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How do I get a capital Cursive "E" in math mode? See picture encl.enter image description here

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Is \mathcal{E} what you are looking for? – T. Verron Apr 30 '13 at 16:59
@T.Verron It doesn't look exatcly like that; I had the same idea. – Svend Tveskæg Apr 30 '13 at 17:00
Or are you actually looking for an $\epsilon$? – Mario S. E. Apr 30 '13 at 17:01
\mathscr{E} from the mathrsfs package it pretty close... – Count Zero Apr 30 '13 at 17:02
@CountZero That was my idea too (see, e.g., – Svend Tveskæg Apr 30 '13 at 17:03

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There are several fonts that have cursive Es close to that in the sample.


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Ecolier Court

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Do you mean that the E is derived from the one in this font? I don't see the resemblance... – void-pointer Apr 30 '13 at 18:31
@void-pointer - I've added an image: I think it is close. There are several fonts in the collection. – Charles Stewart Apr 30 '13 at 18:41
I still think Ecolier ( is the closest one I've seen so far. – void-pointer Apr 30 '13 at 19:39
@void-pointer: I hadn't seen your comment on the other answer. I'll CW this answer, so you can add other font possibilities to this answer. – Charles Stewart May 1 '13 at 9:39
After many months I solved the issue by including \usepackage[cal=boondoxo, calscaled=.98]{mathalfa} in the preamble of the main.tex file. It works just fine! – WobblyWindows Jan 15 '14 at 15:39

To assemble the suggestions in the comments, you can do the following:





  \mathscr{E} % uses `mathrsfs`





As void-pointer points out, the fonts Cursif, ALS Script, and Ecolier come even closer to the desired output.

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Still closer are the following fonts:,, I don't think that the font used in OP's example is available online. It would be neat if someone could identify it. – void-pointer Apr 30 '13 at 17:59
@void-pointer Indded they are! I'll add a comment in my answer. – Svend Tveskæg Apr 30 '13 at 18:08
Svend, thanks for the links but are these fonts available as packages for LaTeX in the first place? Are they available in MATH MODE? – WobblyWindows Apr 30 '13 at 22:45

I'd also recommend Detexify! It allows you to draw a symbol and it shows you possible matches and the TeX required to draw them. It works very well, I use it all the time!

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This is a nice tool, indeed. – Svend Tveskæg Apr 30 '13 at 17:23

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