{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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Clique symbol in Math [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to look up a symbol? I am working with the font Palatino on the memoir class. \uspackage{mathpazo} How can I get the second C below in a mathematical formula? ...
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\textbullet and CM sans serif: font shape undefined

The following example \documentclass{article} \begin{document} \sffamily \textbullet \end{document} gives me the warning: LaTeX Font Warning: Font shape `OMS/cmss/m/n' undefined (Font) ...
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How to type this symbol like a “u” [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to look up a symbol? Could anybody tell me how to type the symbol like a “u”? The figure is below
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How to insert these unicode symbols u2400 to u2421?

Please how can I insert these unicode symbols in the range u2400 to u2421. They are names of control characters. You can see them here: http://unicode.org/charts/PDF/U2400.pdf I could find the ...
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Lower right corner symbol – like _|

I just wonder what the code for the symbol _| is. (The symbol besides v in the picture below.) Thanks a lot.
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Explicit space character?

I'm wondering about the best way to do an explicit space character (I don't even know what it's properly called), like the ones you get in the \begin{verbatim*} environment. The closest I've found is ...
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A better \pm symbol

I am looking for an alternate to the \pm symbol, and wondering if I am the only one bothered by it as I see that this has not been asked yet. I have attempted to define one using my standard ...
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Regularized Product Symbol

How so I make a regularized product symbol like in Deninger's papers. It looks like a II, only large like $\prod$ only with a bottom on it too, as in the following paper abstract:
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How do you swap the commands for two symbols?

I find that I much prefer \varphi to \phi and generally would rather use the \varphi than the \phi. But it's three more characters to type \varphi instead of \phi, which is most troublesome. So I ...
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How to display special symbols in ConTeXt which are processed by Lua?

I have a ConTeXt document containing many special characters. I have followed the instructions at Which symbols need to be escaped in ConTeXt? to ensure they can all display properly in the document, ...
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Include a graphic as a character

I want to include a simple vector graphic (SVG, 1 circle and a path with 20 nodes) in the text, so it appears like a character. ifsym does this with metafont, however metafont generates only ...
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LuaLaTeX + load one particular math symbol from an OTF file

I try to load exactly one symbol from an OpenType Font file and use it in a math environment. However, it seems to me, that I can only use the symbol in "normal" text but not in math mode. Here is a ...
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Designing a new mathematical operator

We all know that \binom{n}{r} in math mode renders the binomial coefficient. For the purposes of a note, I am TeXing up, I am interested in designing a new math operator. Suppose I called that ...
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Create symbol out of given symbols with same line width

I'm trying to create a new symbol out of a given one $\sqcup$ but it does not work as expected. Have a look at the following minimal example: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{graphicx} ...
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Align \sqrt with baseline of other mathematical input

The following mathmatical expression is not being displayed the way I expect it to be. \documentclass{article} \usepackage{amsmath,amssymb} \begin{document} $3x\sqrt{y}-4-2\sqrt{y}+6x$ \end{document} ...
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list of supported chars for current LaTeX configuration

I am calling pdfLaTeX with text entered in a web form. I would like to replace important chars not supported by LaTeX with the right LaTeX command. How can I get a list of chars supported by LaTeX so ...
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Is there a difference between \ge and \geq (or equivalentely between \le and leq)?

I have always used \geq, but recently saw a document where the person uses \ge. Once compiled, they look the same, but I searched to see if there was any difference between the two or a guideline as ...
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Reproducing an analog clock similar to the one provided by the ifsym package

Situation I was browsing The Comprehensive LATEX Symbol List looking for a simple analog clock in which I could use in a pamphlet. At some moment, I found an interesting entry (page 91): I tried ...
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Where are the MathJax LaTeX symbols/environments documented?

At the following link in the MathJax documentation it lists the supported LaTeX symbols alphabetically that it supports, followed by the set of supported environments... ...
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typesetting a single mathematical symbol in a different font [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Importing a Single Symbol From a Different Font Is there a command like \mathfont[font]{}, which enables me to use a different mathematical font for everything inside ...
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Revealing LaTeX symbols as if I'm drawing them by hand

I will be creating a video that explains some simple mathematics concepts to high school students. I am fairly confident with LaTeX so intended to use it to typeset any mathematics I was talking about ...
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Using \leftroot{}, \uproot{} with closed square root symbol

As mentioned in this answer to Nice-looking p-th roots the amsmath package provides \leftroot{} and \uproot{} which allow you to move the position of the root to the left, and up in small increments. ...
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Optional arguments in \def

I want to re-define the \sqrt command (as detailed in Nice-looking p-th roots), and so far I have the following: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{fouriernc} % use the New Century Schoolbook font ...
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Nice-looking p-th roots

When I take the pth root, the bottom of the p comes very close to the \sqrt symbol. In the New Century Schoolbook font (which I am using), the p actually intersects the \sqrt symbol, which looks even ...
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Where can I find a bigger \tau symbol? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to look up a symbol? The usual symbol for \tau is what Latex standardly gives me when writing $\tau$ - but I find this rather small. Recently in a pdf of some ...
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Which symbols need to be escaped in ConTeXt?

