{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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ÆØÅ becomes ÊÞå [closed]

Whenever I use ÆØÅ when writing, the letters turn to ÊÞå after saving and reopening the document. I save the TeX file in UTF8-encoding, and have the following setup: ...
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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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Variant of $\leq$ (less or equal)-symbol

I am looking for a way to include a \leq that (to me) is less ugly. In the font I am using \leq simply produces a < with an underline, but in my handwriting the lower "arm" of the < would be ...
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What is the best way to use quotation mark glyphs?

There are several types of quotation marks in the English language (and in other languages there are even more). There are also several ways in LaTeX to represent these. I have seen editors, that are ...
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How to make another kappa

Good afternoon! I would like you to tell me how to make another "kappa"? I mean, how to make the default kappa look like the \ae symbol? I need to use such variant in formula but I always get ...
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hyperref for symbols

I have the following code, which prints a list of symbols in the end. \documentclass[12pt]{book} \usepackage{hyperref} \usepackage{thmtools} \usepackage[nottoc]{tocbibind} \usepackage{tocloft} ...
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What's the best way to write e-mail addresses?

When trying to write an e-mail address, there are always problems with the @ sign. Solutions I've seen suggested are using some verbatim environment (more difficult in footnotes) and using a ...
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Symbol for Phone Number in Resume

I've chosen to create my resume in LaTeX ( out of curiosity ). I thought printing a "clean" symbol of a phone before my phone_no will look nice ... Is there such a symbol? any packages?
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Arbitrary \left \right delimiters

Is there a package that would allow me to use other symbols/any symbol apart from the (among others) usual delimiters () [] {} | with \left and \right? For example, \(\left\int f(x) dx \right.\) ...
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Really wide hat symbol

Is there any way to get a hat wider than widehat? Why doesn't \widehat{abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz} really go over all of it?
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Big tilde in math mode

How do I get a really wide tilde? I need to cover at least abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz The \widetilde command does not work. Nor using \stackrel with \sim.
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How to make normal subgroup sign in overleaf? [duplicate]

Overleaf is saying that both \unlhd and \trianglelefteq are undefined control commands, although \traingleleft works fine. How else can I make normal subgroup symbol i.e. with an equality sign ...
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how to type £ symbols beamer Singapore theme

does anyone know how to type currency symbols? I am interested in the most used: $, €, £. Also, how can I change the typography of my write up to looks nicer in Singapore theme?
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Symbol for disjoint union

I found two symbols for the disjoint union. One is the union with a dot and I can do it. The other possibility is to put a small 'D' inside the union and this is what I don't find in any list of ...
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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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Typesetting a pair of slash symbols to indicate parallel lines

To indicate that two lines - or line segments - I want to typeset two slash characters. I used $\overline{AB} \slash\slash \overline{CD}$. The space between the slash characters is too much, though. ...
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package for \mathbb{lowercase letter} symbol [duplicate]

I wonder if there is any package that produces a \mathbb{} symbol for lowercase letters. Thanks in advance!
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Advice for coding with excessive quantities of symbols, accents, and special characters

I am beginning a new project where I will be using far more special characters and accents than I ever have before. Given that this will not be in my native language (or a language I even speak) I am ...
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Write special characters to (aux) file

I would like to print a special character to an aux file. In particular, I would like to write the line \@input{file.aux} So far, I have achieved the best result with ...
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LuaTeX equivalent of \XeTeXglyph [duplicate]

Does LuaTeX have an equivalent of \XeTeXglyph? Or better yet, is there a command to select a glyph by number that works both with xelatex and lualatex? I did find a handmade version in German, but ...
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BibTeX problem with math symbols

I'm using BibTex for my bibliography, for citing I'm using google scholar. I'm mainly having problems with math symbols: for example, one of the references is: @incollection{deitmar2005schemes, ...
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how to get this symbol with Latex? [duplicate]

here is the picture of this symbol: How should I do to get it in math-mode? Thanks.
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How do I write $\notin$ backwards?

I write $P \niton x$, but it does not work. How can I write the symbol $\notin$ backwards?
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How to use psvectorian with pdflatex?

I want to use package psvectorian with pdflatex. It does not work out-of-the-box. How to do this?
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Alchemical symbols with LaTeX

I need to draw symbols of alchemical processes in a LaTeX document: in particular, I'm interested in the process of "amalgamation", depicted here at page 15: I'm open to any suggestion, even ...
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Multi way switch in circuitikz

I wonder whether there is a symbol of a sort of multi-way switch in circuitikz. That is to say a switch like the "spdt" (single-pole-double-throw), but with more switching positions. I need something ...
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How to make this symbol? [duplicate]

How can I make this symbol? Already searched through "Latex Symbols", but can't find it.
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What is the role of an unescaped circumflex or hat character “ ^ ”?

