{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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Math symbols in text mode

I need to write a text which contains some math symbols. In detail those include \rightarrow, \forall and \exists. I know I can switch into math mode with the $ symbol, but I have quite a lot of text ...
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Setminus strange behaviour

I want to write: the set of real numbers minus set {0, 1}. This is how I try: \mathbb{R} \setminus\{0,1\} And the outcome is in the picture... It seems \mathbb{R}$ $\setminus\{0,1\}$ solves the ...
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Is there a \widecheck like \widehat?

I read that we can get the function of "widecheck" by importing the \widecheck command from the mathabx (Is there a way to do an "upside down" \widehat?), but I do not want to do that since ...
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Latest advice on the euro symbol

I know there are many packages that offer the euro symbol (€). But which is the best implementation? I read something a couple of years ago [which I can't now find] that assessed the option. But even ...
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How to make own character map?

Is it possible in miktex, or texlive to manually store own characters, for example hiragana letters, in some text file and when we use the character it will look for it in file and display in pdf? I ...
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tfrupee prints bold symbol

Here is the MWE: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{tfrupee} \begin{document} This is a \rupee{} symbol This is a \rupee symbol \textbf{This is a \rupee{} symbol} \textbf{This is a \rupee ...
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Cyrillic alphabets

When I open my TEX-file it can't display a cyrillic symbols but some symbols of other encoding so I can't read this text. How to make them be displayed correctly?
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How do I get filled black < and \leq while using the MnSymbol package?

Some time ago I posted the question How do I get filled black < and \leq? and got a very useful answer which I accepted. However, my \bleq only fills 95% with black, and the author of the answer ...
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Breqn package is causing \mathcal to not work when used along with \overset

I am trying to place \mathcal{U} over and under the symbol \gtrless using the following code: $\overset{\mathcal{U}_0}{\underset{\overline{\mathcal{U}_0}}{\gtrless}}$ However, what I am seeing is ...
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Creating curvy symbol for letter 'l' [duplicate]

I am using a formula where I have to use $\boldsumbol l$. However on the slide, it looks like the letter capital I. How can I have a nice curvy version to denote vector l?
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Big integral sign

Is there a possibility to draw large integral signs? I have found the package bigints but I have the feeling it is not very professional... Any better idea?
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Is there a standard symbol for conditional independence?

I have found this symbol defined as: \def\ci{\perp\!\!\!\perp} on the wikipedia page for Conditional Independence. There's this from the Comprehensive LaTex Symbol List page 106: Donald ...
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Notation of derivative of theta 1 squared?

I want to get the square of the derivative of theta 1. There are two options as far as I can see: \dot{\theta}_1^2 or \dot{\theta_1}^2 They produce different outputs. First one seems neater ...
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Apostrophe's not displaying under Mac OS

This is the MacOS's Texshop disappearing apostrophe problem. % !TEX encoding = UTF-8 Unicode is added to the document preamble. Within the program: Preferences=>Source is set to UTF8. ...
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Using computer modern \rightarrow with fourier font

I am using the fourier font in a LaTeX document, but instead of the \rightarrow that fourier provides, I need the Computer Modern right arrow. For example, I need instead of: I have tried using ...
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Absolute Value Symbols

What is the "best LaTeX practices" for writing absolute value symbols? Are there any packages which provide good methods? Some options include |x| and \mid x \mid, but I'm not sure which is best...
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How can I put musical clefs in the middle of text?

I'm setting a document that includes some music; I'm using lilypond-book for the musical examples. However, there are some points where the author has inserted a musical symbol in the text; I'm using ...
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Matplotlib symbols

I have recently drawn up a lot of plots in Python (matplotlib), but then I realized that I couldn't find their LaTeX equivalents. I am specifically looking to generate circle, square, and diamond ...
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Combine universal and existential quantfiers

I want to combine the existential and universal quantifiers so that the left part of the universal quantifier match the right of the existential. To do so I defined the command: ...
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A symbol in LaTeX [duplicate]

I want to write this symbol in LaTeX. I looked for it on Detexify and some code-lists but found nothing. EDIT: I want the arrows and also the letters (general inputs in that place) Thanks!
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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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Unknown symbol - how to create it with Latex [duplicate]

I'm searching for a way to create the attached character in LaTeX. It's not the one that is created with \mathbb{R}as this creates double strokes for each line and not just the leading one. The image ...
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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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How can I print \twonotes from wasysym?

When I try to compile the following example with pdftex, I get: pdflatex symbol.tex -output-format=pdf This is pdfTeX, Version 3.14159265-2.6-1.40.15 (TeX Live 2014) (preloaded format=pdflatex) ...
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How to custom symbol from LaTeX symbol?

