[texhax] symbol for triple vertical 'x'

geolsoft at mail.ru geolsoft at mail.ru
Fri Dec 17 06:28:40 CET 2004

On Thu, Dec 16, 2004 at 11:05:40PM -0500, tom sgouros wrote:
> You could try this:
> \newcommand{\recur}{\hbox to 1ex{\hbox to0pt{\raisebox{0.7ex}{x}}%
> \hbox to0pt{\raisebox{-0.5ex}{x}}%
> \hbox to0pt{\raisebox{0.1ex}{x}}}}
> Probably there's a tidier way, but this answers part of your request.
> I also imagine someone else here can explain why the % signs are
> necessary, but they are.
> -tom

The % signs are necessary because after `}' in horizontal
mode TeX is in mid-line mode where it converts the
end-of-line character to a token for character 32 (` ') of
category 10 (space).  After that it enters state S (skipping
blanks) and ignores any further end-of-lines. (See The
TeXbook, p. 47.)

Best regards,
Oleg Katsitadze

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