{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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TikZ node as character in text

I use a modified version of the TikZ-solution in another question to draw rounded rectangles around some text to mark it as a button of a program. It's no problem for single characters, but if I use ...
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How to write Mathematical expectation and Probability in the following form

What commands should I use to type the following operators and ?
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Inverted circumflex not as diacritic

How do I typeset a caron or inverted circumflex as a character on its own in math-mode, rather than as a diacritic above another character? I need to do this because I want to use it as a superscript, ...
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arrow passing through/over bracket?

In LaTeX, how can I output an arrow passing through/over a bracket?
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adjusting symbols above letter in mathmode

I know there are plenty of similar questions. If you check out the lower picture, you can see that i've tried a bunch of things to solve my problem. That's just one picture...i'm kind of obsessed with ...
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How to create a square-root symbol in non-math mode [duplicate]

I wish to write a pure-text square root symbol, like √. The purpose is to write an instruction as it is displayed on a simple calculator, i.e. something like √(2+3). I am aware of $\sqrt{}$, but I ...
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Missing $ inserted error using smaller than and smaller equal

I have a compilation error trying to use the math symbols <= <, etc. the error looks like this: ./chapters/intro.tex:49: Missing $ inserted. [Delta & \delta], ./chapters/intro.tex:49: ...
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Add Cyrillic character е in a latin character phrase

I aim to add the unicode character U+0435 in the middle of a sentence in latin characters multiple times. Any fast and light-code idea to do it? Thanks! Example: \begin{document} Adding the cyrillic ...
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Lowercase pi that is shown correctly in sub- and superscripts

I am looking for a way to define a new mathematical symbol, namely a lowercase pi, that will resize according to the font size of the surrounding text. The normal \pi will not suffice as I am already ...
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Can someone explain this weird font behavior? (EBGaramond-Maths)

I am using the package EBGaramond-Maths. This font is missing the symbols for these commands (from documentation): \leftharpoonup \triangleright \flat \smile \leftharpoondown \triangleleft \natural ...
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chemformula, height of plus sign

How do I get the plus sign to be aligned with the arrow i.e. change the height of the plus sign? \documentclass{scrreprt} \usepackage[english]{babel} \usepackage{chemformula} \begin{document} ...
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Negative space equal the length of a string?

I'm trying to create symbols, like the Interrobang (basically the ? and ! combined into one punctuation mark), that are the result of two overlapping symbols. Something like this can be produced with ...
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Looking for a certain math symbol

I have a very simple question. I'm wondering how to type a certain symbol in TeX. I've never encountered this symbol before today, and even after perusing the list of TeX symbols I can't find it. I ...
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What is the Latex convention for sign function?

What is the correct type for sign(x)(signum function)? I'm using: \documentclass[journal,transmag]{IEEEtran} \usepackage{amsmath} \usepackage{amssymb} \newcommand{\sign}{\text{sign}} Is that ...
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Code for pin icon on a map

Is there any way I can get the pin icon / symbol (that us usually used on maps)? Any icon similar to the attached one would do. I am trying to use this symbol instead of stating 'Address' in one of my ...
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How do I get $\widecheck{G}$ in my LaTex program? [duplicate]

Hi I am trying to get $\widecheck{G}$, but my latex program (TexMaker) is giving an error, so maybe I have install a package. Any suggestions on the package I have to install? BTW these are my ...
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How to distinguish between superscripts and powers in typeset output?

There are some packages that allows one to distinguish between superscript (say footnote marks or say Isotopes in Chemistry) and math powers in the markup but is there a subtle little way by which we ...
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Is there a way to change the case of digits?

There are alternative glyphs for digits, with ascending and descending elements (such that the rounded part of the character is roughly the size of the minuscule "o"), is there a way to get that kind ...
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Is there a sans serif dagger symbol?

I am looking for a sans-serif equivalent to \dag and \ddag, which is typeset in serifs even when sans serif is used throughout the document. I use symbols (like \dag and \ddag) to display the ...
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Correct superscript spacing for new mathbin

I redefined the \div command so that it's U+2215 aka ∕, but for some reason when I use it as a superscript the spacing between this symbol and its numbers is really tight (works fine in displaymode or ...
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Add menu button in notepad++ to insert math symbols for use with latex [closed]

As in the title, I'm looking for a menu button (or similar) for Notepad++ that shows (mathematical) symbols to insert them (such as \Rightarrow, integration symbol, greek letters …) into the .tex ...
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Control sequence for symbols in figure capture [duplicate]

What is control sequence to describe symbol full (e.g. blue) triangle in figure capture?
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How can I create a rectangle symbol?

I need to represent symmetries of a a rectangle as a set, and in my text book they do so by using the following notation S(SYMBOL-THAT-LOOKS-LIKE-A-RECTANGLE) I searched everywhere, tried ...
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How to elongate down arrow?

