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While using underbrace in Lyx, the result looks really bad. enter image description here

The left to are done with Ctrl+L option, with \underbrace{Earth}_{E} (or similar), and the right three are \overset{\underbrace{Comparison\, to}}{I} or similar.

As you can see, the brace is broken. How can I fix this?

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    This is a rendering issue with the viewer. You will see that this disappears when you zoom in/out. That is, at specific zoom levels it appears "broken", while at others it seems fine.
    – Werner
    Jul 24, 2013 at 16:03
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    Also, you should include amsmath in your document preamble (Document > Settings... > LaTeX Preamble, add \usepackage{amsmath}) and use \underbrace{\text{Earth}}_{S} instead.
    – Werner
    Jul 24, 2013 at 16:04
  • amsmath is there, and this remains in ALL zoom levels, in both evince, and okular
    – Sean
    Jul 24, 2013 at 16:05
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    I'm sure it won't happen with Adobe Reader. I can't test it now but will later using LyX.
    – Werner
    Jul 24, 2013 at 16:09
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    okey, thank you, but what to do in a linux machine?
    – Sean
    Jul 24, 2013 at 16:13

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Thanks for the comments.

Just in case anyone actually is still looking for sorting the issue in LINUX, i am still answering the question myself - please let me know if this is inappropriate:

Removing amsmath, and using txfonts sets the fonts to URW, i love it. BUT TXFONT would cause some characters to go mad, e.g. in mathmode, the character S followed by E would cause a nasty space between S and E. pxfont would solve this. Do not also forget to add mathtools, if you plan to use under- and overbrace /under- and overset.

This solves the issue with Okular.

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