{symbols} is about specific non-alphabetic symbols or math symbols, e.g., about looking-up, constructing, or using symbols. For questions about {fonts} or alphabetic {characters} use the respective tag instead.

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Change the position of exponent in a formula

I wanted to type "gammadot to the n", but it does not look good to me as the "power n" should be located in higher position respect to "dot". Is there anyway that I can fix this problem?
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How to represent the “Triangle of Power” in LaTeX?

So, I've just seen a video about a method of notation called "Triangle of Power", which simplifies things when it comes down to exponents, logarithms, etc. It was originally introduced in this post on ...
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how to choose a particular variant of the \upgamma glyph when using upgreek package

The upgreek package uses upright Greek characters from either the PostScript Symbol font or Euler Roman (The Comprehensive Latex Symbol List page 50) I wanted to type the \upgamma in the PostScript ...
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Plus Sign Too Big; How to Call adfbullet?

The + sign when typeset using Latin Modern in LaTeX is too big when used to indicate the international dialing country code. According to the LaTeX comprehensive symbol list, the commands ...
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Per mille symbol in SIunitx

There was a previous question on the per mille symbol in latex. I was wondering if it is available in the SIunitx package.
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# hash character in image path for \includegraphics [duplicate]

I am trying to include a figure from a path that has a hash (#) character in it, and failing. I've looked at these documents and did not manage to implement a working solution from any of them… one, ...
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How can I have “long =” [duplicate]

In my answer here. - How can I have "long =" so that the length of the word "de morgan" is equal the length of "="? Thank you.
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Glossaries are missing in pdf [on hold]

I try to compile this LaTeX code (http://texwelt.de/wissen/fragen/10496/glossaries-alle-symbole-nur-verwendete-abkurzungen-anzeigen): \documentclass{scrartcl} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} ...
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Is there an uppercase @ symbol?

Maybe the question is weird, but is there any way to type an "uppercase" @ symbol (which would be like "A", but with the swirl around as in the "@")? I've been checking different packages / manuals ...
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theta dot right place

I have small problem: how to get top of the symbol dot in the right place? With my code the result is like in the picture below: What I want is like in this picture: Here is the code: ...
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Strange symbol appearing [duplicate]

When including the symbol > in the text (no maths) of my beamer presentation, I got an inverted question mark. Why this happens? I included \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} in my file. Do you have an ...
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How to generate a smaller \sim with respect to text

When I use \sim I get: Is there a way to make the \sim sign smaller with respect to the text? I looked online but did not find what I was looking for. Thanks.
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How to insert chemical names instead of structures in a chemical scheme?

I'd like to make a chemical scheme in a document I'm writing. However, the code I am trying to compile gives some errors. The error occurs at the line 11 (line after arrow command, with \chemname). I ...
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LaTeX: using an unusual font (astrosym) in footnote size

I have found an old piece of code of mine that takes some output from another program to produce an astrological chart using LaTeX. I tried to put the list of aspects from text form to symbol form. So ...
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How can I make the symbol \\ tiny in algorithm2e? [closed]

I would like to write a tiny comment in algorithm2e. I typed \tcp*[l]{ {\tiny Here is my comment.} } My problem is that the symbol // right before the comment is large. I tried to make it tiny but ...
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Pullback symbol of morphisms?

How can I get something like this: which was meant to be the symbol for the pullback by the morphisms $s$ and $t$. It is meant to be used inline in math mode. It should be like x which we get by ...
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Insert Unicode private char

How I type the unicode char  in latex?
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How can I define a new symbol in latex (with its own image)?

I'm new to LaTeX and I'm using TeX Writer for iOS and I want to insert a new command "\dotplus" (symbolically: $\dotplus$) on my .text to .pdf. All I did was: And I got three errors: I have also ...
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Should I use ~ or \mbox?

~ stands for a non-breaking space, and \mbox{<text>} creates a box with text in it that cannot be broken (since its a "box"). I understand that \mbox has broader application than ~ (e.g. when ...
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My text's font style changes and goes to italic after using the Pi symbol

After using the Pi symbol (\Pi), my text changes to a different font and goes to italic. How can I resolve this?
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Section Sign in italics?

How is it possible in LaTeX to make the § be displayed in italics? \textit{WGG \S\ 1 Allgemeines} is supposed to turn print like this: WGG § 1 Allgemeines but instead LaTeX gives me this: ...
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Dashed bra-ket notation

I am using the braket package to generate \bra and \ket vectors. However, I could not figure out how to do conjugate with a dash on top of 0 of $\ket{0}$ using the package. Is there a command for ...
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Text under or over [duplicate]

I wish to make such a explanation under the formulas: What is the easiest way?
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How do I get arrows that look like this?

How do I get arrows that look like this? It should look like a two headed \Longrightarrow.
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Package inputenc Error: Unicode char ẁ (U+1E81)

I'm trying to use the 'ẁ' character in my text, however it doesn't show on the right hand side of latex and throws the following error: Package inputenc Error: Unicode char ẁ (U+1E81) I tried adding ...
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What does the \var prefix stand for in \varphi and \varepsilon etc?

