{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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How may i redesign three binary relation signs?

Consider the three binary relation signs in the following MWE: \documentclass[]{article} \usepackage{MnSymbol} \begin{document} $\vdash$ $\Vdash$ $\Vvdash$ \end{document} How may I close the ...
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Adding a custom symbol/logo as a font character to XeteX/Latex

Imagine you have logo or pictogram you would like to use as a font in XeTeX/LateX much like the fontawesome package provides for the likes of twitter, github etc. How would one go about this ?
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Need the help for $ \large \sqsubset $ and $\large \sqsupset $

I need \sqsubset and \sqsupset in larger size. That means $ \sqsubset G_n \sqsupset $ for the purpose of completely lies in side the text within the interval of that open and closed space.
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\varnothing or \emptyset not at the end of the line

I'd like to place either a \varnothing or a \emptyset symbol in my text, but every time I try, the symbol appears at the end of the line and not just behind the text where it needs to be. How can I ...
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Printing out a colored play icon inline with text

Problem: I have been trying to figure out how to replicate a button without success. I want to achieve to replicate the following button in LaTex. Control buttons don't seem to be available in the ...
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How to type the number of combinations with repetitions? [duplicate]

For the number of combinations with repetitions a symbol similar to the binomial coefficient is used with additional parentheses: What would be the proper way how to type the symbol in LaTeX? I was ...
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What is the code for the Halmos tombstone?

I have a quote where Halmos writes "The symbol▐ is used throughout ...". What is the tex-code for the Halmos tombstone, and what package is needed for it?
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A question on how to change the qed-symbol of amsthm

I am using the amsthm package and get a blank square like $\Square$ at the end of proofs. How can I redefine to get the black Halmos tombstone $\Blacksquare$ instead? I want the symbol to be right ...
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Accented math operator

I have this MWE \documentclass[a4paper, 12pt]{article} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} \usepackage{lmodern} \usepackage{mathtools} \DeclareMathOperator{\shift}{décalage} ...
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Crossedbox symbol without the box [duplicate]

I'm looking for a symbol looking as the \Crossedbox from marvosym without the box around the cross. I looked http://www.rpi.edu/dept/arc/training/latex/LaTeX_symbols.pdf and detextify without seeing ...
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How to Render \bigwedge as more Inline Friendly

I have recently started using the symbol \bigwedge in my TeX documents and it doesn't fit so well when used inline. Textbooks use \Lambda rather that \bigwedge but I don't want to use \Lambda since ...
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How can I get a better pound symbol (number sign, hash character) “#”?

The default pound sign is large and goes below the baseline. I think it's rather ugly, and I'd like to shrink it. Other people have suggested using \texttt, but I use monospacing a lot in the ...
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ÆØÅ becomes ÊÞå [closed]

Whenever I use ÆØÅ when writing, the letters turn to ÊÞå after saving and reopening the document. I save the TeX file in UTF8-encoding, and have the following setup: ...
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Variant of $\leq$ (less or equal)-symbol

I am looking for a way to include a \leq that (to me) is less ugly. In the font I am using \leq simply produces a < with an underline, but in my handwriting the lower "arm" of the < would be ...
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How to make another kappa

Good afternoon! I would like you to tell me how to make another "kappa"? I mean, how to make the default kappa look like the \ae symbol? I need to use such variant in formula but I always get ...
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hyperref for symbols

I have the following code, which prints a list of symbols in the end. \documentclass[12pt]{book} \usepackage{hyperref} \usepackage{thmtools} \usepackage[nottoc]{tocbibind} \usepackage{tocloft} ...
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How to make normal subgroup sign in overleaf? [duplicate]

Overleaf is saying that both \unlhd and \trianglelefteq are undefined control commands, although \traingleleft works fine. How else can I make normal subgroup symbol i.e. with an equality sign ...
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Symbol for disjoint union

I found two symbols for the disjoint union. One is the union with a dot and I can do it. The other possibility is to put a small 'D' inside the union and this is what I don't find in any list of ...
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Typesetting a pair of slash symbols to indicate parallel lines

To indicate that two lines - or line segments - I want to typeset two slash characters. I used $\overline{AB} \slash\slash \overline{CD}$. The space between the slash characters is too much, though. ...
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package for \mathbb{lowercase letter} symbol [duplicate]

I wonder if there is any package that produces a \mathbb{} symbol for lowercase letters. Thanks in advance!
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Write special characters to (aux) file

I would like to print a special character to an aux file. In particular, I would like to write the line \@input{file.aux} So far, I have achieved the best result with ...
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LuaTeX equivalent of \XeTeXglyph [duplicate]

Does LuaTeX have an equivalent of \XeTeXglyph? Or better yet, is there a command to select a glyph by number that works both with xelatex and lualatex? I did find a handmade version in German, but ...
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BibTeX problem with math symbols

I'm using BibTex for my bibliography, for citing I'm using google scholar. I'm mainly having problems with math symbols: for example, one of the references is: @incollection{deitmar2005schemes, ...
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how to get this symbol with Latex? [duplicate]

here is the picture of this symbol: How should I do to get it in math-mode? Thanks.
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How to make this symbol? [duplicate]

How can I make this symbol? Already searched through "Latex Symbols", but can't find it.
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How to use psvectorian with pdflatex?

