{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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make summation sign big without affecting the size of lower bound of summation

This is a follow up question related to this post making a big summation sign I am trying to rescale the sum sign in the same way as in the above post. The problem is that the lower bound of the sum ...
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Is there a symbol for the y intercept in a linear model?

Model parameters in an linear regression include an intercept for the response variable (or in other words, a y intercept). Is there a symbol for this? I cannot find one in lists of maths symbols, ...
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a wider \Downarrow

I want to write a wider \Downarrow, I couldn't find one in any package I know, so I tried with: \documentclass[11pt,a4paper]{book} \usepackage{amsmath} \begin{document} \begin{equation} ...
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“<” symbol gets wrongly typed as \langle

For a reason that I cannot figure out, in an equation I am getting < typed as a \langle. Can someone give me a hint as to what is happening and how can I solve it? The document is rather minimal, I ...
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How to give BibTeX author names with diacritics and hyphen?

I am trying to give a bibtex record for an author whose name contains a diacritic and a hyphen. You may take this name as an example: Klopotsko Müller-Wachtendonk According to this answer I ...
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How can I write 𝕸 subscript E in TeX? [duplicate]

How can we write (an 'm') and in TeX format?
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Lower Caret Symbol

What is the code for creating the caret-like symbol as in the following image?
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Is there a way to make symbols in a table?

I am trying to make a table and I keep getting errors once I add symbols like \Theta. \documentclass[12pt]{article} \usepackage{amsmath} \begin{document} \section{Problem 1} %\begin{tabular}{l c r} ...
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How to draw 3-junction and 4-junction SQUIDs?

UPDATE Thanks to John Kormylo I was able to draw a 4-junction SQUID using four components like: The whole SQUID is drawn using the following code \documentclass{article} \usepackage{tikz} ...
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Double \prec as a single symbol?

We have < and \ll. What about double \prec, i.e. something like \prec\prec but with spacing as in \ll? Remark. I could not find an answer in http://detexify.kirelabs.org/classify.html or ...
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How to make a boat symbol in latex?

I would like to make a motorboat/boat/raft/ship symbol in LaTex but cannot find a command for one. I know there is \Plane in bbding dingbats which gives the symbol for plane. But I dont see anything ...
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hyperref isn't linking the entire uri

I am trying to create a clickable hyperlink using hyperref for a list of urls. One url is giving me trouble: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Function_(mathematics) The relevant line of latex is: ...
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Circled equal with same size as \oplus/\otimes with pdflatex

My question I am trying to make an equal circled of the same size as \oplus or \otimes, etc. I tried to use the solution provided here : How do I put a circle around an operator? However, the ...
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Latex command for unfilled star

I would like to use \medstar from the MnSymbol package, but it seems that MnSymbol conflicts with other packages I am using including amsmath. I've tried to use \FiveStarOpen from bbding as suggested ...
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The lightning symbol in an equation environment

I tried to use the lightning symbol but when I use it together with equations it becomes an ''E'' Why is that? \documentclass[11pt,a4paper,oneside]{report} \usepackage[pdftex]{graphicx} ...
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tilde in hyperref url with \usepackage[T1]{fontenc}

By default, LaTeX typesets tildes "too high", but the hyperref package ordinarily corrects this behaviour for URLs (it vertically centers tildes, as expected). However \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} seems ...
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Symbol for “defined to be logically equivalent” (:⇔)

Is there a way to typeset the symbol ":⇔" correctly in LaTeX (i.e. with the right alignment and spacing)? I know that using :\Leftrightarrow or :\Longleftrightarrow gets me the symbol I'm looking for ...
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One of the symbols of the font used look odd, what are my options to fix it?

I have enjoyed the mathptmx package font for some time. However recently I discovered that mathptmx used the really wide double integral symbol (iint) which looks much like this: I would much ...
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How can I typeset those three mathematical symbols? [duplicate]

I need to typeset (in one of my post on Mathematics.SX) the following three mathematical symbols but I don't know how: the symbol for the Heaviside function, the symbol for "not equal", as in "x ...
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Special Currency Character

I have the problem, that I need to insert the NIS (New Israeli Shekel) Symbol into a otherwise english document with math formulas. The Symbol itself is in testmode. How can I manage to get the ...
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How can I draw inside a block?

I am trying to build up a PID control block with anti windup \tikzstyle{controller} = [draw, fill=blue!20, rectangle, minimum height=3.5em, minimum width=6em] \tikzstyle{subblock} = [draw, ...
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How to adjust self defined multiple product signs

The latex code below produces multiple product signs: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{amssymb,amsmath,graphicx,color} \newcommand{\invcircledast}{% \mathbin{\vphantom{\circledast}\text{% ...
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Bounded modulo a constant [duplicate]

How do I put a tilde directly underneath an inequality (i.e. directly beneath < or >)?
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How to implement this symbol in Latex? [duplicate]

I wanted to do the sigma enclosures in the below shown equation correctly. Actually this is also expectation symbol , right? I don't know its name.
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Displaying numbers in moderncv showing symbols “W2 and 1099”

I am trying to write out this sentence \item Issued W2’s to employees and 1099’s to contractors but when latex processes it I end up with . I am sure it is a simple fix but for the life of me google ...
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command \o is invalid in mathmode

I am using textlive2014 (and I had the same error in 2013 and before though). Only now I decided to do anything about it. Whenever I type a formula containing $\o$ I get the warning Command \o is ...
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Symbol: “maps isomorphically”

I want to make a symbol for "maps isomorphically" which consists of a relatively large tilde above a right arrow. Overset doesn't work (besides, the tilde would be too small). MWE: ...
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Problems with Korean characters and ArXiv

Here is the minimum working example. \documentclass[12pt]{article} \title{Sample} \author{Me} \pagenumbering{gobble} ...
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Making a variable-sized surd?

