{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 to negate a specific symbol?

I want to negate the symbol whose code is \models (this would be specific to Formal Logic). How can I do that? I tried a number of combination, but didn't find how this could be done. I tried ...
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Is this the cent dollar symbol? [duplicate]

I found: "...peanut butter at 4¢ ..." What the symbol is, and how to write?
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Removing Symbols from moderncv Document

I'm enjoying the moderncv class for creating sharp looking cover letters and CVs. But, I'd like to remove the symbols associated with phone, email, etc. Is this possible?
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Diagonal underbrace

For didactic purposes I would like to build a underbrace that is diagonal as in the drawing below. How could I do this?
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Can I get the list of all letter/digit/other characters inside LaTeX? [closed]

I'm searching for a command which is (almost) the inverse of \catcode. Is there a command to print all the characters of a character group? Use-case: disable linebreaking of listings at all but one ...
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\notimplies command error with breqn package

I'm trying to use this answer's "not imply" symbol. However I get the error: Argument of \mathpalette has an extra } Here is a MWE: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{amsmath} \usepackage{breqn} ...
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Typesetting annuity and life-insurance symbols in ConTeXt

How do I typeset annuity and life-insurance symbols, actuarial notation in ConTeXt. I see there are packages available but not for ConTeXt. Thanks
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A square bracket '[' with a double vertical line [duplicate]

Perhaps, that's a very easy question - I wonder what's the code of the symbol that looks like the square bracket [ but whose vertical line is double, like in || represented by $\|$.
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a new symbol: can we make a symbol like this

Can we build a new symbol given above. It seems letter "t" but with two medium line. Thanks in advance.
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How to typeset the 'i' used for imbedding?

In some books, they use a special 'i' for denoting imbedding of one Sobolev space into a another. This 'i' is not quite like \imath. It's like a calligraphic 'i'. I try to find it with detexify, but ...
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\sqrt: The vinculum and the rest of the radical are misaligned

When the height of the radicand exceeds a certain threshold, LaTeX replaces the check-sign-like part of the root sign with a more vertical one. This behavior has a flaw: The vertical replacement part ...
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Changing star symbol with letters in Package authblk

I am using package authblk in an article class. I need to change the *,a with a,* after the first Author Name. How can I do that? Please see the code below and the attached figure. I put a rectangle ...
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Outer join symbols

In a previous post entitled "Symbols for Outer Joins" a solution was given to produce outer join symbols. However, this solution generates an error when, e.g., $R \leftouterjoin S$ is used in a ...
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Taking letters and numbers from different fonts [duplicate]

Can we mix fonts? For example: Letters from Palatino Numbers from Times New Roman Greek symbols from Fourier Thanks in advance.
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Is there a logic symbol for counterfactuals

I am looking for a symbol that looks like: []--> So far I came up with $\Box\rightarrow$. The problem with this is, that the arrow is too far away from the box: How could I achieve this so that ...
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Weird Missing $ inserted error

This is what I wrote in my .tex file: <\emph{Technician, View, Business_Plan, NULL}>$\rightarrow$ \emph{Deny} <\emph{HR, View, Business_Plan, NULL}>$\rightarrow$ \emph{Deny} ...
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Cartesian product

I want to know what is the code in order to write the following the size with product symbol, and other than that I would like to know how do I the size symbol that will be in proportion to what it is ...
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Conflict with packages in printing out ƒ in \begin{equation} mode

The initial thread solved the main problem, but there is now some conflict with packages that I do not understand. My tex code \documentclass{article} \usepackage{amsmath, amsfonts, amssymb, ...
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Who uses the “\smile” symbol, and what for?

I am reading a textbook which uses the LaTeX \smile symbol (a sort of sideways parenthesis) for concatenation of lists. I have never seen this symbol anywhere before except in the document which ...
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Which encoding supports this symbol ƒ?

I have this encoding in my file: \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} %unicode support but I still get the error Package inputenc Error: Unicode char \u8... not set up for use with ... How can you make ...
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Using “◌” in Latex - “Unicode char \u8:Γùî not set up for use with LaTeX”

How can I use the character ◌ (25CC): http://www.fileformat.info/info/unicode/char/25cc/index.htm ? I am using MikTex (pdflatex) under Window; I am importing the following packages: ...
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Import \vec from fouriernc?

I am wondering how to import the \vec font from fouriernc (which is much better designed than that in other fonts families, but I don't like other designs in fouriernc) without affecting the font ...
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How to define the math operator in n//m?

[I reworded the question to make it less based on opinion and ask only for specific expertise.] Using Sage one can write m//n for the integer division. I found Sage's notation very convenient to use ...
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There's a bump in the implies glyph

Edit: I understand this question has been marked as a duplicate, but the question I linked to doesn't have a solution for me (unless I'm missing something obvious, which is likely). The effect is ...
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How to create a list of symbols where symbols can be used in math mode?

