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{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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Are true glyphs used for accented characters, when input as escaped codes?

I know that in the early days of TeX, some characters outside the standard ascii where typeset by quite dirty hacks. For example, in my language (Polish), we have an "a with a downward hook" (ą) and ...
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math/logic character \exists renders OK in editor, but faults when compiling [closed]

The fault message below: lyx could not find command for character "$\exists$" (code point 0*2203) This character renders OK in lyx editor, I pick it from lyx math miscellaneous, it's the first ...
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How can I insert a ¿ character in a latex file [duplicate]

After a couple of hours looking at Google for a solution, I arrived here for help. So, please! I just want to insert a ¿ symbol. Anyone know how to do that?
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how do you color a percent (%) symbol?

im trying to color part of an expression with a percent symbol and its not working, the area comes out blank after running latex, other stuff works, but anything containing a percent sign ends up ...
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What is the round v symbol used by my thermodynamics text for volume and specific volume?

The shape is somewhere between a v and a u. I'm almost certain it's a letter character as they have both lower and uppercase (used for specific and total volume respectively). Since the v and V ...
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Censoring Curse Words with Grawlixes

Suppose that I would like to censor a curse word <word> using grawlixes, e.g. "What the #@$! are you doing?!" How can I define a command \censor such that \censor{<word>} results in a ...
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How to change position of symbols that are moved by transposition sign in equation?

I have equation \begin{align} \textbf{P}(k+1|k) = \textbf{F}(k)\textbf{P}(k|k)\textbf{F}^T(k) + \textbf{Q}(k) \end{align} where the sign of transposition \textbf{F}^T makes second the time symbol ...
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Typesetting old fashioned factorials

I would like to typeset an old fashioned factorial symbol and was wondering whether there was an elegant way of doing this that scales with font size. Ideally what I would like is to invoke ...
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How to create dashed right arrow over symbol?

Recently I asked this question: Dashed left arrow over symbol I needed to know how to put an dashed left arrow over a symbol. I received two answers, one of them used Tikz for this, other use pure ...
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A large “#” symbol [duplicate]

I´m trying to typeset a large # symbol. I tried \newcommand*{\con}{\scalebox{1.5}{\ensuremath{\#}}} but i would also like to add subscripts in math mode so that they appear underneath the symbol. I ...
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Correct libertine glyphs in math mode

When using the libertine package together with newtxmath and pdflatex, the equality and minus glyphs in math mode are not taken from the libertine font which results in too large symbols compared to ...
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Plus-minus sign in a circle?

I’m using \oplus and \ominus in a manuscript and I need an “\oplusminus”, that is, a ± in a big circle. Whatever I use will probably end up being published (though maybe only four times in the whole ...
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How can I get bold Greek letters with mathptmx?

I'm currently using these packages in my document: \usepackage{mathptmx} \usepackage[margin=1.2in]{geometry} \usepackage{fancyhdr} \usepackage{amsmath, amsthm, amssymb, amsbsy} \usepackage{graphicx} ...
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How to write a pretty \not \varepsilon

How can I write a pretty \not\varepsilon? I want something like \notin, since I use \varepsilon as a relation symbol like \in.
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divides, not divides and cardinalities

In group theory it happens very often that you want to say: "The order of $H$ divides / does not divide the order of $G$." But the length of | is then always the same: $ |H| | |G| $ produces |H|||G| ...
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How to make a box bold at the end of proof? [duplicate]

Let us consider the following example : \documentclass[12pt,twoside,a4paper]{book} \usepackage[left=.45in,right=.45in,top=.6in,bottom=.6in]{geometry} \usepackage[fleqn]{amsmath} ...
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How to use the negated approximate sign

I'm trying to get the negated \approx sign in LaTeX, as it is in here: But the \napprox command does not work. Any ideas? Maybe it was switched to a new command? Or do I just need to include some ...
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Nested begin-math symbols

I am facing a problem while displaying a mathematical expression. The code looks like this : \textit{$f_{1}$} $\succ$ \textit{$f_{2}$} if $\begin{cases} \textit{dz_{f_{1}}} \supseteq ...
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a ∣ b and a ∤ b in formulas

What is the correct way, both semantically and typographically, to typeset a ∣ b and a ∤ b (read “a divides b” and ”a does not divide b”)? I guess I could simply type | (vertical bar, U+007C) or ...
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Polar plots, add degree symbol and hide the radius axis labels

I'm using sublime text 2 with skim, on Mac OSX 10.8.3. I'm plotting microphone pick up patterns as follows: \begin{tikzpicture} % p56 \begin{polaraxis} [ytick=\empty,legend ...
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Arrow heads on \twoheadrightarrow

The arrow heads on \twoheadrightarrow don't look like the arrow heads on \rightarrow and \hookrightarrow. Is there some way of fixing this? For instance, the code \documentclass{article} ...
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Defining a different symbol to be used as a sum-class symbol

If I'm interested in using an arbitrary symbol or character instead of the default sum-class symbols (such as \int, \coprod, etc), solely with the interest of preserving subscripts and superscripts ...
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Registered trademark symbol doesn't show in compiled PDF [closed]

I am trying to get the registered trademark symbol by doing: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{textcomp} \begin{document} Trying to put registered trade mark symbol in\textregistered ...
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Package for coin symbols (heads, tails)

Does anyone know if there is a package that includes symbols for coins? I'm typesetting a solution I wrote for a probability problem dealing with coin flips and I'm trying to include some visual aids ...
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\lesssim (and some others) not working [duplicate]

I'm writing a latex document and trying to use \lesssim (listed for example in here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Help:Displaying_a_formula#Relations ) in the text like this: $a \lesssim b$. However, ...
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multiple sets of footnotes [duplicate]

I am using a biblatex style that puts the references as footnotes and also adds them to the bibliography at the end (taken from here). In addition I want to use footnotes to move long passages, e.g. ...
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How to delete previous symbol?

