{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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Wedge with vertical bar

I'm making a summary sheet of a course in LaTeX. There are, however, I have no idea how to draw two of the symbols. One of them is some sort of \wedge with a vertical bar through it, the other a \vee ...
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How do I get mathematical fonts to Illustrator?

I am doing a thesis on graph theory, and I am currently drawing graphs with Illustrator. Vertexes and edges are easy to draw, but how about naming them? How do I get the symbols in image look like ...
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How do I write $\notin$ backwards?

I write $P \niton x$, but it does not work. How can I write the symbol $\notin$ backwards?
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How to correctly set up Palatino font with math (related to pxfonts)

I've read many times here in TeX.SE that pxfonts has a lot of spacing inconsistencies, and that it's better to use mathpazo. The problem is that mathpazo doesn't load all the math symbols to match the ...
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Creating new characters from existing ones

In a nutshell. Is there a relatively easy way of building characters out of parts of existing ones? Rationale. (La)TeX linguists’ need for a wide palette of characters—for example, ⟨ɳ⟩ (U+0273), ⟨ɲ⟩ ...
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Too long/short pipe (absolute value) in math mode with certain letters

In the question Absolute Value Symbols I read about the best ways to write absolute values. I found the accepted answer pretty good and it works in almost all cases. Sadly, only in almost. For example ...
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Machine Readable list of LaTeX Commands and Symbols

I am looking for a list of LaTeX symbols and commands which is in a nice machine readable format (json/xml/csv). Something similar to The Comprehensive LaTeX Symbol List. Can anyone point me in the ...
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What is a simple way to create a binary relation symbol on top of another?

What is a simple way to have \ll on top of \gg with equal size and vertically center aligned and have them work as a binary relation symbol like \lessgtr? The commands \underset and \overset cannot be ...
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List of mostly all quotation marks used [duplicate]

I'm seeking of a list of quotation marks used in different language. So far I found only this wiki-page. But there is only the marks itself in Unicode. I know about csquotes package. I just want to ...
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Bar-less “f” and finetuning existing characters

Specific question I would like to produce an italic f without the crossbar. Can I do this relatively straightforwardly? This letter, esh (ʃ), is Unicode U+01A9, U+0283. The esh of tipa.sty only ...
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Write treble clef in tex?

How to write treble symbol in Tex? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clef
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How to get the Reinforced symbols?

Recently, An asistant asked me a question that how to get the Reinforced symbols? I can not find it in sym­bols-a4.pdf. Maybe it is not universal notation.
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How to change font for the integral symbol

I'm looking how to change the integral symbol. For example: \documentclass{article} \begin{document} \[\int_a^b f(x) \mathrm{d} dx\] \end{document} I want to only change the font of \int to get a ...
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Remove the qed symbol of only a proof environment, not everyone else

I have seen several posts on how to remove the qed symbol in a proof, but that affects all proof environments. I would like to know how to remove the qed symbol in a particular proof because I have a ...
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Middle height dot like `\vdots`

I am trying to make actually a "\vdot" instead of \vdots. What I am trying to achieve is something like that I tried \vdot(within $$) in the sence of \cdots and \cdot but it's not recognised as a ...
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\mod, quotient structures, and spacing [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: typesetting modulus operator, as in remainder When \mod is used in a \cong b \mod c the extra space between \mod and what precedes it is appropriate. But what if I ...
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The difference between $X^{\ast}$ and $X^*$? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: \star vs. \ast in formulas. Which one to use? What is the difference between X^{\ast} and X^* ? Both look the same in the pdf file - although when using Lyx the former ...
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Accessing font ornaments from ConTeXt

I'm having difficulty accessing font ornaments from ConTeXt. I'm using mkiv. I have a font and I know it has fancy ornaments in it because I see them in the spec sheet. I don't understand what to do ...
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Latex arrow hook up

Can anyone tell me how to write \hookuparrow in Latex? I know that writing $\hookrightarrow$ gives us the arrow to the right but for up and down arrows it is not true, maybe I need some package ?
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Greek letters in italic in math equation

I use \Pi and \Sigma in my math equations however, they are not printed in italic like other text. I guess this is because they are symbols and not really text. Putting \textit into the equation has ...
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utf8 characters

I would like to include the output of the npm list command in a latex verbatim block: jeroen@jeroen-ubuntu:~/Desktop$ npm install d3 jeroen@jeroen-ubuntu:~/Desktop$ npm list /home/jeroen/Desktop └─┬ ...
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Displaying special character (which name I don't know)

I'm writing a summary of a lecture that I'm visiting at the moment. Today, I encountered a symbol, which I did not know and even not know how to write on a computer. Since the summary is written in ...
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How do I write ^ as text in LaTeX? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to look up a symbol? How to typset the symbol “^” (caret/circumflex) I would like to produce ^^ as text in my document. The symbol is refered to as 94 (0x5E) = ^ ...
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How can I write tilde ~ in math mode? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to look up a symbol? How does one insert a backslash or a tilde into LaTeX? ~ makes symbols after them 'phantoms'. I want just to write '~' in math mode and \~ ...
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Extracting characters from the new libertine (with pdflatex)

The issue: I need to access e.g. libertine's delta glyph in pdflatex. This question notes that the \libertineGlyph command is no longer provided by the latest version of the libertine package. It ...
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How do I insert a backslash inside a mathematical statement?

