{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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Change footnote numbering format to a custom mapping

My text contains some footnotes, and I want the footnote symbols in the text to be the English letters and the corresponding counterparts in the page footer to be Hindi numbers from 1 to 26, how may I ...
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How do I typeset this symbol? (possibly astronomical)

I have an old text by CF Gauss (namely Disquisitio de elementis ellipticis Palladis, 1810) in which he uses the symbol in the picture. It looks a lot like a boldface number 7, but he uses it as a ...
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What is the TeX/LaTeX symbol for subgroup (not normal subgroup)?

We all love normal subgroups, and in searching the web for the answer to my question I've found plenty of resources for ways to indicate normal subgroups. That's not what I'm looking for. When one ...
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combination of macron and breve diacritics

I try to combine the macron and the breve accent to get characters like U+E410 "" and U+E537 "". This post already helped me to get a good adaptive macron, and the \u command produces a nice breve, ...
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Double square brackets

In many equation editors (e.g. MS Word 2007 and Daum Equation Editor), there's a double square bracket. Is there a TeX equivalent for [[, ((, )), and ]]?
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OldStyle numbers, the Fira Sans font and the siunitx package: incorrect % symbol

I am working on a document where I regularly use percentages. For that I'd like to use the siunitx package so that I can write \SI{56}{\%}. I also prefer to use OldStyle (or Lining) numbers. Currently ...
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Another version of the command \triangleleft in amssymb

I need the triangleleft symbol underlined like the symbol \leqslant. Thank you all!
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Dice symbols for digits up to 9

I'm looking for symbols for dice faces. So far, I've found these two possibilities: The command \Cube{n} in the ifsym package, and the command \dice{n} in the epsdice package. However, both commands ...
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The Com­pre­hen­sive LaTeX Sym­bol List update

I have been using the 9 November 2009 The Com­pre­hen­sive LaTeX Sym­bol List since it came out but I was just wondering if there would be an update to this list. I presume, not sure, that a few ...
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Overlined capital letter with small parenthesis

I would like to produce a particular symbol represented by a capital letter with an uppercase index and an overline bar between small parenthesis. By looking on the web I found ...
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Is there a symbol that means “chapter”? [closed]

Is there a symbol that means "chapter" the way \S means "section"? I'm not sure what it might look like -- maybe a "C" with a circle in the middle?
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How can I make the latin small letter a with cup over it?

I was just reading "Learning Segmentation by Random Walks" by "Marina Meila" and "Jianbo Shi". How can I make the letter (or rather the diacritical mark above the a) in the last name of the first ...
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Europass Resume Icons

How can I get vector image icons or LaTeX icons for the following resume template? Is there any default LaTeX .cls file that provide these icons (colorful icons for Windows). I would like to use ...
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Is there a command for a gammadion/swastika cross symbol?

I've been working on a large latex project (compiled using pdflatex) and I need to use some some gammadion cross symbols in the text. The unicode for this are U+534D and U+5350 and I've tried using ...
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ISO: cross product [closed]

ISO norms specify a standard symbol for cross product? I found in many books of mathematics the \times operator, while in physics it seems widely used the \wedge (or \land or another similar ...
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using \middle| to include limits during an integration process

i need to include limits (lower and upper ) in the `\middle| to solution to an integration. \begin{eqnarray} Area &=& \int_{-1}^{2}(7-x^2)dx \\ &=& ...
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tex4ht: bot symbol in hypertarget

I use tex4ht to compile my document. However I have one problem with $\bot$symbol. Command \hypertarget{Symbol$\bot$test}{UserText} leads to compilation error: Missing \endcsname inserted ...
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Extending TikZ fadings to the very ends of a character

I'm having a problem with the "custom letter" that I've already asked two questions about. The following MWE illustrates the issue: \documentclass[border=4]{standalone} ...
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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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print the backslash in the pdf document [duplicate]

I want to print the following path D:\\hl_sv in the PDF document but I am facing problem that the backslash are not being displayed. How can escape them to write them in the pdf document. tex code: ...
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How does one insert a backslash or a tilde (~) into LaTeX?

How does one insert a "\" (backslash) into the text of a LaTeX document? And how does one insert a "~" (tilde)? (If you insert \~, it will give you a tilde as an accent over the following letter.) ...
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A better notation to denote arcs for an American high school textbook

For years, I've been using a hobbled together command to get the arc notation as used in the textbooks adopted by high schools in my area. I'm not really all that pleased with the result: it's just ...
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How to correctly set up Palatino font with math (related to pxfonts)

I've read many times here in TeX.SE that pxfonts has a lot of spacing inconsistencies, and that it's better to use mathpazo. The problem is that mathpazo doesn't load all the math symbols to match the ...
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How to generate the following symbol(s) in book class? [duplicate]

Is it possible to generate symbol(s) like to following in book-class The image has been produced by the following code, \documentclass{article} \usepackage{kpfonts} \begin{document} ...
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How to typeset superscript IPA characters

I'm using TIPA and I'm trying to do something like this: \textipa{/bI"wIl.d@r.IN/} Which works, but I want the @ character to be an upper index. How do I do this? I've tried this ...
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How do I do a contour integral in complex analysis [duplicate]

I want to do the integral sign over the sign gamma (integrating around a path gamma)
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Command for argmin or argmax?

