# [texhax] What is better?

Victor Ivrii vivrii at gmail.com
Wed Jul 25 14:32:57 CEST 2007

I often use ${\bar x}$ and ${\bar \xi}$; however if these symbols are
near the bars which are on the different heights do not look
aesthetically right. I can use   ${\bar {\matstrut x}}$ and ${\bar {\matstrut\xi}}$ but then bars are too high.

Surely, the same story with \hat, \tilde etc and with any letters of
the different height. What is considered to be more aesthetically
appealing (or, at least, less appalling)?