[OS X TeX] Typesetting "April 9th, 2005" with proper kerning

Maarten Sneep maarten.sneep at xs4all.nl
Wed Mar 2 03:29:27 EST 2005

On 2 mrt 2005, at 5:25, Doug Fields wrote:

> Hello all,
> In my LaTeX document I use this sort of construction here and there:
> April 9\textsuperscript{th}, 2005
> Unfortunately, when typeset, this looks horrible, because the comma is 
> sitting way out in the middle of nowhere.

you could try to add a kern

April 9\textsuperscript{th}\kern-0.3em,\kern0.2em 2005

(first remove some space to tuck the comma in, then add some air before 

The alternative is of course to with ninth in full.


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