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How to look up a symbol?

I've occasionally seen a little symbol (like a shortened square bracket turned on it's side) that appears below the baseline and is typically used to represent a space. How can I get that symbol in LaTeX?

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marked as duplicate by doncherry, Torbjørn T., egreg, Joseph Wright Jan 24 '12 at 18:42

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It's \textvisiblespace, have a look at the Comprehensive LaTeX Symbol List.

See also the answers to this question: How to look up a symbol.

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Wow, the Detexify classifier from the answer to the linked question is cool. Thanks! –  Brandon Jan 23 '12 at 9:19
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You can write \verb*" ". Here is a good example.

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