# [texhax] problems with circumflex

Sat Feb 28 10:08:12 CET 2009

Benjamin Sambale wrote:
> Dear forum,
>
> I wonder about the difference between $^x \operatorname{N}$ and
> $\operatorname{N}^x$. Here, I use \operatorname only to write it
> upright. Apart from that it doesn't play a role. The problem is that the
> space between ^x and N is larger than the space between N and ^x.
> Another problem is that ^x in front of N lies lower than ^x after N. I
> want that both ^x look exactly the same. If I use
> $^x{\operatorname{N}}$, then the space reduces a bit, but it is still to
> large. The space in $^x\!\operatorname{N}$ looks also better, but I
> think this is not the best solution.
>
> Best wishes,
> Benjamin
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