{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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Map marker symbol in TikZ (symbol with em and ex units doesn’t scale properly)

Since there is no map marker symbol in the symbols list (at least I could not find it) I decided to draw it with TikZ. This is it: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{tikz} ...
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minionint option not working correctly with MinionPro package set up via FontPro

The minion integral that is used upon specifying minionint as an option for MinionPro is not displaying correctly. I installed my minion pro font as suggested by the instructions in the FontPro github ...
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Alternatives to asterisk and star for superscripts

While writing a paper, I find myself exhausted with superscript symbols to denote similar types of variables. I have used x, x^\ast (i.e. x*), x^\star and x'. I can't use symbols which sit right on ...
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Undefined control sequence \oiiint [duplicate]

I am trying to generate the triple integral in the following equation (The preamble is large, due to other requirements) \documentclass[11pt,headings=small,fleqn]{scrreprt} % highest level is chapter ...
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Using LaTeX in a Web page created in HTML [closed]

I am creating a web page related Mathematics. So, while scripting if I use Latex like $$\frac{x^2+y}{\sqrt{x^4-x^2+47}}$$, the output I see is same. Can anyone help me out from this problem? By the ...
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Exporting graphs with ploting program

I use originPro software to plot the graphs. OriginPro can export Pdf files directly. However, when I insert symbols such as degree, it changes to something else after the compiling by LaTex. The font ...
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calendar symbol

Similar to Symbol for Phone Number in Resume, is there a LaTeX command for a calendar symbol?
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MinionPro on Windows 7 does not have \epsilon [duplicate]

I have installed MinionPro fonts under Windows 7 using Miktex 2.9 by following the steps in the instruction you can read online on Scribd (mpro_installation_miktex_windows_machine.pdf) and load down ...
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How to change thanks symbol in beamer

My code is \documentclass[14pt]{beamer}% http://ctan.org/pkg/beamer \let\Tiny\tiny% http://tex.stackexchange.com/q/58087/5764 \usetheme{Berkeley} \usepackage[timeinterval=1]{tdclock} \makeatletter ...
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Strange behaviour of the newtx package?

I noticed strange behaviour with the newtx package. I'm using MiKTeX 2.9 with TeXnicCenter 2.0 Beta 1 64 Bit with pdflatex. Here's what I'm talking about: Here's the code: ...
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Plot symbols from R as latex symbols

In a LaTeX document, I am including an image showing a plot generated by R, for example the result of a plot(x=1:5,y=1:5,pch=13). Is there a way to use this nice little symbol as a LaTaX character to ...
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Equation without any symbols

I got a strange Problem while writing on my bachelor thesis. If i set up a equation the result is displayed without any mathematic symbols. For example: \begin{equation} \frac{2 + ...
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The package marvosym seems to clash with the moderncv class. What can I do?

I would like to use both the marvosym package and the moderncv package. LaTeX throws an error that \fax was already defined. While this isn't a problem on MikTeX, I'm currently editing a joint ...
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What type of packages are available to produce emoticons in LaTeX?

I will need to use emoticons for a document that I am producing and I want to know which is the state-of-the-art in the available packages to produce emoticons in LaTeX?
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How can I create the 'recipe' or R/ or Rx symbol? [duplicate]

In medicine, the sign 'R/' or 'Rx' is often used to denote prescription or treatment. I use it a lot when taking notes in class and I'd like to use it in my LaTeX documents, too. The problem is that ...
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Avoiding math mode inside a lstlisting

I'm using listings to highlight some PHP code. My problems comes when the code to insert contains the '$' symbol, for example: \begin{lstlisting}[style=PHP] Select * FROM users WHERE user_name = ...
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How to make math symbols like \prod smaller

I know this is simple, but I can't seem to find the correct code. If I have $d \prod$ how can I make the height of the \prod symbol equal to that of d? Thanks!
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The IPA symbol for the labiodental flap (ⱱ)

I need the ⱱ character (prefereably with the advanced diacritic underneath it) for a phonetics paper, but the tipa package doesn't seem to contain it. I have at least one font with this character on ...
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How Can I get bold math symbols into a glossary?

