{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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Matplotlib symbols

I have recently drawn up a lot of plots in Python (matplotlib), but then I realized that I couldn't find their LaTeX equivalents. I am specifically looking to generate circle, square, and diamond ...
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Combine universal and existential quantfiers

I want to combine the existential and universal quantifiers so that the left part of the universal quantifier match the right of the existential. To do so I defined the command: ...
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A symbol in LaTeX [duplicate]

I want to write this symbol in LaTeX. I looked for it on Detexify and some code-lists but found nothing. EDIT: I want the arrows and also the letters (general inputs in that place) Thanks!
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Unknown symbol - how to create it with Latex [duplicate]

I'm searching for a way to create the attached character in LaTeX. It's not the one that is created with \mathbb{R}as this creates double strokes for each line and not just the leading one. The image ...
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Alternatives to asterisk and star for superscripts

While writing a paper, I find myself exhausted with superscript symbols to denote similar types of variables. I have used x, x^\ast (i.e. x*), x^\star and x'. I can't use symbols which sit right on ...
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How can I print \twonotes from wasysym?

When I try to compile the following example with pdftex, I get: pdflatex symbol.tex -output-format=pdf This is pdfTeX, Version 3.14159265-2.6-1.40.15 (TeX Live 2014) (preloaded format=pdflatex) ...
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How to custom symbol from LaTeX symbol?

\bigtriangledown creates How to fill color and remove the black boundary so that I can create a customed symbol similar to this:
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LaTeX symbol “ ·; ”

I'm new to LaTeX, and I have no idea how to type this ·; in LaTeX. Appreciate very much if anyone can help me.
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Smartphone symbol for pdfLaTeX

I want to use a smartphone symbol. Naturally, I went to How to look up a symbol or identify a math symbol or character?, but I wasn't able to find any smartphone look-alike (only old phones, and the ...
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Can you provide a link to a font or typeface containing a double bar dollar sign? [duplicate]

Can anybody refer me to a font file or typeface that contains the proper US dollar sign? A problem with most typefaces is that they contain a generic dollar sign, containing a single vertical bar. A ...
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Any recommended font for better looking dollar symbol?

Is there a good way to have a better looking dollar symbol \$ without altering the fonts of the rest of the text? The \$ in a default template just looks very dull. I would prefer to have a Fraktur ...
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How to look up a symbol or identify a math symbol or character?

I know what my symbol or character looks like, but I don't know what the command is or which math alphabet it came from. How do I go about finding this out?
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How to type this math symbol? [duplicate]

I've got to type this symbol in my article. I've searched through Internet but haven't seen anything about how to write it in TeX command. It is perhaps rarely seen or used. But I really need to use ...
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Typing the symbol “&” in place of “and”

While writing the reference in .bib file, I want to mention the address of publication of the book which contains "&" symbol. While executing the main.tex file I am getting error as "! Misplaced ...
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I-macron without space [duplicate]

I want to write the name Ibn-Sīnā with macrons over the i and the a. I found out that can I add macrons using \=a and that I need \=i\ to avoid the dot over the i. When I write Ibn-S\=i\n\=a I get ...
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How to insert a # via \immediate\write18 within a macro

It seems that using \immediate\write18{echo "\string#!/bin/bash (version 1)" > \jobname.command}% outside of a \newcommand works great. However, I want to invoke within a \newcommand: ...
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How can I typeset the following symbol for beep in multimeter (code)?

How can I typeset the following symbol for beep in multimeter?
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Typing the Pinyin third tone accent for character that denotes “woman”

Who knows how to type 女 in Pinyin, utilizing a LaTeX command? That is curve tone and the two dots.
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What does symbol ~ do in Latex?

I noticed this symbol in an example. Including or excluding this from the source doesn't change anything. However, if I include \~, it puts a ~ on the first letter of the next word. So, what could be ...
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How to express this in LaTeX?

I want to know how to express this function in LaTeX. Can anyone help me?
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Quote marks - Inverted L / Gamma symbol style?

I'm using XeLaTeX along with the cjk package. I'm trying to recreate quotation marks like the inverted L symbols in the following image: A first attempt. Here's a MWE after looking at the comments ...
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X mark to match checkmark

I am looking to have an X mark that compliments the \checkmark symbol in the amsmath package. I've had a look at some in symbols-a4.pdf but can't seem to find the matching one! What symbol works well? ...
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Mysterious type of Omega [closed]

I'm looking for this verion of Omega:
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How to enter symbols in a tabular environment

Is there a simple way of entering symbols within a tabular environment? I'd like to add a degree symbol and a plus/minus symbol to the table below: \begin{table}[h] \centering ...
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How to get “LaTeX” symbol in document

I want to get that fancy LaTeX symbol to put in one of my documents but I cannot find it anywhere. All searching for things like latex symbol have not resulted in the symbol but other symbols.
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Symbol for None/Null/undefined variables that are not sets

I am trying to describe is the "Null" or "None" value commonly found in programming languages. Is there a symbol that is commonly used for this, such as a Null/None symbol? For space reasons I'd ...
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Using symbol “{” in big size

I want to use to symbol { in big size and I tested $\left\{$ but it is not functional. So, I need to help for writing this symbol.
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How to type special/accented letters in LaTeX?

