{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.

learn more… | top users | synonyms (3)

1
vote
0answers
121 views

WSUIPA package options?

Is there a package that contains the IPA fonts in SANS-Serif mode? WSUIPA is the most extensive package I see, but the fonts are serif. I would like a sans serif version, especially for the ...
2
votes
3answers
126 views

looking for the symbol := [duplicate]

I am looking for the symbol := and the symbol ::= the first one means "expressed as" (e.g. a sentence A is expressed as a juxtaposition of words bcd) and the second one means "defined as", in various ...
9
votes
1answer
239 views

Searching for Euro symbol

I found egreg's answer to the question "eurosym seems to not be working" some time ago and it works perfect if I compile using pdflatex, but if I compile using latex dvips ps2pdf the Euro symbol is ...
3
votes
2answers
194 views

How to make \mid longer? [duplicate]

I have the following expression $$\left\{\varphi\in\text{End}\left({\widetilde{E}/\overline{\F}_{\Pf}}\right)\mid \varphi\text{Frob}_{\Pf}=\text{Frob}_{\Pf}\varphi\right\}$$ and would like to know ...
10
votes
4answers
1k views

What is the LaTeX code for an “open semicolon”

May I know what is the LaTeX code for the following symbol? I can't find it in detexify.
13
votes
3answers
399 views

How does XeTeX typeset (math) symbols which are input as unicode?

I'm considering moving to Xe(La)TeX for the main reason that it allows me to use unicode in my LaTeX code, making said code easier to read, especially the math. But I'm confused on how XeTeX typesets ...
4
votes
1answer
472 views

How can I set uppercase greek letters as italic in math mode by default?

This is a follow up question to here. The recommended solution doesn't work for me. I therefore let all my mathematical packages in the MWE. The result is an upright Psi followed by an italic Psi. I ...
2
votes
2answers
115 views

Writing specific symbols [duplicate]

Can you help me to write the following symbol. Thank you in advance.
4
votes
1answer
226 views

Using the alt+number symbols in windows

I recently discovered at that one can make many symbols by pressing Alt + num pad. I then tried to insert these symbols into my latex file, and it compiled, but just seemed to insert a space there. ...
7
votes
1answer
341 views

How are the glyph (character) names in PDF-files determined?

PDF-files make internal use of glyph names. For example, the name of ≈ (U+2248; TeX \approx) appearing in a PDF-file might be approxequal. One can find such names in a TeX-generated PDF-file by ...
6
votes
1answer
392 views

How to use only one glyph from textcomp

I'd like to use the symbol given by textordmasculine from the textcomp package. But I don't want to load textcomp since it is too much and I only want that symbol (in fact I need the masculine order ...
5
votes
1answer
2k views

Per mille symbol in classicthesis style

I need the per mille (\textperthousand) symbol in math mode and text in a classicthesis style document. Instead, in the PDF, I get a percent symbol followed by a small, black square. For example, ...
3
votes
2answers
252 views

How to redefine \hat{H} as \hat{\cal H}?

I would like to redefine \hat{H} as \hat{\cal H} only for this particular letter (for Hamiltonian symbol in physics). Thank you very much.
4
votes
1answer
166 views

fourier font and \nmid

The fourier package does not provide a \nmid command. Using the \nmid from amssymb looks very different from the fourier's \mid. Is there a way to produce a "compatible" symbol in fourier? The two ...
2
votes
2answers
299 views

Writing above and below a symbol simultaneously [duplicate]

I'd like to have a "=" symbol with some text over it, and an equation below it. I know that \stackrel{\frac{0}{0}}{=} can handle my demand on the equation part, however I don't know how to write ...
9
votes
2answers
2k views

A short hyphen in a math formula

In a LyX math formula, I want to write something like "r-number". However, the usual dash looks too long (like a minus sign). I am looking for a short, possibly upper hyphen. I couldn't find it in the ...
17
votes
1answer
545 views

What does the # symbol do in LaTeX?