Is there any use for the unescaped ^ in (La)TeX, when not in math mode? If not, I couldn't see why it's necessary to escape it.
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Alternative exponential symbol

I would like to create an exponential symbol that looks like an e scripted together with an x, slightly below, like the picture attached. Does it exist already? Ideas?
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How to get intersection point(s) of two glyphs?

Longer post I'd like to introduce you my long-term task which I wish to see solved one day. Let's have two glyphs (any fonts, glyphs, location, transformation), one fixed, one moveable and some ...
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Symbol to use for “don't care/invalid” table/matrix entry

Is there a symbol like \times that can be used in mathmode to represent that an matrix element whose value does not matter. Like a small centered boldface cross.
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d with a little line through the top of it

In math mode one can do $\hbar$, which produces an h with a little line through the top of it. I want to do the same thing, except with the letter d instead. Is there a generalization of $\hbar$ that ...
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Invoice class: how to change currency

I just wondering if anyone familiar with the invoice class could show me how to change the currency from dollars into pounds. Below is the code needed-I wish to change the dollars in the table into ...
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Wrong emptyset symbol

Each time i type $\emptyset$ an ugly (if I may say so, I think it's ugly), or rather unexpected slashed circle comes out instead of the (expected) emptyset. I want my \emptyset! What should I do? ...
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What is this symbol? [duplicate]

In this article one can find the following symbol: I have tried to Detexify it to no avail. What is this symbol/font? It appears many times in the following excerpt:
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An easy way to create your own new Font using glyphs from other psnfss2e fonts?

I'd like to create my own LaTeX font that works with pdfLaTeX, or if that's too difficult for me, then create a custom font that at least works with XeTeX. I'd like to use the letters from Palitino ...
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Left - Right 'Double' curly brace (Blackboard bold) symbol

I am looking for a 'double' brace symbol (aka Blackboard or Doublestroke) like this - but for curly braces instead of square brackets. The symbol is used to denote the average in discontinuous ...
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How to get an undirected double quote symbol

My problem is that I want want to have an undirected quote character in my thesis (the " character), when I mention it's function in a certain file format. The left and right double quote symbols used ...
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Insert a multiply symbol in multiplication of maths

\documentclass{article} % My MWE original version % I did use mtpro fonts % how to use slop since I don't have the package 'slop' \usepackage{amsmath} \begin{document} \begin{tabular}{ l r r ...
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Change certain characters font in math mode

I recently changed from pdfLaTeX to XeLaTeX to be able to use different fonts when it comes to typesetting math. I am using mathspec package with different fonts for Latin, Numbers and Greek. I have ...
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What is a good symbol for day of birth?

I am using the moderncv package and it includes a nice header with symbols for email (\Letter) and mobile phone (\Mobilefone). I can't however seem to find a good symbol for a birth date. I was ...
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How can I add an specific icon to this CV template?

How can I add the dblp logo to a cv?. For instance as this type of symbols: Any idea of how to approach this?.
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How to put symbols of equal size on top of each other?

I would like to put (any) two symbols on top of each other. With \overset the one on top is smaller. However, I want them to appear vertically centered and of equal size. How can this be done? ...
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Problem with math symbols unicode-math

I'm begginer with lualatex, fontspec and unicode-math packages. I try load differents fonts for text and for math operators. But some math symbols not appears. For example, I try this (just to show ...
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Is there a latex symbol for glasses?

I am looking for a latex symbol for glasses (eye glasses...)? I can find symbols as fanciful as Marge Simpson, but no glasses. Do you know of any?
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Square brackets etc inside \keys of menukeys?

How can I put special characters like the square brackets into a keys{} provided by the menukeys package? I tried it with \[ and \] respectively, but it fails. Unlike for the | character there does ...
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Registered trademark in superscript and tiny font

Given this alias in my LaTeX stylesheet that allows me to show a superscript registered trademark symbol by just typing \rr \newcommand{\rr}[0]{\textsuperscript{\textregistered}\xspace} How would ...
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newcommand for double underscores without space with listing package

I know, the similar questions have already asked and (most correctly) answered too. But I am getting stuck while writing __log or __inti__ in the block diagram or in text. The simplest solution ...
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Prettiest way to typeset “C++” (cplusplus)?

Writing "C++" in plain text results in an ugly setting, as the '+' signs are too big and too spaced: I've seen around the web several marcos for typesetting the "C++" symbol, ranging from mild ...
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Which latex character is this?

I am trying to find out which latex character I should use to produce this X: I tried using this web-site but couldn't find the exact same thing. http://detexify.kirelabs.org/classify.html My best ...