I have problem with that:


How to do that? \supess don't exist, I tried with only {supess} but same - won't compile :/

This is what I have already: {supess}\limits_{0\leq x\leq 2\pi}.

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    $\mathop{\mathrm{suppess}}\limits_{0\leq x\leq 2\pi}$
    – user2478
    Commented Dec 27, 2017 at 9:27
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    @Herbert Or rather $\mathop{\mathrm{sup\,ess}}\limits_{0\leqslant x\leqslant 2\pi}$. However package polski (OP is a Pole) changes inequalities to the Polish version. Commented Dec 27, 2017 at 9:30
  • Alternativity using the amsmath package: $\underset{0\leq x\leq 2\pi}{\mathrm{supess}}$
    – leandriis
    Commented Dec 27, 2017 at 9:32
  • @PrzemysławScherwentke: maybe, I have no idea what suppess means.
    – user2478
    Commented Dec 27, 2017 at 10:34
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    See tex.stackexchange.com/q/86327/15925 Commented Dec 27, 2017 at 11:52

3 Answers 3


I would use amsmath and \operatorname. While \mathrm uses normally the same font as the operators, one can be sure that this is true in all math setups. (The star leads to \limits):


\[\operatorname*{sup~ess}_{0\leq x\leq 2\pi}\]


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Variants are to use sup\,ess, and the \leq can be changed too. If needed a command like \supess can be defined with \DeclareMathOperator.


You probably want to declare a new math operator:




\supess_{0\leq x\leq 2\pi}


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This is more convenient than using \operatorname*{sup\,ess} (note that ~ is not the best here), because you may be requested to change the rendering into

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(a notation more commonly used in document written in English), which can be accomplished by just changing one line


without chasing for all appearances in the document.

  • What is the drawback of ~ in that setting? How do the two compare?
    – Clement C.
    Commented Dec 27, 2017 at 13:56
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    @ClementC. The appearance is non-standard with the larger space between sup and ess. The thin space is preferred.
    – yo'
    Commented Dec 27, 2017 at 14:12

You can use the following:


\[\mathop{\mathrm{sup~ess}}\limits_{0\leq x\leq 2\pi}\]

with the result:

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  • Please observe that OP needs different typographic rules. Commented Dec 27, 2017 at 9:36

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