{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.

learn more… | top users | synonyms (3)

3
votes
3answers
149 views

How to type the small letter corresponding to $\mathscr{G}$? [closed]

how to type ??? This is a math symbol in the renormalization group theory. The mathrsfs can only support capital letter. Sorry everybody, I made a serious mistake! I thought the G in the picture is ...
16
votes
7answers
2k views

How do I write a solid plus sign?

How do I write a solid plus sign, like the American Red Cross symbol/logo? I'm a novice, so I'm not very good at going to CTAN archive and downloading and installing business -- it doesn't work half ...
1
vote
1answer
68 views

How to load a single symbol for my LaTeX document [duplicate]

I simply want to use the \multimapboth symbol, which belongs to the \txfonts package; however I don't want to install this package, as it changes some formatting on my document... How can I do this? ...
0
votes
0answers
24 views

How to put an Expectation symbol in IEEE Transanctions format? [duplicate]

I have already tried \mathbb{E} \begin{equation} \mathbb{E} \end{equation} and $\mathbb{E}$ What exactly is the way to do it?
6
votes
2answers
387 views

Different types of ampersand symbols

So I'm aware that \& can be used to produce the traditional ampersand symbol, however I would like to use the type of ampersand symbol which looks something like a cursive E, here is a picture: ...
3
votes
2answers
96 views

How can I use \centerdot while defining type of bullet?

The problem: I get an undefined control sequence error when trying to define the bullet type of the second-level items. I'm using: \renewcommand{\labelitemii}{$\centerdot$} Notes: I've read in ...
12
votes
2answers
269 views

diagonal text in math mode w/ vertical equality

The goal is a code where one can label elements in math mode in the following way: without having to manually position each letter of each word as a node in tikz. Preferably, other than the stacks ...
45
votes
1answer
467 views

How to get intersection point(s) of two glyphs?

Longer post I'd like to introduce you my long-term task which I wish to see solved one day. Let's have two glyphs (any fonts, glyphs, location, transformation), one fixed, one moveable and some ...
1
vote
1answer
57 views

Typeset < > symbol [duplicate]

I am trying to typeset this < P > by writing it in math-mode using the symbols <> of the keypad. The problem is that the output in ugly. How can I typeset it so to have a nice output?
6
votes
1answer
363 views

Does a symbol for “married” exist in some package or font?

I would like to write something like Bride-name \rings{} groom-name in my text and wonder, if a symbol for rings already exist. Maybe somewhere around the symbols for "born" or "deceased" or other ...
6
votes
1answer
110 views

ShareLaTeX fails to compile quotes

The following document is compiled incorrectly in ShareLaTeX but works perfectly in my LaTeX installation. \documentclass{article} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \usepackage[russian]{babel} ...
1
vote
1answer
21 views

LaTeX - How to write a mathematics symbol in caption

I'm trying to put a mathematics symbols in the caption of my figure with this: \begin{figure}[!ht] \centering \includegraphics[scale=0.2]{vect_CM.png} \caption{Vecteur ...
5
votes
0answers
75 views

Is it possible to use the punctuation of one font within another font?

I'm in the process of trying to turn an English document into Hindi based on a translation in Word. However, I'm struggling to find a font that does what I want. As I'm working with an existing ...
4
votes
2answers
125 views

skew unequal symbols

Suppose I arrange the numbers 40, 30, 20, 10 in the corner positions of a 3*3 array. To be precise, the number 40 (resp. 30, 20, 10) is located at the top-left (resp., bottom-left, top-right, ...
0
votes
0answers
25 views

In text mode space being taken away [duplicate]

Why does the space after \AA disappear? \documentclass{article} \begin{document} 5 \AA wavelength \end{document} Since extra spaces don't achieve anything in LaTeX, what can be done besides ...
3
votes
2answers
83 views

Vertical line superimposed over a letter

Looking for a way to put a vertical line over another character. Similar to the \cancel feature, but with a vertical, rather than a slanted line. For example on a capital S the vertical line would ...
0
votes
1answer
55 views

\perp with two vertical lines [duplicate]

I searched on Detextify, but I cannot find the symbol | | | | | | | | ----------- in LaTeX. There is \perp with only one vertical line. I look for a symbol which looks exactly like ...
2
votes
1answer
53 views

(Semantically) correct string concatenation symbol?

