{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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Use ONLY two Chinese characters

I want to add my Chinese name in my thesis. I follow the sample codes from here. \documentclass[english]{scrartcl} \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \usepackage{babel} ...
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Pasting special symbols to LaTeX file

I'm working currently on document that use many strange symbols (result of encryption). I need to print them somehow to PDF file without spending too much effort. Is there any package for this? ...
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LaTeX: Access every character of an string variable

I'm using variables to create strings in that way \newcommand{\myText}{2014/12/20} \myText{} This works great. Now, I can to access every single character of this string (length is 10), because in ...
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Loading symbol from mathb font does not work when document class is amsart

In this question I found out how to load a "double prec" as a single symbol. For some reason, this code does not work when the documentclass is \documentclass[11pt,a4paper]{amsart} Minimal ...
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Is it possible to install a standalone version of Detexify?

I think that when writing math Detexify is a very nice tool --- verging on the indispensable. When I am at home or in the office it is quite handy to use (the android version would be great, ...
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How to insert a dashed line over a bigwedge symbol so that the dashed line behaves like overline would?

I want to insert a dashed line over symbols \bigwedge and \bigvee in such a way that it looks exactly like a solid line over the same symbols. I know how to insert a solid line over those symbols (for ...
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Unicode Character ⤙ [duplicate]

I use TexShop (mac) and I would like to insert this symbol : ⤙ But it doesn't work. Could you please help me ? I'm sorry, I'm a beginner. Thank you very much ! \documentclass[12pt]{article} ...
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Vertical Fourier and Laplace “club” symbols [duplicate]

The trfsigns package provides macros for transformation signs, eg: \fourier and \laplace. I need a vertical version of those symbols.
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How to use Cyrillic letter as a mathematical symbol? [duplicate]

I want to use \cyrgup in my document for some derivations. Is there any package that needs to be installed?
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How do I write logical iff symbol?

I'm currently hearing a lecture about formal systems (a computer science lecture). The lecturer makes a symbol that is written like overlying < and >: Every time when he draws it, he says ...
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mathcal and mathscr both generate the same [closed]

I wonder why my LaTeX generates exactly the same symbols by calling \mathcal and \mathscr. Basically I get \mathscr even if I use \mathcal.
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Math-Mode: No-Delimiter

This is a subquestion related to: Evaluation Symbol Is there something of the form \left<?> instead of \left. telling latex to enclose the expression here and not to insert any delimiter at ...
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Create a new symbol

First of all, I want to say I am a complete layman, so I apologize in advance for the lack of specific terminology or even if I am asking in the wrong place. I am looking for a character, which most ...
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How can I include temporal operators in my text?

I am preparing a document of my research work so far. I am working with temporal logic. Hence, I need to use temporal operators like next and until. I am unable to do this in Tex Studio. Are there any ...
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Evaluation Symbol: Consistent Implementation

This question has been posted several times but... I'm looking for a consistent implementation of the evaluation symbol: Evaluation bar as delimeter: <...>| Auto-size to its enclosing ...
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Using mathematical symbols alpha, beta, implies in latex

How can I use the mathematical symbols like alpha, beta, implies and many more symbols in the tex file?
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TikZ node as character in text

I use a modified version of the TikZ-solution in another question to draw rounded rectangles around some text to mark it as a button of a program. It's no problem for single characters, but if I use ...
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How to write Mathematical expectation and Probability in the following form

What commands should I use to type the following operators and ?
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Inverted circumflex not as diacritic

How do I typeset a caron or inverted circumflex as a character on its own in math-mode, rather than as a diacritic above another character? I need to do this because I want to use it as a superscript, ...
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arrow passing through/over bracket?

In LaTeX, how can I output an arrow passing through/over a bracket?
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adjusting symbols above letter in mathmode

I know there are plenty of similar questions. If you check out the lower picture, you can see that i've tried a bunch of things to solve my problem. That's just one picture...i'm kind of obsessed with ...
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How to create a square-root symbol in non-math mode [duplicate]

I wish to write a pure-text square root symbol, like √. The purpose is to write an instruction as it is displayed on a simple calculator, i.e. something like √(2+3). I am aware of $\sqrt{}$, but I ...
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Missing $ inserted error using smaller than and smaller equal

I have a compilation error trying to use the math symbols <= <, etc. the error looks like this: ./chapters/intro.tex:49: Missing $ inserted. [Delta & \delta], ./chapters/intro.tex:49: ...
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Add Cyrillic character е in a latin character phrase

I aim to add the unicode character U+0435 in the middle of a sentence in latin characters multiple times. Any fast and light-code idea to do it? Thanks! Example: \begin{document} Adding the cyrillic ...
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Lowercase pi that is shown correctly in sub- and superscripts

I am looking for a way to define a new mathematical symbol, namely a lowercase pi, that will resize according to the font size of the surrounding text. The normal \pi will not suffice as I am already ...
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Can someone explain this weird font behavior? (EBGaramond-Maths)

I am using the package EBGaramond-Maths. This font is missing the symbols for these commands (from documentation): \leftharpoonup \triangleright \flat \smile \leftharpoondown \triangleleft \natural ...
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chemformula, height of plus sign

How do I get the plus sign to be aligned with the arrow i.e. change the height of the plus sign? \documentclass{scrreprt} \usepackage[english]{babel} \usepackage{chemformula} \begin{document} ...
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Negative space equal the length of a string?

