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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
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@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
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\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., stat.colostate.edu/~vollmer/pdfs/typesetting-script.pdf). –  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.

Kunstlerscreibsch

http://www.font-db.com/font/kunstlerschreibschjoidbol/38809

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Ecolier Court

(SIL license) http://www.fontspace.com/jean-douteau/ecolier enter image description here

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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 (fontspace.com/jean-douteau/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! –  WobbyWindows Jan 15 at 15:39
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To assemble the suggestions in the comments, you can do the following:

Code

\documentclass{article}

\usepackage{mathrsfs}

\begin{document}

\begin{equation}
  \mathscr{E} % uses `mathrsfs`
  \mathcal{E}
  \varepsilon
\end{equation}

\end{document}

Output

Output.

Update

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: fontspace.com/christophe-beaumale/cursif, fontspace.com/digital-graphics-labs/als-script, fontspace.com/jean-douteau/ecolier. 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? –  WobbyWindows Apr 30 '13 at 22:45
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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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