{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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undefined control sequence for \measuredangle [duplicate]

I just installed MacTeX and texmaker. I'm trying to create a measured angle. The following code: \documentclass[12pt]{article} \begin{document} The measure of $\angle{ABC}$ is expressed as ...
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Cant Write “<” or “>” [duplicate]

I cant seem to write this symbol "< >" in Latex.
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Create my own symbols such as Bigotimes [duplicate]

I am using the symbol $\Box$ as a binary operator and would like to create a unary operator symbol starting from that. My goal is to have a symbol that behaves like $\Bigotimes$ compared to $\otimes$, ...
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Is it possible to tell l3docstrip to use another alias than @@?

The l3docstrip's main feature (replacing @@ by a module prefix) is very nice, except for those whose keyboards don't give a handy access to @ character (e.g. AltGr+0 on French keyboards). Is it ...
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Currency symbol: French franc II

This is a follow-up question to Currency symbol: French franc. Consider ther following example: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{fontspec} \usepackage{siunitx} ...
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How to draw an actual maltese cross?

The symbol that is produced by the \maltese command is an iron cross, not quite the same thing as a maltese cross, both in terms of appearance and signification. I was wondering if there was any way ...
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Checkmark with cross

Is there a symbol similar to following one that can be used to express satisfaction with minor disturbance?
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Longer Cap of \sqrt

I am using ShareLaTeX for assignment. I want to input an equation like: $EOQ=Q^*=\sqrt(\frac{2K\lambda}{h})$ and got output like this: But I really want the square root with longer cap (or ...
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Writing X as a symbol with limits

I wish to write X as product like $X_{n=1}^k$. How to write it? For example, we write $\sum \limits _{n=1}^k$
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dashed calligraphic curved parenthesis

I tried to get a dashed curved brace but I didn't got exactly what I expected. Here is the code I used and the result below. \documentclass{standalone} \usepackage{tikz} ...
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Undefined control sequence \textquotesingle

I am new to latex. I get the following error: Undefined control sequence. man1 = Person(\textquotesingle{}M\textquotesingle {}, 1, {[}2, 1... ...gle{}M\textquotesingle{}, 1, {[}2, 1{]})} And ...
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How do I make all the theorem-alike environments have an ending symbol?

I have a question about making an ending symbol. It is a LaTex-default that every proof environment has an ending symbol. I want to make every theorem-alike environment such as the example ...
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How can I use this math mode pictogram (tree + leaf)?

In this document, right on the first page, there is an equation with a very nice pictogram where one might typically find a Latin letter. How did they do it? How can I replicate this equation in my ...
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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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How to produce dot between quantifiers

My professor uses dots between quantifiers, e.g., And my textbook has them like this: I tried Detexify on this, but it didn't work... does anyone know how to produce either of these bold dots?
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Inline boxes: alternative to pifont's non-filled-but-shadowed box?

I often need to draw inline boxes in specific rgb-colors. I really like how easy to use the pifont package is for this purpose. But just the filled boxes look as desired. The shadowish look of the ...
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In math mode, I have access to \veebar, but not \barvee? Why?

As the title notes, I have access to \veebar, but \barvee produces an undefined control sequence error. These are the math related packages I am loading: \usepackage{amsmath} \usepackage{amsthm} ...
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In math mode, how can I type a symbol that is the vertical reflection of \check{-}?

This is what \check{-} looks like: $\check{-}$ I'd like to type something that is a vertical reflection of that: a "hat" accent below a horizontal bar. How can I put a hat accent below the -?
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What kind of symbol is that?

I could not find the yellow marked symbols with Detexify, nor in the Comprehensive LaTeX symbols list. Are these symbols even supported by latex?
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Command \d invalid in math mode [duplicate]

\begin{equation} \d{u} \left( t \right) = Z \end{equation} Am I missing a package or what?
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Representing real part of a complex number and Fourier Transform symbol

I want to write in math mode the real part of a complex number and I used the command \mathcal{R}(i). The problem is that the R it produces is not the same as the R in most books that represent the ...
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rtf2latex2e convert ÷ symbol to ÷ in windows

I am new to TEx and LaTex formats. i am using rtf2latex23 in window 8.1. from yesterday (11-sep-2014) only i am using this application. while converting the "RTF" file i found that The "÷" symbol is ...
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make summation sign big without affecting the size of lower bound of summation

This is a follow up question related to this post making a big summation sign I am trying to rescale the sum sign in the same way as in the above post. The problem is that the lower bound of the sum ...
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Is there a symbol for the y intercept in a linear model?

Model parameters in an linear regression include an intercept for the response variable (or in other words, a y intercept). Is there a symbol for this? I cannot find one in lists of maths symbols, ...
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a wider \Downarrow

I want to write a wider \Downarrow, I couldn't find one in any package I know, so I tried with: \documentclass[11pt,a4paper]{book} \usepackage{amsmath} \begin{document} \begin{equation} ...
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“<” symbol gets wrongly typed as \langle

For a reason that I cannot figure out, in an equation I am getting < typed as a \langle. Can someone give me a hint as to what is happening and how can I solve it? The document is rather minimal, I ...
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How to give BibTeX author names with diacritics and hyphen?

