{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 write these symbols (double vee, wedge and bracket)

I want to know how could I do these three things (in red): For the last one, I'm curious about the brackets. Probably they are not too dificult to "write" in this languege but I've no clue. I hope ...
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How to show keys (ctrl, alt, …, etc.) as fancy as StackOverflow? [duplicate]

In StackOverflow, I can show keys like this: ctrl + alt. How to do the same things in LaTeX?
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Adding the character & in LaTeX table [duplicate]

My question is easy but I currently haven't the response. How can I add the "&" as a normal char inside a table row? If I try to use $&$, I have an error.
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u with bar in bibliography (biblatex+biber)

I have a bibliography which contains the character \={u} in an author's name. This should be the letter u with a bar on top. When executing pdflatex -> biber -> pdflatex, I get the error message: ...
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Symbol inbetween “#” and “ff”

I wondered how to create a symbol that looks like "#" (for connected sum) and "ff" for "fiber". The size and angles should be like the "#", but the vertical bars should look like two f`s. Another way ...
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Making a thicker \cdot for dot product (that is thinner than \bullet)

I'm trying to replicate the dot that my professor uses in his notes for the dot product between vectors but I am having a hard time doing so. This is what it looks like: I have tried a couple of ...
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Shorthand for \leftarrow?

Just out of curiosity: As the command \rightarrow has the shorthand \to, is there a corresponding shorthand for \leftarrow?
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boldsymbol badly modifies spacing

In the example below, it is my feeling that \boldsymbol badly increases the horizontal spacing with the index: \documentclass[fleqn,11pt]{book} \usepackage{amsmath} \begin{document} ...
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What's the best way to make a heart & butt in LaTex?

I want to use the symbol for heart (e.g.♥) and butt (i.e. the flipped version) in LaTex. I have the heart but I need the butt. Two ideas occurred to me: Find a butt symbol If none exists, flip ...
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How to get the covering relation symbol?

I want    to denote the covering relation. I can't find this symbol in my standard sources for this sort of thing. Detextify has also failed in this. How can I get this relational symbol?
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Is there a \ding symbol for a house?

Is there a \ding symbol for a house? I need it for my CV, but can't find it. Thanks
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Special Symbol “::=”

As the title says, does LaTeX have this special symbol: ::= I tried to look at some cheat-sheets and http://detexify.kirelabs.org/classify.html but could not find it.
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What font or symbol is this in Latex? [duplicate]

Can anybody recognize the font or symbol for this . It is used as font for alphabetic letter S, in my text. I did check almost all fonts and symbols but couldn't succeed in finding a good match. I ...
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\wedge and \vee juxtaposed in one symbol

How can I combine the symbols \wedge and \vee into one symbol, like \wedge\vee and \vee\wedge? I am thinking of something like \gtrless but rotated by 90 degrees. The purpose is similar to the \pm ...
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\scriptstyle placement fine tuning

I need a functional composition operator. I find \circ too big for it, so I've declared a math operator (within the amsart documentclass) as \scriptstyle\circ instead; the size is exactly what I would ...
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AT sign in the nomenclature

I'm using the nomencl package. I need to make an entry that contains the at symbol but entries containing @ don't appear in the nomenclature. \usepackage{nomencl} ... ...
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\textasteriskcentered invisible with [garamond]{mathdesign}

Please try this MWE: \documentclass{article} \usepackage[garamond]{mathdesign} \usepackage{roboto} % or another sans serif font, e.g. the cabin package \usepackage{blindtext} \begin{document} Centred ...
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Missing colon in mathtime

I have got MathTime Fonts installed and can get the math letters correct, but several signs like :, [ and ] are missing. They appear to be declared in mathtime.sty file, but do not appear in the ...
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omicron not working in LaTeX

I find out that \omicron is not working in LaTeX, at least for the latest MacTeX I installed. MWE: \documentclass{article} \begin{document} \( \omicron \) \end{document} From List of Mathematical ...
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how to support the special latex characters in Matlab plot title [duplicate]

I'm trying to type \digamma. In latex, this character is supported in \usepackage{amssymb}. In Matlab, I can set the interpreter to be Latex as follows Figure1=figure(1) ...
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Undefined control sequence for beta symbol list

I am new to Latex, please help me! I would like to give a beta symbol with a sequence of values as below. \boldsymbol{\beta} = (\beta_1,\beta_2,\dotsc,\beta_n) output looks promising. β = (β1, ...
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Simple partial derivative problem

I have a simple problem with partial derivative symbol, it doesn't work if I try any of these commands: \partial \pdiff \pder I use sharelatex, and in other projects I could use the \partial symbol. ...
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latex thorn sans serif symbol in math mode

I am studying theory at university, and the lecturer uses this symbol for elementary probability: I want to use it in math mode, but the best suggestions I got from ...
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Joint-Life First-Survivor Insurance Symbol

I get an error when trying to produce the following symbol: Command \scriptsize invalid in math mode. I'm not sure how to get around it in this case after doing some searching... MWE: ...
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# in url in amsrefs

I want to include a reference to a web page using amsrefs and the webpage bibliography entry type. The url has a # in it. A error message is issued, but after entering scroll mode, it is typeset ...
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Accessing archaic Greek Koppa in the birkmult document class

I will be submitting the final version of an article to Birkhauser using the required birkmult document class. ...
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Titlingpage thanks footnote symbols show last symbol only (memoir class) [duplicate]

I have a question regaring the titlingpage environment of the memoir class. I use \thanks multiple times on the title page, but the footnote symbol marks are all the same (the last symbol, which in my ...
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How can I write a spiral symbol?

