{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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Unknown symbol - how to create it with Latex [duplicate]

I'm searching for a way to create the attached character in LaTeX. It's not the one that is created with \mathbb{R}as this creates double strokes for each line and not just the leading one. The image ...
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How can I print \twonotes from wasysym?

When I try to compile the following example with pdftex, I get: pdflatex symbol.tex -output-format=pdf This is pdfTeX, Version 3.14159265-2.6-1.40.15 (TeX Live 2014) (preloaded format=pdflatex) ...
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How to custom symbol from LaTeX symbol?

\bigtriangledown creates How to fill color and remove the black boundary so that I can create a customed symbol similar to this:
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LaTeX symbol “ ·; ”

I'm new to LaTeX, and I have no idea how to type this ·; in LaTeX. Appreciate very much if anyone can help me.
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Can you provide a link to a font or typeface containing a double bar dollar sign? [duplicate]

Can anybody refer me to a font file or typeface that contains the proper US dollar sign? A problem with most typefaces is that they contain a generic dollar sign, containing a single vertical bar. A ...
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How to type this math symbol? [duplicate]

I've got to type this symbol in my article. I've searched through Internet but haven't seen anything about how to write it in TeX command. It is perhaps rarely seen or used. But I really need to use ...
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I-macron without space [duplicate]

I want to write the name Ibn-Sīnā with macrons over the i and the a. I found out that can I add macrons using \=a and that I need \=i\ to avoid the dot over the i. When I write Ibn-S\=i\n\=a I get ...
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Typing the symbol “&” in place of “and”

While writing the reference in .bib file, I want to mention the address of publication of the book which contains "&" symbol. While executing the main.tex file I am getting error as "! Misplaced ...
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How to insert a # via \immediate\write18 within a macro

It seems that using \immediate\write18{echo "\string#!/bin/bash (version 1)" > \jobname.command}% outside of a \newcommand works great. However, I want to invoke within a \newcommand: ...
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How can I typeset the following symbol for beep in multimeter (code)?

How can I typeset the following symbol for beep in multimeter?
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What does symbol ~ do in Latex?

I noticed this symbol in an example. Including or excluding this from the source doesn't change anything. However, if I include \~, it puts a ~ on the first letter of the next word. So, what could be ...
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How to express this in LaTeX?

I want to know how to express this function in LaTeX. Can anyone help me?
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Mysterious type of Omega [closed]

I'm looking for this verion of Omega:
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How to enter symbols in a tabular environment

Is there a simple way of entering symbols within a tabular environment? I'd like to add a degree symbol and a plus/minus symbol to the table below: \begin{table}[h] \centering ...
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Apostrophe's not displaying under Mac OS

This is the MacOS's Texshop disappearing apostrophe problem. % !TEX encoding = UTF-8 Unicode is added to the document preamble. Within the program: Preferences=>Source is set to UTF8. ...
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Symbol for None/Null/undefined variables that are not sets

I am trying to describe is the "Null" or "None" value commonly found in programming languages. Is there a symbol that is commonly used for this, such as a Null/None symbol? For space reasons I'd ...
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Using symbol “{” in big size

I want to use to symbol { in big size and I tested $\left\{$ but it is not functional. So, I need to help for writing this symbol.
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Typesetting the arc symbol over three letters [duplicate]

How do I put the arc symbol over three letters to indicate that the three letters together represent an angle? For example, the display from the following code gives five points - A, B, C, D, and E ...
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How to use different styles for greek letter?

I want to use two variants for lower case lambda in my document. what should I do?
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Symbol \pm is lower than the number next to it

Why does the \pm sign is ower compared to the number next to it? Is it normal behaviour? How can I raise it so to be at the same level as the number? My distribution is Vanilla TeX and it is ...
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Introducing new version of a math symbol from another font

I'm trying to use a "hack" to get around the fact that \mathsf doesn't apply to lower-case Greek letters in math mode, by using the CM Bright font instead. What I'd like to have is a command, for ...
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How to alphabetically order list of symbols imported from external .tex file?

How can I order my list of symbols alphabetically when I import these symbols from a .tex file containing lines such as $M$ & Amplitude of general partonic process\\ and the main document ...
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big enough | in set [duplicate]

Can I adjust the symbol "|" in every set? If we type the below code, the symbol "|" is too small. I know that I can use \big to adjust by manual. Is there a method for automatically adjust? ...
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Symbols for left and right limits

I am using lualatex, are there symbols for left and right limits, like small "-" and "+" to put above the numbers? For now I use \documentclass[a4paper,12pt]{book} \usepackage{fontspec} ...
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How to use active character properly?

Suppose I use ' as active character to insert another symbol: {\tt A'C B} \def\adef#1{\catcode`#1=13 \begingroup \lccode`\~=`#1\lowercase{\endgroup\def~}} ...
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Dagger symbol in math mode in ConTeXt with Euler font?

