[Tex/LaTex] How to use italic correction for slanted letters (\textsl)


Is there italic correction specific to slanted letters (\textsl)? I always use \textsl for slanted letters (not \slshape), so would redefining \slshape to add an \/ at the end be the easiest way of adding italic correction to slanted letters in my documents?

Best Answer

Every letter has an associated italic correction, It is usually non zero for slanted letters. LaTeX automatically inserts \/ at the start or end of \textsl (and all similar commands such as \textrm) if the font slope changes from upright to slanted or vice versa.