With certain fonts with strongly slanted italics are used in math mode, $f^\sharp$ collides the f and the \sharp. Is there a good way to deal with this, except for adding some kind of manual italic correction?

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    The manual explains this on pages 9-11: $"f^{\sharp}$ should be OK.
    – egreg
    Jan 20, 2012 at 20:56
  • @egreg: which manual? Jan 20, 2012 at 21:15
  • The manual of mathspec that's cited in the tag.
    – egreg
    Jan 20, 2012 at 21:24
  • strongly slanted italics aren't really appropriate for math. this problem more often happens with script fonts, which are almost always too strongly sloped. good math fonts are hard to find. Jan 20, 2012 at 23:31

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As egreg said, "$f^{\sharp}$ seems to do the trick, though some further adjustment may be needed."

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