{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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Kerning for arabic digits?

In most fonts, arabic digits have nonproportional width, meaning that 1 and 8 have exactly the same width even if the former has a smaller natural width. This is good for typesetting tables, but in ...
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biblatex symbol instead numbers

I am using biblatex and I want to use a symbol instead the numbers. Consider this example [1] Adimurthi, Jerome Jaffre, and G. D. Veerappa Gowda. Godunov-type methods for conservation laws with a ...
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Underscore in textmode vs mathmode

I use _ character often in text mode, so I changed category of underscore: \catcode\_=12, but that applies also to mathmode and now I'm unable to make subscripts with underscore in mathmode. Is there ...
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Displaying conventional math theta using kmath

Bookman is one of my favourite fonts, and I was happy to discover the kmath package. Although it's designed for use with the greek language: \usepackage{kmath, kerkis} gives you bookman font and ...
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How to put indices under argmin (using _ is not sufficient) [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Command for argmin or argmax? How to put indices under "argmin" in: \operatorname{argmin}_{z} ? For the sum we can do something like: \sum\limits_{z}, but it does not ...
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How do I make the minus symbol less heavy (or plus more so)

I've made little superscript plus and minus signs for something by defining \newcommand{\minus}[1]{{#1}^{\scalebox{0.8}{-}}} \newcommand{\plus}[1]{{#1}^{\scalebox{0.6}{\!+}}} the problem is that ...
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How do i write ħ in LaTeX, for the reduced Planck constant? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to look up a symbol? How do I write the symbol h cross in LaTeX. $h cross = \frac{h}{2\pi}$ where $h$ is the plancks constant. I want the h with a line across the ...
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Unity element 1 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to look up a symbol? I'd like to write the unity element 1 in LaTeX. I have tried these methods: $\mathbbm{1}$ \\ $\mathbb{1}$\\ $\mathbbss{1}$\\ $\mathbbtt{1}$\\ ...
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Suggestions for tweaking wide root index

I don't like how the wide mn index of the roots is being displayed and am looking to see how others have handled this problem. I am using the closed square root from the references listed below which ...
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How to use amssymb's \blackbox symbol

I have following problem - I want to use \blackbox in my file, which is provided by amssymb package. I use the following packages: babel, [T1]{fontenc}, [latin2]{inputenc}, none of which allows ...
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nice fonts for the classical sequence spaces?

I have the problem that I want to have nice looking math symbols for the classical sequence spaces like Schwartz space, convergent sequences, sequences with finitely many non-zero members etc. I like ...
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Simple xelatex or latex document which contains an apple command character [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to typeset the special mac's keyboard's symbols? I don't know how to get an apple command sign in a latex or xetex document. I know that this has been ...
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Orthogonal direct sum

Several authors use a circled perpendicular sign to indicate orthogonal direct sums. What is the appropriate way to implement this, so you can use it like \oplus and \bigoplus ?
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zero-width Quine corners

I would like to create symbol pairs that can be used like quotation marks (spacing-wise) look like Quine corners (roughly: \ulcorner ... \urcorner) or Japanese quotation marks (roughly: \ulcorner ...
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Creating a customizable n-ary operator?

I'd like to be able to create a customizable n-ary operator that behaves like \sum or \bigoplus but which takes an arbitrary symbol as an argument. The closest that I have been able to come to ...
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Wedge Power symbol

I want the upper index to appear on slightly right and below the topmost part of wedge symbol. But \[ bigwedge^k V \] gives me the k at the top. How do I do this? I want this in the definition of ...
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Setting two math symbols directly above each other and vertically aligned

I am typesetting the Neyman Pearson decision rule and would like to set the greater than > and smaller than < symbols directly above each other. I tried \overset but that doesn't align the ...
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mathpazo and pxfonts: equal sign and \neq look different

consider the following (minimal) example: \documentclass{article} \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} \usepackage[sc,osf]{mathpazo} \usepackage{pxfonts} \begin{document} $=$ $\ne$ \end{document} Is there any ...
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Issues with Greek letters, bolding, and font packages

I am trying to write an exam for multivariable calculus, with \usepackage{bookman,eulervm} and I am running into some very, very stange errors: When I try to use \mathbf{} on a Greek letter (e.g. ...
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Looking for an appropriate icon for figures, one for tables and one for pages referring

Do you know any package that provides appropriate icon for figures, one for tables and one for pages referring(for example a camera and paper icon, ifsym package provides a paper icon but is there any ...
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The integral symbol with a transverse bar [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to look up a symbol? How to put in .tex the integral symbol with a transverse bar? It generally refers to the mean value of a function on a ball or others sets. ...
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Typing O symbol [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to look up a symbol? What is the command for typing the kind of O shown here:
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Command for inverse circumflex in text mode

I would like to write this name that have an inverse circumflex above letter c: I have found the command \check{c}, but it is in math mode. I want to find something equivalent but in text mode, to ...
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Fancy cross-referencing

As an extended idea of Using section sign (§) for cross-references to sections, how can we use See ⚙5.2 and ☰5.3 in ☞123. instead of: See figure 5.2 and table 5.3 in page 123. ...
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Using section sign (§) for cross-references to sections