I want to remove all cites from document. Document1: .... \renewcommand{\cite}[1]{} \begin{document} input{document2} \end{document} Document2: \begin{document} ... bla-bla-bla ...
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How to use a ballot character instead of a bullet? [duplicate]

I want to use the ballot box character instead of a bullet in an itemize environment. How many wives did Henry VIII had? ☐ 3 ☐ 6 ☐ 8
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How to draw and insert a symbol in TikZ

I want to make a symbol as shown below in TikZ. \documentclass{standalone} \usepackage{tikz} \begin{document} \begin{tikzpicture} \draw[thick] (0,0) rectangle (3,1); \draw[thick] (0.5,0) -- ...
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Set bullet instead of dot using \dot

I would like to place a bullet in the same way that $\dot{x}$ places a dot above x. Does anyone have a clue?
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\dag doubles index entries - how to avoid?

Using the symbol \dag within a splitindex command, in the index output two entries are produced: One naming the pages where the \sindex command is used in the text, another where it is used in the ...
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Random Greek Symbols appears in pdf generated by LaTeX [closed]

I use Texmaker. Once the .pdf file is generated by LaTeX, I notice that there are several greek symbols (mostly Sigma) in random places. Does any one know the reason? (My code does not contain these ...
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How insert Male and Female symbol? [duplicate]

I use : \documentclass[a4paper,11pt,final]{article} I would like insert Male and Female symbols in my report, I have tried with \usepackage{marvosym} but that is not working : LaTeX Error: ...
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Insert a character in the beginning of each line in a special verbatim environment

How can I insert a special character or a symbol in the beginning of each line in a verbatim environment? In particular, there is a constraint that applies to the verbatim environment: it must be of a ...
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Calculate prices

I want to calculate prices in a LaTex file. This means I want to add two numbers with exactly 2 decimal places and I want to multiply these values by an integer. An other thing is the output format. ...
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ModernCV phone symbol

I'm trying to build a CV on LaTeX using the moderncv template. I have a phone symbol added at the top of the CV for my own telephone number as this was part of the program template, however I would ...
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Dashed left arrow over symbol

I want to put dashed left arrow over symbol. Dashed left arrow looks like this: $x \dashedleftarrow y$ I want arrow to be over symbol $x$, like in $\overleftarrow{x}$ , only dashed. I tried ...
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What command to use for reversed $\vDash$?

I want to use a symbol similar to $\vDash$ but reversed (like if it's mirrored against an imaginary vertical line). I cannot find such a symbol anywhere. I have used detexify too but no luck ...
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How to place a symbol under an arrow in Latex when using tikz package

I'm using the tikz package in LaTeX to construct a feedback loop for a control system as a part of a paper on control systems. The problem I'm running into is that I would like to place symbols under ...
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Special character “dot over dash” [duplicate]

I need the symbol "dot over dash" or "dot over minus", but I am unable to find it in a list of LaTeX symbols. When composing it via \dot{-}, the dot is so hight, that it looks weired. It should look ...
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Insert a skak symbol

I'm trying to enter a chess symbols of skak package, and output it at pdflatex but it didn't compile...(at Lyx). What can I do? I enter it at math mode. (there is no other way). (Idon't know what is ...
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Bold \varnothing

I'm using the symbol \varnothing and it turns out I could do with a bold version of it. Any ideas? Also, I'm using \phi as a 'lowercase' version of it, any improvements to this strategy would also ...
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Laplace and Fourier transforms [closed]

What are the normatization or standard (not necessarily fancy) symbols to use for the Laplace and Fourier transform operators? By “normatization” or "standard" I mean “technical standard” or ...
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How to type geographical coordinates in LaTeX tables?

I am trying to type geographical coordinate such as: N 52° 58.110' E 00° 40.070' in table. Please excuse me for that I have start leaning about LaTeX just three weeks ago. I would appreciate your ...
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How do I type a Chinese dash in XeLaTex

How do I write a Chinese dash, a two-fullwidth-character long dash? 「——」 looks ugly typset with XeLaTex and the font that I am using (The two parts are not connected and there is a gap in the ...
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How to use \rightarrow in normal sentence construction

I want to use the \rightarrow without the \mathit command. Here is what I want to write: [ID, List of symbols] \rightarrow Sequence of rules but when I write it using \mathit command all the spaces ...
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How to typeset an independent and identical normal distribution (iidN) in LaTex?

Is there an elegant way of writing "iidN()" in LaTex, other than just writing it "iidN()"? That is, is there a macro for "iid" and/or for normal distribution "N" symbols?
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Problem with algorithm2e and portuguese option

I have this little algorithm with two For statements and one if-else. I'm using the option portuguese on the preamble and here's the problem: instead of displaying the words "faça" and "fim" (do and ...
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Astronomical symbols in LaTeX dwarf planet Vesta and Ceres

What package is need to make the Vesta symbol in LaTeX? I am using wasysym (maybe misspelled here) package which generates \earth and the other planets. However, I would like the symbol for Vesta ...
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Dollar sign with txfonts and fontenc

I have a strange problem with the dollar sign ($) and \textbf{} when using the txfonts and fontenc packages. The dollar sign has a space after it. Both packages are required to reproduce the problem. ...