{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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Use specific non-unicode character in lualatex

I've looked everywhere for an answer to this question, but none could answer this specific one: I have MinionMath font (from typoma.com, MinionMath-Regular.otf) and I want to use unicode f3a0f (under ...
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How do I type the symbol in TeX?

How do I type the symbol in attached file?
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Problem with inserting the symbols \times and \omega when using arabi package

Is it impossible to insert the mathematical symbol \times when using the arabi package? After compiling A\times B it becomes AB and the sign \times disappears See the example below. ...
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Big \sum instead of small \sum in array environment

\begin{align*} \begin{array}{c} \min \: A = \min \: \sum_{i\in B} C_i \\ \\ \min \: D = \min \: \sum_{i\in B} \pi_i \cdot F_i \end{array} \end{align*} See http://i.stack.imgur.com/TFIfY.png for an ...
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Unknown symbol in lecture notes [duplicate]

In the screen shot, I cannot find the symbol denoting the set of smooth vector fields on an open set. It looks similar to \chi, but it definitely isn't. I have looked for the conventional latex ...
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texmaker bullet in .eps figure equation shows infinity symbol

I am using Texmaker on windows 7 and I'm trying to include a .eps figure which has bullet symbol in it, and for some reason, Texmaker shows an infinity sign instead. I've checked my .eps file, and it ...
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Upright Lowercase $\pi$ as Default

This question has helped me in creating a command for my own package (more a list of commands I defined) to force upright lowercase \pi, and so in my package I have the following code: ...
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Demonic correspondence: Best practices when defining devils in TiKZ

tikzsymbols defines a series of symbols which can be used in text (or nested in larger pictures) and which can be customised in various ways e.g. scaling size, choice of colours etc. For example: ...
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Change the shape of the curly braces of the newtxmath package

The curly braces of the newtxmath package don't seem good. newtxmath package curly brace Mathpazo curly brace So is there a way to make the curly braces look better without actually having ...
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Is there a circle symbol?

Is there a circle symbol for the composition of two functions? Or do I have to resort to using other ways to represent that?
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Textcomp symbols disappear with some font packages

I need certain symbols for describing poetic meter, which texdoc symbols tells me are provided by the textcomp package. The symbols do appear with the default Computer Modern (loading no font ...
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Currency symbol: Turkish Lira

I have two questions. Is there a single currency package containing the most common currency symbols, such as dollar, euro, frank, pound (sterling), yen, peso, etc. I couldn't find the currency ...
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How do I produce a double flat symbol?

Maybe my googling skills are failing but I couldn't find anything.
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Request for a path integral sign (like a Cornu spiral)

Could some­one please de­sign an in­te­gral sign that looks like a Cornu spi­ral? I.e. the usual \int but with curly ends. Typed in LaTeX as \intc, it could go in the esint pack­age or ams­math. It ...
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Looking for stylized H-symbol

I'm wondering if LaTeX knows the following symbol (sorry for the hand-drawing, I didn't even find it online once): It's kind of a stylized H letter that is sometimes used to denote the Hilbert ...
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How to typset the symbol “^” (caret/circumflex/hat)

I need to display the symbol '^' d <- dist(fascores, method = "euclidean")^2 How do I do that?
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Overline over a symbol with an index

For example, if I want to write a closure of a set, which is denoted A_1, should I use $\overline{A_1}$ or $\overline A_1$ (or something completely different)? For me, the more logical choice seems ...
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What is the meaning of the “at mark” @, also called “Klammeraffe”, in LaTeX commands? [duplicate]

I have seen the "at symbol" on several occasions, used in connection with LaTeX macros, often as part of command names. Does this symbol have a special significance in LaTeX, or is it just a ...
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How should I write $x^*^2$

I want to raise the variable $x^* $ to the second power. Is there a standard way to write this? Perhaps by instead of using $x^* $ using some special star operator I am unaware of.
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How to add musical symbols like flats and sharps in text [duplicate]

I need a to use musical symbols, flats, sharps and such in my thesis. This is what I would like it to look like: I use ShareLaTeX, the online LaTeX thing.
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Sans-serif partial derivative symbol?

How can I typeset a partial derivative symbol (∂) in an upright, sans-serif font? I am using pdfLaTeX. I know this problem could be solved easily by switching to another engine — and feel free to ...
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Bar over/under integral symbol

I try to typeset bar over/under integral symbol with \overline\int,\underline\int But the line looks too long, any solution?
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Real number symbol (UTF-8: ℝ) in XeTeX

How can I get the 'real number' sign (something like \mathbb{R} with the amssymb package in LaTeX) in XeTeX?
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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 shrink the size of $\infty$ for subscripts

When using \infty as a subscipt, the usual size is just too big for me, for example, I_\infty,J_\infty,K_\infty,\dots I tried \scriptsize or \tiny to shrink it, but does not work. Is there any way ...
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Where does LOW-9 comes from? [closed]

In Polish typography a quotation is put in between „ (U+201e) and right quotation mark ” (U+201d). The opening symbol is called "double low-9 quotation mark" in the Unicode. Where does it come from? ...
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A symbol for the quotient of two objects

