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Thinner Braces in Math ModeThe
\underbrace and \overbrace commands are really useful, but they are ugly. I would like to have thinner braces. Is this possible ?Here's a compilable example :
Re: Thinner Braces in Math ModeThis is depending on the math font you use and the way the braces are built (see here for example). So if you choose a different math font you'll probably get different braces which you might like better.
An example:
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Re: Thinner Braces in Math ModeThe newtxtext and newtxmath packages are giving me a compilation error.
If I keep the same fonts as in my example above, is there a way to modify the underbrace and overbrace commands, so they give a nicer (thinner, slimmer) horizontal brace ? EDIT : By nicer horizontal braces, I mean that the line thickness should be much smaller. Something graceful, not that heavy thick line we currently have.
Re: Thinner Braces in Math ModeYou should probably install the newtx package from ctan. Depending on your latex distribution there are different ways to install them.
Ubuntu 13.10 + Tex Live 2013 + Texmaker / Windows 7 Pro + MikTex 2.9 + TexnicCenter / Android 4.3 + TexPortal + DroidEdit
Re: Thinner Braces in Math Mode
My thoughts exactly. The best way would be updating the TeX distribution by using the corresponding package manager. Installing fonts and fonts packages by hand can be a tedious task. Regards
Re: Thinner Braces in Math ModeOk about the newtx package, but what about the braces without changing the fonts ?
Should I conclude that it's not really possible to change the horizontal brace commands ? Or that it's too complicated to do, so it's not worth it ? Edit : are there any other horizontal brace styles in LaTeX, to add comments to an equation ?
Re: Thinner Braces in Math ModeI think the only other option would be drawing them using TikZ or the like, then you have full control over how your braces look like. But designing them might be a tedious task.
Ubuntu 13.10 + Tex Live 2013 + Texmaker / Windows 7 Pro + MikTex 2.9 + TexnicCenter / Android 4.3 + TexPortal + DroidEdit
Re: Thinner Braces in Math Modemathtools says about
\underbrace and \overbrace :
The package also tries to fix that. So maybe using mathtools will give already what you want. Note the »mathtools« internally also loads »amsmath«. Regards
Re: Thinner Braces in Math ModeI'm already using the mathtools package.
Is there any other way to add comments under (or above) an equation term ?
Re: Thinner Braces in Math ModeHere is a TikZ solution (that might have some rough edges...) I basically stole from here:
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