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What is the easiest way to make a cursive, lowercase ell in LaTeX math mode?

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Impressive: three answers, all the same, all within three minutes! – Joseph Wright Aug 17 '10 at 19:22
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For general information how to find a specific symbol see tex.stackexchange.com/questions/14/how-to-look-up-a-math-symbol/… – Caramdir Aug 17 '10 at 19:22
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Simply use $\ell$

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Well \( \ell \)

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+1 for rhyming slang – Loop Space Aug 17 '10 at 21:02
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and +1 for using \( ... \) – Stefan Kottwitz Aug 18 '10 at 0:11
    
@Stefan: What's the advantage of using \( ... \)? – doncherry Apr 27 '11 at 19:41
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@doncherry: Have a look at Inline math: $…$ vs. (…). – Stefan Kottwitz Apr 27 '11 at 20:22

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