[texhax] \rlap at the beginning of a \parbox

Michael Rutter mjr19 at cam.ac.uk
Wed Feb 26 11:59:17 CET 2014

I am confused as to the behaviour of \rlap (or a \makebox of zero width} 
at the beginning of a parbox. It seems to force a new line, whereas it 
behaves differently if preceded by an \hspace*{0pt}. Could someone explain 
to me the output of the following LaTeX which illustrates this issue? (It 
was an attempt to produce a dollar sign with the same width as a pounds 
sign, for neater tables of mixed currencies.)


\parindent 0pt






Michael Rutter

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