How can I get a spiral like There seems to be a spiral-like unicode codepoint: http://www.fileformat.info/info/unicode/char/aa5c/index.htm I tried \documentclass[varwidth=true, ...
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Changing notation within a subsection LaTeX

I was just wondering if there was a quick fix for this problem. Essentially I have a subsection of my thesis written up with the variable $\xi$ appearing everywhere. To be consistent with the rest of ...
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Why does fontspec interact with the footnote marks of the \thanks command?

I have discovered a behavior that I cannot explain. When compiling the MWE \listfiles \documentclass{article} %\usepackage{fontspec} \title{foo\thanks{bar}} \author{baz\thanks{qux}} ...
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Is there a trident symbol in LaTeX? [duplicate]

I would like a trident symbol but there none to be found. The closest symbol I know is \neptune using the wasysym package. But it is not very nice (too 'ornamental' to my taste). Do you know some ...
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Arabic with Latin mathematical notation

I would like to write math formulas to look like the picture below: I have the following segement of code, for example \documentclass[10pt,a4paper]{report} \usepackage{amsthm} ...
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What's the symbol for the curly D used to denote a dissection for a Riemann integral? [duplicate]

In an analysis lecture today the lecturer used the following curly D symbol to denote a dissection (for a Riemann integral): How can I get this symbol with LaTeX? I've tried to find it in the ...
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Precedes Or Not Equal To Symbol

This question is related to Element of or Equal To Symbol and Creating a \precneq symbol. From those pages, I learned about the mathabx package and its \precneq symbol. However I noticed that it uses ...
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What does mathchar do?

The package cmll defines \with (looks like '&') as $ texdef -t latex -p cmll with \with: \mathchar"2026 \the\with: 8230 When I take a look at \& it is defined as texdef -t latex \& ...
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symbol mu with specific format [duplicate]

look at symbol in the first line as you seen that symbol I think it's mu symbol how I can't show this symbol using latex
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Longstep arrow in formula

I want to include this kind of an arrow with a label above it. I vaguely remember it being called longstep in latex. I am unable to find any packages that have such an arrow. Can anyone help?
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Arrow in text mode

Is there a way to write the equivalent of \rightarrow in text mode? I tried → but it threw an error, and the math arrow complained about bad environment. It doesn't need to be exactly the same ...
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Glossary entry with extra parameter

I want to create a list of symbols for my work, where the symbols are often provided with an index. Now I do not want to create a new entry for each symbol and index. Is it possible with another ...
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What is the name and command for the symbol next to the infinity? [duplicate]

I want to know what the name and command of the symbol next to the infinity is. This is a partial screenshot from my homework. I'm expected to submit a typeset homework that requires this symbol in ...
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Writing a lab manual, need to know how to make the DC voltage symbol from a multimeter [duplicate]

I am working on a lab manual for my school and I am getting to the circuits labs. I want to tell the students what symbol on the multimeter to use, it is a V with two lines over it, top line is ...
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How to fatten (,), {,} and $\vee$ in math mode?

In order to distinguish between object language and meta language I want a rather visible difference between the signs mentioned in the title as used in the object language and as used in the formal ...
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On how to have a negated $\eta$ [duplicate]

In set theory one often uses $\notin$ as with a slash through $\in$. How can I produce a similar slash through $\eta$?
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Don't know how to make this symbol!

for school we need to make this kind of operation: Can somebody tell me how to make this big brackets and write the number inside in this way?
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Ctrl+F Search in PDF - copied text is symbols [duplicate]

It's a bit hard to make a proper head line, but in essence here is the problem. When I use Ctrl+F to try and search for a word or phrase in my document, instead of words and letters, all of my text is ...
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List Parsing the ascii space character

I have been using the list parsing functionality from etoolbox and I have a weird use case in which I want a space separated list. \usepackage{etoolbox} ...
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How to put a character inside a square

In a math formula, is there a way to put a number inside a square, as a decoration? I.e., instead of $\bar{1}$ or $\widehat{1}$ I would like to write something like $\insquare{1}$ and have the “1” ...
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Meet and join symbols for mathematical lattice? (UTF: ∨ and ∧)

I'd like to use symbols for meet and join of two elements of a lattice, but I don't like \wedge and \vee because they're too big. I'd like to use symbols the size of the ones on the wikipedia page in ...
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How can I recreate MnSymbol's \udotdot command without using MnSymbol?

MnSymbol has a \udotdot command (search for \udotdot in the comprehensive latex symbol list document), but I don't want to import MnSymbol because of all the side-effects (for instance, it creates ...
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Best symbol to use for … in the case of 1,…,n [duplicate]

What symbol do people find gives best results for ... where this is in the case 1,...,n?