{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 change the color of symbols (mobile, email, homepage, etc) in moderncv?

I'm able to style the contents (color, font size), but I can't change the color of the symbol. Here's the code I'm working with: \documentclass[10pt,a4paper]{moderncv} ...
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Is it possible to get a diagonal subset symbol?

I'm asking if I can get the subset symbol, or any symbol really for that matter if possible, for LaTeX, namely the subset symbol would have symmetry about the line y=x. If you know what I mean.
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How to typeset music dynamics within normal text

Although it should be possible to create a single musical dynamic symbol (like ff for fortissimo or sfz for sforzato) by creating an in-line lilypond-book fragment, hiding the staff etc. and somehow ...
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Error in mathematical symbols in “Article” document class

When I use the mathematical symbols, with an error, the compiler stops. for example for \leq or \mu. What is the reason and solution for this?
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False bold integral symbol

Why do I get a false integral symbol when I do \bm{\int(2x}? I've just loaded the package bm in a usual way, and I'm not using any other different font in the preamble.
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Displayed Math in tikz-cd diagrams

I have been using tikz-cd package to produce diagrams however I'm not finding a way to use displayed math within it. My point is that when I use the product sign for instance inside of it, it simply ...
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Is a cupdot symbol available in amsmath? [duplicate]

I'm looking for a command in amsmath that makes something like \cupdot in MnSymbol (I hope spell it right...). Look at the picture below: i.e. a command that puts a dot instead of the "+". One ...
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eurosym seems to not be working

I just tried the eurosym package for the first time, and when I try $\euro$, I simply get e. I have tried looking on line, for instance http://www.theiling.de/eurosym.html and on CTAN. Seems to ...
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Typing the semidirect product symbol [closed]

I am using writelatex to write a paper and I need to type the semidirect product symbol...but for some reason, it keeps saying "error" and I can't see the semidirect product in the paper. I tried both ...
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Unusual custom math accent

I want to introduce a new type of math accent that is basically an overbar, but also has small (scriptscriptsize?) text set to the right of the bar. Basically something like $\bar{A}^{\mathrm{co}}$ ...
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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 ...
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moderncv - non marvosym symbols

When i use the moderncv package i get the typical marvosym symbols. The following image shows the file examples\template_banking_red.pdf that comes with my moderncv package. When you take a look at ...
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Inserting noncrossing partions

I am trying to create non crossing partions in latex. That is to connect numbers with lines drawn below them. An example would be 1 2 3 4 5 │└┘││ └───┘ But the lines should be directly ...
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My \mathcal{U} turns out to be curvy? (different than default) [duplicate]

My preamble : \documentclass[12pt,a4paper]{report} \usepackage[lmargin=3.81cm,tmargin=2.54cm,rmargin=2.54cm,bmargin=2.52cm]{geometry} \linespread{1.5} \usepackage{amssymb} \usepackage{ dsfont } ...
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Must I include \begin{math} every time I want to enter a symbol?

I am using the following syntax in my document's preamble : \usepackage{amssymb} Question is, must I use \begin{math} \*symbol* \end{math] every time I type in a symbol ? Or am I missing an easier ...
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How do you get a scriptscriptstyle-sized prime?

As you go from \displaystyle to \scriptstyle to \scriptscriptstyle, letters and numbers, for instance, shrink. Weirdly, to my mind, the prime symbol (') shrinks from \displaystyle to \scriptstyle, ...
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How can I create a new extensible symbol?

Given an arbitrary thin vertical symbol, can I create a new math delimiter from it (and if so, how)? Edit: Ideally, I would like to be able to create an extensible symbol, either built out an ...
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change \sqrt symbol

I'm trying to change the sqrt sign into the glyph '317 of the following character map, that is the mathematical pi three font table. I would use it only for non-large root, e.g \sqrt{a}, \sqrt{5/2} ...
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How to switch to upright greek in math mode?

tI use libertine and newtxmath font packages, they provide upright greek letters. However, there is no way to automatically swith between italic and upright greek letters. I need a command, simillar ...
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Vacuum tube electric symbols

Is there a package with the electric symbols for vacuum tubes, like triodes, pentodes etc?
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New relation symbol

I am defining a new relation in one of my new papers. I want to use the following symbol, because it conveys the meaning of my relation. Is there such a symbol in LaTex ? It is very similar to \leq ...
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How to include the € symbol? [duplicate]

In my *.cls class file I loaded \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} (does the order of the two matter?) and get the following error message: Command \texteuro unavailable in ...
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LaTeX symbol for broken long repetitive figures

I do not remember which symbol is used for breaking long and repetitive figures. The meaning of this symbol is like three dots, that is it suggests that the figure is very long and repetitive. In my ...
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Is there a method just write `____` to get a underline hphantom, which width is 4em?

