{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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Why does \textbackslash render as “n” in math mode?

I've just rendered the following: \documentclass[varwidth=true, border=2pt]{standalone} \begin{document}$\textbackslash$ \end{document} which seems to give the same as $n$. Do you know why? As ...
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Reproducing an analog clock similar to the one provided by the ifsym package

Situation I was browsing The Comprehensive LATEX Symbol List looking for a simple analog clock in which I could use in a pamphlet. At some moment, I found an interesting entry (page 91): I tried ...
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Hieroglyphs: How could we map several font files?

This question is for (TeX) archaeologists Notice: We have got better fonts for hieroglyphs these days stored in a single font file, or in SVG file(s), or in a series of GIFs covering all the ...
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Average integral symbol

Is there in LaTeX a symbol or a macro for the average integral with a horizontal slash? I know about \strokedint, but I'd prefer the dash to be horizontal.
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LaTeX code for text above the $\rightarrow$

Hi I am wondering what code is used to get text above the $\rightarrow$ have tried $ \xrightarrow{P}$ but not running on my LaTeX as I do not know which package to install or how to install it. ...
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Why are minus signs not working in this equation?

In the below equation I'm writing, 2 minus signs are not visible, why is that? $\phi (s, \lambda) = C \frac{ 1 + \beta^2 − 2 \beta cos( \frac{2 \pi s}{\lambda} ) }{ \lambda^5 \exp( \frac{ h c }{ ...
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What's the difference between \|, \textdoublevertline, \textdoublepipe and \parallel?

I'm currently writing my bachelors thesis about on-line handwriting recognition of mathematical formulae (see http://write-math.com). I'm currently only recognizing symbols with the same technique as ...
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Is there a way to do an “upside down” \widehat?

I've come across this in a book I'm looking through, but I can't find the code for it. I want it to look exactly like the \widehat and go above text like \widehat does...I just want it to be ...
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Math mode accents

In my long document I, sadly, have to use several accents to denote different kinds of symbols. Currently, I use primes ($x'$), hat, tilde, and overline. In addition I use two colored symbols (red ...
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Create Pole/Point Integral Symbols

I want to create the following shaped integrals found in the unicode-math package symbols list: I created my own package a while ago for defining some symbols/shortcuts, and I want to recreate ...
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Text over symbols, but with adjusting width ( something like \stackrel{#1}{#2} but with same size) [duplicate]

I would like to write something above equation sign. One may do it with \stack{#1}{#2} command and it works fine if #1 and #2 are the same length, example: $\stackrel{(3)}{=}$ will result in ...
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Strange symbol with \bigstar

I would like to insert a star into my latex document. So, i tried this command: \bigstar But, i get this result instead of a star: Do you know how i can fix it? Thank you
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What's the “standard” way to express a zero/null morpheme in an interlinear gloss in LaTeX? [duplicate]

I'm interested in what the "norm" is for the field. I tried both $\oslash$ and $\emptyset$, but neither looks normal... or maybe I'm over thinking this. Is there a standard in linguistics ...
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Symbols used in partitions

What is the LaTeX could for the symbols for the set of all odd partition and the set of all distinct partitions? I need to use them for a chapter on Euler's theorem in a report about partition theory. ...
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How can I get all TeX / LaTeX symbols?

I am currently writing the practical part of my bachelors thesis which will be about on-line recognition of handwritten mathematical symbols (and eventually also formuae). One problem I currently ...
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Are there hexagon brackets in LaTeX?

I mean something like this: / \ | x | \ / I looked up many related resources but failed.
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How can I get a slimmer \textbar?

I use \textbar in my headers in order to separate the page number from the section. \thepage\hspace{0.5ex}\textbar\hspace{1ex}\thesection\sectiontitle But I want to slim the thickness of the ...
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\bar below symbol

Is there a command like \bar{...} but such that the bar is placed below the symbol? Of course there is \underline{...} but then the line is adapted to the width of the symbol and I don't want that ...
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How to use a custom, scalable, symbol in LaTeX

I want to use a custom symbol in my document that is treated like any other letter or math symbol by LaTeX. I do not want to superimpose existing symbols in order to create a new one but rather create ...
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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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Missing $ inserted when using \itemize and \approx [duplicate]

The line in question causing the issue is: \item Blah blah blah \approx blah("blah") blah I also tried \left( and \right), but that didn't change anything. No error is thrown when \approx is ...
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Typeset an upright ell

The $\ell$ character in math-mode is clearly slanted to match the usual slant of math-mode characters. Is there a way to typeset an upright version, that won't look slanted amid other ...
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Frown with arrow

I'd like to know if there's a symbol in math mode like \frown but with an arrow in its end. Like this: (I just love using paint hahaha) Thanks! :)
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How to type this symbol in Latex? [duplicate]

Just want to know how to type this symbol in Latex. I saw it used in the axioms of probability. Thanks.
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Create longer arrows

I currently use two relation symbols as shown below. However, as I need to put in quite a bit of information above and, in the first case, also below the arrow, I'd like to have longer arrows. In my ...
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Inserting blog like tags in latex

I want to do tags like the ones used in blogs (like the tags in the picture shown below). Any ideas how I can do them ?
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How to get only one symbol from a symbol package?