When writing "$" or "%" in a document, one must used \$ and \% so that they will be interpreted as symbols which should be displayed along with the text. What other symbols need to be escaped in ...
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BT Charter fonts with v letter from another font

I'm in the final stages of preparing a manuscript for print with Charter fonts but the italic letter v in that font bothers me, because it is too similar to \nu. I would like to use a different font, ...
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Verbatim environment with correct tab handling and special characters

I'm looking for an environment similar to Verbatim which will allow me to say something like the following code (which uses indentation instead of spaces): \documentclass{article} ...
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What is Ø in tex? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to look up a symbol? I want to reference zeroMQ in my article and wonder how Zero (Ø) as in zero mq logo looks like in tex (something like \zero)?
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How to represent cross and tick in itemize bullets?

I have a an itemize environment in LaTeX. How can I represent a tick and a cross symbol instead of a dot?
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Advanced math icon help in TeXlipse [closed]

As a regular user of Eclipse, I finally decided to give TeXlipse a shot. But I cant seem to find keyboard shortcuts or any sort of graphical menu or a popup such as content assist for advanced math ...
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Large Square Root Symbols

Normally the \sqrt{x} symbol automatically scales according to x, so that it usually seems to be the right size. But is there any way to manually increase the size of one instance of the \sqrt ...
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What is the problem with characters < and > in PDF display? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Include < and > symbol Why when I create pdf in texlive with pdflatex, the characters < and > are displayed as inverted ! and ?, respectively. However, when ...
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Create rotated prime symbol

I would prefer to work with a prime symbol that is less rotated. I tried the following \usepackage[figuresright]{rotating} \newcommand*{\p}{\turnbox{12}{$\,'$}\;} which is visually what I desire. ...
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Writing { and } to a file with LaTeX

How can the special characters { and } be written literally to an external file in LaTeX, without being balanced? Obviously the following does not work: \immediate\write\my@outfile{{} ...
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siunitx: specifying custom command as input-symbol

This is a follow up from siunitx uses math mode for symbols - workaround needed when using different fonts for math and text. The problem has been solved thanks to David, however there is a problem ...
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\Rightarrow vs. \implies, and “does not imply” symbol

Is it better to use \Rightarrow or \implies to symbolize logical implications? Why? Also, if I write \not \Rightarrow, I get a symbol that means "does not imply." But if I type \not \implies, it ...
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Placeholder for variable as in f(x, .)

What is the best/the usual way to typeset a placeholder for a variable in an equation? Specifically, I want to do something like g = f(x, .) (which of course means that g is defined by g(y) = ...
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Shifting a symbol vertically in Math mode

I have a small nitpicking query I have: $S\sqsubset\mathbf{P}$ and noticed that the \sqsubset symbol is a bit too low (off centered) for my liking. Is it possible to shift it up slightly?
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R-Integral symbol for my notes

I am typing up a set of notes for the Riemann Stieltjes integral. For reasons beyond the scope of the question, I would like to start with defining the Darboux's integral and then formulate Riemann's ...
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\hbar new letter

I would want to know in which package the symbol \hbar is defined. In fact I ask this because I need to create a letter like \hbar but with 'k' instead of 'h'.
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How can I typeset an extra-long \textbar?

This is what I get with \textbar: This is what I want it to look like:
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The modulo two sum sign in LaTeX

I would like to know how I can obtain the 'modulo two sum' sign (unicode 2A0A i.e., the letter sigma with a circle in its middle). I know I can obtain it by using the unicode-math package. But does ...
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\mathclap not centering

I'm trying to stack two symbols on top of each other (not \stackrel) using \mathclap in the mathtools package, but the symbols are not centering: \mathclap{\rightleftharpoons}\circ How do I get the ...
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TeX Gyre Pagella and itemize enviroment gives font warnings

\documentclass{article} \usepackage{tgpagella} \begin{document} \begin{itemize} \item test1 \item test2 \item test3 \end{itemize} \end{document} Compiling the above minimal LaTeX file ...
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Less pointy angle brackets

I was looking for a way to beautifully display UML stereotype titles including angle brackets like you can see here: What I came up with is $\mathtt{\ll metaclass\gg}$, however, as you can see here ...
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\mathbb{0} and \mathbb{1} without affecting \mathbb{R} and \mathbb{N} [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Blackboard bold characters I want to write the numbers 0 and 1 in mathbb mode (inside some blockmatrices). So far the best way that I found is to use the bbold package. ...
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How to put something at the top of the \longrightarrow?

I would like to put something at the top of the \longrightarrow, something like \longrightarrow^{k\rightarrow\infty}. However, instead of putting k\rightarrow\infty on the top right corner, I would ...
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Creating a large “such that” symbol

I'm using the following macro in my LaTeX document: \newcommand{\suchthat}{\, \mid \,} % nice "such that" so that set notation like the following looks nice: \{x_n \suchthat n \in \mathbb{N}} ...
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Free, non-upright, blackboard, Type1 font

Is there a free package to get non-upright (i.e. italic or slanted) blackboard symbols in a Type1 font? It's easy to get three of the four properties (i.e. blackboard italic font, ...