{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 put something at the top of the \longrightarrow?

I would like to put something at the top of the \longrightarrow, something like \longrightarrow^{k\rightarrow\infty}. However, instead of putting k\rightarrow\infty on the top right corner, I would ...
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How does one TeX a blank?

By blank, I'm looking to TeX something like this: $\{\emptyset\}$ _ $\{\emptyset,\{\emptyset\}\}$, but I want the _ to look more like a longer blank as you'd see in a fill-in-the-blank type of ...
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How can I make an overset symbol at the same size and height as \bar except with a different symbol?

Apologies for the cryptic title, but I was not sure how best to phrase the question in one sentence. I am essentially trying the create a vector symbol with \rightharpoonup as the top instead of the ...
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Discard symbols from package

I want to use a single symbol from the MnSymbol package, \nuparrow (I can't find that symbol anywhere else). But if I use it, then it upsets the symbols in the rest of the document, which I am happy ...
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What font package do I use to get the vertical Russan/German style integral signs?

What font package do I use to get the vertical Russan/German style integral signs? (subject says all)
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Configurable spacing after \dots

LaTeX adds some space after the ellipsis \textellipsis. This is enhanced by ellipsis package, which only adds space before certain characters (and also gives the option to configure “easily” the ...
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Less pointy angle brackets

I was looking for a way to beautifully display UML stereotype titles including angle brackets like you can see here: What I came up with is $\mathtt{\ll metaclass\gg}$, however, as you can see here ...
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Is a cupdot symbol available in amsmath? [duplicate]

I'm looking for a command in amsmath that makes something like \cupdot in MnSymbol (I hope spell it right...). Look at the picture below: i.e. a command that puts a dot instead of the "+". One ...
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d with a little line through the top of it

In math mode one can do $\hbar$, which produces an h with a little line through the top of it. I want to do the same thing, except with the letter d instead. Is there a generalization of $\hbar$ that ...
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Define strange operators

I' looking for a symbol rendering the connected sum of $n$ topological spaces (or other quite strange topological operations) in a "product-like" manner... What For example in writing $$ ...
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Can spaces at the beginning of a line ever cause problems?

To structure my sourcecode, I often use spaces for padding: \newcommand{\st}[1]{% \begin{tabular}{lr} \emph{Student} & \emph{Score}\\ #1 \end{tabular}% } Can this ever cause ...
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How can I typeset an extra-long \textbar?

This is what I get with \textbar: This is what I want it to look like:
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how to use MnSymbol along with other packages

I'm writing a file about algebraic topology, which means that I need all sorts of mathematical symbols, along with many various packages. I tried to use MnSymbol for its various arrows, only to find ...
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\sqrt: The vinculum and the rest of the radical are misaligned

When the height of the radicand exceeds a certain threshold, LaTeX replaces the check-sign-like part of the root sign with a more vertical one. This behavior has a flaw: The vertical replacement part ...
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Help with math symbols in BibTeX

I am writing a PhD thesis using LaTeX. Every thing is going fine, but I have problem with the output of the mathematical symbols in the references lists. I copy one example from the Pdf file to make ...
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Is there a standard symbol for conditional independence?

I have found this symbol defined as: \def\ci{\perp\!\!\!\perp} on the wikipedia page for Conditional Independence. There's this from the Comprehensive LaTex Symbol List page 106: Donald ...
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siunitx: specifying custom command as input-symbol

This is a follow up from siunitx uses math mode for symbols - workaround needed when using different fonts for math and text. The problem has been solved thanks to David, however there is a problem ...
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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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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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Free ornaments font

I'm looking for a free ornaments font. I know about webomint and pifont. Where can I find more glyphs?
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How to stack limits for maths operators?

I have a question on how is it possible to create a \sum with two lower limits directly positioned right underneath each other. I have tried hard and cant seem to get anywhere with it.
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How to print a warning sign (triangle with exclamation point)?

I am interested in including a triangle with an exclamation point (unicode #9888: ⚠) in a tex document. I've looked in the usual places (detexify, etc.) and not found this symbol. The document should ...
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How to typeset block matrices?

