{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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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? [duplicate]

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? So far, there is just some ad ...
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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 [closed]

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.
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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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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 \\ &=& ...