[texhax] [solved] Re: Double bar?

Rodolfo Medina rodolfo.medina at gmail.com
Sun Jan 2 18:49:00 CET 2011

Philipp Stephani <st_philipp at yahoo.de> writes:

> Am 01.01.2011 um 20:15 schrieb Rodolfo Medina:
>> I wish to put a double bar onto a math symbol, in particular over `x', but
>> `$\bar \bar x$' gives error and `$\bar{\bar x}$' is not very nice because
>> the two bars are not precisely aligned.  Please help on this issue (I'm a
>> plain TeX user).
> The plain format has the \skew macro for exact (manual) placement of double
> accents. See e.g. section 21.4 of TeX by Topic for an example.

Thanks.  It seems to work fine.  I hadn't noticed that in the Textbook.  I got
what I wished with $\skew1 \bar{\bar x}$.


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