I need to typeset a block matrix that is made of a 2X2 structure of blocks such that the (1,1) block and the (2,2) blocks are zero and the (1,2) and the (2,1) blocks are non-zero (and happen to have a ...
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Creating Boxed Check Mark

Is there a way to create a box with a check mark in the center of it and the check mark coming out of the box? For example: $\boxdot$ or $\boxtimes$, but instead have a check mark placed at the ...
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Calculate prices

I want to calculate prices in a LaTex file. This means I want to add two numbers with exactly 2 decimal places and I want to multiply these values by an integer. An other thing is the output format. ...
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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 ...
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How to make math symbols bigger?

Is there a way to make math symbols bigger? Reason: I've used \sfrac{q}{m}, and those symbols appear far to small, so I would like to make them a bit bigger. edit: I just thought that \sfrac{q}{m} ...
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Typesetting of negative versus minus?

I've occasionally seen a negative (when a number is simply negative, not a subtraction), typeset as negative sign that's slightly skinnier and above the centre line of text. Is this proper notation ...
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Latest advice on the euro symbol

I know there are many packages that offer the euro symbol (€). But which is the best implementation? I read something a couple of years ago [which I can't now find] that assessed the option. But even ...
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How to write ≙ in latex

I want to use unicode character 2259 "estimates" in my document, but cannot find it in the symbols-a4 list or via detexify. It looks exactly like this: ≙ The closest I get is \triangleq: ≜, but it ...
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How to fix missing or incorrect mappings from glyphtounicode.tex

glyphtounicode.tex has been described as the best solution for generating copy-and-pasteable symbols. However, I find that various symbols that I need to use do not paste as the appropriate Unicode ...
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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 typeset mathematical symbols (with index, etc) always the same way and easily?

When I started to write my thesis I decided not to make things too complicated and to just type mathematical symbols each time they appear, like $V_{s1}$ or ${CV_{D,\, \mathrm{Si}}^{*}}$ Now, finally ...
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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 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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Align \sqrt with baseline of other mathematical input

The following mathmatical expression is not being displayed the way I expect it to be. \documentclass{article} \usepackage{amsmath,amssymb} \begin{document} $3x\sqrt{y}-4-2\sqrt{y}+6x$ \end{document} ...
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Identifying a single math symbol

I would like to reproduce the following symbol: The proof wiki does not seem to refer to that symbol, I did not find any font corresponding in the Math alphabets and the mathalfa package by ...
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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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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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Looking for an appropriate icon for figures, one for tables and one for pages referring

Do you know any package that provides appropriate icon for figures, one for tables and one for pages referring(for example a camera and paper icon, ifsym package provides a paper icon but is there any ...
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Which symbols need to be escaped in ConTeXt?

When writing "$" or "%" in a document, one must used \$ and \% so that they will be interpreted as symbols which should be displayed along with the text. What other symbols need to be escaped in ...
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How to use maths symbols in text mode?

I try to add a center dot with \circ but it fails to compile. How to use maths symbol in text mode? The error message is ovak, slovenian, spanish, swedish, turkish, turkmen, ukrainian, uppersorbian, ...
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Rotation in \ddots

I want to write a math equation that needs power of dots. I tried these code {2^{2^{2^{\ddots^{2}}}}} But the dots needs to be rotated
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Detect if all required glyphs are available

In XeTeX, a message is printed to the log file if a glyph is not available with the current font. The input \documentclass{scrartcl} \begin{document} α \end{document} leads to the following ...
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Annuity notation in LaTeX

How do you write this in LaTeX:
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Semicolon in set-builder notation

What is the best way to type ";" in the set-builder notation? I think \{\, x \in X \mid P(x) \,\} is a common way to type the set-builder notation. Someone use ":" instead of "|". Anyway, these ...
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Include < (fewer than) and > (greater than) inequality symbols

I'd like to include the < and > symbols into my document. First I tried to just type it in. But after generating the document I saw only an inverted ? instead of the > symbol. That's why I ...
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Symbol for “corresponds to” (equals sign with hat) [duplicate]

Recently in some LaTeX documentation I noticed that there is a special LaTeX command for the symbol meaning "corresponds to", which is similar to an equal sign with a hat on top. \hat{=} or ...
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A symbol for the field of formal Laurent series

In my area of math one of the objects that pops up quite often is the field of all formal Laurent series. Now the trouble is that the notation for this field is $\mathbf{C} (( t ))$. Now the two ...
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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 ...