{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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How to type a decimal point not in a number

I'm using xepersian package and I was trying to type $0.\overline{1011}$, but I noticed that the dot after 0 is not interpreted as a decimal point (The decimal sign in Persian is something like /). ...
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Preventing Ångström symbol being italicised in pythontex

I'm trying to make a plot in a tex document within pythontex and I set the label within pycode tags to be self.label = r'A: {0} B: {1:.0f}$\AA$'.format(self.aaa,self.bbb) I don't want the Ångström ...
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Strange brackets [duplicate]

I recently saw strange modifications of { and }. The middle twirl was directed as well as two others. Does anybody know how can I get this symbols? Is there any way to discover the LaTeX source code ...
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Command for transverse, and not \pitchfork, as used in Guillemin and Pollack

In Guillemin and Pollack's Differential Topology book, they use the notion of transverse, but not the \pitchfork to denote it. It is very similar, but has a 'T' in it instead of just a ' | ' in ...
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Thermistor in Tikz circuit library

Is there a symbol like a thermistor in the Tikz circuit library? I read the documentation and couldn't find anything like it. There is a symbol for a varistor but what I'm looking for would be ...
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Bug related to \hat{} in amsmath

I'm trying to typeset an equation that contains the following: \begin{align*} \hat{\E[(R_{i}-\hat R_{i})^{2}]} \end{align*} However, this is what I get Is this a bug? Is there any way around ...
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Arrow with plus/minus sign on top

Below you can see an arrow with a plus and a minus sign on top of it. How is this achievable in latex? Further possibilities: arrow with only plus and arrow with only minus sign on top. How can I do ...
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surface integral

I can do a path integral like this: $$\oint \limits_{C(S)} fd{\textbf l}$$ But how can I do a surface integral? The output should look something the surface integrals below, but hopefully better: ...
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Typesetting: Footnotes in math mode - confusable with exponents?

Consider the following text sample: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{amsmath} \begin{document} The fermion fields consist of two different chiral components, which are by convention called left- ...
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Wide inverted breve overset

I want an inverted breve that spans the width of two symbols rather than one. I have tried the suggestions in: inverted breve accent in math mode , and in How to put \smallsmile or \smallfrown on top ...
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How do I type the infinity symbol in MacTex? [duplicate]

\item Obtain the one-to-one function $f_1$ and $f_2$ by cutting the graph of $f$ at a certain point ($x_1$, $y_1$) so that domain of ($f_1$)=($-∞$ , $x_1$] and domain ...
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How to create a short upper hyphen

How can I create a short hyphen, that connects two words in their upper part? The usual hyphen connects the words in their middle part. I tried to detexify it, but got only middle and bottom hyphens, ...
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Symbol in plural form of acronym in glossaries package

Follow-up question If the plural form acronym is used first then it is printing one s after the symbol in parenthesis and this is not desired. For example, if \glspl{a} occurs first before any use of ...
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Inserting slashed zero in non-OpenType supporting LaTeX

Is there a slashed zero symbol in the standard LaTeX font that's accessible with pdflatex et al? I greped through the comprehensive symbols list a bit but didn't spot anything. In XeLaTeX I can use ...
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Is there a religious symbols font collection?

I can find collections for chess, cards, etc. But could not locate a religious fonts collection.
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Making “C♯” on my resume searchable

As discussed on How to make the correct hash-symbol in C Sharp, I chose to render the name of the C# language on my resume as C$^\sharp$ I'd like to keep that typographical touch. But I'm afraid ...
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How to write checkmark in latex [duplicate]

I want to put some checkmarks inside table cells. I have put a cross sign using $\times$ but I really don't know how to write a checkmark in latex. I used \usepackage{bbding} package and \checkmark ...
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Symbol for induces [duplicate]

I am looking for a symbol to use for "induces" (in the mathematical sense, one object can induce another). The symbol leadsto: $\leadsto$ (latexsym package) is of the perfect shape, but it is just too ...
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Typing Following notation in Latex [duplicate]

I need to generate following notation in LaTeX. It's used in differential geometry to denote vector fields. I can't find documentation and detexify is not helpful either.
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Generate analog clock with numbered face

I'm trying to generate a clock similar to as in the question asked here But I want the face to be numbered. Is this possible with this package or any other?
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How do you make the \in symbol smaller? [duplicate]

By default, \in produces a lunate epsilon that is just a crazy, ridiculous size. What is the most correct way to make it smaller?
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How do you produce sign for set multiplication (from old math book) in LaTeX?

I'm reading an old book on Mathematical analysis and in the chapter on sets I found this: This represents set multiplication and I want to reproduce this in my notes, but can't seem to find a way ...
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How to draw a DC motor in circuitikz

I'm using circuitikz to create an electric circuit diagram. I'd like to draw a DC motor like this: or this one: It looks like there's no symbol for motors in circuitikz. I'm using ...
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Replacing an arrow with an inclusion symbol in Tikz

Instead of an arrow from one place to another, I'd like to have the \subseteq symbol. More specifically, the \subseteq symbol rotated, which I believe can be rendered \rotatebox{90}{$\subseteq$} . ...
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text mode of a latex symbol \mathfrak s not found

hi i need the text mode of a latex symbol, in a reference pdf doc i found the exact symbol which is categorized under "text" category. attached the screenshot of the pdf. i need a different output ...
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How to insert a specific unicode character (such as the ZWNJ symbol) into the text stream via lua code compiled by Lua(La)TeX?

