{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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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 ...
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Why are \twoheadleftarrow and \leftarrow so different? [Sweave, listings]

I am wondering why the \twoheadleftarrow in the code below looks so much different from (worse than) the \leftarrow, although according to the LaTeX symbol list, the arrow heads should be of the same ...
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Logical symbol for exclusive disjunction: fwwf

Neither detexify nor the list of mathematical symbols yield what I am looking for: A logical symbol for the truth-function (FWWF)(pq), in English "Neither p nor q", also called 'exclusive ...
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Symbol for encoding error: black diamond with white question mark �

I would like to add this symbol: � to a beamer presentation. It is shown when something went wrong with the encoding. Sadly, I can't simply include this symol: [53] ! Package inputenc Error: ...
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The \not rendering and the line over sigma symbol

I am writing a paper and I need to use the \not command on \sigma which stands for a order relation on a set. The issue is that the line over the sigma symbol is rendered poorly, is there any way I am ...
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\star vs. \ast in formulas. Which one to use?

When you read a formula aloud you say "r and r-star are related by this formula". If you write this formula down you normally write an r with a six-handed star, which would actually be an asterisk and ...
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how do you write the grad operator? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to look up a symbol? I can only get \div which is upside down. I tried typing \grad but no luck. Packages I am using: \usepackage[utf8x]{inputenc} ...
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LaTeX code for “white square brackets” 〚 and 〛 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to look up a symbol? How does one make the symbol for a blackboard bold kind square brackets ,something like [[.The symbol being talked about is used for containing ...
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How to type a tall / symbol?

Say I want \documentclass{article} \begin{document} \[cl(V, q) =\left (\sum_{r=0}^{\infty} \bigotimes^r V\right)/\{v\otimes v = -q(v,v)\}\] \end{document} How to make the "/" symbol longer to ...
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How to type higher order derivatives using Lagrange's primes notation

This is what i have been using but it dosen't look quite right $$\large y', y^{\prime\prime}, y^{\prime\prime\prime}, {y^{\prime\backprime\prime}}, {y^{\backprime\prime}}, ...
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How to use symbols such as \delta and \lambda

I'm trying to use symbols such as \lambda and \delta but for some reason it's not compiling. I've reproduced the problem in the following code: \documentclass[12pt,a4paper,oneside]{article} ...
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wasysym symbols render to something different

I would like to use the wasysym package to get access to characters such as lightning and clock. However, the following MWE for me gives different symbols. \documentclass{article} ...
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Turning a T1 text-mode character into a maths-mode character

I would like to use the T1 font character Ð, \DH, as a mathematical symbol, as so in a quick and dirty way I defined \newcommand{\dH}{\text{\DH}} However, in my theorem environments, where the ...
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Have a space after \texttrademark oder any kind of characters [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Spaces behind \textgreater not working as expected I am faced with the following problem. I write a document in which I refer to a registered brand and thus looks like ...
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Special characters in bib entries using biber/biblatex [closed]

I'm having problems to get URLs with special characters in biber/biblatex to work \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} \usepackage[swedish]{babel} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} ...
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Description Logic symbols in LaTeX [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to look up a symbol? I need to get symbols of description logic names looking like at the picture: Should I use some special font for this purpose, and which one? ...
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How to get double angle bracket without using MnSymbol package?

I tried the \llangle and \rrangle from the MnSymbol package, which is OK. But the package also changed other things which I do not want.
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No symbols inside a multilevel numbered list in Lyx [closed]

I have some numbered lists in Lyx with 4 levels of indentation. On the first level there are numbers (1,2,3,....), on the second small letters ( (a),(b),(c),...), then Roman numbers (i, ii, iii,...) ...
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Modifying another checkmark, or adding another one?

I should explain beforehand, that I use XeLaTeX, so I have access to all kinds of fonts, and Unicode support. Now, I'm using the "BALLOT BOX" (U+2610) and "BALLOT BOX WITH CHECK" (U+2611) quite often ...
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How to imitate a character that looks similar to an inverted 2?

