{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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omicron not working in LaTeX

I find out that \omicron is not working in LaTeX, at least for the latest MacTeX I installed. MWE: \documentclass{article} \begin{document} \( \omicron \) \end{document} From List of Mathematical ...
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how to support the special latex characters in Matlab plot title [duplicate]

I'm trying to type \digamma. In latex, this character is supported in \usepackage{amssymb}. In Matlab, I can set the interpreter to be Latex as follows Figure1=figure(1) ...
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Undefined control sequence for beta symbol list

I am new to Latex, please help me! I would like to give a beta symbol with a sequence of values as below. \boldsymbol{\beta} = (\beta_1,\beta_2,\dotsc,\beta_n) output looks promising. β = (β1, ...
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Simple partial derivative problem

I have a simple problem with partial derivative symbol, it doesn't work if I try any of these commands: \partial \pdiff \pder I use sharelatex, and in other projects I could use the \partial symbol. ...
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latex thorn sans serif symbol in math mode

I am studying theory at university, and the lecturer uses this symbol for elementary probability: I want to use it in math mode, but the best suggestions I got from ...
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Joint-Life First-Survivor Insurance Symbol

I get an error when trying to produce the following symbol: Command \scriptsize invalid in math mode. I'm not sure how to get around it in this case after doing some searching... MWE: ...
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# in url in amsrefs

I want to include a reference to a web page using amsrefs and the webpage bibliography entry type. The url has a # in it. A error message is issued, but after entering scroll mode, it is typeset ...
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Accessing archaic Greek Koppa in the birkmult document class

I will be submitting the final version of an article to Birkhauser using the required birkmult document class. ...
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Titlingpage thanks footnote symbols show last symbol only (memoir class) [duplicate]

I have a question regaring the titlingpage environment of the memoir class. I use \thanks multiple times on the title page, but the footnote symbol marks are all the same (the last symbol, which in my ...
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How can I write a spiral symbol?

How can I get a spiral like There seems to be a spiral-like unicode codepoint: http://www.fileformat.info/info/unicode/char/aa5c/index.htm I tried \documentclass[varwidth=true, ...
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Changing notation within a subsection LaTeX

I was just wondering if there was a quick fix for this problem. Essentially I have a subsection of my thesis written up with the variable $\xi$ appearing everywhere. To be consistent with the rest of ...
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Why does fontspec interact with the footnote marks of the \thanks command?

I have discovered a behavior that I cannot explain. When compiling the MWE \listfiles \documentclass{article} %\usepackage{fontspec} \title{foo\thanks{bar}} \author{baz\thanks{qux}} ...
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latex Maya numbers error [duplicate]

I found an error for the current Maya numbers generated by LaTeX: Here is the LaTeX code \documentclass{article} \usepackage{mathabx} \newcommand\mathbfont{\usefont{U}{mathb}{m}{n}} ...
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babyloniannum package error

I want to use babyloniannum to write some equations. When I run the comipler I got errors like this latex code: \documentclass[paper=a4]{minimal} \usepackage{pgffor} \usepackage{babyloniannum} ...
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Is there a trident symbol in LaTeX? [duplicate]

I would like a trident symbol but there none to be found. The closest symbol I know is \neptune using the wasysym package. But it is not very nice (too 'ornamental' to my taste). Do you know some ...
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Arabic with Latin mathematical notation

I would like to write math formulas to look like the picture below: I have the following segement of code, for example \documentclass[10pt,a4paper]{report} \usepackage{amsthm} ...
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What's the symbol for the curly D used to denote a dissection for a Riemann integral? [duplicate]

In an analysis lecture today the lecturer used the following curly D symbol to denote a dissection (for a Riemann integral): How can I get this symbol with LaTeX? I've tried to find it in the ...
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Precedes Or Not Equal To Symbol

This question is related to Element of or Equal To Symbol and Creating a \precneq symbol. From those pages, I learned about the mathabx package and its \precneq symbol. However I noticed that it uses ...
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What does mathchar do?

The package cmll defines \with (looks like '&') as $ texdef -t latex -p cmll with \with: \mathchar"2026 \the\with: 8230 When I take a look at \& it is defined as texdef -t latex \& ...
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symbol mu with specific format [duplicate]

look at symbol in the first line as you seen that symbol I think it's mu symbol how I can't show this symbol using latex
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Longstep arrow in formula

I want to include this kind of an arrow with a label above it. I vaguely remember it being called longstep in latex. I am unable to find any packages that have such an arrow. Can anyone help?
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Arrow in text mode

Is there a way to write the equivalent of \rightarrow in text mode? I tried → but it threw an error, and the math arrow complained about bad environment. It doesn't need to be exactly the same ...
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Glossary entry with extra parameter

I want to create a list of symbols for my work, where the symbols are often provided with an index. Now I do not want to create a new entry for each symbol and index. Is it possible with another ...
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What is the name and command for the symbol next to the infinity? [duplicate]

I want to know what the name and command of the symbol next to the infinity is. This is a partial screenshot from my homework. I'm expected to submit a typeset homework that requires this symbol in ...
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Writing a lab manual, need to know how to make the DC voltage symbol from a multimeter [duplicate]

I am working on a lab manual for my school and I am getting to the circuits labs. I want to tell the students what symbol on the multimeter to use, it is a V with two lines over it, top line is ...
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How to fatten (,), {,} and $\vee$ in math mode?

