\ang*9.9)},inner sep=0]{TI\ang}; should be sufficient. –  percusse Jan 15 '13 at 1:18
    
@percusse Exact! Thanks. I left lines of code related to other tests... –  Paul Gaborit Jan 15 '13 at 1:25
    
Ah yes, one can use that quantity in multiple places. –  percusse Jan 15 '13 at 1:44

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