\bigtriangledown creates How to fill color and remove the black boundary so that I can create a customed symbol similar to this:
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LaTeX symbol “ ·; ”

I'm new to LaTeX, and I have no idea how to type this ·; in LaTeX. Appreciate very much if anyone can help me.
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Smartphone symbol for pdfLaTeX

I want to use a smartphone symbol. Naturally, I went to How to look up a symbol or identify a math symbol or character?, but I wasn't able to find any smartphone look-alike (only old phones, and the ...
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Can you provide a link to a font or typeface containing a double bar dollar sign? [duplicate]

Can anybody refer me to a font file or typeface that contains the proper US dollar sign? A problem with most typefaces is that they contain a generic dollar sign, containing a single vertical bar. A ...
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Any recommended font for better looking dollar symbol?

Is there a good way to have a better looking dollar symbol \$ without altering the fonts of the rest of the text? The \$ in a default template just looks very dull. I would prefer to have a Fraktur ...
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How to look up a symbol or identify a math symbol or character?

I know what my symbol or character looks like, but I don't know what the command is or which math alphabet it came from. How do I go about finding this out?
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How to type this math symbol? [duplicate]

I've got to type this symbol in my article. I've searched through Internet but haven't seen anything about how to write it in TeX command. It is perhaps rarely seen or used. But I really need to use ...
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Typing the symbol “&” in place of “and”

While writing the reference in .bib file, I want to mention the address of publication of the book which contains "&" symbol. While executing the main.tex file I am getting error as "! Misplaced ...
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I-macron without space [duplicate]

I want to write the name Ibn-Sīnā with macrons over the i and the a. I found out that can I add macrons using \=a and that I need \=i\ to avoid the dot over the i. When I write Ibn-S\=i\n\=a I get ...
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How to insert a # via \immediate\write18 within a macro

It seems that using \immediate\write18{echo "\string#!/bin/bash (version 1)" > \jobname.command}% outside of a \newcommand works great. However, I want to invoke within a \newcommand: ...
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How can I typeset the following symbol for beep in multimeter (code)?

How can I typeset the following symbol for beep in multimeter?
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Typing the Pinyin third tone accent for character that denotes “woman”

Who knows how to type 女 in Pinyin, utilizing a LaTeX command? That is curve tone and the two dots.
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What does symbol ~ do in Latex?

I noticed this symbol in an example. Including or excluding this from the source doesn't change anything. However, if I include \~, it puts a ~ on the first letter of the next word. So, what could be ...
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How to express this in LaTeX?

I want to know how to express this function in LaTeX. Can anyone help me?
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Quote marks - Inverted L / Gamma symbol style?

I'm using XeLaTeX along with the cjk package. I'm trying to recreate quotation marks like the inverted L symbols in the following image: A first attempt. Here's a MWE after looking at the comments ...
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X mark to match checkmark

I am looking to have an X mark that compliments the \checkmark symbol in the amsmath package. I've had a look at some in symbols-a4.pdf but can't seem to find the matching one! What symbol works well? ...
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Mysterious type of Omega [closed]

I'm looking for this verion of Omega:
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How to enter symbols in a tabular environment

Is there a simple way of entering symbols within a tabular environment? I'd like to add a degree symbol and a plus/minus symbol to the table below: \begin{table}[h] \centering ...
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How to get “LaTeX” symbol in document

I want to get that fancy LaTeX symbol to put in one of my documents but I cannot find it anywhere. All searching for things like latex symbol have not resulted in the symbol but other symbols.
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Symbol for None/Null/undefined variables that are not sets

I am trying to describe is the "Null" or "None" value commonly found in programming languages. Is there a symbol that is commonly used for this, such as a Null/None symbol? For space reasons I'd ...
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Using symbol “{” in big size

I want to use to symbol { in big size and I tested $\left\{$ but it is not functional. So, I need to help for writing this symbol.
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How to type special/accented letters in LaTeX?

How to type these special letters from European languages in latex? ä, é, and L'?
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Typesetting the arc symbol over three letters [duplicate]

How do I put the arc symbol over three letters to indicate that the three letters together represent an angle? For example, the display from the following code gives five points - A, B, C, D, and E ...
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Where is the code for control buttons in animate or a repository of composite characters?

I am looking for the code for the control buttons of "player" in animate package (for example the button which is a square with a right-pointing triangle is used for PLAY button, as expected). I did ...
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How do I change the footnote symbols (asterisk, daggers) to numbers?

I simply want my footnotes to use numbers rather than symbols (which for some reason is the default behaviour for an article. I would also like the horizontal line to extend the width of the page. How ...