What does the \var prefix stand for in \varphi and \varepsilon? Is it variable, or perhaps variant? I am thinking the latter, but it would be nice to clarify. Sorry if this is an overly simple ...
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Is there a LaTeX equivalent symbol to Unicode 'SYMBOL FOR NULL' [duplicate]

I'm looking for a LaTeX symbol that has the letters 'NUL' in a single character width. It's a pretty representation for what's often entered as \0 in C-derived programming languages as the string ...
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How to raise the height of a hat when it is over just an empty space?

I would like to write a hat over just an empty space, like \hat{ }. My problem is that I need it to be at a certain height, which happens to be higher that the standard height I get with the previous ...
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± Symbol in text

I can't get a ± symbol to show up in my .pdf document, whether it be within a table, or in the main body of text. Can anyone offer any assistence ? I have read everywhere it is \pm and would write ...
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How do you make a big Laplace Transform symbol

\documentclass{article} \usepackage[hmargin=1in,vmargin=1in]{geometry} \usepackage{amsmath,cancel,color,mathrsfs} \begin{document} Derivation of $ \mathscr {L} \{\int_0^{t} f(\tau)\,d\tau\} $ ...
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The commands : \big(, \bigl( \big), \bigr), \big\{ etc. don't work in my Plain TeX, under Ubuntu 12.04

The commands : \big(, \bigl( \big), \bigr) don't work in my Plain TeX, under Ubuntu 12.04.
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Unusual symbol in equation

How can I type the following in LaTeX?
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Is there an upside-down version of the symbol for $\pi$?

I have been looking at the Comprehensive list of Latex symbols, but can not seem to find an upside-down letter $\pi$. Is there a package that I need to add so that a command like $\copi$ or $\invpi$ ...
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LaTeX symbol for single quote mark that MATLAB will recognize

I'm writing MATLAB code in LaTeX and I would like to be able to cut and paste it directly into the MATLAB command window. One critical symbol is the ' (single quote). When processed by LaTeX it shows ...
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Automatically identify the dependent package for LaTeX symbol command

Given a command like \kreuz, is it possible to create an application that will smartly recognise and import its dependent package wasysym, to enable its rendering out on a webpage? The aim is to have ...
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\int command skipped in compilation [closed]

If I am writing like this: \int_a^b or \int_{a}^{b} it skip the \int and writing only a to the power b but when I am writing only \int without limits it is showing the following error: ! Missing ...
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What is the symbol of end of a proof?

I'm trying to put a black square at the end of a proof, but is not the same as LyX gives me (when I choose "proof" at the menu). It's different from the \blacksquare command (see pic below). The ...
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Xymatrix crossed arrow

I would like to reproduce this figure using xymatrix package, i have encounter difficulties in scaling and in drawing an X cross in the down left arrow. Thanks
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How to make the “doesn't divide” symbol in ShareLaTex [duplicate]

a divides b , $a \mid b$ \\ a doesn't divide b , $a \notmid b$ \\ a doesn't divide b , $a \notbackslash b$ I get ab without a crossed out vertical bar between the ...
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Use of ~ (\tilde) on the top of Capital letters

For small letters a,b,c,d, we can put ~ on the top of these letters by \tilde{a}, \tilde{b}, \tilde{c}, etc. and they are clearly visible in the output. But, while putting them on Capital letters ...
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Generating symbol in LaTeX

I would like to use symbol in my thesis, so please is it possible Thanks
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How to attach properly spaced subscripts to a rotated symbol?

I'd like to attach letters to my rotated symbol and then shrink it down. However, when I do this, the spacing is very much different than when I do the same exact thing to the original symbol. Is ...
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glossaries \glssymbol shows the latex command instead of the symbol [closed]

I am trying to use the glossaries package to create a list of symbols. I've almost succeeded, but I run into a strange error. Here is a minimal working example: \documentclass{report} ...
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Using the # symbol in equations

I want to use the # symbol in Latex equations. I already tried \#, but it is not working: When the # symbol appears in an equation, then the rest becomes a $ sign instead of #. Here is my code: ...
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How to write a sentence full of symbols

I just started using LaTeX and I have a problem including this in my file: X5O!P%@AP[4\PZX54(P^)7CC)7}$EICAR-STANDARD-ANTIVIRUS-TEST-FILE!$H+H* is there some kind of a "de-specialized" environment? ...
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how to insert an upside-down triangle?

I tried inserting an upside-down triangle with \triangledown but even when I put the two $ signs around it, I keep receiving an error. Does anyone know how to insert such special characters?
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How can i prevent LaTex from converting a apostrophe combination to this weird character?

I want to write this But it becomes to this in the resulting PDF file How can i prevent LaTex from converting the apostrophe combination to this weird character?
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LaTeX Symbols do not work any more [duplicate]

my problem should be fairly simple but I am a LaTeX Noob... :) Using WinEdt 10 under Windows 7, compiling with PDFTeXify (standard). If I use basic symbol commands like \pi or \leftrightarrow, no ...
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how to put symbol on top of tensor product

How do I put a $\frown$ right on top of $\otimes$? I tried \stackrel but it leaves too much space between symbols.
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Pounds symbol problem

\documentclass[12pt,addpoints,answers]{exam} \usepackage{amsmath} \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} \usepackage[math]{iwona} %nice font \begin{document} \begin{questions} \question[5] \pounds2600 ...