I'd like to add a mathematical Expression to my glossary: \newglossaryentry{Fst}{ name = {$F_{st}$-value}, description = {Inbreeding coefficient,...}, sort = {fst} } ...
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Is there a short diagonal pointing arrow symbol?

I understand that the package stmaryrd has a shorter version of the \rightarrow, \shortrightarrow, I wonder if there's a short version of the diagonal arrows (e.g. \searrow) and if not, if there's an ...
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Opinion on aesthetics of this symbol [closed]

I am trying to decide on a symbol for a particular mathematical quantity, it has three different types of indices and I'm running out of places to put sub-scripts/super-scripts. I have a few ideas, ...
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Logical equivalence vDashv

I need to create a symbol logical equivalence. Contact vDash with appropriate vertical line, but I can not find any. Can you advise?
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Math environment Minion Pro

I am using minion pro for my report and could like to change the math symbols in text environment.Currently the math symbols in text (section no, subsection no, figure no) appears as marked black in ...
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Symbol for the length of a line/vector? [duplicate]

How do I make a symbol for the length of a line or vector? I intend the following notation: |AD| is the length of AD. I can't find this symbol anywhere. (When I use shift+backslash in LaTeX, it gives ...
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Symbol for Set of Vector Fields? [duplicate]

I'm looking for a commonly used symbol that denotes a set of vector fields. It looks like an \st{$\chi$} (using the soul package, that is, \usepackage{soul}, but doesn't look so artificial. Can ...
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How to put therefore and implies symbols

\documentclass{article} \usepackage{graphicx} \begin{document} \vspace{\baselineskip}\noindent \textbf{THEOREM :} If an operator has both Left Identity and Right Identity then it is \emph{UNIQUE}. ...
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Integral operator does not compile [closed]

When I put \int on LyX it doesn't compile. I had tried to refresh and update and nothing works. It throws me this error: Font\U/esint/m/n/12=esint10 at 12pt not loadable: metric data not found or ...
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Math Symbols Palette?

I'm using TeXworks version 0.4.3 r857 (MiKTeX 2.9) in Windows 7. Usually I use TeXShop on the Mac, but my Mac G5 is in need of repair. So now on the Windows side I'm wondering if there is an ...
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Undefined control sequence \subsetneq [closed]

\documentclass[a4paper,oneside,titlepage,12pt]{article} \usepackage[cm-default,no-math]{fontspec} \usepackage{xunicode} \usepackage{xltxtra} \usepackage{amsmath} \usepackage{xgreek} ...
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How to typeset creative commons analogous character of ©?

I'm aware how to use creative commons logo. But I'm searching for a character that I can insert in a caption to notice that the image (in my case) is under creative commons and not under ©, so it ...
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Suddenly, a problem with boldface Greek symbols; bm package doesn't work

I've added the following packages: \usepackage{fontspec} \usepackage{xunicode,xltxtra,url,parskip} \usepackage[usenames,dvipsnames]{xcolor} \usepackage{hyperref} ...
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Sizing for 'given that' symbol - vertical bar

I want to write an equation with $\mid$, but it is too small, can i make it bigger in any way? I am kinda new to TeX so i have no idea how to do it.
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How to enter symbol consisting of 4 points

I am reading Elementary Topology Problem Book O. Viro, et al. I came across to this curious symbol (which I have annotated in the screenshot below): Is it possible to type this symbol in TeX? I am ...
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Common bold command for Latin and Greek letters

Following this post, Bold math: Automatic choice between \mathbf and \boldsymbol for Latin and Greek symbols?, I created the command \newcommand{\vect}[1]{\boldsymbol{\mathbf{#1}}} and include ...
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Undefined control sequence \nmid [duplicate]

I need to express that "a is not divisible by b" in my LaTeX document. It is my understanding that I should use the \nmid symbol for this case, as in $b \nmid a$. LaTeX gives me the following error: ...
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Mirror tilde accent

Does anybody know if there is a "mirror" tilde accent command in any package? That is, the "wiggling" of the tilde accent going in the other direction. Something like defining this \backtilde ...
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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.