[NTG-context] math: `\overbar` with fractions and subscripts

Aditya Mahajan adityam at umich.edu
Mon Feb 7 15:29:34 CET 2011


On Mon, 7 Feb 2011, Paul Menzel wrote:

> thank you for your answer. `\overline` works as you say, but it looks
> typographically different in the respect that the bar is closer to the
> letter, which of course solves the issue for the inline fraction. For α
> this looks quite strange in my eyes. But I do not know a lot about
> typography.

IIRC, \overline is meant for long entities, like \overline{(a+b)}. For 
single letters, it is better to use the accent \bar.

Aditya


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