Is there a get around to make $\surd$ variable-sized via standard AMS package? For example, I would like $\surd \frac{a}{b}$ to look like $\sqrt{\frac{a}{b}}$ with the elongated left line but no ...
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How to get the opposite direction of \rightsquigarrow?

The command $\rightsquigarrow$ produces a funny looking arrow that points to the right. I want to get an arrow of the same style but points to the left. One would think that $\leftsquigarrow$ will ...
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How to use an asterism to separate sections? [duplicate]

I'd like to use an asterism to separate groups of paragraphs from one-another. The asterism shall appear in a line on its own, like in this document. Can anybody tell me where I can find an asterism ...
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Table footnote symbol - fatal error?

I am trying to use: \tablenotetext{$\dag$}{comments} to add an annotation to the values in my table marked with a dagger, but I get an error when I try to use the dagger symbol in the ...
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How do I access an Arabic letter least painfully in a mathematical text

I write a mathematical text with the preamble \documentclass[fleqn]{scrartcl} \setkomafont{disposition}{\normalfont\bfseries} \makeatletter\let\TTTemp\cap\makeatother ...
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Importing a Greek letter from the “eulervm” package, but not the whole package

I'd like to import a capital delta from the eulervm package without importing the whole package. I've tried to follow the instructions given by Alan Munn in Importing a Single Symbol From a Different ...
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Big watermark for tiled pages

I want to arrange pages of my presentation in a rectangular array. I want to print on each page (what may be the equivalent of) a watermark which is a portion of a glyph. For this discussion let us ...
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How to write \LaTeX properly? [duplicate]

I just started learning LaTeX, and I'm having trouble to write a symbol, LaTeX.
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Symbol for definition := [duplicate]

Sometimes the symbol := is used to denote a definition. For example, X:=Y+Z means that X is defined to be Y+Z. When using LaTeX, can I just use $:=$, or do I need to do something special?
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How do I get filled black < and \leq?

I want to define an order relation where I to distinguish want to fill in with black so that I have a black lying triangle in the first case and a black lying triangle with the suitable line below as ...
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How can I change a glyph in a Verbatim environment?

I have a document which contains example program code in Verbatim environments. The caret symbol produced by typing ^ looks too flat to me, so I defined a macro to produce a sharper version. ...
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Inline Oval symbol in LaTeX

How can I create an inline oval symbol? I tried to use \Ellipse from the bbding package but I get an error saying Command \Asterisk already defined. Probably due to the mathabx package that I am also ...
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beamer and ams symbols

I would like to use some ams symbol in my presentation, like arrows or aother kind of symbol. When I use the command \ding with the relative code for display the symbol, I receive an error during the ...
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How to write norm symbol with three line? [duplicate]

I want to have a norm symbol with three line in my equation such as |||x||| but with equal distances.
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What is the meaning of \+ in doxygen-generated latex?

When compiling a software reference manual with doxygen and latex output, I get the following error: ! Undefined control sequence. l.2 ... Modular System for Shelves and Coasts (M\+ ...
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Inserting single character in only one column

I just want to know how to insert a single character like $ in only one column of a table. To be precise I don't want that character in my heading, but in all other data rows of the corresponding ...
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Using a single symbol from an MnSymb package

I often face the following problem: I need just a single symbol from a package (currently \equalclosed from MnSymbol), however loading the whole package causes certain problems with already loaded ...
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How to create a larger symbol?

How can I insert a larger symbol of textreferencemark. Exactly how can I use a larger font for the the output of the command \textbf{\textreferencemark}
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How to write inclusion symbols diagonally?

I have two sequences of inclusions, say $A \subset B \subset C$ and $A \subset D \subset C$, and I want to combine these into one sequence. I don't know how to explain this very well, but the combined ...
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How to typeset Triforce?

What would be the best practice approach to typeset the Triforce symbol known from the Nintendo® Zelda™ series?
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How to define a symbol which never goes at the beginning of the next line?

I have created a very simple symbol, and try it in the main text. What I want is this symbol never show at the beginning of a line, which means TeX(I use XeTeX) always treat it as a punctuation. How ...
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How to get a small letter version of \mathcal{O} [duplicate]

I am trying to produce a small letter version of \mathcal{O} which looks the same, just smaller - like "O" and "o". However \mathcal{o} produces a very different symbol. Has anyone an idea how to ...