I'm trying to create symbols, like the Interrobang (basically the ? and ! combined into one punctuation mark), that are the result of two overlapping symbols. Something like this can be produced with ...
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Looking for a certain math symbol

I have a very simple question. I'm wondering how to type a certain symbol in TeX. I've never encountered this symbol before today, and even after perusing the list of TeX symbols I can't find it. I ...
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What is the Latex convention for sign function?

What is the correct type for sign(x)(signum function)? I'm using: \documentclass[journal,transmag]{IEEEtran} \usepackage{amsmath} \usepackage{amssymb} \newcommand{\sign}{\text{sign}} Is that ...
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Code for pin icon on a map

Is there any way I can get the pin icon / symbol (that us usually used on maps)? Any icon similar to the attached one would do. I am trying to use this symbol instead of stating 'Address' in one of my ...
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How do I get $\widecheck{G}$ in my LaTex program? [duplicate]

Hi I am trying to get $\widecheck{G}$, but my latex program (TexMaker) is giving an error, so maybe I have install a package. Any suggestions on the package I have to install? BTW these are my ...
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How to distinguish between superscripts and powers in typeset output?

There are some packages that allows one to distinguish between superscript (say footnote marks or say Isotopes in Chemistry) and math powers in the markup but is there a subtle little way by which we ...
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Is there a way to change the case of digits?

There are alternative glyphs for digits, with ascending and descending elements (such that the rounded part of the character is roughly the size of the minuscule "o"), is there a way to get that kind ...
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Is there a sans serif dagger symbol?

I am looking for a sans-serif equivalent to \dag and \ddag, which is typeset in serifs even when sans serif is used throughout the document. I use symbols (like \dag and \ddag) to display the ...
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Correct superscript spacing for new mathbin

I redefined the \div command so that it's U+2215 aka ∕, but for some reason when I use it as a superscript the spacing between this symbol and its numbers is really tight (works fine in displaymode or ...
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Add menu button in notepad++ to insert math symbols for use with latex [closed]

As in the title, I'm looking for a menu button (or similar) for Notepad++ that shows (mathematical) symbols to insert them (such as \Rightarrow, integration symbol, greek letters …) into the .tex ...
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Control sequence for symbols in figure capture [duplicate]

What is control sequence to describe symbol full (e.g. blue) triangle in figure capture?
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How can I create a rectangle symbol?

I need to represent symmetries of a a rectangle as a set, and in my text book they do so by using the following notation S(SYMBOL-THAT-LOOKS-LIKE-A-RECTANGLE) I searched everywhere, tried ...
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How to elongate down arrow?

\downarrow command is available in directory but it has fixed length. How can I elongate its length?
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Element of or Equal To Symbol

I would like to typeset a symbol that means "element of or equal to," which is just the element symbol with a short horizontal line underneath. I tried $\underline{\in}$, but that makes the underline ...
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Add hook on uparrow symbol

I want to make a hook on the uparrow in the following part, but could not find any command to do so. \begin{array}\ 0 \to C_3 \hookrightarrow SL_3 (\mathbb{C}) \twoheadrightarrow PSL_3(\mathbb{C})\to ...
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How do I type the symbol in TeX?

How do I type the symbol in attached file?
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Unknown symbol in lecture notes [duplicate]

In the screen shot, I cannot find the symbol denoting the set of smooth vector fields on an open set. It looks similar to \chi, but it definitely isn't. I have looked for the conventional latex ...
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texmaker bullet in .eps figure equation shows infinity symbol

I am using Texmaker on windows 7 and I'm trying to include a .eps figure which has bullet symbol in it, and for some reason, Texmaker shows an infinity sign instead. I've checked my .eps file, and it ...
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Upright Lowercase $\pi$ as Default

This question has helped me in creating a command for my own package (more a list of commands I defined) to force upright lowercase \pi, and so in my package I have the following code: ...
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Use specific non-unicode character in lualatex

I've looked everywhere for an answer to this question, but none could answer this specific one: I have MinionMath font (from typoma.com, MinionMath-Regular.otf) and I want to use unicode f3a0f (under ...
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Demonic correspondence: Best practices when defining devils in TiKZ

tikzsymbols defines a series of symbols which can be used in text (or nested in larger pictures) and which can be customised in various ways e.g. scaling size, choice of colours etc. For example: ...
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Change the shape of the curly braces of the newtxmath package

The curly braces of the newtxmath package don't seem good. newtxmath package curly brace Mathpazo curly brace So is there a way to make the curly braces look better without actually having ...
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Textcomp symbols disappear with some font packages

I need certain symbols for describing poetic meter, which texdoc symbols tells me are provided by the textcomp package. The symbols do appear with the default Computer Modern (loading no font ...