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ugly \overline on some characters [duplicate]

The code at the end gives As you can see, \widehat and \widetilde give good result, but \overline looks bad on some characters, especially for A, I and J. What commands or workarounds can solve this ...
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Prettier \overline and \bar [duplicate]

This has bothered me for a long time but I really dislike the way \overline looks. It always looks too clunky and far away from the letter or number it's over, or sometimes too close. Similarly, \bar ...
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The \bar and \overline commands

I want to represent, say, the closure of a set or the extended reals, e.g., $\bar{\mathbb{R}}$ but unfortunately this creates a bar that is much too small (horizontally) and can barely be seen. On the ...
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Importing a Single Symbol From a Different Font

Is there a general way to change the font of a particular symbol without switching packages? For example, suppose I'm using Computer Modern for my entire document, but I want the "subset" operator to ...
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\bar vs. \overline - when to use what, semantically?

Following the question "The \bar and \overline commands" which is simply about the lengths of both, I'd like to know when to use \bar and when to use \overline from a semantically viewpoint. I always ...
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Dot Derivative Discrepancy

I am trying to typeset some higher-order time derivatives using the dot notation, and I've noticed something strange. The expressions $\dot y + y = \cos(\dot y)$ $\ddot y + y = \cos(\dot y)$ give ...
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How do I get function argument parenthesis to position correctly?

I'm having trouble with the appearance of parentheses representing function arguments. They appear to far away from the function name. For example the code \left(1-f_{p}\left(l+1\right)\right)\...
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Space between rows in a table

I created a table in LaTeX, however, I can not put a space after the first row. As you can see the bar of X mean overlaps the \hline. I tried \\[1pt] after \hline, but it produced much more space than ...
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\bar and \overline

If I write $\bar{X}$ or $\overline{X}$ the bar (or the rule) over X is smaller or longer than the width of X. Is there any way to adjust the width? Thank you in advance. MWE \documentclass{article} ...
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Ugly `\overline` raised to a power

I'm denoting the complement of the closure of the set $A$ by $\overline{A}^C$. This looks ugly, though (the C is too high up and not far enough to the right)--might there be any quick fixes?
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The standard \cup vs. the mathabx \cup

I'm interested in using the standard \cup, i.e. and the one given by importing the mathabx \cup in the same document. Does anyone know how to do that?
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How can I write this bar in LaTeX?

I want to write this in LaTeX: However, $$\overline{S_n}^2 = \frac{1}{n}\sum\limits_{i=1}^{n}(X_i - M_n)^2$$ gives me: whereas $$\bar{S_n}^2 = \frac{1}{n}\sum\limits_{i=1}^{n}(X_i - M_n)^2$$ gives ...
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How to put bar on top of fields

I'd like to know how to but bars (like for example $\bar s$) directly above the letter of the field, for example above this $\mathbb{F}_p$, Any help would be appreciated.
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How can I get a \bar over a subscript?

With this code \documentclass{minimal} \usepackage{amsmath} \begin{document} ${\bar{S}}_{\text{rel,t}}$ \end{document} I get How can I extend the \bar over the subscript?
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Double Bar/Overline

I think that most people are familiar with the fact that \bar creates a bar which is much too small, yet \overline creates a bar which is too long. I recently came across this excellent answer where ...
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