# Re: [NTG-context] hbar (and probably some other symbols) doesn't work in latest beta

Well actually the last remark makes sense: I should have done
\let\hbar\hslash


On 8 January 2013 19:37, Michael Murphy <murphy...@gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi all,
>
> thanks for your responses.
>
> @Hans: yes, hbar is extremely common in quantum physics, in fact I'd go as
> far to say as ubiquitous. It might be considered strange that the glyph
> doesn't exist, but it's actually defined in TeX as a ligature:
>
> \def\hbar{{\mathchar'26\mkern-9muh}
>
> I tried defining this but it doesn't work: I still get nothing.
>
> As it happens, \hslash seems to work fine, and in my opinion is a suitable
> substitute so I will just
>
> \def\hbar\hslash
>
> (although actually that didn't work, I had to do \def\hbar{\hslash} for
> some reason or I got an error in some tikz code I wrote).
>
> Michael
>
> --
> Michael Murphy
> murphy...@gmail.com
>
>
> On Saturday, 5 January 2013 at 04:49, Khaled Hosny wrote:
>
> > On Sat, Jan 05, 2013 at 02:10:50AM +0100, Hans Hagen wrote:
> > >
> > > It looks like hbar (LATIN SMALL LETTER H WITH STROKE 0x127) is not
> > > in the math fonts.
> >
> >
> >
> > \hbar should be a glyph variant of \hslash (U+0210F), according to STIX
> > people, if the font provides such a variant.
> >
> > Regards,
> > Khaled
> >
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