In some papers and books you see that author uses §1.3 instead of section 1.3. How § sign can be added before section (or part, chapter, ...) number automatically? Please mention any useful tip about ...
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How to use special symbols in LaTeX, such as @, ~ [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How does one insert a backslash or a tilde into LaTeX? I wonder how I can typeset in LaTeX this text: @Data.test~ I mean, I want to have in the end "To display the data ...
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Numbering a figure with a symbol in a way that is compatible with \label and \ref

In a long paper, full of figures labeled as usual, there are two figures which I would like to single out and label with symbols. For instance, I would like to have them labeled Figure $\dag$ and ...
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Can't include pifont

I'd like to insert "BALLOT X" symbol ✗ U+2717 I found \ding{55} command from pifont package, but when I try this: \documentclass{article} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \usepackage{amssymb} ...
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Uniform distribution symbol

What is the symbol for uniform distribution in LaTeX? I'm assuming that it is this symbol? Or should I just use a simple U?
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Something between \frownie and \smiley

Inside a beamer presentation, I would like to compare and contrast several alternatives. For each, I would like to highlight the "pros" (with a \item[\Large\smiley]), the "cons" (with a ...
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Creating a \precneq symbol

Going through the comprehensive symbols list, and also Detexify, we see that through various packages (mostly amssymb) we can get the symbols \prec Precedes. Unicode U+227A: ≺ \preceq Precedes or ...
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How to use an underscore in a filename

With the commands \openout and \write I output text into a file. I want this file to have a name of containing an underscore (eg. name_01.txt), but I'm unable to get the underscore in the filename. My ...
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negative entail symbol

I am looking for the negative entail symbol in latex where the positive is presented by \models. I tried \nmodels but it doesn't work (I want to have it in my beamer presentation file).
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How to handle special characters in URLs while using \href [closed]

Special characters like % throw href off. What package, if any, gives a work around? Would there be a side effect to changing the URLs from % to \%? EDIT On a second try, on a different computer, I ...
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LaTeX Special Arrow Symbol

Does anyone know how to typeset the arrow in the photo below? It is in Algebra: Chapter 0 by Paolo Aluffi, but I cannot find it anywhere.
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A special mathematical symbol (supremum of directed set)

I am trying to find a certain mathemtical symbol. It is a \bigvee with an arrowhead as in this picture: Some authors use this as symbol in domain theory. It denotes the supremum of a set and ...
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How to fix symbol index entry?

All my entries in the symbol index involving $\|\cdot\|$ get rejected. For instance {\index{symbol}{normx@{$\|\cdot\|_X$}}}. How can I fix this?
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How to get a small script letter s [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Lowercase \mathcal Does some know to get a small script/calligraphic letter 's' in Latex? I know there is one for the letter 'l' (the \ell command) Is there a similar ...
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Short equals sign

I don't know much about font encodings in LaTeX, and I'm not running Xe(La)TeX. Does anyone know where I could find a shorter (as in: not as wide) equals sign? I use it in text, not in math, and it ...
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Number of \ (backslash) characters in a string

I'm trying to built a code that counts the number of \ in a string. My code can work with any other symbols (for example, if I need to count the number of 'a's, that works). I already tried to modify ...
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Tombstone symbol

I would like to change the predefined tombstone symbol to the first one on the website http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Halmos.png (the square in a black frame). How can I do it, please?
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Tombstone symbol in LaTeX

Unicode offers a thin rectangular symbol ▮ instead of the usual square to indicate the end of a proof (See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/End_of_proof). Is this by any chance available in LaTeX?
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vedic symbols in XeTeX

How do I produce the vedic, anudatta and udatta via XeTeX. The one in this links gives http://mirrors.ctan.org/language/devanagari/velthuis/doc/generic/velthuis/xetex-examples.tex The normal ...
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Have some integrals been removed from the mathdesign package?

According to The Comprehensive LaTeX symbol list as well as the mathdesign package documentation, mathdesign contains \ointclockwise, \ointctrclockwise, \oiint, etc. But when I try to use them, I get ...
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Why is TeX functionality for mathematical typesetting not found on standard word processors, like MS Word? [closed]

It doesn't seem hard to me to put the symbols in the product, and allow users to draw mathematical formulas. Is the user pool too small to attract the interest of major software companies?
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relational symbol for “the same strings” [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to look up a symbol? How to get the following relational symbol in the attached image? It's an altered equal-sign and is used by our tutor to denote "the same ...
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$\models$ vice-versa as semantically equivalent

How to get the $\models$-symbol vice-versa to form a symbol for semantically equivalent like the following: =||=
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How to display P0 and Pn-1

How can I display the index of P0 has a small letter, as well as Pn-1 (where the n-1 is small) ? I know it's a simple thing but i'm starting with latex and not being able to hit the correct keywords ...
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\blacksquare in .sty file

I am planning to have a .sty file for scibing notes. When modifying one that already exists online, I found that I could not use \renewcommand{\qedsymbol}{\blacksquare} or ...
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Package listings: Error “Undefined control sequence.” because of single-quote-symbol?

I'm using the package listings and came across a problem displaying an SQL statement within an java environment. This is the MWE. \documentclass[]{report} \usepackage{listings} ...