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3answers
193 views

Wide inverted breve overset

I want an inverted breve that spans the width of two symbols rather than one. I have tried the suggestions in: inverted breve accent in math mode , and in How to put \smallsmile or \smallfrown on top ...
3
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3answers
921 views

How to write upper case \varepsilon in LaTeX math environment?

I need the uppercase of this sign $\varepsilon$ how to I get that?
5
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1answer
231 views

Strange ampersand shape in italics

I'm trying to use the & symbol in the bib file. The following is my code: booktitle = {Design, Automation {\&} Test in Europe Conference {\&} Exhibition}, The output is : Is this ...
12
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2answers
338 views

Producing centered asterisk to indicate new section

In a text (or a passage of a text) that is not subdivided by headings -- say, an essay --, a common tool to indicate the start of a new section is a simple asterisk (or other symbol), usually ...
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1answer
275 views

Creating new characters from existing ones

In a nutshell. Is there a relatively easy way of building characters out of parts of existing ones? Rationale. (La)TeX linguists’ need for a wide palette of characters—for example, ⟨ɳ⟩ (U+0273), ⟨ɲ⟩ ...
5
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1answer
168 views

The difference between $X^{\ast}$ and $X^*$? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: \star vs. \ast in formulas. Which one to use? What is the difference between X^{\ast} and X^* ? Both look the same in the pdf file - although when using Lyx the former ...
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2answers
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\star vs. \ast in formulas. Which one to use?

When you read a formula aloud you say "r and r-star are related by this formula". If you write this formula down you normally write an r with a six-handed star, which would actually be an asterisk and ...
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1answer
319 views

Kerning for arabic digits?

In most fonts, arabic digits have nonproportional width, meaning that 1 and 8 have exactly the same width even if the former has a smaller natural width. This is good for typesetting tables, but in ...
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1answer
1k views

How to join paragraphs with a pilcrow \P?

Background There are many typographically distinct ways to separate paragraphs from one another, the most common being starting each paragraph on a new line with either an indent or additional ...
6
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2answers
433 views

Point Symbol Analogous to Section Marker

Is there a standard typography symbol for point used to reference a preceding list, analogous to the section marker §? Conceptual example: As to •3 above...
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2answers
420 views

grabbing a single Greek glyph from an alternative font in math mode?

I have a physics textbook that is used by students who typically have no previous familiarity with the Greek alphabet. In the Computer Modern math font, lowercase gamma is highly stylized. The loop at ...
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Nice looking empty set?

I feel like the standard $\emptyset$ is ugly. By hand, my empty set symbol is a lot rounder, then this "slashed-zero"-type symbol. Two questions: Do people really use it (I mean people who have any ...