{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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Inventing New Character for TeX

how can I invent a new symbol/character for TeX. For example, say I want to type the Tengwar letter ungwe (2 IV: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Tengwar_alphabet.png), or any other symbol that I ...
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How to get symbols for \thanks command with Thesis class [duplicate]

I'm having a slight problem with regards to the \thanks command. My preamble is the following: \documentclass[a4paper, 11pt, oneside]{Thesis} % Use the "Thesis" style, based on the ECS Thesis ...
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Creating a edge-trigger symbol in LaTeX

Does anyone know how to create an edge-trigger symbol in LaTeX? I need to to show that some thing activates on the negative clock edge of a signal, but in a paragraph, not in a timing table.
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How to display Euro sign in verbatim mode?

I need to display the Dollar and Euro sign in verbatim mode. This is the code I got: \begin{verbatim} fr_FR: 123 456,78 € de_DE: 123.456,78 € en_US: $ 123,456.78 \end{verbatim} It works with the ...
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Large \perp symbol and proper circled \perp symbol

Is there a command for a larger version of the symbol \perp used to denote perpendicularity? I have had a look at the Comprehensive LaTeX symbol list and didn't find a large version of this symbol. ...
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Omitting visibility marker in MetaUML

Is there a way to omit the visibility (lock symbol) marker in MetaUML Class objects? If I just refrain to use one I get a protected marker as a default. A short example (note: the LaTeX builder has ...
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How to input non-equivalence into LaTeX [duplicate]

How do you input the "not equivalent" into LaTeX? Not the "not equal" sign, but the sign that indicates the opposite of \equiv.
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Why is \blitza displayed as a psi in beamer?

This is my code: \documentclass{beamer} \usepackage{amsmath, amssymb, amsthm} \usepackage{ulsy} \begin{document} \frame{ \begin{align*} \blitza \end{align*} } ...
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How can I add « » in my sentence? [duplicate]

Does anybody know how to add these marks « bla bla »?
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set character/symbol from a particular font instead of bullet in beamer

I am using fontspec and beamer and would like to change the bullet symbol of "itemize" to a given character. I have tried \setbeamertemplate{itemize item}[] Before and after \begin{document}, ...
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The simplest way to input π in text mode (textual)?

What is the simplest way to input π in text mode if there is only this one greek letter in the whole English text? May be there is one line of code can make it. The following excellent example is ...
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Using non-standard characters for accent marks

I have a text of poems (psalms) that will be sung or chanted. To indicate the word where there's a change in the music, an accent is placed above the syllable in that word. Then the singers know ...
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Creating a custom math symbol from scratch

I want to use a special symbol from the Com­pre­hen­sive LaTeX Sym­bol List called \diamondtimes. Unfortunately, when I include the MnSymbol package that provides this symbol, it also affects how ...
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Parametrized circle node with a cross symbol

I am trying to get that result: with a parametrized node that has 4 args for the 4 circle sections. I managed to achieve the following code: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{tikz} ...
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Package arev and sansmath

I would like to use the package sansmath and be able at the time to define a new symbol \varheart. To define the latter, following this answer, I use the code ...
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How do you make a square element symbol (\in), to show that an element belongs to a collection of set?

I was reading a book the other day and they distinguished between the usual element symbol (\in) and an element symbol to show that a set is a member of a collection of sets. For the latter they used ...
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Using TikZ to draw Mayan numerals

I am looking for a way to draw Maya numerals using TikZ. What I want is a macro \maya{21} that gives me a graphical representation of the number 21 in the Mayan numeral system. There is the package ...
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How to type dots whose slope is 1? [duplicate]

We know how to typeset the commonly used diagonal dots, i.e., \ddots, whose slope is -1. Now I want to produce dots with slope 1, which is perpendicular to \ddots. Does anyone know how to do it?
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Putting the symbol hat in math mode in LaTeX

How to put the hat in the above symbol in LaTeX?
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How to get a double line subset symbol, (but not \Subset)?