I am trying to give a bibtex record for an author whose name contains a diacritic and a hyphen. You may take this name as an example: Klopotsko Müller-Wachtendonk According to this answer I ...
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How can I write 𝕸 subscript E in TeX? [duplicate]

How can we write (an 'm') and in TeX format?
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Lower Caret Symbol

What is the code for creating the caret-like symbol as in the following image?
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Is there a way to make symbols in a table?

I am trying to make a table and I keep getting errors once I add symbols like \Theta. \documentclass[12pt]{article} \usepackage{amsmath} \begin{document} \section{Problem 1} %\begin{tabular}{l c r} ...
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How to draw 3-junction and 4-junction SQUIDs?

UPDATE Thanks to John Kormylo I was able to draw a 4-junction SQUID using four components like: The whole SQUID is drawn using the following code \documentclass{article} \usepackage{tikz} ...
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Double \prec as a single symbol?

We have < and \ll. What about double \prec, i.e. something like \prec\prec but with spacing as in \ll? Remark. I could not find an answer in http://detexify.kirelabs.org/classify.html or ...
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How to make a boat symbol in latex?

I would like to make a motorboat/boat/raft/ship symbol in LaTex but cannot find a command for one. I know there is \Plane in bbding dingbats which gives the symbol for plane. But I dont see anything ...
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hyperref isn't linking the entire uri

I am trying to create a clickable hyperlink using hyperref for a list of urls. One url is giving me trouble: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Function_(mathematics) The relevant line of latex is: ...
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Circled equal with same size as \oplus/\otimes with pdflatex

My question I am trying to make an equal circled of the same size as \oplus or \otimes, etc. I tried to use the solution provided here : How do I put a circle around an operator? However, the ...
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Latex command for unfilled star

I would like to use \medstar from the MnSymbol package, but it seems that MnSymbol conflicts with other packages I am using including amsmath. I've tried to use \FiveStarOpen from bbding as suggested ...
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The lightning symbol in an equation environment

I tried to use the lightning symbol but when I use it together with equations it becomes an ''E'' Why is that? \documentclass[11pt,a4paper,oneside]{report} \usepackage[pdftex]{graphicx} ...
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tilde in hyperref url with \usepackage[T1]{fontenc}

By default, LaTeX typesets tildes "too high", but the hyperref package ordinarily corrects this behaviour for URLs (it vertically centers tildes, as expected). However \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} seems ...
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Symbol for “defined to be logically equivalent” (:⇔)

Is there a way to typeset the symbol ":⇔" correctly in LaTeX (i.e. with the right alignment and spacing)? I know that using :\Leftrightarrow or :\Longleftrightarrow gets me the symbol I'm looking for ...
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One of the symbols of the font used look odd, what are my options to fix it?

I have enjoyed the mathptmx package font for some time. However recently I discovered that mathptmx used the really wide double integral symbol (iint) which looks much like this: I would much ...
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How can I typeset those three mathematical symbols? [duplicate]

I need to typeset (in one of my post on Mathematics.SX) the following three mathematical symbols but I don't know how: the symbol for the Heaviside function, the symbol for "not equal", as in "x ...
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Special Currency Character

I have the problem, that I need to insert the NIS (New Israeli Shekel) Symbol into a otherwise english document with math formulas. The Symbol itself is in testmode. How can I manage to get the ...
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How can I draw inside a block?

I am trying to build up a PID control block with anti windup \tikzstyle{controller} = [draw, fill=blue!20, rectangle, minimum height=3.5em, minimum width=6em] \tikzstyle{subblock} = [draw, ...
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How to adjust self defined multiple product signs

The latex code below produces multiple product signs: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{amssymb,amsmath,graphicx,color} \newcommand{\invcircledast}{% \mathbin{\vphantom{\circledast}\text{% ...
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Bounded modulo a constant [duplicate]

How do I put a tilde directly underneath an inequality (i.e. directly beneath < or >)?
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How to implement this symbol in Latex? [duplicate]

I wanted to do the sigma enclosures in the below shown equation correctly. Actually this is also expectation symbol , right? I don't know its name.
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Displaying numbers in moderncv showing symbols “W2 and 1099”

I am trying to write out this sentence \item Issued W2’s to employees and 1099’s to contractors but when latex processes it I end up with . I am sure it is a simple fix but for the life of me google ...
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command \o is invalid in mathmode

I am using textlive2014 (and I had the same error in 2013 and before though). Only now I decided to do anything about it. Whenever I type a formula containing $\o$ I get the warning Command \o is ...
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Symbol: “maps isomorphically”

I want to make a symbol for "maps isomorphically" which consists of a relatively large tilde above a right arrow. Overset doesn't work (besides, the tilde would be too small). MWE: ...
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Problems with Korean characters and ArXiv

Here is the minimum working example. \documentclass[12pt]{article} \title{Sample} \author{Me} \pagenumbering{gobble} ...