{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 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} ...
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Big mess with my LaTeX code: I want the curvy integral back!

The truth is that, up to now, I have used a template that I created long ago to write my lecture notes. All seems OK, but the only thing that's been bothering me lately is that the integral sign in my ...
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How does one make a double widehat?

To depict the Fourier transform of the Fourier transform of a function f, I want to make two widehats over each other as in \widehat{\widehat{f}}, however, this makes the widehats not immediately over ...
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Is there a vertical \mapsto symbol?

What is the TeX code for a vertical \mapsto symbol? I've looked but can't find it. I'm drawing a commutative diagram, and I want to draw what a specific symbol is being mapped to as well, so I am ...
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What is the equivalent to the german “Symbolverzeichnis” and how is it realizable in Lyx?

In mathematical books you have sometimes (in addition to the index of words) a list of symbols with a short description. In German it is called "Symbolverzeichnis". Is this somehowe realizable within ...
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Spacing between triple vertical lines

I would like to create a norm-like operator with 3 verticals bars instead of two. It has to look like $|||\cdot|||$. I would like to know how to decrease the spacing between the vertical bars such ...
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Are there (semi) standard font symbols for SAVE, RUN, etc in TeX?

Is there a font package to represent typical computer commands such as Save, Run, Refresh, etc? I am looking for something in the spirit of KeyStroke package for typical command icons on screen.
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Applying \middle outside of a \left \right group

Background: I am using the solution from Creating a large "such that" symbol which checks that \currentgrouptype=16 in order to be able to determine if we are in the middle of a \left ... ...
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Using another font for a glyph that is not available in the current font

I want to declare more than one font so XeTeX can use other fonts when first font did not have a specific glyph. How can I do that? In windows when the current font does not have a glyph, other font ...
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Is there a ditto symbol?

I believe that a symbol -||- is commonly used to indicate repetition of a fragment of text. The problem is that typesetting it using dashes and pipes looks kind of ugly. Is there a predefined symbol ...
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Bullet points do not appear (in \itemize environment with Hebrew font David CLM)

I am writing Hebrew using the David CLM font (from Culmus). Using this font there are no bullet points in \itemize environments. I do not understand why. It works as it is supposed to work with other ...
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What is the LaTeX command for “em dash” (—)?

I am trying to insert the symbol in the title of the question, which I copied from a PDF article, but it appears as space in the output file. What is the corresponding LaTeX command?
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Micro symbol µ in lstlisting

I'm writing a report about a website I'm working on to play cards online. I use lstlisting to display my PHP, JavaScript and HTML code. The problem is that I'm using a lot of µ's in my JavaScript ...
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Why is \mid so called?

The LaTeX commands \mid and \vert may be used to make a vertical bar. I can appreciate that \vert is short for vertical, but why \mid? Is it short for middle? and if so, middle of what?
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More aesthetic (perhaps shallower) superscript check symbol

The standard way to produce a superscript check mark in latex would be something like $\mathcal{E}^{\vee}$ (this is a notation often used for the dual of a locally free sheaf $\mathcal{E}$.) An ...
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How to resolve conflicts in symbol packages?

I want to use symbols from wasysym and marvosym packages: \usepackage{wasysym} \usepackage{marvosym} but it gives an errors as both packages have the command of \CheckedBox. I do not want to use ...
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How to use bbding package?

I tried to use bbding package for the enumitem symbols. I have added to my code: \usepackage{bbding} .... \begin{itemize}[label=\HandRight] but I receive error !pdfTeX error: ...
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“+” sign in international phone numbers

I want a smaller "+" sign in international phone numbers. For example if I write +1-123-456-7890 it gives where "-" signs are all okay (not pretty though), but the "+" sign looks too big. How ...
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The whitespace character in listings [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Explicit space character? The listings package by default replaces spaces in (for example) strings with a strange underscore style thing, almost like a square bracket ...
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Where to find a list of all available symbols for ConTeXt?

As mentioned in Which symbols need to be escaped in ConTeXt?, one can type commands, such as \textdollar to display symbols in a document. In some situations, using such commands seems advantageous, ...
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Getting larger horizontal dots

I was creating some graphs related to sets in latex (cartesian graphs, arrow graphs and directed graphs). Now I noticed that \Huge\vdots will produce larger than normal vertical dots (although I still ...
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How to rename a command for a symbol

I'm using the symbol int for the interior of the topological space and Int for the interior of a closed manifold in Rn. But \int is the built-in command for the 'integral' symbol. How can I rename ...
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Clique symbol in Math [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to look up a symbol? I am working with the font Palatino on the memoir class. \uspackage{mathpazo} How can I get the second C below in a mathematical formula? ...
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\textbullet and CM sans serif: font shape undefined

The following example \documentclass{article} \begin{document} \sffamily \textbullet \end{document} gives me the warning: LaTeX Font Warning: Font shape `OMS/cmss/m/n' undefined (Font) ...
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How to type this symbol like a “u” [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to look up a symbol? Could anybody tell me how to type the symbol like a “u”? The figure is below
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How to insert these unicode symbols u2400 to u2421?

Please how can I insert these unicode symbols in the range u2400 to u2421. They are names of control characters. You can see them here: http://unicode.org/charts/PDF/U2400.pdf I could find the ...
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Lower right corner symbol – like _|

I just wonder what the code for the symbol _| is. (The symbol besides v in the picture below.) Thanks a lot.
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Explicit space character?

I'm wondering about the best way to do an explicit space character (I don't even know what it's properly called), like the ones you get in the \begin{verbatim*} environment. The closest I've found is ...
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A better \pm symbol

I am looking for an alternate to the \pm symbol, and wondering if I am the only one bothered by it as I see that this has not been asked yet. I have attempted to define one using my standard ...
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Regularized Product Symbol

How so I make a regularized product symbol like in Deninger's papers. It looks like a II, only large like $\prod$ only with a bottom on it too, as in the following paper abstract:
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How do you swap the commands for two symbols?

I find that I much prefer \varphi to \phi and generally would rather use the \varphi than the \phi. But it's three more characters to type \varphi instead of \phi, which is most troublesome. So I ...
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How to display special symbols in ConTeXt which are processed by Lua?

I have a ConTeXt document containing many special characters. I have followed the instructions at Which symbols need to be escaped in ConTeXt? to ensure they can all display properly in the document, ...
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Include a graphic as a character

I want to include a simple vector graphic (SVG, 1 circle and a path with 20 nodes) in the text, so it appears like a character. ifsym does this with metafont, however metafont generates only ...
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LuaLaTeX + load one particular math symbol from an OTF file

I try to load exactly one symbol from an OpenType Font file and use it in a math environment. However, it seems to me, that I can only use the symbol in "normal" text but not in math mode. Here is a ...