The symbol I'm looking for appears in maths when the closure of an open set is contained in a bigger set; it's like two \subset, but doesn't look like \Subset. It's similar to \ll. How can I typeset ...
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Disappearing Euro symbol in MATLAB EPS plots

I have a problem using eps images in LaTeX. Briefly, I have a plot from MATLAB were a label on an axis is "€". I insert this image in my tex file, then, when I compile, on the pdf the "€" disappear. ...
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symbols of pencil, ruler and compass

How can I produce the codes to get the symbols of pencil, ruler and compass in LATEX? I'm gonna write a sentence I can draw this figure by using simple tools in my presentation. So I prefer to include ...
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How to type tensor multiplication with vertical dots?

I want to type this equation in LaTeX. How do I type those vertical dots symbol?
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How to replace parentheses with symbol of other font so that they are expandable? [closed]

I use Bitstream Charter for my document, but I'm not satisfied with the appearance of round parentheses. I'd like to replace them with the parentheses from Palatino, both in text and math mode. In ...
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Can spaces at the beginning of a line ever cause problems?

To structure my sourcecode, I often use spaces for padding: \newcommand{\st}[1]{% \begin{tabular}{lr} \emph{Student} & \emph{Score}\\ #1 \end{tabular}% } Can this ever cause ...
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Map marker symbol in TikZ (symbol with em and ex units doesn’t scale properly)

Since there is no map marker symbol in the symbols list (at least I could not find it) I decided to draw it with TikZ. This is it: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{tikz} ...
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minionint option not working correctly with MinionPro package set up via FontPro

The minion integral that is used upon specifying minionint as an option for MinionPro is not displaying correctly. I installed my minion pro font as suggested by the instructions in the FontPro github ...
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Alternatives to asterisk and star for superscripts

While writing a paper, I find myself exhausted with superscript symbols to denote similar types of variables. I have used x, x^\ast (i.e. x*), x^\star and x'. I can't use symbols which sit right on ...
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Undefined control sequence \oiiint [duplicate]

I am trying to generate the triple integral in the following equation (The preamble is large, due to other requirements) \documentclass[11pt,headings=small,fleqn]{scrreprt} % highest level is chapter ...
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Using LaTeX in a Web page created in HTML [closed]

I am creating a web page related Mathematics. So, while scripting if I use Latex like $$\frac{x^2+y}{\sqrt{x^4-x^2+47}}$$, the output I see is same. Can anyone help me out from this problem? By the ...
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Exporting graphs with ploting program

I use originPro software to plot the graphs. OriginPro can export Pdf files directly. However, when I insert symbols such as degree, it changes to something else after the compiling by LaTex. The font ...
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calendar symbol

Similar to Symbol for Phone Number in Resume, is there a LaTeX command for a calendar symbol?
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MinionPro on Windows 7 does not have \epsilon [duplicate]

I have installed MinionPro fonts under Windows 7 using Miktex 2.9 by following the steps in the instruction you can read online on Scribd (mpro_installation_miktex_windows_machine.pdf) and load down ...
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How to change thanks symbol in beamer

My code is \documentclass[14pt]{beamer}% http://ctan.org/pkg/beamer \let\Tiny\tiny% http://tex.stackexchange.com/q/58087/5764 \usetheme{Berkeley} \usepackage[timeinterval=1]{tdclock} \makeatletter ...
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Strange behaviour of the newtx package?

I noticed strange behaviour with the newtx package. I'm using MiKTeX 2.9 with TeXnicCenter 2.0 Beta 1 64 Bit with pdflatex. Here's what I'm talking about: Here's the code: ...
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Plot symbols from R as latex symbols

In a LaTeX document, I am including an image showing a plot generated by R, for example the result of a plot(x=1:5,y=1:5,pch=13). Is there a way to use this nice little symbol as a LaTaX character to ...
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Equation without any symbols

I got a strange Problem while writing on my bachelor thesis. If i set up a equation the result is displayed without any mathematic symbols. For example: \begin{equation} \frac{2 + ...
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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 ...