{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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Apostrophe placement issue

I'm trying to typeset word form DARPA's and I'm experiencing some issues with spacing the apostrophe in relation to the neighboring letters. In particular, if I just use the text as is, LaTeX places ...
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How to write pipe in text in LaTeX? [duplicate]

Minimal example: \documentclass{article} \begin{document} Helloworld this is a very long sentence Helloworld this is a very long sentence Helloworld this is a very long sentence Helloworld this is a ...
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How can I use or represent special characters like \ and { inside \csname…\endcsname?

I want to \def a macro with a name that represents arbitrary string data, including the \, { and } characters. My initial approach was to use \textbackslash and \{ to test that I could do this. But ...
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Adjust size and placement of \diameter symbol

I'm trying to match the size and placement of \diameter (from wasysym) with that of \circ. I want the two symbols horizontally aligned with the same size circle. Any suggestions? MWE: %XeLaTeX ...
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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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How do I draw a circle around a term in an align* equation?

Here's what my equation looks like; it's in an align* environment: I want to put a circle around $\varepsilon \frac{dL}{d\varepsilon}$ and everything else unchanged. Q: How do I draw a circle ...
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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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circled “less than or equal to” symbol

Is there a better way than: \mathlarger{\bigcirc}\hspace{-3mm}\mathsmaller{<} which, though, mathjax does not seem to like (Ignore the last line which caused confusion. Also, instead of < I ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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How write a symbol of the circle in the Latex? [duplicate]

How write a symbol of the circle in the Latex?
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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How to use different styles for greek letter?

I want to use two variants for lower case lambda in my document. what should I do?
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Symbol \pm is lower than the number next to it

Why does the \pm sign is ower compared to the number next to it? Is it normal behaviour? How can I raise it so to be at the same level as the number? My distribution is Vanilla TeX and it is ...
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Introducing new version of a math symbol from another font

I'm trying to use a "hack" to get around the fact that \mathsf doesn't apply to lower-case Greek letters in math mode, by using the CM Bright font instead. What I'd like to have is a command, for ...
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How to alphabetically order list of symbols imported from external .tex file?

How can I order my list of symbols alphabetically when I import these symbols from a .tex file containing lines such as $M$ & Amplitude of general partonic process\\ and the main document ...
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big enough | in set [duplicate]

Can I adjust the symbol "|" in every set? If we type the below code, the symbol "|" is too small. I know that I can use \big to adjust by manual. Is there a method for automatically adjust? ...
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Symbols for left and right limits

I am using lualatex, are there symbols for left and right limits, like small "-" and "+" to put above the numbers? For now I use \documentclass[a4paper,12pt]{book} \usepackage{fontspec} ...
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How to use active character properly?

Suppose I use ' as active character to insert another symbol: {\tt A'C B} \def\adef#1{\catcode`#1=13 \begingroup \lccode`\~=`#1\lowercase{\endgroup\def~}} ...
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Dagger symbol in math mode in ConTeXt with Euler font?

I followed this answer to use the Neo Euler font in math mode. I found that the dagger symbol (†) is missing in Euler. Is there a way to use the dagger symbol from the text mode font in math mode? ...
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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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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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Problem $\lrcorner$ appears much too low

Although I've been using Latex for many years, I just understand the minimum to survive and don't have clue of where the problem can come from. So here are the loaded packages. ...