I describe complex protocols with lots of variables in different files. The problem is that I might change the variable names later. My idea was to define variable names as Latex commands like ...
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Letter with ' (and correct spacing)

I am struggling with a problem I can't even name properly: I'm writing an article about an object A as well as its slightly different variant A'. I am wondering what character/symbol and/or spacing ...
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using \middle| to include limits during an integration process

i need to include limits (lower and upper ) in the `\middle| to solution to an integration. \begin{eqnarray} Area &=& \int_{-1}^{2}(7-x^2)dx \\ &=& ...
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Parallelogram symbol

I'd tried Detexify but no success. Since we have \square for quadrilateral and \triangle for triangles, I'd like to use a symbol for parallelogram. A kind of slanted square. Of course, I can do this ...
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Math object doesn't display %

Typing the formula C.I._{95%} doesn't display the % symbol in the document. It looks just how C.I._95 would be displayed. Background: When creating a OpenOffice formula as math object % ...
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A taller version of \parallel

I need a taller version of \parallel in order to typeset a norm correctly. I have tried variations of things like \Bigg{\parallel} and \left{\parallel} \right{\parallel} but receive the error ...
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What is this symbol called?

I have just found the following symbol in the book, Multidimensional Real Analysis I: Differentiation by "J.J. Duistermaat and J.A.C. Kolk. The meaning of the symbol is "a map from a subset of the ...
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Empty clause symbol

This is a very simple question. I was wondering if anybody might know of a way to generate the symbol for the empty clause in LaTeX (small, character-sized empty square). By ``empty clause" I am ...
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Is there an extensive library of arrow tips with a standardized naming convention?

I am drafting diagrams where I need a lot of different arrow tips to indicate different types of directionality. Currently I am using a mixed set of libraries, which I mainly found through detexify. ...
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Using computer modern \rightarrow with fourier font

I am using the fourier font in a LaTeX document, but instead of the \rightarrow that fourier provides, I need the Computer Modern right arrow. For example, I need instead of: I have tried using ...
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Is there a suiting percentage symbol (%) when using eulervm? Or can we fake one?

Seems that when using the eulervm package the % symbol is taken from computer modern. I find this a bit suprising and not so suiting. The percentage symbol is really thin... Does anyone know of some ...
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How to put a QED symbol in the margin?

As I badly explained here question I wish to put my QED symbol on the same line as the last word of my paragraph, but in the margin like the package lineno does for the line number. I tried the trick ...
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Scale single symbol in math mode

I am using the Baskervald font with KP fonts for the maths font. It is very nice, but it needs some manual fine-tuning. For example, the \star command gives an (oversized) italic star, which should ...
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The _ character but not in math mode

My TeX voodoo has some special behaviour for WIP documents. One of those is printing labels and filenames in marginpars whenever encountered. This breaks whenever there are labels and filenames that ...
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\Theta with square

I'm using \Theta for some concept in my work, then I need a variation of such concept. I was thinking to use \Theta symbol with a square instead of a circle. How can I obtain such symbol? Thanks
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Symbol identification problem [duplicate]

How do I create an enumeration style like in the picture below (I mean things that look like concave { and })? The Comprehensive Symbol List doesn't seem to know anything about those symbols. ...
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Math symbols in plain TeX

I would be much obliged if you cold tell me how can I make an arc over a letter (or a group of letters) in TeX. The command in LaTeX is \stackrel{\frown}{AB} but in TeX it proves to be useless. ...
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make math symbol italic

I must admit that I don't really know my way around LaTeX, pretty much at all. Anyway, here's my problem: I want to include the symbols \flat and \sharp in my text. Unfortunately I only receive ...
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Are itemize and EBGaramond compatible?

This MWE works: \documentclass[english]{article} \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} \usepackage[utf8]{luainputenc} \makeatletter %%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%% User specified LaTeX commands. ...
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How to type a decimal point not in a number

I'm using xepersian package and I was trying to type $0.\overline{1011}$, but I noticed that the dot after 0 is not interpreted as a decimal point (The decimal sign in Persian is something like /). ...
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Preventing Ångström symbol being italicised in pythontex

I'm trying to make a plot in a tex document within pythontex and I set the label within pycode tags to be self.label = r'A: {0} B: {1:.0f}$\AA$'.format(self.aaa,self.bbb) I don't want the Ångström ...
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Strange brackets [duplicate]

I recently saw strange modifications of { and }. The middle twirl was directed as well as two others. Does anybody know how can I get this symbols? Is there any way to discover the LaTeX source code ...
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Command for transverse, and not \pitchfork, as used in Guillemin and Pollack

In Guillemin and Pollack's Differential Topology book, they use the notion of transverse, but not the \pitchfork to denote it. It is very similar, but has a 'T' in it instead of just a ' | ' in ...
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Thermistor in Tikz circuit library

Is there a symbol like a thermistor in the Tikz circuit library? I read the documentation and couldn't find anything like it. There is a symbol for a varistor but what I'm looking for would be ...
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Bug related to \hat{} in amsmath

I'm trying to typeset an equation that contains the following: \begin{align*} \hat{\E[(R_{i}-\hat R_{i})^{2}]} \end{align*} However, this is what I get Is this a bug? Is there any way around ...
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Arrow with plus/minus sign on top

Below you can see an arrow with a plus and a minus sign on top of it. How is this achievable in latex? Further possibilities: arrow with only plus and arrow with only minus sign on top. How can I do ...