I'm looking for a way to get symbols for perpendicular and parallel with an equal height. I want to use the symbols as a superscript to a function like

```
\Psi^{\perp/\parallel}
```

However, it looks kind of awkward since the two symbols are not displayed at the same height (the parallel sign is way larger). If I use

```
\scriptstyle\parallel
```

the symbols have approximately the same height but are not aligned properly in the vertical direction.

**Update:** I found out that

```
\Psi^{\perp/\raisebox{0.5pt}{$\scriptscriptstyle\parallel$}}(x)
```

produces what I'm looking for. Still this is kind of a hack and more consistent solution would be really appreciated.

## Best Answer

I suggest you construct a symbol using vertical rules. One version that will adapt itself to different math modes is

which you can use as

The height of the

`\vrule`

here automatically adjusts to the height of`\perp`

, setting the depth to`0pt`

makes it fit with the base of that symbol too.