{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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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?
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Typesetting Math and Text Commands

In your opinion, what is the best way to place things like symbols next to names, if some symbols are meant for text and you have to be in mathmode to use the exponent functionality? What is the ...
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Escape character in LaTeX

I need to output the below text but since \ is a special character, I cannot: [RegularExpression(@"\d+")] Also sometimes I need use dollar sign $ as well but it seems to be a special char, too. ...
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Automatically crossing 7's and Z's in mathematical formulae

I've been using LaTeX for my math homework and notes for about 6 months now. However, I'm really quite new to anything that uses the real power of TeX. When I used to do my homework by hand, I always ...
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Symbols to avoid while creating new commands

I experienced some problems when creating \newcommand that have some numbers in their names; I can't find docs about that, about the accepted charset for the commands in LaTeX.
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How to express ~ (tilde) [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How does one insert a backslash or a tilde into LaTeX? How do I express ~ in LaTeX. I have tried \~ but it doesn't work. Is there a specific syntax for it and is there a ...
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Point Symbol Analogous to Section Marker

Is there a standard typography symbol for point used to reference a preceding list, analogous to the section marker §? Conceptual example: As to •3 above...
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siunitx: µ doesn't work

I'm using TeXnicCenter for Windows (7) and I'm a bloody beginner in everything that concerns LaTeX. I'm using the siunitx package for mathematical formulas and it works just fine... with one ...
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symbol for proper ideal (\unlhd + \lneq)

How can I write the symbol for a proper ideal? The standard relations \leq,\subseteq both have a "proper" version \lneq,\subsetneq, but I was unable to find a "proper" version of either \unlhd ...
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Issue on changing style in LaTeX

Currently I have a TeX document, written using sig-alternate.cls class file. I need to change it and use llncs.cls. However, when I attempt to compile the document with the class changed, I get the ...
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TeXnicCenter with MikTeX fails to render many symbols, such as \nsubseteq

I am new to LaTeX (sort of) and my fresh installation of TeXnicCenter with MikTeX doesn't recognize many symbols. For example: \nsubseteq, \subseteqq and \nsubseteqq (and the superset counterparts). ...
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Typeset a solidus operator (free variable substitution)

I would like to typeset an operator like the one used to specify substitutions of variables with values in computer science. This is a sketch, just keep in mind that all this should span about on a ...
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Yield symbol (chemistry)

I'm trying to format a chemical reaction with LaTeX, and apparently it doesn't accept "→" as a character. Is there any way to do it?
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Correct spacing when using \sim as negation

When using \sim as a symbol for negation it gives incorrect spacing and this is clear if the spacing is compared to the spacing of \lnot: How can the spacing be corrected? \documentclass{article} ...
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How do I ensure a single character for \ldots

How do I ensure that \ldots comes out in the PDF as a single character? I'm formatting a document for a publisher, who has given this condition in its formatting rules, but I do not know how I can do ...
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Find out the number of a symbol to access it

In http://www.logicmatters.net/latex-for-logicians/symbols/ I read that \boxright from txfonts or pxfonts can by used together with other fonts by doing the following: ...
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How to add an item symbol before the caption

how to add the blacksquare before the caption in LaTeX? just like the itemize, but at the caption 1. Introduction
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Creating a software manual. Any supporting packages?

So I am about to start writing a manual for a piece of software. Are there any packages available to depict radio buttons, check boxes, tabs, menus etc.?
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Underbrace under sqrt content

I am trying to use underbrace to clarify the arguments to a sqrt. However this causes the square root sign to reach all the way down to the bottom of the text under the brace(s), which is not what I ...
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How to get a good “divisible by” symbol?

In addition to the "divides" relation, denoted b | a, there is also a "divisible by" relation expressing the converse (a is divisible by b), often designated with three vertical dots. Up until now, ...
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How can I overscore a character?

I am using Anki to create flash cards for Boolean identities. I prefer to use an overscore as opposed to a prime for negated variables. Can this be accomplished with LaTeX? EDIT: The header and ...
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Tweaking numeral height (and baseline)

I am using the Computer Modern Unicode Bright font, in the OpenType version (see http://cm-unicode.sourceforge.net or http://www.ctan.org/tex-archive/fonts/cm-unicode) in a XeLaTeX-compiled document. ...
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Symbol for skeptical consequence that matches the turnstile package

This might be seen as a follow up to Symbol for skeptical consequence. From it I got answers so that I could write that B is a skeptical consequence of A such as which Peter Grill's code produces. ...