{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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I don't know how to remove a strange symbol that appears in front of my equation

In the third line of my equation, a strange Greek letter appears and I would like to remove it. \documentclass[12pt,a4paper]{article} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \usepackage[spanish]{babel} ...
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How can I include a symbol with correct size and relative position without directly using it?

I currently have a document with lots of different packages that seem to have problems to work together: \usepackage{marvosym} \usepackage{textcomp} \usepackage{dsfont} \usepackage{esint} ...
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What is this symbol consisting of a horizontal line crossed by a rotated vertial line?

I'm looking at the following symbol, between W and X, in an old PDF file: and would like to use it in Math mode in my document, but can't figure it out which symbol it is. Is it a standard Math ...
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Is it possible to use other symbols than diamonds in LaTeX gantt charts?

I use pgfgantt to draw a Gantt chart for my PhD proposal. Is there any way to insert other symbols than diamonds for creating milestones? It would be great to have symbols like letters, smileys, ...
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Using reserved characters as argument to custom macro

How can I get this work: \namedinclude{perceptron\_multilayer.h}{Multi-layer perceptron class definition} where namedinclude is defined as ...
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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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Integral symbol with high and low dashes

How do I make the following integral symbols in Latex? I know how to make an integral and the limit. I don't know how to make it with the lines through it.
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Actuarial notation [duplicate]

The symbol that sits over this subscript "n" is used frequently in "actuarial notation". How should it be coded in LaTeX? http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/5/56/Actuarial_notation.svg
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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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Cut and Paste Non-Math Text from MS Word to a .tex file

I am helping a friend use LaTeX to generate a book of short stories. The stories are received from the authors in MS Word -- unfortunately that is only text editor most of the world knows. There is no ...
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Reproduce the \texttrademark function

Is there a way of emulating/reproducing the \texttrademark function with exactly the same output in font and dimensions terms? Note that \textsuperscript{TM} results in a different output. ...
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Ear symbol in LaTeX?

I am looking for an ear symbol, much like the \eye in dingbats? Something like would be perfect. I want to include it into a text like I did with the eye symbol, using it instead of the "hear": ...
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Horizontal lines in \sqcup and \sqcap

I have a paper which uses the following operators for widening and narrowing respectively: How can I re-produce these operators for my own work? I presume, I could just draw a horizontal line ...
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how to create new symbol like shown in figure

I am new to LaTeX. I want to create a new symbol shown as in the figure. Please somebody help me to create this symbol. I am writing my thesis.
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Automatic spacing of symbols

I'm curious how to automatically get a bit of spacing around symbols that are written together. Let us assume we have symbols A and B that represent some abstract objects. We define commands \A and ...
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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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Symbol for Bring radical/ultraradical?

I'm trying to find the symbol, such as is given on http://mathworld.wolfram.com/Ultraradical.html which represents the solution to $x^5+x-a=0$, and which is sometimes called a "Bring radical" or an ...
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Concatenation symbol between two sets

I am searching fo an appropriate symbol in latex for the concatenation between two sets Thanks, I want a symbol like this in the following image
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Looking for a command to create the geometry line symbol (\overline with arrows on both ends)

I need a way of encoding the geometry line symbol. $\overline{AB}$ gives me the line segment symbol and $\overrightarrow{AB}$ gives me the ray symbol, I need a way to get a bar over the letters that ...
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undefined control sequence for \measuredangle [duplicate]

I just installed MacTeX and texmaker. I'm trying to create a measured angle. The following code: \documentclass[12pt]{article} \begin{document} The measure of $\angle{ABC}$ is expressed as ...
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Cant Write “<” or “>” [duplicate]

I cant seem to write this symbol "< >" in Latex.
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Create my own symbols such as Bigotimes [duplicate]

I am using the symbol $\Box$ as a binary operator and would like to create a unary operator symbol starting from that. My goal is to have a symbol that behaves like $\Bigotimes$ compared to $\otimes$, ...
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Is it possible to tell l3docstrip to use another alias than @@?