I need to use the \Writinghand symbol from the package marvosym.sty. But, for some reason, loading this package raises an error: (/usr/local/texlive/2013/texmf-dist/tex/latex/ifsym/ifsym.sty ...
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Is there such a thing as a `\mathrule`? (rounded endcaps)

When I am creating hybrid math glyphs, I will find myself often times stacking \rules about the place. But if you look at a collection of CM math symbols (top row), and compare it to a \rule (2nd ...
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LaTeX File and Folder Symbols

Are there file and folder/directory symbols in LaTeX? Something like:
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What command to use for reversed $\vDash$?

I want to use a symbol similar to $\vDash$ but reversed (like if it's mirrored against an imaginary vertical line). I cannot find such a symbol anywhere. I have used detexify too but no luck ...
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Detexify couldn't help me find >— and —<, can you?

These symbols are like arrow, except the arrow heads are inverted. Some ASCII art: >-- or --< Could you help?
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Delimiters as math symbols (and not delimiters)

I am currently using delimiters (brackets, [ and ], to be precise) as symbols in math equations. Of course, the compilator considers the brackets as delimiters, and the spacing is thus not very ...
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Not independent Sign in Latex

I want to do the not independent sign in latex without having to install or define new commands (since I am using latexIT and I cannot load new packages). Currently I use the following sign for ...
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Two consecutive greater-than signs

How do I produce the output >> in a LaTeX Beamer presentation? When I write >> or \textgreater\textgreater, I get this symbol, which I believe to be the guillemet(»): I do not want this ...
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XeLaTeX hang when using specific math symbols

I am using XeLaTeX in conjunction with amsmath and unicode-math for my reports. After a while, I ran into a weird problem in which compilation would just hang indefinitely. I found out the culprit was ...
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extending \widetilde in formula [duplicate]

I have the following code: \widetilde{\text{trunc}(\Delta_\mathbf{tot}(X))} and the output in codecogs is How Can I do to extend \widetilde? How Can I do to have the following formula:
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Typing & in LaTeX [duplicate]

I am trying to use the & symbol in LaTeX. I have looked at many LaTeX resourses and all of them suggest using \& to solve the problem. However, when I try to use this, I still get the error ...
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Serious problem with \widebar

I met across a serious problem using the widebar math command defined by Hendrik Vogt as an answer to question 16337. It worked fine until I used \(wide)hat in its argument. Here is a M(non)WE: ...
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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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Minus-like sign with stuff on top

I want to create an operator that works like a minus sign (including the spacing), but has the characters res on top (in \textrm mode). The length of the minus sign should be adjusted to look like ...
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Skype Icon in the CV template?

I'm trying to add the Skype icon in my CV, but it is not working. I am using Miktex 2.9 and WinEdt 8. \documentclass[10pt,a4paper,roman]{moderncv} \moderncvstyle{casual} \moderncvcolor{blue} ...
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How to add text after a forward slash

I want to write this; /camera/image_raw, but it seems impossible to compile. The forward slash is not the issue, but as soon as I put text behind it doesn't work :( Does anyone know a solution?
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Not equal sign (≠) with a vertical bar

Is it possible to get a \neq but with a vertical bar instead of a slanted one? There are inequality operators like AMS's \gvertneqq that feature this kind of "not equal" but not without mixing it with ...
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Minion Pro Symbols

I searched the site but I couldn't find an answer. I'm trying to use Minion Pro. Some symbols don't seem good to me. Can you explain how to change them? (Maybe into mathpazo or better one.) ...
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How to type the three dots in a product?

I have to type the product of n variables, $x_1\cdot\ldots\cdot x_n$. Although maybe this is semantically the right way (like it is for the sum), it doesn't look very well. What should be, ...
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Superimpose letter on integral symbol

Good Afternoon all, I am trying to typeset a symbol that I have been using to represent the integral of a regulated function. This symbol is the standard integral symbol, with the letter "R" ...
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Glyph insertion

I use Linux and have available to me the "compose" key, and thus can type characters like '°', 'ß', 'ï', 'į', 'ḯ', etc. Is it inherently "bad" to use the compose key to insert the characters, should ...
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libertine-newtxmath some symbols

I'm using libertine with newtxmath. Actually it is very good but some symbols don't seem good to me as in the figure. Can I use different font from these symbols like given below without changing ...
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QED - as three letters - to the right of a display equation

What is the best way for me to get "QED"--as the three letters, not the square generated by \qed--flush with the right side of a page on the same line as a display equation? Note - I am intentionally ...
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How to use \owedge and \boxwedge

We can use symbols of $\otimes$ and $\boxtimes$, $\oplus$ and $\boxplus$, $\ominus$ and $\boxminus$ in Latex. However, do we have $\owedge$ and $\boxwedge$, which combines $\wedge$ in the mid of a ...