# [texhax] Italic correction

Michael Barr barr at math.mcgill.ca
Sun Jul 22 00:04:55 CEST 2012

Your suspicion is correct.  When I compiled
\documentclass{article}

\begin{document}
$d^3=d\/^3=d{}^3$

$d\/^3=d^3=d{}^3$
\end{document}

The two lines appeared identical, with just slightly more space in the
second and third elements.

>From the replies, it appears that italic correction is automatic before
superscripts.  But clearly not enough in the case of the d and perhaps f.

Michael

On Sat, 21 Jul 2012, Philip TAYLOR wrote:

>
>
> Michael Barr wrote:
>> Mea culpa. It seems that the difference I saw disappeared at a higher
>> magnification in yap.  I still see it at the standard magnification, nor
>> can I explain why \/ changes it, but it does.
>
> Could you try re-arranging the ordering, Michael, and see if at normal
> magnification the artifact remains in the same place on your screen,
> regardless of rhe markup used to populate that region ?  I suspect it
> is no more than a rasterising issue.
>
> ** Phil.
>

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