I would like to find or create a math relation symbol that resembles a division sign, except that the horizontal bar would instead be a tilde (\sim). Can anyone help with this?
Here, I build a generic form with stacks, and then use
Note: Modifications to scalerel package discussed below have been implemented into
This answer got me thinking about an improvement to my
What I need is for
In so doing, I can avoid an inefficient nesting of
this looks to me a lot like unicode U+223B (homothetic); there's also U+2A6B (tilde operator with rising dots). these would be in the
Speravir confirms the identify of U+2238 and also points out in a comment that it is included in other opentype and truetype fonts (see below for his edit).
it's not found either in the comprehensive symbols list, or by
it's usually not desirable to replace entire fonts to make just one or two missing symbols available. that situation is addressed by this question: Importing a Single Symbol From a Different Font.
(Edit by Speravir after requested by Barbara, cf. comments)
Without trying to be complete I can confirm, that these Open- or Truetype fonts contain the symbol “Homothetic”:
Both already named by Barbara and included in TeX distributions. For the following I did not look, whether they are available as TeX package (actually I know for some of them, that they are).
The following example deals with the following issues:
It makes the following assumptions:
The way of definition is ugly but, it works.