I'm wondering about what's the "correct" symbol to use when typesetting standard string concatenation (I've seen How do I typeset the concatenation of strings properly? btw, but it deals with a ...
9
votes
4answers
142 views

Configurable spacing after \dots

LaTeX adds some space after the ellipsis \textellipsis. This is enhanced by ellipsis package, which only adds space before certain characters (and also gives the option to configure “easily” the ...
13
votes
2answers
391 views

Why does \textbackslash render as “n” in math mode?

I've just rendered the following: \documentclass[varwidth=true, border=2pt]{standalone} \begin{document}$\textbackslash$ \end{document} which seems to give the same as $n$. Do you know why? As ...
0
votes
1answer
60 views

Hieroglyphs: How could we map several font files?

This question is for (TeX) archaeologists Notice: We have got better fonts for hieroglyphs these days stored in a single font file, or in SVG file(s), or in a series of GIFs covering all the ...
6
votes
2answers
142 views

Why are minus signs not working in this equation?

In the below equation I'm writing, 2 minus signs are not visible, why is that? $\phi (s, \lambda) = C \frac{ 1 + \beta^2 − 2 \beta cos( \frac{2 \pi s}{\lambda} ) }{ \lambda^5 \exp( \frac{ h c }{ ...
1
vote
1answer
61 views

LaTeX code for text above the $\rightarrow$

Hi I am wondering what code is used to get text above the $\rightarrow$ have tried $ \xrightarrow{P}$ but not running on my LaTeX as I do not know which package to install or how to install it. ...
5
votes
1answer
87 views

What's the difference between \|, \textdoublevertline, \textdoublepipe and \parallel?

I'm currently writing my bachelors thesis about on-line handwriting recognition of mathematical formulae (see http://write-math.com). I'm currently only recognizing symbols with the same technique as ...
4
votes
1answer
82 views

Create Pole/Point Integral Symbols

I want to create the following shaped integrals found in the unicode-math package symbols list: I created my own package a while ago for defining some symbols/shortcuts, and I want to recreate ...
4
votes
2answers
78 views

Math mode accents

In my long document I, sadly, have to use several accents to denote different kinds of symbols. Currently, I use primes ($x'$), hat, tilde, and overline. In addition I use two colored symbols (red ...
1
vote
0answers
21 views

Text over symbols, but with adjusting width ( something like \stackrel{#1}{#2} but with same size) [duplicate]

I would like to write something above equation sign. One may do it with \stack{#1}{#2} command and it works fine if #1 and #2 are the same length, example: $\stackrel{(3)}{=}$ will result in ...
2
votes
1answer
67 views

Strange symbol with \bigstar

I would like to insert a star into my latex document. So, i tried this command: \bigstar But, i get this result instead of a star: Do you know how i can fix it? Thank you
1
vote
0answers
61 views

What's the “standard” way to express a zero/null morpheme in an interlinear gloss in LaTeX? [duplicate]

I'm interested in what the "norm" is for the field. I tried both $\oslash$ and $\emptyset$, but neither looks normal... or maybe I'm over thinking this. Is there a standard in linguistics ...
1
vote
1answer
70 views

Symbols used in partitions

What is the LaTeX could for the symbols for the set of all odd partition and the set of all distinct partitions? I need to use them for a chapter on Euler's theorem in a report about partition theory. ...
2
votes
1answer
130 views

How can I get all TeX / LaTeX symbols?

I am currently writing the practical part of my bachelors thesis which will be about on-line recognition of handwritten mathematical symbols (and eventually also formuae). One problem I currently ...
3
votes
1answer
32 views

How can I get a slimmer \textbar?

