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Apr
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Apr
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awarded  Notable Question
Mar
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comment How can you change the width of a fraction bar?
@DavidCarlisle I'm wondering why the rule thickness isn't by default scaled depending on the mathstyle. Making it easy to have a mathstyle-dependent rule thickness for \genfrac would be good. Am I missing something, or is this an oversight on part of the amsmath folks?
Mar
5
comment Why does amsmath define \mspace? \mskip seems fine and simple enough
See my edit to my original question; probably best if you change your phrasing of "(there is also an optional trailing space and shrink component)".
Mar
5
accepted Why does amsmath define \mspace? \mskip seems fine and simple enough
Mar
5
revised Why does amsmath define \mspace? \mskip seems fine and simple enough
added "minus" in addition to "plus"
Mar
4
revised Why does amsmath define \mspace? \mskip seems fine and simple enough
fixed typo in question title
Mar
4
accepted What is the cleanest way to adjust the dimensions (height, depth, width to the left and right) of a symbol?
Mar
4
comment How can you change the width of a fraction bar?
@Qrrbrbirlbel "about" or "exactly"? How can I derive the actual, precise values?
Mar
4
asked Why does amsmath define \mspace? \mskip seems fine and simple enough
Feb
24
awarded  Popular Question
Feb
8
awarded  Good Question
Jan
30
comment What is the cleanest way to adjust the dimensions (height, depth, width to the left and right) of a symbol?
Are there any special precautions to take (I am thinking about something with \text or \mathchoice) when modifying a math-mode symbol that is supposed to function in all 4 styles?
Jan
30
comment What is the cleanest way to adjust the dimensions (height, depth, width to the left and right) of a symbol?
@barbarabeeton See my edit(s). If any of you know of better examples, do let me know ... though I think the question the way it stands now will serve its purpose.
Jan
30
revised What is the cleanest way to adjust the dimensions (height, depth, width to the left and right) of a symbol?
clarified when to comment out txfonts-line
Jan
30
revised What is the cleanest way to adjust the dimensions (height, depth, width to the left and right) of a symbol?
corrections and addenda regarding amsmath and txfonts
Jan
30
comment What is the cleanest way to adjust the dimensions (height, depth, width to the left and right) of a symbol?
@egreg You're entirely right. I noticed that half-way through composing my question and then forgot to add a disclaimer. Let me do that right now ...
Jan
29
comment Symbols of height intermediate between \big and \Big needed
It's obvious that the scaling is discrete, and it is indeed not clear that it would be beneficial to have continuous scaling. Obviously the above is a discrete discontinuity, a jump between sizes where – if considered in isolation – the \big-sizes seem typographically too small and the \Big-sizes seem too large. I also don't think that creating a new font is necessary; I have a feeling that sufficiently simple ad-hoc sizing can be done with scalerel.
Jan
29
asked What is the cleanest way to adjust the dimensions (height, depth, width to the left and right) of a symbol?
Jan
29
comment Which constructs in TeX/LaTeX and their packages have classification \mathinner?
@egreg 1. You can think of them as an instantiation of \left...\right, which in effect reduces to one of the \σl...\σr-sizes. 2. A user might not know that \σl and \σr don't need to be paired.