{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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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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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 ...
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The newtx isn't compatible with pifont?

I need the number of the footnote to be circled. The following works well: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{pifont} %\usepackage{newtxtext} ...
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How to add LineFinal (falt) or WordFinal (fina) features to Garamond Premier Pro on XeLaTeX?

I'm still familiarizing myself with XeLaTeX and the fontspec package. I would like to access the OpenType feature LineFinal or WordFinal with the Garamond Premier Pro font from Adobe. For example, I ...
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Changing all the integral symbols from the MnSymbol package, or how to get full math support with Garamond Premier Pro in XeLaTeX?

I'm editing a document in which I chose the Adobe Garamond Premier Pro font as the main font. The only free math font I found that fits with the AGPPro so far is the one from the MnSymbol package. ...
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Looking for the “conditional” sign

In a paper, I found the following definition: I'm looking for the first sign, the OCR program failed to recognize. It's something like a combination of a \vdash and a \sim. I tried Detexify, but ...
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How to type an inline chi in Latex

\( \chi \) produces a letter that is slightly below the row, but I've seen in many papers a chi that is in the same line as the rest of the row)
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Is there an equivalent to “big pi” for tensor products?

I'd like to be able to rewrite expressions like $$[f(i,j,k,\ldots)]^{\otimes n}$$ in a form analogous to $$\prod_{j\in J}f(i,j,k,\ldots)$$ so that I can distinguishing the index being varied ...
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How to typeset superscript IPA characters

I'm using TIPA and I'm trying to do something like this: \textipa{/bI"wIl.d@r.IN/} Which works, but I want the @ character to be an upper index. How do I do this? I've tried this ...
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Text mode commands/symbols in math mode

I am fairly new to LaTeX, and have run into a problem with commands apparently only available in text mode, where I would like to use them in math mode as well (e.g. integrated in equations). One of ...
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LaTeX command for unknown symbol

I am trying to type the shown symbol in LaTeX and I am hoping to find a command producing this symbol. This is just a very crude sketch. The three lines are supposed to be equal length with 120 ...
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Symbol for “corresponds to” (equals sign with hat) [duplicate]

Recently in some LaTeX documentation I noticed that there is a special LaTeX command for the symbol meaning "corresponds to", which is similar to an equal sign with a hat on top. \hat{=} or ...
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Big floor symbols for fraction

When I write \lfloor\dfrac{1}{2}\rfloor the floors come out too short to cover the fraction. How can I lengthen the floor symbols?
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Usage of \circle command in math mode [duplicate]

I'm writing a document in LaTeX, but I can't figure out how I could write the circle symbol in order to indicate the composition of two linear maps, as LaTeX prints "error" when I compile the file. ...
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Currency symbol: French franc

Is there a LaTeX symbol for French franc; the F-like symbol with a lower horizontal bar -- see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/French_franc? I have had a look a both Detexify and The Comprehensive LaTeX ...
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How do I make this fancy chi in TeX? [duplicate]

How do I make this fancy chi symbol in TeX? I've tried both \mathbb{\chi} and \chi to no avail.
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How to make a circular arrow have the same size and position as other circular symbols?

I'm using the mathabx package's circular arrows; however, since I otherwise prefer the usual amsmath symbols, I'm following the setup described in Importing a Single Symbol From a Different Font to ...
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Printing backslash from a luacode* environment

My first attempt with LuaLaTex gave me some headache, trying to generate LaTex code from within LuaLaTex. This required me to print the backslash (to get a LaTeX control sequence).. I think I have ...
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How to write these symbols in Latex? [duplicate]

I need to write a few symbols in LaTeX: but I do not know how can this be done and I cannot do a Google search because I do not know their names.
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Symbol for relative entropy

Could you help me with typesetting the following symbol (marked by red frame): I searched over all possible manuals but was not able to find it. It looks like capital D, but actually it is not the ...
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Special L for Lie Derivative

Does anyone happen to know how to typeset the special L character found, for example, in eq. 2.41 in this paper: http://arxiv.org/pdf/1107.5792v2.pdf that is being used for the Lie derivative? Thanks ...
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Dice symbols for digits up to 9

I'm looking for symbols for dice faces. So far, I've found these two possibilities: The command \Cube{n} in the ifsym package, and the command \dice{n} in the epsdice package. However, both commands ...
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Add a comment on top of “equal” and “approximate” symbols [duplicate]

I was wondering whether it is possible to add some comment on top of the \approx symbol in a similar way that the command \xrightarrow{text} produces an arrow with text over it.