How does one instruct Lua(La)TeX -- specifically, the lua code invoked via a \directlua directive -- to insert a non-ASCII unicode symbol, such as a "zero width non-joiner" symbol (code U+200C), into ...
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Typesetting these three keyboard characters: ' ´ `

How can I typeset keyboard characters as they appear in a normal text file? I want to typeset the following three characters within parentheses ('´`) so that they appear exactly as in the text file ...
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“Undefined control sequence” error when compiling bibliography with math symbols in the title [duplicate]

I am writing a paper/report using a LaTex template which uses document class scrreprt and natbib as its bibliography package. However, I'm having trouble with one of my citations which has a math ...
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Straight math arrows

Is there any way to redefine all arrows in math mode (\rightarrow, \leftarrow, \Rightarrow, \Leftarrow, \to, etc.) to another arrows that finish with angle 90 TikZ option? I have done some tries and ...
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How to find slot of a character

Following this "manual": Importing a Single Symbol From a Different Font I try to extract the \rightsquigarrow character from the standard ams package, since I'm overwriting it with mathds. But I ...
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How to type this in text? [duplicate]

How to type the ASCII characters, like ! " # $ % & ' ( ) * + , - . / :
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Companion for \ell

In mathematical writing I often use \ell when I need an 'ell' variable, because l looks like a 1. In fact, I expect this is why the symbol exists :). Now, it often happens that my '\ell' stands for ...
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How to typeset manuscript insertion marks?

In editing old manuscripts (often medieval), a convention is to mark text which the original scribe has inserted afterwards as a correction (usually above the line) with insertion marks. These look ...
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symbol not found , like mathfrak s [duplicate]

guide us to find this symbol, we are struggling to find this symbol , we used $\mathfrak s$ for this, but no exact output came.
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Tilde in math mode using helvetica

I am forced to use Arial for my thesis. My configuration as shown in the minimal working example below works fine for me exept for the tilde. It does not blend in well and has too much space above and ...
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\star printing as \ast

I would like to use both \star and \ast in my document, but they produce the same character (*), whether or not \star is in math mode. I am using pdflatex in MikTeX 2.9 with the times package. What ...
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What is the correct way to signal the end a LaTeX command?

I am writing a LaTeX export feature for my database. To this end, I am doing a symbol-by-symbol transformation of special characters in latin-1 text fields to LaTeX macros, such as _ to \_, ~ to ...
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creating delimiters and inequality signs

I would like to have a delimiter whose upper half is the upper half of the delimiter [ and whose lower half is the lower half of the delimiter ( -- so that it be one continuous line, and also the ...
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how to get the symbol like \neq with straight line crossed [duplicate]

how to get the symbol like this ,i had tried \textdoublebarpipe, but its works in text mode only, but not in equations math mode, not working inside $ $ and align need code for this symbol,
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Strange alignment when using tilde as the not operator in logic

I wish to use ~ which has latex symbol: \sim for the negation sign in logic. \sim and \neg are the two most frequent symbols for negation in logic. However, I get a strange looking result if I use ...
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Definitions of mathematical terms and declaration of symbols

When writing articles containing math, I would like to have a way to ensure that I am not using an undefined term or symbol. For instance, I want to use the term "simple algebra" only after I define ...
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Exam Class : Multicolumn : Symbol (displaystyle) into two lines

How can we break formula mentioned below into into two lines? $\displaystyle \boldsymbol{{\left( {x\log x} \right)^{\log \log x}}\left\{ {\frac{1} {{x\log x}}\left( {\log x + \log \log x} \right) + ...
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How to vertically shift the = sign?

I want to define a command that prints the = sign with its lower line touching the baseline, that is directly sitting on the baseline, any suggestion?
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Greek alternate/variant letters

Some letters of the greek alphabet include alternative letters. For instance, we have \Phi, \phi and \varphi. What is the purpose of the variant versions of these letters? Why are these not ...
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latex symbol for “if and only if” [duplicate]

In LaTeX the symbol for material implication is produced by $\to$, but for biconditional ?
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Override Registered Symbol [duplicate]

I need to include '(r)' in my document, but it defaults to the registered trademark sign, ® . How can I override this?
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Is there any operator like ⊎, only with a minus sign instead of a plus sign?

I need to use an operator similar to ⊎ in my paper. The required symbol looks like ⊎, only with minus sign instead of a plus sign, inside the "U". I haven't been able to find any symbol for this. Can ...
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A \(re)newcommand that does not care if a command is already defined

Does there exists a version of \newcommand, something like \extranewcommand{\foo}{bar} which does defines \foo to stand for bar regardless of whether \foo has been previously defined? Of course, if ...
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How to put \smallsmile or \smallfrown on top of a letter

I would like to have a \smallsmile on top of a letter "T". Is there a way this can be done?
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Symbol or image behind heading

I would like to insert/embed symbols/images behind a heading. Do you know, if that can be done?