I am wondering why so many duplicates of a symbol exist in latex. Let me provide some:
For prime I know two types: 1.
in Wiki Prime Symbol it is explained why
\prime is introduced:
"LaTeX provides an oversized prime symbol,
\prime for use in subscripts [for example
Yet I wonder why an oversized symbol? Or the backslash: 1.
\setminus what is the difference? For a long list of slashes in latex visit unicode slashes. I can't understand why so many duplicates and if I don't know the difference, maybe I use it in wrong place. BTW I don't mean the characters that have minor differences (like
\upsilon which look nearly the same).
How can I make sure I am using the correct symbol despite the similar look? What is the real difference between them?