I know most of the effects of the special characters in LaTeX, like \ is used for most commands, or $ is used for opening or closing the math ambience, but I don't know what the symbol # does, and I ...
5
votes
1answer
132 views

Techniques for comparing the shapes of a particular glyph in different fonts

I would like to compare the shape of a particular symbol in many different fonts. Let us assume for the sake of simplicity that the symbol is non-composite, that is it is a glyph straight from a ...
7
votes
1answer
1k views

Quick question about curly braces not showing up

Ii am writing a short code, so I doubt anything else in the code is causing the problem. This is the problematic line of code: \[ M_R := \max {|f(z)|: |z - z_0| = R }\le M\] It doesn't show the ...
5
votes
1answer
242 views

The % symbol overlaps inside a listing with MatLab code

I'm using the listings package to insert MatLab routines that I've created for some papers I need to write. Everything works awesome, except the symbol % (comment in MatLab) which overlaps with the ...
7
votes
2answers
334 views

How can I underline mathematics using a harpoon of variable size?

I am a new user of LaTeX. I want to underline the answers to mathematics problems using a \rightharpoondown symbol. If possible, I would like a \rightharpoondown of variable size, as in the image ...
1
vote
0answers
23 views

how can I get a tilde under a variable in math mode? [duplicate]

s ~ such like this, but I want them to be combined to identify a vector. thx for help~!
0
votes
0answers
231 views

How to write “@(x)x.^2” in latex? [duplicate]

I tried \texttt{@(x)x.^2} or directly @(x)x.^2 but texmaker gives Missing $ inserted. I gues it is because x.^2 which is assumed to be math syntax. Can you help?
1
vote
0answers
34 views

latex symbol for covering relation in posets [duplicate]

Is there a package with LaTeX symbols for the poset relations "covers" and "is covered by", as seen in http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Covering_relation? I've tried creating ⋅> and <⋅ symbols on my ...
4
votes
2answers
118 views

Adding a 'bridge' or link between two rows in a table

I'm making a report and I've been asked to do something which I have no idea is even possible or not. I have this table: \begin{table} \begin{center} \caption{Cryostat-In Pin Outs and Resistances} ...
2
votes
3answers
198 views

Defining operator symbols

I want to replace the circle in the symbol \circledast by a square. But i did not find the right command. It seems that the packages stmaryrd would help. But the package usually re-defines other basic ...
4
votes
3answers
1k views

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

I need the uppercase of this sign $\varepsilon$ how to I get that?
4
votes
1answer
1k views

\hat and \widehat look terrible: fixing width and better positioning?

I want to make the use of quantum mechanical operators explicit in my text using \hat{A} or \widehat{A}. The problem is that depending on the symbol under the accent it looks either misplaced or too ...
0
votes
0answers
59 views

what is the the latex code for a wave line above a word? [duplicate]

I wish to write a wave line above the "ch" as described in the following picture, how should I do this?
4
votes
2answers
321 views

How to get bigsqcap in the right size

I would like to use the upside-down version of \bigsqcup to denote its dual operation. The stmaryrd package provides that symbol, \bigsqcap, but I have found that these two symbols are rendered in ...
2
votes
1answer
469 views

Putting an underscore in a \label

I am trying to use pdflatex to type set some files that have underscores in the \label. Such as \label{abc_xyz} and have been unsuccessful. I keep getting errors such as: ! Missing \endcsname ...
6
votes
1answer
333 views

The size of roots

I can't get to the root of this problem: I need the second root to be the same height as the first one $\sqrt{F} \: \sqrt{F_{x_x}}$ I know I can use \vphantom, but I don't know how.
4
votes
4answers
598 views

How to typeset an isomorphism symbol ($\simeq$) with a long bar

Is there any way to typeset in LaTeX a \simeq with a longer bar, or equivalently \stackrel{\sim}{\longrightarrow} without the arrowhead?
3
votes
2answers
307 views

What is the latex code for the symbol “two colons and equals sign”? [duplicate]

I wish to use the symbol as in the following picture, however, I can not find it. Can someone help me?
12
votes
4answers
1k views

