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I want to use the symbol 'plus-over-cross' to refer to point in a Matlab generated figure. In LaTex terms this will be an overlay of + over \times. Any ideas?

Note that I do not want the asterisk symbol.

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Generally detexify.kirelabs.org/classify.html helps you to answer such questions. But it doesnt seem to be the case that such a character exists in any package. tex.stackexchange.com/questions/21644/… might be a relevant answer for you. – sheß Jan 31 '14 at 11:04
Yes, I tried detexify. And also documentations of unicode-math, bbding, pifont, etc. But didn't find it. – Prometheus Jan 31 '14 at 11:08
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This is similar to another recent answer (Latex command for unfilled \bigstar), and uses a \stackinset to achieve the goal. The \scalerel is used to make it work across math style sizes.


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Excellent. Thanks again! – Prometheus Jan 31 '14 at 11:16
You also can use the \mathrlap from the mathtools package: $\mathrlap{\times}+$. – Bernard Jan 31 '14 at 11:28
@Bernard It seems that approach was similar to shess' answer, except without the math sizes. Thanks for the tip. I would add that the \rlap approach works only because both character components are the same width and height. \stackinset would allow for a correction if that were not the case. – Steven B. Segletes Jan 31 '14 at 11:30
Oops! Sorry, I didn't see this answer that was given while I checked whether it worked fine. – Bernard Jan 31 '14 at 11:32

Another way, based on the rlap as mentioned in the post linked in my first commment:

this symbol consists of two: \foo

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\mathpalette and \ooalign are easier:



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If one doesn't want to risk cases where \mathsurround is non zero, the definition of \plustimesinner should be changed into

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