# What is the command for the symbol used to represent a space? [duplicate]

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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

It's `\textvisiblespace`, have a look at the Comprehensive LaTeX Symbol List.
You can write `\verb*" "`. Here is a good example.