I need typography some fillblank items. I want write \item We are ____ sure that his skills qualify him for the job. instead of \newcommand{\blanks}[1][4em]{\underline{\makebox[#1]{}}} ... \item ...
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Insert quotes (single and double) [closed]

how do we insert quotes 'text' and ''text'' ? LaTeX Output why is the quotes curled in the same directions? Should it not be in and out ... like this ... I am using TeXnicCenter v2.
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Tex for Mathematical Operator which Looks Like a Y [duplicate]

Does anybody know what the correct latex is for the character which looks like a Y in this equation? I've sometimes seen it used for the Euler homogeneity operator too. I can't seem to produce ...
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How can I print escape characters in LaTeX? [duplicate]

How can I print \n, \t, \v and so on in LaTeX document? I mean I want in my output two chars: \n not a new line. I tried: \\n \verb!\\n! With no effects...
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How to create subset with sim symbol

I've been trying to typeset as an operator the symbol ⫇ (\subset on top a \sim), but the following solutions have not been helpful ⫇ does not seem to be listed in symbols-a4.pdf, so detexify does ...
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Help with math symbols in BibTeX

I am writing a PhD thesis using LaTeX. Every thing is going fine, but I have problem with the output of the mathematical symbols in the references lists. I copy one example from the Pdf file to make ...
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Not equal sign (≠) with a vertical bar

Is it possible to get a \neq but with a vertical bar instead of a slanted one? There are inequality operators like AMS's \gvertneqq that feature this kind of "not equal" but not without mixing it with ...
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Block element characters (pmboxdraw) are shown too wide in verbatim and Verbatim (fancyvrb) environments

I want to put source code into verbatim and Verbatim (fancyvrb) environments that uses box-drawing characters from codepage 850 (0xDB, 0xDC, 0xDF) (see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Code_page_850). By ...
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Question relate to Table of Contents

I want to use the \mathsection in the chapter content, as I said and Gonzalo Medina figured out for me in Using \mathsection in the chapter. However, when I use his solution, the Table of Contents ...
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Is there a way to produce this division symbol? ÷

Is there a way to produce this division symbol? ÷ The term \div gives an error of Missing $ inserted. \÷ is not working either.
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Vertically centered underscore

What is the mathematical symbol equivalent to a vertically centered underscore ? I need a symbol a little larger than a simple minus.
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insert > or = latex report [closed]

I would like insert the sign > or = in my latex report. I tried with \geq but that is not working. I use the following : \documentclass[a4paper,11pt,final]{article} \usepackage{color} ...
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What is the difference between the hyphen-like characters #45 and #127 from the T1 encoding?

What is the difference between the symbols with decimal indices #45 and #127 from the T1 encoding? Character #45 seems to be the ordinary hyphen, but what about #127? The en-dash and em-dash are at ...
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Measure restriction sign

I need to use a notation for the restriction of a measure to a set. It is similar to \mu \llcorner A, but I want the symbol defined by \llcorner to be bigger. I can't seem to find the right command ...
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Double square brackets

In many equation editors (e.g. MS Word 2007 and Daum Equation Editor), there's a double square bracket. Is there a TeX equivalent for [[, ((, )), and ]]?
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How to put the triangle arrow

I am looking for this symbol: ▷ I have seen it in the tutorials and manuals in menu Help. I think it's the code: \lyxarrow{} But in the example it isn't code; I can see: • Open a new file ...
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How to typeset a backslash and get line breaks in URLs?

I have a lot of Windows file/folder paths and register paths in my document. And I'm having 2 problems: The \ is seen as and escape character which obviously doesn't compile. \\ Starts a new line ...
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How to write norm which adjusts its size? [duplicate]

I need to write norm of sum, but the sum symbol is larger than tho norm symbol (||) and it doesn't look good. Is there any symbol for norm which will adjust its size? ...
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Math Symbol for Corresponds (Better definition of smash) [duplicate]

I'm using \overset{\smallfrown}{=} to make the math symbol for corresponds. Is there a better definition for this symbol? If not how do I properly smash what I've defined? I tried ...
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stmaryrd and boldsymbol: avoid warnings

Here are two examples: 1 \documentclass[a4paper,10pt]{article} \usepackage{amsmath} \begin{document} $\boldsymbol x$ \end{document} 2 \documentclass[a4paper,10pt]{article} ...
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How to input b with stroke?

I want to use the symbol ƀ (b with stroke) in my document. I use it for the blank symbol in the formal definition of Turing machines. I use XeLaTeX, so I should be able to use the Unicode symbol, but ...
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Xelatex: Accent and macrons on capital letters. Multiple accents on a single letter?

I have trouble getting capital letters with a combination of accent and macron in XeLaTeX. I used this: \'{\=A}, but I didn't get the accent where I expected it to be. Also, i was wondering if it is ...
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How to write the absolute value symbol in inline and display equations? Which is the preferred way of doing this? [duplicate]

I've been trying things such as |, \lvert ... \rvert, and \left| ... \right|, but I'm not sure which are the best options for inline and display expressions, since sometimes formulas don't look good.
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Change the size of a symbol

I want to have the | the correct size for the situation and since I can't use \left and \right, I tried to use \large but it didn't change. Help? \documentclass[a4paper,fleqn]{article} ...
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How do I modify the gnuplottex.sty file to write a hash character (#) into the plot file?

I have problems with adapting a .sty file for my needs. The problems are caused by the special meaning of the hash character # in tex (and also my ineptitude). To the problem: An unmodified ...
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R programming language symbol

I am currently writing a paper where I mention the R programming language. I've seen some papers use a special symbol for R, but I can't figure out how to get it. Here's an example. How do I get that ...
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How to use non-alphabetical symbols respectively characters like '<' and '>' in Tikz qtree node labels? [duplicate]

I am trying to use label nodes for a tikz qtree that include the lower-than < and greater-than > characters like shown in the first node of the example below. The problem is that instead of ...