[OS X TeX] American Foot & Inch Symbols

David Watson dewatson at mac.com
Sun May 4 11:32:40 EDT 2008

The credit is due to Donald Knuth, cf. page 130 of The TeXbook,  
Chapter 16 "Typing Math Formulas."

The single right apostrophe -> ' <- should do the same in math mode as  

I would advise anyone who is interested in TeX to acquire the TeXbook,  
simply to have the definitive resource on hand.

On May 4, 2008, at 10:23 AM, Louis S VanSlyck wrote:

> A big thank you toe David Watson for suggesting:
> $^{\prime}$ for feet
> $^{\prime\prime}$ for inches
> I should have thought of using the "^" to reduce and properly locate  
> the \prime size.
> Lou

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