I use \textbar in my headers in order to separate the page number from the section. \thepage\hspace{0.5ex}\textbar\hspace{1ex}\thesection\sectiontitle But I want to slim the thickness of the ...
8
votes
1answer
108 views

How to use a custom, scalable, symbol in LaTeX

I want to use a custom symbol in my document that is treated like any other letter or math symbol by LaTeX. I do not want to superimpose existing symbols in order to create a new one but rather create ...
12
votes
2answers
268 views

Are there hexagon brackets in LaTeX?

I mean something like this: / \ | x | \ / I looked up many related resources but failed.
1
vote
0answers
31 views

Missing $ inserted when using \itemize and \approx [duplicate]

The line in question causing the issue is: \item Blah blah blah \approx blah("blah") blah I also tried \left( and \right), but that didn't change anything. No error is thrown when \approx is ...
2
votes
2answers
214 views

Frown with arrow

I'd like to know if there's a symbol in math mode like \frown but with an arrow in its end. Like this: (I just love using paint hahaha) Thanks! :)
5
votes
1answer
126 views

Typeset an upright ell

The $\ell$ character in math-mode is clearly slanted to match the usual slant of math-mode characters. Is there a way to typeset an upright version, that won't look slanted amid other ...
1
vote
0answers
37 views

How to type this symbol in Latex? [duplicate]

Just want to know how to type this symbol in Latex. I saw it used in the axioms of probability. Thanks.
5
votes
2answers
92 views

Create longer arrows

I currently use two relation symbols as shown below. However, as I need to put in quite a bit of information above and, in the first case, also below the arrow, I'd like to have longer arrows. In my ...
1
vote
1answer
53 views

Inserting blog like tags in latex

I want to do tags like the ones used in blogs (like the tags in the picture shown below). Any ideas how I can do them ?
7
votes
3answers
204 views

How to get only one symbol from a symbol package?

I need to use the \Writinghand symbol from the package marvosym.sty. But, for some reason, loading this package raises an error: (/usr/local/texlive/2013/texmf-dist/tex/latex/ifsym/ifsym.sty ...
11
votes
3answers
339 views

LaTeX File and Folder Symbols

Are there file and folder/directory symbols in LaTeX? Something like:
16
votes
3answers
714 views

Detexify couldn't help me find >— and —<, can you?

These symbols are like arrow, except the arrow heads are inverted. Some ASCII art: >-- or --< Could you help?
4
votes
2answers
99 views

Delimiters as math symbols (and not delimiters)

I am currently using delimiters (brackets, [ and ], to be precise) as symbols in math equations. Of course, the compilator considers the brackets as delimiters, and the spacing is thus not very ...
5
votes
2answers
180 views

Not independent Sign in Latex

I want to do the not independent sign in latex without having to install or define new commands (since I am using latexIT and I cannot load new packages). Currently I use the following sign for ...
3
votes
2answers
109 views

Two consecutive greater-than signs

How do I produce the output >> in a LaTeX Beamer presentation? When I write >> or \textgreater\textgreater, I get this symbol, which I believe to be the guillemet(»): I do not want this ...
3
votes
1answer
66 views

XeLaTeX hang when using specific math symbols

I am using XeLaTeX in conjunction with amsmath and unicode-math for my reports. After a while, I ran into a weird problem in which compilation would just hang indefinitely. I found out the culprit was ...
0
votes
1answer
38 views

extending \widetilde in formula [duplicate]

I have the following code: \widetilde{\text{trunc}(\Delta_\mathbf{tot}(X))} and the output in codecogs is How Can I do to extend \widetilde? How Can I do to have the following formula:
5
votes
2answers
161 views

Minus-like sign with stuff on top

I want to create an operator that works like a minus sign (including the spacing), but has the characters res on top (in \textrm mode). The length of the minus sign should be adjusted to look like ...
3
votes
1answer
89 views

How to add text after a forward slash

I want to write this; /camera/image_raw, but it seems impossible to compile. The forward slash is not the issue, but as soon as I put text behind it doesn't work :( Does anyone know a solution?