I am trying to imitate a character that looks similar to an inverted 2. It can be seen at the start of the second last words in the following image: What I have come up with so far is using ...
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How to add different Q.E.D. symbols to different theorems?

I have a series of theorem styles, two of them look like this: \theoremstyle{definition} \newtheorem{define}{Definition} \theoremstyle{plain} \newtheorem{theorem}{Theorem} I want to add a ...
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How to make a plus sign with arrowheads on each of the four endpoints?

There is a common operation in the sparse-direct literature (see pg. 7) called an "extend-add", and it is usually denoted with a particular symbol that looks like a large plus sign with arrowheads on ...
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Text continues beyond margin when using \mu

Whenever I use the command \mu in my text, the entire paragraph after µ will be printed in Italic and continues beyond the textwidth. All spaces are removed. Does anybody know what is happening and ...
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Percent signs - “comment” and “active” both at once?

I convert documents from Word a lot, and I often forget to escape %, which leads to pieces of text missing. So I would like the following to happen in the main document body: escaped \% working as ...
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Fat Semicolon for Function Composition in Diagrammatic Order [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to look up a symbol? Is there a LaTeX macro that produces the fat semicolon symbol? As noted in Wikipedia, A further variation encountered in computer science is ...
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Meter signature in text

I want to mention musical piece meter directly in the text, like: This piece is written in 4/4. Is there a way to get time signature (4/4) in form of fraction with no fraction bar? I tried musixtex ...
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Changing footnote symbols

I was wondering if there is way to change the symbols of footnotes to any symbol I want. I know there are some packages that put away the numbers and use predefined symbols, but I want to use some ...
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Is there another symbol that is slightly different from \forall (likewise for \exists)?

What Is there a symbol that is slightly different from $\forall$ (e.g. having a second line from upper left to lower middle)? It should obviously mean "for all" but be sufficiently different to not ...
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creating implication and equivalence symbols of intermediate length

It is said that using the commands \implies and \iff is preferred over \Rightarrow and \Leftrightarrow, because they give wider spacing around and thus more prominence to the characters. (This other ...
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ISO: cross product [closed]

ISO norms specifies a standard symbol for cross product? I found in many books of mathematics the \times operator, while in physics it seems widely used the \wedge (or \land or another similar ...
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What's the correct way to write norm? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Absolute Value Symbols What is a correct way to write norm of a vector (or an operator)? Is there a substantial difference between the following possibilities? Which of ...
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How to typset the symbol “^” (caret/circumflex/hat)

I need to display the symbol '^' d <- dist(fascores, method = "euclidean")^2 How do I do that?
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Correct symbol for the Laplace operator ($\Delta$)

What is the correct symbol to use for the Laplace operator? It looks almost like the big Delta $\Delta$, but it should look different so that it is not confused with the Delta. Currently, I use $\vec ...
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Is there a symbol for “hand-wave”? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to look up a symbol? My friends and I like to joke about hand-waving in proofs, and we were wondering if there is a hand-waving symbol in LaTeX that we could use.
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A bold plus symbol in math mode

I'd like to use a different + symbol in addition to + in math mode, preferably one which is just bolder than the standard one. I'm currently using \pmb{+} from the amsbsy package, but it's a bit too ...
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Creating a seamless XOR symbol as node

I want to have a XOR node in my TikZ diagram, but couldn't find any available symbol, therefore made one myself, but I am not very happy with it. I used the example from how to draw XOR gate symbol as ...
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Character combination and horizontal spacing [closed]

Thanks for this awesome website that helped me countless times! I need to use double square brackets. I know about those in the stmaryrd and MnSymbol packages, and I heard about unicode-math—but for ...
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How to find out which glyphs are different in an OpenType style set?

With fontspec, and XeTeX or LuaTeX it's possible to access a font's OpenType features, including the Style Sets, e.g. like this: \addfontfeatures{RawFeature=+ss01;+ss18} TeX.sx has already taught ...