I followed this answer to use the Neo Euler font in math mode. I found that the dagger symbol (†) is missing in Euler. Is there a way to use the dagger symbol from the text mode font in math mode? ...
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Smartphone symbol for pdfLaTeX

I want to use a smartphone symbol. Naturally, I went to How to look up a symbol or identify a math symbol or character?, but I wasn't able to find any smartphone look-alike (only old phones, and the ...
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Multi way switch in circuitikz

I wonder whether there is a symbol of a sort of multi-way switch in circuitikz. That is to say a switch like the "spdt" (single-pole-double-throw), but with more switching positions. I need something ...
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Problem $\lrcorner$ appears much too low

Although I've been using Latex for many years, I just understand the minimum to survive and don't have clue of where the problem can come from. So here are the loaded packages. ...
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How to make this expected value symbol? [duplicate]

I'd like to know how to make in mathmode this fat 'E' as a symbol for expected value?
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Symbols for > and < inside text

Code Area $> 50 \, \si{\mu m}$. which does not look nice according to my assist with > being too big: Command $\g$ does not exist. There many ways to fix this problem. I heard some ...
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an \underhat and \underwidehat

So $\hat x$ and $\widehat x$ give upper hats of different length, however, unlike \overbrace{} had an \underbrace{}, one sometimes needs an \uhat and \uwidehat. What is the best (cleanest, fewest ...
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Alchemical symbols with LaTeX

I need to draw symbols of alchemical processes in a LaTeX document: in particular, I'm interested in the process of "amalgamation", depicted here at page 15: I'm open to any suggestion, even ...
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Replace missing character (minus) in text font for use in siunitx with fontspec

I'm forced to use a commercial (Univers) font in my presentations, which obviously does not contain a dedicated \minus sign, which is called by siunitx. (Though I'm not sure if it is \minus or ...
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Simple way of drawing a filled arrow/triangle for use as item bullet

I'd like to draw a filled arrow and use it as an item bullet in beamer. I already managed to draw the line with \rule[0.5ex]{0.6ex}{0.6ex} but I can't create the arrowhead. I though about using ...
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manually controlling height of the horizontal line of the radix or root symbol

While using lucida fonts, I have big problems with the height of the horizontal line of the radix or root symbol. Sometimes \[ \sqrt[x^2 + x} \] comes out allright, but for example, in a fraction ...
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Latex codes for some other chemistry symbols

How can i write some of these symbols in Latex? Quadruple Bond or even 5 or 6 bonds as evident from Wikipedia articles: (Quadruple)(Quintuple)(Sextuple) Bent / Banana bonds (bonds having a curved ...
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How to write cursive i (or iota) in latex? [duplicate]

How can I write the following symbol? I tried but I couldn't find any source...I am looking for cursive i
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Getting back a previous encoding of a file

So i had an important tex file in UTF-8 containing polish symbols which are not in the latin alphabet. Then for unrelated reasons i changed the default encoding of my editor to windows 1250 and opened ...
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What is the LaTeX code to put a multiplication symbol into a matplotlib title?

Apologies for a very basic question, but this is something that I always forget, and it's a pain to find with google and the like, so I'm putting it here for everyone's future reference. As far as I ...
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Using a single symbol from kpfonts

I would need some help by extracting the "\varprod"-symbol from the kpfonts package. Similar to how it is done here for the subset-symbol of the mathabx package. Although there is a description how to ...
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Use german umlauts with a font where its not defined

I need to use special font. There are no german umlauts defined. So everytime I get an error if I try to use them with my font (BentonSans): \documentclass[a4paper,10pt]{article} ...
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Quote marks - Inverted L / Gamma symbol style?

I'm using XeLaTeX along with the cjk package. I'm trying to recreate quotation marks like the inverted L symbols in the following image: A first attempt. Here's a MWE after looking at the comments ...
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All my negative signs, square root etc.. disappeared when I print my document

This my first time to print my latex documents, I wrote all my thesis which contains huge equations, and compile it to PDF, it runs fine. But unfortunately, all my negative signs, plus or minus \pm, ...
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inverted question mark in Latex

How do I write inverted question mark in latex.. Normally, > appears as inverted question mark but when put in an equation setting, it gives greater than.. so How do I get the inverted question mark ...
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Is This Laplace Transform Symbol Available in LaTeX? [duplicate]

I would like to use the Laplace transform symbol that appears in unicode (SCRIPT CAPITAL L U+2112) However, I could only find the following two symbols can be used for Laplace transforms: There ...
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Writing a partial differential in the text

Does anyone know how to write a partial differential symbol, but in the text not as part of an equation? Thanks
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Looking for some special types of parentheses

I am looking for some parentheses symbols which I present here. It will be better if we can stretch these symbol to have large parentheses. If these symbols are able to be constructed manually, please ...
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Simple list of latex symbols [duplicate]

Is there a list of simple latex entries for equations I can use in a forum. I have most of what I need e.g. Greek letters. I need at least partial derivative symbols, may subscripts.
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Apostrophes around words are the wrong way round

If I use apostrophes around a word, the first one is the wrong way round. For example, 'word' appears as ’word’