Vertical double asterisk that aligns well with the double dagger

The LaTeX text footnote symbol sequence begins with ∗ † ‡ § ¶ ∥. I'd like to define a vertical double asterisk ⁑ (\textastdbl) so that I can insert it into the sequence: * ⁑ † ‡ § ¶ ∥ (note: actual ...
1
vote
0answers
85 views

How do I display symbols in the editor instead of text? [closed]

Whenever I click a symbol to insert into the editor it just inserts a description of the symbol, instead of the actual symbol image that's displayed on the left in the symbols panel. If we wish to ...
4
votes
1answer
197 views

How to create the character Д for math mode? [duplicate]

In my research I'm using results of the paper Vinogradov A. M., - The logic algebra for the theory of linear differential operators, - Soviet Math. Dokl., 13 (1972), 1058-1062. The paper uses the ...
0
votes
1answer
186 views

Latex: \lneq displaying as \nleq [duplicate]

The problem i have is that both \lneq and \nleq display as the same symbol with different sizes. I only need the "equality bar" below < to be crossed out. Instead the whole symbol is crossed in ...
6
votes
2answers
991 views

Small cross and small upside down cross symbols

I need a cross symbol, similar to \dagger, but optimally less fancy, smaller (not as long vertical line below the crossing) and without having to load a special symbol package (besides amsmath). The ...
4
votes
1answer
201 views

Different symbols for square roots

Why are the square root symbols on this post different? Some of them have vertical bar and other ones have slanted bars.
5
votes
2answers
269 views

Customise \textvisiblespace

The accepted answer in this question shows a neat redefinition of \textvisiblespace, which I like to use because it doesn't produce a warning in math mode. However, I use it with monospace in an ...
10
votes
4answers
358 views

A more wedge-like symbol instead of a caret in typewriter-font text?

I'm trying to typeset some computer code which involves a caret (for powers); for example \verb!x^3+x^2-1! The trouble here is that the caret produced is rather flat. I could use a wedge instead: ...
6
votes
1answer
1k views

Text and math versions of textual (non-numeric) footnote symbols

LaTeX generates the traditional textual footnote symbols (LaTeX uses the following sequence: ∗ † ‡ § ¶ ∥ ∗∗ †† ‡‡) as math symbols. Why? And why do all of these symbols have separate textual and math ...
0
votes
1answer
209 views

Formatting of other special functions

There are special macros for stuff like exp, sin, cos, etc... but not for the non-elementary special functions like F, J, I, K, E etc... although their symbold are quite standard throughout ...
2
votes
1answer
368 views

Math symbols in tt font

I am trying to typeset some mathematics all in typewriter font; aiming to emulate the appearance of a particular computing environment. However, \mathtt in math mode doesn't appear to affect the ...
3
votes
3answers
800 views

What is the name of this symbol and what is the command to display it in LaTeX? [duplicate]

Below is an image that I took of a symbol in "Logic for Philosophy" by Theodore Sider. The symbol is used to represent a function whose domain is Sentence letters of propositional logic and whose ...
3
votes
1answer
172 views

Math “collection” symbol [duplicate]

In my math book I see the notation for a collection of sets, which is like a fancy C. I don't know how to describe it beyond that. What's the LaTeX for it?
4
votes
1answer
1k views

Non-bitmapped “thumb up” symbol for flagging “good practice” tips

I want to use a "thumb up" symbol, to flag a "good practice" tips in my document. Table 244 in the Comprehensive LaTeX Symbol list shows that the dingbat package provides the following: However, ...
0
votes
1answer
194 views

\mathbbm in exponent of equation

I am trying to put a blackboard 1 (indicator function; I'm using the bbm package) in the exponent of an equation, something like \begin{align*} f(x) = \mathbbm{1}(x = 1) \\ % works p(x) = ...
6
votes
1answer
185 views

How to access the quotation marks in Berling font using lualatex?

Here is a small example: \documentclass[11pt,article,oneside]{memoir} \usepackage{fontspec} \setmainfont[ItalicFont={BerlIt}, FeatureFile=myligatures.fea]{Berling} \begin{document} ``Lala la'' ...