Hi i am using latex to write one paper and i am writing trying to write $\partial q_k$ but as you can see in the screenshot the k subscript is not distinguished from the letter q. Is this normal? Can i make k a little more distinguished from the letter q so that it looks like a subscript of q .The code that i am using is as follows:

\partial q_k


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    Jan 28, 2021 at 12:46

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You can use (in function of your tastes) \scriptscriptstyle like the example below.

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$\partial q_{k}$ (normal form).

$\partial q_{\scriptscriptstyle k}$ (more more little subscript).

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