[texhax] symbol for triple vertical 'x'

Sarah Bluhme sarah.bluhme at itg.uni-muenchen.de
Fri Dec 17 13:52:42 CET 2004

Hi Tom,

thanks for your help - I modified your code slightly to make the 'x's 
smaller and it looks fine for my purposes

\newcommand{\recur}{\hbox to 1ex{\hbox to0pt{\raisebox{0.9ex}{\sffamily 
\tiny x}}%
\hbox to0pt{\raisebox{-0.3ex}{\sffamily \tiny x}}%
\hbox to0pt{\raisebox{0.3ex}{\sffamily \tiny x}}}}

There's just one strange bug: a blank line preceding a \recur starts a 
new paragraph after the triple 'x' sign.
Has anyone got any ideas as to the cause of this phenomenon?

Many thanks,


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.
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