I want to use package psvectorian with pdflatex. It does not work out-of-the-box. How to do this?
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What is the role of an unescaped circumflex or hat character “ ^ ”?

Is there any use for the unescaped ^ in (La)TeX, when not in math mode? If not, I couldn't see why it's necessary to escape it.
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Alternative exponential symbol

I would like to create an exponential symbol that looks like an e scripted together with an x, slightly below, like the picture attached. Does it exist already? Ideas?
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Symbol to use for “don't care/invalid” table/matrix entry

Is there a symbol like \times that can be used in mathmode to represent that an matrix element whose value does not matter. Like a small centered boldface cross.
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Invoice class: how to change currency

I just wondering if anyone familiar with the invoice class could show me how to change the currency from dollars into pounds. Below is the code needed-I wish to change the dollars in the table into ...
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Wrong emptyset symbol

Each time i type $\emptyset$ an ugly (if I may say so, I think it's ugly), or rather unexpected slashed circle comes out instead of the (expected) emptyset. I want my \emptyset! What should I do? ...
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What is this symbol? [duplicate]

In this article one can find the following symbol: I have tried to Detexify it to no avail. What is this symbol/font? It appears many times in the following excerpt:
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An easy way to create your own new Font using glyphs from other psnfss2e fonts?

I'd like to create my own LaTeX font that works with pdfLaTeX, or if that's too difficult for me, then create a custom font that at least works with XeTeX. I'd like to use the letters from Palitino ...
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Left - Right 'Double' curly brace (Blackboard bold) symbol

I am looking for a 'double' brace symbol (aka Blackboard or Doublestroke) like this - but for curly braces instead of square brackets. The symbol is used to denote the average in discontinuous ...
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How to get an undirected double quote symbol

My problem is that I want want to have an undirected quote character in my thesis (the " character), when I mention it's function in a certain file format. The left and right double quote symbols used ...
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Insert a multiply symbol in multiplication of maths

\documentclass{article} % My MWE original version % I did use mtpro fonts % how to use slop since I don't have the package 'slop' \usepackage{amsmath} \begin{document} \begin{tabular}{ l r r ...
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Change certain characters font in math mode

I recently changed from pdfLaTeX to XeLaTeX to be able to use different fonts when it comes to typesetting math. I am using mathspec package with different fonts for Latin, Numbers and Greek. I have ...
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Arbitrary \left \right delimiters

Is there a package that would allow me to use other symbols/any symbol apart from the (among others) usual delimiters () [] {} | with \left and \right? For example, \(\left\int f(x) dx \right.\) ...
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How to put symbols of equal size on top of each other?

I would like to put (any) two symbols on top of each other. With \overset the one on top is smaller. However, I want them to appear vertically centered and of equal size. How can this be done? ...
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Problem with math symbols unicode-math

I'm begginer with lualatex, fontspec and unicode-math packages. I try load differents fonts for text and for math operators. But some math symbols not appears. For example, I try this (just to show ...
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How can I add an specific icon to this CV template?

How can I add the dblp logo to a cv?. For instance as this type of symbols: Any idea of how to approach this?.
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Square brackets etc inside \keys of menukeys?

How can I put special characters like the square brackets into a keys{} provided by the menukeys package? I tried it with \[ and \] respectively, but it fails. Unlike for the | character there does ...
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Registered trademark in superscript and tiny font

Given this alias in my LaTeX stylesheet that allows me to show a superscript registered trademark symbol by just typing \rr \newcommand{\rr}[0]{\textsuperscript{\textregistered}\xspace} How would ...
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newcommand for double underscores without space with listing package

I know, the similar questions have already asked and (most correctly) answered too. But I am getting stuck while writing __log or __inti__ in the block diagram or in text. The simplest solution ...
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Which latex character is this?

I am trying to find out which latex character I should use to produce this X: I tried using this web-site but couldn't find the exact same thing. http://detexify.kirelabs.org/classify.html My best ...
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Symbol which looks like $\oint$ which marks the beginning of a section/chapter? [duplicate]

How do I make the symbol which looks like $\oint$ which marks the beginning of a section/chapter? Much thanks in advance.
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Define new mathematical notations in Latex

I need to define some new notations in Latex. I have attached a figure that mentioned them. Is that possible to define them?
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Placing symbol in margin

I am using \def\margin_symbol{\rlap{\protect\makebox[-3cm]{X}}} which I use in sections as \section{\margin_symbol My Header} to place an X 3cm to the left in the margin; however, my problem is ...
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Displaying $\chi_{A}$ properly? [duplicate]

\documentclass{amsart} \begin{document} $\chi_{A}$ $\chi_{S_{i}}$ \end{document} I found that the $A$ in $\chi_{A}$ does not look like a subscript; it seems too large. This problem becomes more ...
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Is there a latex symbol for glasses?

I am looking for a latex symbol for glasses (eye glasses...)? I can find symbols as fanciful as Marge Simpson, but no glasses. Do you know of any?