How to type these special letters from European languages in latex? ä, é, and L'?
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Typesetting the arc symbol over three letters [duplicate]

How do I put the arc symbol over three letters to indicate that the three letters together represent an angle? For example, the display from the following code gives five points - A, B, C, D, and E ...
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Where is the code for control buttons in animate or a repository of composite characters?

I am looking for the code for the control buttons of "player" in animate package (for example the button which is a square with a right-pointing triangle is used for PLAY button, as expected). I did ...
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How do I change the footnote symbols (asterisk, daggers) to numbers?

I simply want my footnotes to use numbers rather than symbols (which for some reason is the default behaviour for an article. I would also like the horizontal line to extend the width of the page. How ...
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Symbol \pm is lower than the number next to it

Why does the \pm sign is ower compared to the number next to it? Is it normal behaviour? How can I raise it so to be at the same level as the number? My distribution is Vanilla TeX and it is ...
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How to use different styles for greek letter?

I want to use two variants for lower case lambda in my document. what should I do?
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Can I get a \widebar without using the mathabx package?

One can use \bar to put a bar over a letter in math mode, but often the bar isn't wide enough. An alternative is \overline, but this isn't an accent, so it doesn't take into account the skew of the ...
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Introducing new version of a math symbol from another font

I'm trying to use a "hack" to get around the fact that \mathsf doesn't apply to lower-case Greek letters in math mode, by using the CM Bright font instead. What I'd like to have is a command, for ...
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How to alphabetically order list of symbols imported from external .tex file?

How can I order my list of symbols alphabetically when I import these symbols from a .tex file containing lines such as $M$ & Amplitude of general partonic process\\ and the main document ...
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big enough | in set [duplicate]

Can I adjust the symbol "|" in every set? If we type the below code, the symbol "|" is too small. I know that I can use \big to adjust by manual. Is there a method for automatically adjust? ...
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Is there a circle symbol?

Is there a circle symbol for the composition of two functions? Or do I have to resort to using other ways to represent that?
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Symbols for left and right limits

I am using lualatex, are there symbols for left and right limits, like small "-" and "+" to put above the numbers? For now I use \documentclass[a4paper,12pt]{book} \usepackage{fontspec} ...
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How to use active character properly?

Suppose I use ' as active character to insert another symbol: {\tt A'C B} \def\adef#1{\catcode`#1=13 \begingroup \lccode`\~=`#1\lowercase{\endgroup\def~}} ...
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Dagger symbol in math mode in ConTeXt with Euler font?

I followed this answer to use the Neo Euler font in math mode. I found that the dagger symbol (†) is missing in Euler. Is there a way to use the dagger symbol from the text mode font in math mode? ...
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Problem $\lrcorner$ appears much too low

Although I've been using Latex for many years, I just understand the minimum to survive and don't have clue of where the problem can come from. So here are the loaded packages. ...
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How to make this expected value symbol? [duplicate]

I'd like to know how to make in mathmode this fat 'E' as a symbol for expected value?
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Symbols for > and < inside text

Code Area $> 50 \, \si{\mu m}$. which does not look nice according to my assist with > being too big: Command $\g$ does not exist. There many ways to fix this problem. I heard some ...
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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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an \underhat and \underwidehat

So $\hat x$ and $\widehat x$ give upper hats of different length, however, unlike \overbrace{} had an \underbrace{}, one sometimes needs an \uhat and \uwidehat. What is the best (cleanest, fewest ...
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Nice looking empty set?

I feel like the standard $\emptyset$ is ugly. By hand, my empty set symbol is a lot rounder, then this "slashed-zero"-type symbol. Two questions: Do people really use it (I mean people who have any ...
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\subseteq + \circ as a single symbol (“open subset”)

I'm trying to create symbols \opn for "open subset" and \cls "closed subset". I want them to look like this: My current solution is: ...
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Symbol for Bring radical/ultraradical?

I'm trying to find the symbol, such as is given on http://mathworld.wolfram.com/Ultraradical.html which represents the solution to $x^5+x-a=0$, and which is sometimes called a "Bring radical" or an ...
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Replace missing character (minus) in text font for use in siunitx with fontspec

I'm forced to use a commercial (Univers) font in my presentations, which obviously does not contain a dedicated \minus sign, which is called by siunitx. (Though I'm not sure if it is \minus or ...