The l3docstrip's main feature (replacing @@ by a module prefix) is very nice, except for those whose keyboards don't give a handy access to @ character (e.g. AltGr+0 on French keyboards). Is it ...
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Currency symbol: French franc II

This is a follow-up question to Currency symbol: French franc. Consider ther following example: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{fontspec} \usepackage{siunitx} ...
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How to draw an actual maltese cross?

The symbol that is produced by the \maltese command is an iron cross, not quite the same thing as a maltese cross, both in terms of appearance and signification. I was wondering if there was any way ...
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Checkmark with cross

Is there a symbol similar to following one that can be used to express satisfaction with minor disturbance?
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Longer Cap of \sqrt

I am using ShareLaTeX for assignment. I want to input an equation like: $EOQ=Q^*=\sqrt(\frac{2K\lambda}{h})$ and got output like this: But I really want the square root with longer cap (or ...
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Writing X as a symbol with limits

I wish to write X as product like $X_{n=1}^k$. How to write it? For example, we write $\sum \limits _{n=1}^k$
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dashed calligraphic curved parenthesis

I tried to get a dashed curved brace but I didn't got exactly what I expected. Here is the code I used and the result below. \documentclass{standalone} \usepackage{tikz} ...
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Undefined control sequence \textquotesingle

I am new to latex. I get the following error: Undefined control sequence. man1 = Person(\textquotesingle{}M\textquotesingle {}, 1, {[}2, 1... ...gle{}M\textquotesingle{}, 1, {[}2, 1{]})} And ...
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How do I make all the theorem-alike environments have an ending symbol?

I have a question about making an ending symbol. It is a LaTex-default that every proof environment has an ending symbol. I want to make every theorem-alike environment such as the example ...
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How can I use this math mode pictogram (tree + leaf)?

In this document, right on the first page, there is an equation with a very nice pictogram where one might typically find a Latin letter. How did they do it? How can I replicate this equation in my ...
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Typing the Pinyin third tone accent for character that denotes “woman”

Who knows how to type 女 in Pinyin, utilizing a LaTeX command? That is curve tone and the two dots.
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How to produce dot between quantifiers

My professor uses dots between quantifiers, e.g., And my textbook has them like this: I tried Detexify on this, but it didn't work... does anyone know how to produce either of these bold dots?
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Inline boxes: alternative to pifont's non-filled-but-shadowed box?

I often need to draw inline boxes in specific rgb-colors. I really like how easy to use the pifont package is for this purpose. But just the filled boxes look as desired. The shadowish look of the ...
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In math mode, I have access to \veebar, but not \barvee? Why?

As the title notes, I have access to \veebar, but \barvee produces an undefined control sequence error. These are the math related packages I am loading: \usepackage{amsmath} \usepackage{amsthm} ...
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In math mode, how can I type a symbol that is the vertical reflection of \check{-}?

This is what \check{-} looks like: $\check{-}$ I'd like to type something that is a vertical reflection of that: a "hat" accent below a horizontal bar. How can I put a hat accent below the -?
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What kind of symbol is that?

I could not find the yellow marked symbols with Detexify, nor in the Comprehensive LaTeX symbols list. Are these symbols even supported by latex?
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Command \d invalid in math mode [duplicate]

\begin{equation} \d{u} \left( t \right) = Z \end{equation} Am I missing a package or what?
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Representing real part of a complex number and Fourier Transform symbol

I want to write in math mode the real part of a complex number and I used the command \mathcal{R}(i). The problem is that the R it produces is not the same as the R in most books that represent the ...
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rtf2latex2e convert ÷ symbol to ÷ in windows

I am new to TEx and LaTex formats. i am using rtf2latex23 in window 8.1. from yesterday (11-sep-2014) only i am using this application. while converting the "RTF" file i found that The "÷" symbol is ...
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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} ...