[OS X TeX] extendible quotients

William F. Adams wadams at atlis.com
Mon Apr 19 21:42:49 EDT 2004

On Saturday, April 17, 2004, at 08:04  PM, Luis Sequeira wrote:

> I would like to be able to typeset quotients - such as quotient vector 
> spaces or groups - that behave similarly to fractions, i.e., 
> automatically extending, according to their parameters: e.g. the size 
> and position of the slash depends on what lies above and below. For 
> example,  I would like to represent a quotient of quotients, such as 
> $(S/R)/(T/R)$ with the middle slash being larger, and (S/R) lying 
> slightly above it, while (T/R) lies slightly below (the way one would 
> normally do it by hand).
> Is there an effective way to achieve this? (Sorry for the OT post, but 
> there is so much knowledge on this list and I couldn't find info on 
> this)

I seem to recall having come across one such structure, which was 
taking up so much space in the line, that I resorted to something like 
the following hack:


I may've finessed it somewhat with \hbox and \raise or \lower as well, 
probably threw in a \smash as well....

I'd hope there'd be a better solution on CTAN or in 
http://groups.google.com (searching for related / descriptive terms and 


William Adams, publishing specialist
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