[OS X TeX] Default rule thickness

Peter Dyballa Peter_Dyballa at Web.DE
Wed Aug 6 12:55:15 CEST 2008

Am 06.08.2008 um 12:39 schrieb Oliver Buerschaper:

>> My feeling is that TeX uses the same default rule thickness for  
>> all rules (in \overline, \underline, \over, \sqrt, \footnote, ...)  
>> and that it is the thickness given at the beginning of chapter 21  
>> "Making Boxes":
>> \hrule width=<depends on contest>, height=0.4pt, depth=0.0pt
>> \vrule width=0.4pt, height=<depends on contest>, depth=<depends on  
>> contest>
> I also stumbled upon this and I guess its a reasonable value to  
> assume for the standard font size.
> But do you know how TeX (or LaTeX that is) scale this value with  
> increasing global font size?

Why should it? Anyway, you can look into the METAFONT sources of the  

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