How can you get the argmin or argmax in Latex? Two solutions I found are: \underset{x}{\operatorname{argmax}} \DeclareMathOperator*{\argmin}{arg\,min} Any other ideas? [1] ...
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When to use upright letters in math mode

what are the conventions when to use upright letters in math mode? Example: \begin{align} W_{mag} = \frac{1}{2}LI^2 \end{align} should the inductivity and the current be typeset in ...
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glossaries: How to customize list of symbols with additional column for units?

I want to add an additional column to the list of symbols for inserting the belonging units to the preceding variables. In my case, it is necessary to use three different and independent ...
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Enable \ifmeasuring@ flag

Apparently the \DHLhksqrt macro in the MWE below measures its content 20 times: Questions: Where exactly can I put the \measuring@true and \measuring@false so that I get the count of 1? If you ...
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Symbol: Center of Mass (dowelpin)

Does anyone know of the symbol used for the center of mass in physics? Typically it is a circle with two quadrants shaded in. Unfortunately I can't find this in the standard LaTeX symbols PDF or on ...
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elsarticle: Changing symbol used in \tnoteref

In the elsarticle class, when you use the command \tnoteref, a star is placed at the end of the title and used as the symbol for the footnote, see the example below. I would like to change that to ...
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Missing $ inserted when trying to put \omega into table [duplicate]

I have to make a table with the \omega (greek letter) inside the table, but when I try to add it i get the following error: Missing $ inserted. $ l.159 ... & Sensor state for ...
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What is this math symbol and its latex representation?

What symbol is the one after the word "code" above? Is this \varrho or just the @ symbol? How do I pronounce it? \[ \varrho \]
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Some (not all) hyphenated words contain “return” character [closed]

In a document being built with MikTeX, some auto hyphenation is being done with a "return" character (a left pointing arrow with a riser at the right end) instead of a hyphen. This seems to happen ...
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'\underline' & '\underbar' (if exists)?

I met a problem in equation editing: The problem is that the underline is too long comparing with the bar over the letter. So I am wondering is there any symbol like \underbar so that I can get a ...
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create latex symbol from vector graphics

I have a logo in vector format (Adobe Illustrator) that I would like to use in my LaTeX documents. How do I create a latex symbol such that I can include this logo inline with the text, similarly to ...
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Detexify-like service where I can paste a symbol

With detexify, I can draw a symbol and find code to reproduce it in LaTeX. Suppose that I already have the symbol ∀. I could mimic its shape by drawing it by hand into detexify, and if I draw it ...
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double integral over oriented closed surface

Is there a command, presumably in the esint package, to create a double integral symbol similar to the one created by \oiint, but with an arrow indicating whether the surface is oriented outward or ...
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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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Issue displaying Trademark sign and more

LaTeX does not give me an error message, but if I use ™, ® or even °C I get a gibberish output such as "Âõ". Is there any way to resolve the issue?
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Cannot find the Black Lower Left Triangle in LaTeX

I needed to use the symbol "Black Lower Left Triangle" from "Segoe UI Symbol" in Latex but I cannot find how to write it? Any help? Thanks i advance!
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Upright font in glossary of mathematical symbols using the glossaries package

I'm using the glossaries package to create a glossary of mathematical symbols, but I can't get it to work with upright text in the symbols. I have tried using both \mathrm and \textup. It only seems ...
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Unable to put a plus or minus symbol within a table

I'm making a table, but I cannot seem to get the plus/minus symbol appear within the table. It merely says \pm where I want the actual symbol to be. I'm not sure what to do - I'd appreciate any help. ...
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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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Unable to find special symbol for single and double window icon

I would like to get the symbols shown in the text below in latex This is what I was able to achieve From the following code \documentclass{article} \usepackage{amsmath} \usepackage{amsfonts} ...
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Apostrophes 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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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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Better way to produce V\llap{--}

Is there a better way to get the symbol produced by V\llap{--}? I need it in math mode. The symbol is someitmes used to represent volume. The above hack is not the right symbol but something close.
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LaTeX File and Folder Symbols

Are there file and folder/directory symbols in LaTeX? Something like: