{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 join paragraphs with a pilcrow \P?

Background There are many typographically distinct ways to separate paragraphs from one another, the most common being starting each paragraph on a new line with either an indent or additional ...
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Is there a Tikz library for network symbols?

Is there a Tikz library for network symbols? For example: Server Database Firewall PC Laptop etc...
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How can I get a servicemark in latex?

I looked at Will Robertsons answer to Entering Unicode characters in LaTeX which explains how to enter a unicode character but it uses \textemdash and I don't know if a LaTeX command exists. The ...
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Replace cmtt10 \char32 (visible cup space) with something more gentle?

I'm typesetting source code, and I want to replace cmtt10's \char32 with something easier on the eyes. I came up with something that I like, but I'm not pleased with the implementation. Here's how ...
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Big asterisk “\bigast” symbol

How do I make a math-mode asterisk that works like sum or product operator? (To represent the convolution.)
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negated double turnstile

I'm new to the turnstile package, and I'm trying to figure out how to get a negated double turnstile sign, like the one with the regular \nvDash, but that allows me to have arguments above and below ...
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Cleanest implementation for Unicode U+2AEC (Double-Stroke Not Sign) using overlapping \lnot's?

I'm using the Unicode character "Double-Stroke Not Sign" (U+2AEC) to represent bitwise logical not operation (a.k.a. one's complement). I've implemented a control sequence called \blnot which ...
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Using “ä”, “ö” and “ü” with glossaries-Package

I am trying to write my 'Matura work' for school in LaTeX. Therefore I am using MacTeX and Texshop and normally it works pretty fine. But at the moment I have some trouble with a glossary entry: ...
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\upharpoonright problem [closed]

Sometimes \upharpoonright prints the "restriction" (as it is supposed to do) on the output text file, but sometimes it prints horizontal bars (on top of the line) - which I don't know how to correct. ...
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Howto typeset the direct current symbol in LaTeX?

How can I typeset the following symbol for direct current (i.e. a = symbol where the lower line is dashed)? The image above is an enlarged version, the size I need is like =, \approx, \simeq etc.
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LaTeX: Numero sign ('№') [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to look up a math symbol? Is there a numero sign ('№') available to LaTeX? Currently using N\textsuperscript{\underline{o}}} which is typographically a little ...
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Symbol for cube

I've searched the Internet, but got nothing. In LaTeX, we can use \square for square, but how can we get a cube, I want to use it in an equation. Here is the picture:
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How to specify variant tau? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to look up a symbol? How can I get the "hooked" form of lowercase tau (see below) to show in posts in SE (Math, Theoretical CS, etc.)? P.S. I tried the "obvious" ...
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Math symbol question: Vertical bar for ''evaluated at …''

How do I insert the line "|" after the equation in LaTeX (see image below)? I'm using LyX so if you can point me to the symbol of that line is also OK. I don't know if this line has a proper name ...
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Symbol or dingbat of a calculator?

I looked all over but could not find anything. Is there a package out there that has a symbol/dingbat of a calculator? I know there probably isn't, but I've seen much stranger stuff out there ...
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Identifying a symbol

I'm looking for the symbols or font which produced these symbols (in math mode): S and K I have no idea which program produced the document in which I found these symbols, so I'm pretty clueless ...
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Double-nested logical-and and logical-or symbols?

I'm typesetting a bunch of source code, and I really like the way the double-nested logical-and and logical-or symbols look for denoting bitwise logical and/or. Unfortunately, LaTeX doesn't seem to ...
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Big integral sign

Is there a possibility to draw large integral signs? I have found the package bigints but I have the feeling it is not very professional... Any better idea?
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How can I get my ellipses formatted correctly in XeTeX?

I've been using \dots and \ldots to try to get ellipses happening. Ellipses should look like this: Some text . . . and then some more text. But instead they look like this: Some text ...and some ...
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enumerate with non-standard numbering (1°, 2°, …)

How can I get a list environment with numbers 1°, 2°, ...? LaTeX does not accept the symbol °.
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Interior product (contraction) symbol

In differential topology and linear algebra, there's an operator called the interior product, denoted $\iota_X(\omega)$ or alternatively with some other "half box" like operator $X_|\omega$. Does ...
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\mathbb{Z} yields undefined control sequence error

I am using WinEdt 6 for compiling my TeX documents. I am getting an error with contains the line $\mathbb{Z}$ showing that it is undefined control sequence. How should I rectify it? Should I include ...
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Looking for symbol: Shield

I am looking for a "Shield" symbol: I already perused the Comprehensive Latex Symbol List, with the closest fit being \dsheraldical from the dictsym package, which is however non-satisfactory ...
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Beginner's problem - Undefined control sequence

I'm trying to produce the following result: [/ or ?] - Search for a pattern of text, jump to it by hitting Enter Then, I tried the following: \item [\/ or \?] - Search for a pattern of text, ...
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Is there a “medium” \cap?