In order to distinguish between object language and meta language I want a rather visible difference between the signs mentioned in the title as used in the object language and as used in the formal ...
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On how to have a negated $\eta$ [duplicate]

In set theory one often uses $\notin$ as with a slash through $\in$. How can I produce a similar slash through $\eta$?
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Don't know how to make this symbol!

for school we need to make this kind of operation: Can somebody tell me how to make this big brackets and write the number inside in this way?
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Ctrl+F Search in PDF - copied text is symbols [duplicate]

It's a bit hard to make a proper head line, but in essence here is the problem. When I use Ctrl+F to try and search for a word or phrase in my document, instead of words and letters, all of my text is ...
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List Parsing the ascii space character

I have been using the list parsing functionality from etoolbox and I have a weird use case in which I want a space separated list. \usepackage{etoolbox} ...
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How to put a character inside a square

In a math formula, is there a way to put a number inside a square, as a decoration? I.e., instead of $\bar{1}$ or $\widehat{1}$ I would like to write something like $\insquare{1}$ and have the “1” ...
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Meet and join symbols for mathematical lattice? (UTF: ∨ and ∧)

I'd like to use symbols for meet and join of two elements of a lattice, but I don't like \wedge and \vee because they're too big. I'd like to use symbols the size of the ones on the wikipedia page in ...
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How can I recreate MnSymbol's \udotdot command without using MnSymbol?

MnSymbol has a \udotdot command (search for \udotdot in the comprehensive latex symbol list document), but I don't want to import MnSymbol because of all the side-effects (for instance, it creates ...
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Best symbol to use for … in the case of 1,…,n [duplicate]

What symbol do people find gives best results for ... where this is in the case 1,...,n?
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how to enter bold-backslash in latex?

I am using beamer making a presentation, I want to add a bold backslash inside a text, \textbf{\textbackslash} does not seem to work, can someone tell me please how to enter a bold-backslash? the ...
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What are TeX codes for Hebrew letters to be used as math-mode symbols?

As far as I saw in most TeX code manuals, only four letters of the Hebrew alphabet are available in LaTeX for mathematical symbols. i.e. \aleph, \beth, \gimel, \dalet. Question: I would like to know ...
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Declare non-stretching non-pairing delimiters

How do I define my own delimiters from arbitrary symbols for math which have these properties: They have a fixed size. Unlike the usual delimiters they do not stretch to adapt to the enclosed ...
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How to include in caption the symbols used for tikzpicture? [duplicate]

I am trying to produce a plot and I encounter some problem within the caption. How do I reproduce the same symbols that I used in my figure? In the following example I would be interested in the ...
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Getting overfull hbox whenever I use an escaped math symbol

Very new to Latex, and I'm getting an "overfull hbox" error when I try to compile (correct terminolgy?) this line: (AF1) \in \{(R1), (R2), (R3), (R4)\} Which works fine if I get rid of the "\in" ...
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Symbol for not an ideal

I'm trying to write the symbol for not an ideal. I've been using \lhd to represent an ideal so what I want is to put a line through this in the same way \neq or \nless do for \eq and \less. Any ...
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What is the font?

I already tried to use Detexify but the closest suggestion was \mathfrak{Y}. I'm sure that it is not the case. Does anybody have idea how to produce the letter used for the space cited on the image? ...
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How to insert at symbol ( @ ) in equation? [closed]

I need to insert an at symbol, @ , which I know how to do in text, but can't figure out how to do in mathmode. Detexify gives me only text mode symbol for LaTeX.
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Centering a slash (not) over a (mathematical) glyph?

My aim is to construct a relational symbol which is graphically equivalent the standard infinity sign (coded by\infty) crossed exactly in the middle of it. Yet I am not able to overcome something. To ...
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Why are different versions of “theta” used, here?

If you compile the following code, you'll realize that, in the first case, the Greek letter theta is open, whereas, in the second one, it is close. This happens only with some Greek fonts: Didot, ...
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Square version of \subsetneq

Does anyone know how to make a 'square version' of \subsetneq? I tried \sqsubsetneq, but it doesn't work. Thanks! Joon
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How to achieve Glyph Level Kerning in Xelatex

In the image below: The legacy font for Kannada is rendering correctly. Indic fonts have poor lookup table which makes rendering incorrect. So is there a possibility to automatically kern these by ...
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Use and meaning of the symbol at @ [duplicate]

In many codes I see that there is the symbol @ appearing (e.g. it often appears in counters). My simple question is: does @ has a special meaning or it is just a character as others?
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Contour integrals of different kind

I'm writing a paper on general mathematics and I want to add some contour integrals. The basic command is $\oint$ which produces the known result: an integral with a circle in the middle. How can I ...
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Larger than or smaller than decision

This is my first time using Latex, is there a way to write an equation like this? I can't find that symbol. Thank you very much!
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Define fallback font for specific Unicode characters in LuaLaTeX

This closed question prompts me to propose a more general question and a solution I don't think has been demonstrated here. When compiling with LuaLaTeX and using Unicode input, how do you set up a ...