# [texhax] superscripts and spacing problem

Joey Coyle joeypics at xcoyle.com
Mon Nov 28 15:39:12 CET 2005

Hi,

I am printing out musical chords like C7 or A7 with the 7
superscripted...  It looks fine with the C7, but with the A7, with
the inward slope of the A, the 7 should be moved closer to the A...,
I know I can do this manually with \hspace, but I have a macro
\DomSev{C}  or \DomSev{A} that prints the chord and the macro doesn't
know what note it will take as an argument...

I thought the beauty of Tex was that it handled this kind of thing
automatically?

Another problem I have, is when a slash character "/"   follows a
superscript....   here the slash badly needs to be moved closer to
the superscript, so the base of the slash actually starts under the
superscript...

....

I have tried both
$^{...}$ and \textsuperscript and both yield the same spacing problems.

And ideas would be greatly appreciated!

thanks,
joey