it seems i am trying this


and i get an ugly looking exponent

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how can i fix this circle to not be so close tot he E?

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    $\textit{E}_\pi^{\,\circ}$ – Steven B. Segletes Apr 16 '18 at 0:46
  • You could also load the siunit package and do $\si{\textit{E}_\pi\degree}$. – user121799 Apr 16 '18 at 1:22
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    Or you could make it simple: $E_\pi^\circ$. – gusbrs Apr 16 '18 at 2:26
  • Don't use \textit in math mode! – user91669 Apr 16 '18 at 10:10
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    @Sebastiano: Well, variables like E are already italic in math mode! So gusbrs is right. – Martin Scharrer Apr 16 '18 at 13:31

You don't need \textit in math mode. Text (and variables like E) will be italicized already. And the result is much better.



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A visual comparison:



$\textit{E}_\pi^\circ$ (very wrong)

$\mathit{E}_\pi^\circ$ (less wrong)

$E_\pi^\circ$ (right)

\textbf{$\textit{E}_\pi^\circ$} (why the first is very wrong)


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The last example shows that \textit{E} is not only wrong for the bad spacing, but also because \textit will inherit attributes of the text font current when the formula started.

  • Well, @egreg, thanks for the addition. I guess that's the only way an answer of mine will reach "egreg-level" :). But should I convert it to CW? (I'd gladly do it). I originally answered in the "solve the OP's problem" spirit. I has now become something more elaborate. – gusbrs Apr 16 '18 at 20:19
  • Leave it as is. I just added the visual comparison for the OP to understand better what's going on. – egreg Apr 16 '18 at 20:20
  • Happy to (alongside with the OP) learn from it. Thanks! @egreg – gusbrs Apr 16 '18 at 20:23

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