{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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Creating a custom character that automatically adjusts size in math mode? [duplicate]

After a lot of searching, I finally found the .pdf's for the elusive Griffiths script r character used in his ubiquitous undergraduate electrodynamics book. I made a simple package that allows me to ...
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Problems with custom symbols

I'm trying to include some custom symbols in LaTeX. So I have some vector graphic images that I export to PDF, such as: and I include them in LaTeX using ...
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Space character: stretch after full stop

Is there a way to define certain instances of the space character to occupy a certain length in justfied text? The consistency of the size of the space after a full stop in a 12pt article (using ...
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How to insert the “X is a subset of Y, but is not equal to Y” symbol? [duplicate]

How can I insert the "X is a subset of Y, but is not equal to Y" symbol? I have tried using $\subsetneq$, as in $X \subsetneq Y$, but this yields the error message: Undefined control sequence. ...
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English Characters inside of arabic text arabtex package

i want to write a paragraph in my French book in arabic, I've used Arabtex package : \begin{arabtext} بلا بلا english word بلا لا \end{arabtext} The problem is that I need to show english words ...
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Managing notation in long document

I'm writing a long document with a lot of math in it. While I write, I would like to be able to keep track of whether I've used a certain symbol before or not. I tried making a table, but I gave up at ...
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Different style of permille sign

Hi all, I have found a publication using this permille sign with Times New Roman font. I have tried the textcomp \textperthousand and wasysym \permil commands but it does not yield this symbol. This ...
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How can I rotate \in by 90 degrees?

I am currently trying to show the domain of variables in a simple equation: \[\begin{matrix} x & \cdot & W_{1,2} & = & o\\ \in & & \in & & \in\\ ...
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A symbol for same order of magnitude in math mode [duplicate]

I want to write in math mode that something is compared to something else. It is, I want to say that both quantities have the same order of magnitude. What symbol should I use? ...
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How can I type the Mathematica symbols “Distributed” and “Conditioned”

How can I type the Mathematica symbols “Distributed” and “Conditioned”?
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How to make a bar across lambda? [duplicate]

If I want to make a bar across h I just use \hbar. But what shall I do if I want to make a line across \lambda like on the picture? PS: I use the the book document class.
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Enter the symbol in math mode [duplicate]

Can anybody tell me how to enter $\bigcupdot\limits$? Thanks. I know how to enter \bigcupdot, but I don't know how to follow it by \limits.
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Long twoheadrightarrow

Is it possible to have a LONG twoheadrightarrow? There exists \longrightarrow and \longmapsto, but is there also a long version of the \twoheadrightarrow?
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Latex Math Symbol

Could anyone tell me what is the command for this math symbol in LaTeX Math mode?
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Currency symbol: Turkish Lira

I have two questions. Is there a single currency package containing the most common currency symbols, such as dollar, euro, frank, pound (sterling), yen, peso, etc. I couldn't find the currency ...
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LaTeX symbol for “divides precisely”

I sometimes need to write that a certain prime p^k precisely divides a number n, meaning that p^k | m but it is not the case that p^{k+1} | m. It is often written as: p^k || m, where the symbol in the ...
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changing font style/size for proof, adding a square after example

Is is possible to change font size/(or style) for a proof? I was also thinking to add a small hollow square at the end of every example to separate the text a little. Something similar that works like ...
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TeX commands and currency symbols

Why does the code \documentclass{memoir} \usepackage[latin1]{inputenc} \usepackage[danish]{babel} \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} \def£#1£{``#1''} \def€#1€{<#1>} \begin{document} Hi, £this£ is nice, ...
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What's the minimum distance between two Bézier curves? [closed]

We are solving How to get intersection point(s) of two glyphs? and if we could find minimum distance between two Bézier curves analytically, it would be computationally effective. It would be much ...
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The abbreviation “viz.”

The word viz. that is often met in English texts, is an abbreviation for videlicet, a latin word meaning namely or as follows. It is constructed from the first letters vi and an symbol for the suffix ...
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Strange Cross Symbol in LaTeX

I can't draw a particular cross symbol in LaTeX. I tried drawing it in Dextify, but that didn't recognize the symbol. I don't even know what it is called. Any help with the name or the code is ...
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Why does \leq show up as \le?

My only two packages are amsmath and amsfonts. When I type \leq, it shows up as if I had typed \le. How do I do the actual less-than-equals (>=) sign? Edit: I typed \leq and the output symbol was ...
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Where do I define custom glyphs?

I want to just add a few symbols, but am having a very hard time finding out where to do it. Specifically, I am wanting to integrate these commands: ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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? ...
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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?
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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: ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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?
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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 ...
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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} ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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, ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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\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 ...
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(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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 }{ ...
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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. ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...