When displaying the intersection symbol in equations, e.g., $$Hom(A,B) \cap Hom(B,C)$$ I find that the "cap" is too small; its height is, in fact, subordinate to the surrounding content. On the ...
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What is a good symbol for day of birth?

I am using the moderncv package and it includes a nice header with symbols for email (\Letter) and mobile phone (\Mobilefone). I can't however seem to find a good symbol for a birth date. I was ...
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“Broken” arrow symbol

In his pretty awesome book “Undergraduate Algebraic Geometry” M. Reid uses (e.g. see page 4) symbol of “broken” arrow (which looks quite a like dash+space+short arrow : “- →”) for partially ...
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How to print this comparison operator? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to look up a math symbol? Does anyone know how to print this comparison operator (which looks like a combination of triangle and equal) between two operands?
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How to pick a specific symbol from a specific font?

Using LuaLatex, I need two very specific symbols from two very specific fonts, namely from the ZapfDingbats and the WingDings font. I understand how I could use the fontspec package to set those ...
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How to draw the “parallel circuits” sign “//”?

I remember seeing the notation "R1 // R2" in electronics books, meaning "(R1^-1 + R2^-1 )^-1", i.e. the resistance of R1 and R2 connected in parallel. What is the correct way of typesetting the "//" ...
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Inserting undertilde in Chapter title

I'm using undertilde package in amsbook document class. I want to insert $\utilde{\times}$ in chapter title. But it doesn't work.
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which package for \oiint symbol

I have some code which uses the \oiint symbol. However there are many packages that provide this command. Most of for special fonts. I am using lmodern however and want a package that provides the ...
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Insert unicode symbol

I need to insert a ⚓ into my latex document. (More info about the symbol can be found here) I have tried to use some other answers here but I have not been successful, including the question Entering ...
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Using there exists symbol within inference of the semantic package

I am using the semantic package to write inference rules. I need to put a there exists symbol which is standard to LaTeX using $\exists$. However, when used within the semantic package's inference ...
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Typing “&” in tables [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Escape character in LaTeX How to type & in LaTeX? \begin{tabular}{ l | c || r | } A&B & 2 & 3 \\ 4 & 5 & 6 \\ 7 & 8 & 9 \\ ...
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Prime in text mode

How do I produce the prime symbol in text mode? In math mode the prime symbol is produced by ' but in text mode it produces something else.
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Capital Sigma in bold mathrm

I want to write capital \Sigma in bold mathrm. I tried \boldsymbol{\mathrm{\Sigma}} but seems like this does not work. Any help in this regard will be highly appreciated. Thanks
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Using TeX for writing papers on linguistics

I wish to write a paper about linguistics, so I thought about trying LaTeX. Sadly I couldn't figure out how to write the unique characters I need for my work, for example epsilon with a little tilde ...
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Symbol for “rotate around axis”

I have two pictures of an object where I need to indicate that one is rotated by x° (around a certain axis), preferably with the arrow in the picture - BUT - I can't seem to find this arrow in the ...
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Multiline text under/over arrows [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I write multiple lines in a subscript? Force line break inside a \lim argument in align environment I want to write some multi-line text under a long arrow. ...
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Fuse symbol with TikZ

I am using the circuits.ee.IEC library. However, I cannot find any fuse symbol like this: How can I define such a symbol using circuit declare symbol? It should be just combining the resistor ...
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Unicode character look-up

Now that I have switched to primarily using XeTeX, I find I do not use Detexify or the The Comprehensive LaTeX Symbol List to find symbols very much. However, I often still need to locate symbols. ...
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Wish to design new integral symbol with infinity symbol through it

Would you guys help me design an integral symbol with the \infty symbol inscribed through it and aligned correctly with the slant of the integral symbol? I tried using ...
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Alternative symbol sets for footnote marks

The footmisc package describes 3 additional systems in which one can apply numbering to footnotes in a paper: bringhurst: ∗, †, ‡, §, ||, ¶. chicago: ∗, †, ‡, §, ||, #. wiley: ∗, ∗∗, †, ...
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How can I use a symbol provided by a package without changing the entire mathematics font?

I wish to use a symbol provided by the package MnSymbol but if I have a \usepackage{MnSymbol} in my document then many other symbols change, including even the equals sign (=), which appears much ...
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\leftarrow does not work

I am trying to write a document in which for some reason some of the things like \overleftarrow{example} works but \leftarrow and \rightarrow etc. does not work. Any suggestions?
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Is there a wider equal sign?

I have defined the equal by definition sign: with this code: \newcommand{\eqdef}{\overset{def}{=}}. However, "def" extends over the edges of the equal sign. Is there a wider equal sign to use?
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How to typeset moon phase symbols?

I would like to add moon phase symbols to a document of mine but could not find a visually pleasing way to do this. Does anyone know how to typeset aesthetic moon phase symbols?
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How to print NOT \sqsubseteq? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to look up a math symbol? Could anyone tell me a conventional way to print NOT \sqsubseteq?
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How to type “田” with filled upper left and lower right sub-squares?

How to type “田” with filled upper left sub-square and lower right sub-square as a character in LaTeX?