I'm trying to write a set subtraction operation in an AMS formatted template. In the end, what I want should look like A\B. But I'm doing this in math-mode $A\B$ and this gives me errors. I've also ...
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Searching for up and down arrow symbol (⇅)

Whats the command for this symbol: ⇅ I've found ⇈ \upuparrows but I can't find the other one.
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Quarterly filled circle symbol

For a comparison table I am using the symbols of wasysym which gives me an empty circle, a full circle and also half filled circle. However I would rather use a more fine grained sale and for this I ...
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Symbol request for a mysterious symbol

Is there a symbol that looks like the element sign $\in $ but instead of being curved, looks more like a less than sign $< $? I have trawled through hundreds of symbols and tried detexify.
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How do I type 3 “times”5 (like 3 x 5) [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to look up a symbol? I'm wondering how I can type "time". (I could omit it, but I want to emphasize that it is a product, so I want to type it out). Does anyone have ...
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Need a smaller size for \sum

Using the following code, I get a nice emulation of the calculator screen. However, I'm looking for a way to make the summation signs smaller. Any suggestions? \documentclass{article} ...
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Looking for an “S” symbol

I can’t figure out what this symbol is. It is used in the context of “column space of a matrix X”. It is not one of the Greek letters and my guess is that it is just an ordinary “S” with some sort ...
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Why can't I get a D with stroke?

The Comprehensive Latex Symbol list tells me that I can't get Đ with OT1 using the command \DJ, and that I need T1 font encoding. When I use [T1]{fontenc} in the preamble, this doesn't work either. ...
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How to get n=1 under Product character (\prod or \Pi) [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Show inline math as if it were display math Whenever I try to get something below the product character, it actually puts it next to it. The recommended code to do this ...
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Colored symbols

First of all, I apologize if this is a repetitive question. I searched, but couldn't find it. I was wondering if I can change the color of symbols in latex. For example \ast always give me a black ...
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Symbols in Math Mode

I am trying to put the following into LaTeX, using math mode. $ \urcorner \box (Alarm = On \wedge DoorControls = Enabled) $ This is an LTL statement, when I inserted the above everything is ...
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Error using \lrtimes

I am trying to use a symbol mapped by the tag \lrtimes in Math mode, but I am getting error. Here is what I am doing. \begin{align*} Sys_1 \stackrel{\text{\tiny def}}{=} (Appl \parallel Appl) ...
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Trollface package

Does anybody know if there is a package containing troll-faces similar to the simpsons package, where you just write the \trollface to insert a picture of a troll-face (e.g. \Bart for the simpsons ...
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Adding left/right bars to letters

Is there an equivalent of the top/bottom bars you can get with \overbar, \underbar but for left and right bars? I would like to have a small vertical bar right next to some text in mathmode. I would ...
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Warnings with beamer class and itemize

I'm getting the following annoying warnings: LaTeX Font Warning: Font shape `OT1/cmss/m/n' in size <4> not available (Font) size <5> substituted on input line 16. ... LaTeX ...
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Why does \cal{M}_n give “M>”?

Why does \cal{M}_n give “M>” in parts of my LaTeX file and works correctly in other parts?
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The meaning of the percent sign in LaTeX coding [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What is the use of percent signs (%) at the end of lines? I know that % is commonly used to uncomment parts of the code, but recently I read that there is another use ...
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LaTeX wants a $ where there shouldn't be one

I have a variable name that I need to include mid-paragraph. The variable is called "oral_read_score". LaTeX seems to think that I meant the "r" and "s" to be subscripts, and gives an error unless I ...
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Upquote: Error in symbols-a4.pdf?

• To replace ‘ and ’ with the more computer-like (and more visibly distinct) ` and ' within a verbatim environment, use the upquote package. Outside of verbatim, you can use \char18 and \char13 to ...
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Strange integral symbol [closed]

I'm getting the following rendering of my \int command inside equation environment This is in my opinion really ugly! I want the usual one back! Do you have any idea about what happened to my ...
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Character substitution: combine \llap{(} and \llap{-} to \llap{(-}

This is a follow up to question siunitx: specifying custom command as input-symbol . The idea is that (,) and - are wrapped into \llap or \rlap so that they do not take any space when a table is set ...
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What is the symbol to join two personal names? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Dashes: - vs. – vs. — I don't know if here is the best place to ask, but my question involves three symbols, so here we go: What symbol should I use to connect two ...
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Why does MiKTeX have old version of The Comprehensive LaTeX Symbol List?

On CTAN, the package named "Comprehensive" contains a version of The Comprehensive LaTeX Symbol List dated 09 November 2009. But the corresponding package on MiKTeX contains a version of the file ...
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Smaller membership symbol

To mean that x is an element of X, we can write x \in X. However, in the standard packages, the membership symbol that results is too big; it draws too much attention to itself. This is especially ...
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How do I get the multiplication symbol? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to look up a symbol? How do I use the recurrent multiplication symbol that gives a1*a2*a3*a4*a5*a6......? I looked it over online and couldn't find it because I ...