One needs often a symbol to denote the quotient of two (algebraic) objects. (e.g. quotient by a subgroup, subring, submodule etc.). In simple cases people use A/B. But when both A,B are complicated to ...
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How to fix square root symbol from deforming? [duplicate]

\documentclass{article} \usepackage{amsmath} \begin{document} $$\sqrt{\sum_{n=1}^\infty \frac{1}{n^2}}$$ \end{document} The top left part of the root is not aligned with the rest. How do I fix ...
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How to write doubleprime in latex

Now I use f^{\prime \prime} for double prime. I feel that there should be a better way, but I cannot find how to do it in google or stackexchange. Thanks!
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I have a table written in LaTeX but I do not fully understand some symbols can you guys help me?

\begin{table}[h] \centering \caption{Minimum Deviation ${D}_m$ from ${R}_1$} \begin{tabular}{|c|>{$}c<{$}|} \hline Color & \text{Angle ($^\circ$)} \\ \hline Red Medium & 48.17 \pm 0.25 ...
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How to set the size of a single symbol defined via \DeclareMathSymbol?

I am using the following definition for a symbol I call \nstn: \DeclareSymbolFont{largesym}{OML}{cmm}{m}{it} \DeclareMathSymbol{\nstn}{0}{largesym}{"22} How can I set the size of this single 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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Guillemets in LaTeX («»)

I need the characters «» in my LaTeX document. I'm writing in English though, and I don't want to use Babel. I have the following hack but I'd like a better way: \newcommand{\q}[1]{{% \font\larm = ...
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What would be the symbol for 'multiplication on division'?

The symbol I would like to obtain ought to be like the symbol '\pm'.
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How/Where to find such special symbol/character?

I am developing a mobile app. In this app, I need some special characters and symbols, e.g. θ, ʒ, ʃ, dʒ, t͡ʃ I have found all I need except one symbol. How can I write (or where can I find) a letter ...
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fancy arrows in fancypar [duplicate]

Could you help me to find an arrow symbol I found it in fancypar documentation using as items in blue (at the first page):
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\overset and \implies not working right when combined

I'm trying to make an implies arrow with an 'n' above it. I have no trouble with $A \implies B$ $A \overset{n}{ \rightarrow } B$ but when I try to use $A \overset{n}{ \implies } B$ I get the ...
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Question about the Bibliography in Beamer [duplicate]

What is the command used to get the small red book symbol near the reference in the following image in a beamer document: Please Thank you
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Typesetting equivalence class with latex [duplicate]

I was wondering, I haven't been able to find the symbol for doing a "hollow" square bracket, its basically how you would expect a square bracket to look if you used \mathbb on it. Does anybody know ...
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Turnstile package

I am fairly new to TeX, so I may be missing something simple, but I can't seem to adjust the height of the turnstile objects produced by the turnstile package. In particular, if the symbol appears as ...
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Symbol for skeptical consequence that matches the turnstile package

This might be seen as a follow up to Symbol for skeptical consequence. From it I got answers so that I could write that B is a skeptical consequence of A such as which Peter Grill's code produces. ...
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negated double turnstile

I'm new to the turnstile package, and I'm trying to figure out how to get a negated double turnstile sign, like the one with the regular \nvDash, but that allows me to have arguments above and below ...
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How to use this symbol in Latex - 𝔖? [duplicate]

I would like to use the symbol '𝔖' in Latex (used for Symmetric group). Any ideas?
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Barred q symbol doesn't scale properly

Using the answer to the question moving the bar on hbar (copy/paste and tweaking the parameters, and replacing mathchar'26 by the shorter mathchar'55), I was able to create a barred q. Unfortunately, ...
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How to typeset $:=$ correctly?

I like to use $:=$ for "is defined to be equal to", but this is never typeset with the symmetry one would like, as the colon is always too low relatively to the equals sign. Is there any way of ...
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Typesetting a small function with Big parameters

I have a small function that needs to take big parameters. Right now I think that the function part looks too small and implicitly suggests it might be some kind of multiplication instead of an ...
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How to type a tall / symbol?

Say I want \documentclass{article} \begin{document} \[cl(V, q) =\left (\sum_{r=0}^{\infty} \bigotimes^r V\right)/\{v\otimes v = -q(v,v)\}\] \end{document} How to make the "/" symbol longer to ...
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Is there a “medium” \cap?

When displaying the intersection symbol in equations, e.g., $$Hom(A,B) \cap Hom(B,C)$$ I find that the "cap" is too small; its height is, in fact, subordinate to the surrounding content. On the ...
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\prime gives “Undefined control sequence” in xelatex with unicode-math

I cannot seem to be able to create a prime (') in any custom font. This, for example \documentclass{article} \usepackage{unicode-math, polyglossia} \setmainfont{Times New Roman} ...
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How to show symbol § when I refer a chapter [duplicate]

I'm writing my thesis and I would like that the reference of the chapters, sections, etc... appears with symbol §, e.g.: ...as can be seen in §4.1.1 What package or reference/label combination do I ...