\downarrow command is available in directory but it has fixed length. How can I elongate its length?
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Element of or Equal To Symbol

I would like to typeset a symbol that means "element of or equal to," which is just the element symbol with a short horizontal line underneath. I tried $\underline{\in}$, but that makes the underline ...
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Add hook on uparrow symbol

I want to make a hook on the uparrow in the following part, but could not find any command to do so. \begin{array}\ 0 \to C_3 \hookrightarrow SL_3 (\mathbb{C}) \twoheadrightarrow PSL_3(\mathbb{C})\to ...
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How do I type the symbol in TeX?

How do I type the symbol in attached file?
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Unknown symbol in lecture notes [duplicate]

In the screen shot, I cannot find the symbol denoting the set of smooth vector fields on an open set. It looks similar to \chi, but it definitely isn't. I have looked for the conventional latex ...
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texmaker bullet in .eps figure equation shows infinity symbol

I am using Texmaker on windows 7 and I'm trying to include a .eps figure which has bullet symbol in it, and for some reason, Texmaker shows an infinity sign instead. I've checked my .eps file, and it ...
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Upright Lowercase $\pi$ as Default

This question has helped me in creating a command for my own package (more a list of commands I defined) to force upright lowercase \pi, and so in my package I have the following code: ...
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Use specific non-unicode character in lualatex

I've looked everywhere for an answer to this question, but none could answer this specific one: I have MinionMath font (from typoma.com, MinionMath-Regular.otf) and I want to use unicode f3a0f (under ...
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Demonic correspondence: Best practices when defining devils in TiKZ

tikzsymbols defines a series of symbols which can be used in text (or nested in larger pictures) and which can be customised in various ways e.g. scaling size, choice of colours etc. For example: ...
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Change the shape of the curly braces of the newtxmath package

The curly braces of the newtxmath package don't seem good. newtxmath package curly brace Mathpazo curly brace So is there a way to make the curly braces look better without actually having ...
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Symbols for poetic meter (textcomp glyphs disappear with some font packages)

I need certain symbols for describing poetic meter, which texdoc symbols tells me are provided by the textcomp package. The symbols do appear with the default Computer Modern (loading no font ...
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Looking for stylized H-symbol

I'm wondering if LaTeX knows the following symbol (sorry for the hand-drawing, I didn't even find it online once): It's kind of a stylized H letter that is sometimes used to denote the Hilbert ...
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Overline over a symbol with an index

For example, if I want to write a closure of a set, which is denoted A_1, should I use $\overline{A_1}$ or $\overline A_1$ (or something completely different)? For me, the more logical choice seems ...
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What is the meaning of the “at mark” @, also called “Klammeraffe”, in LaTeX commands? [duplicate]

I have seen the "at symbol" on several occasions, used in connection with LaTeX macros, often as part of command names. Does this symbol have a special significance in LaTeX, or is it just a ...
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How should I write $x^*^2$

I want to raise the variable $x^* $ to the second power. Is there a standard way to write this? Perhaps by instead of using $x^* $ using some special star operator I am unaware of.
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How to add musical symbols like flats and sharps in text [duplicate]

I need a to use musical symbols, flats, sharps and such in my thesis. This is what I would like it to look like: I use ShareLaTeX, the online LaTeX thing.
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Bar over/under integral symbol

I try to typeset bar over/under integral symbol with \overline\int,\underline\int But the line looks too long, any solution?
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Sans-serif partial derivative symbol?

How can I typeset a partial derivative symbol (∂) in an upright, sans-serif font? I am using pdfLaTeX. I know this problem could be solved easily by switching to another engine — and feel free to ...
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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 shrink the size of $\infty$ for subscripts

When using \infty as a subscipt, the usual size is just too big for me, for example, I_\infty,J_\infty,K_\infty,\dots I tried \scriptsize or \tiny to shrink it, but does not work. Is there any way ...
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Where does LOW-9 comes from? [closed]

In Polish typography a quotation is put in between „ (U+201e) and right quotation mark ” (U+201d). The opening symbol is called "double low-9 quotation mark" in the Unicode. Where does it come from? ...
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How to fix square root symbol from deforming? [duplicate]

\documentclass{article} \usepackage{amsmath} \begin{document} $$\sqrt{\sum_{n=1}^\infty \frac{1}{n^2}}$$ \end{document} The top left part of the root is not aligned with the rest. How do I fix ...
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How to write doubleprime in latex

Now I use f^{\prime \prime} for double prime. I feel that there should be a better way, but I cannot find how to do it in google or stackexchange. Thanks!
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What would be the symbol for 'multiplication on division'?

The symbol I would like to obtain ought to be like the symbol '\pm'.
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How/Where to find such special symbol/character?

I am developing a mobile app. In this app, I need some special characters and symbols, e.g. θ, ʒ, ʃ, dʒ, t͡ʃ I have found all I need except one symbol. How can I write (or where can I find) a letter ...
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fancy arrows in fancypar [duplicate]

Could you help me to find an arrow symbol I found it in fancypar documentation using as items in blue (at the first page):
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Question about the Bibliography in Beamer [duplicate]

What is the command used to get the small red book symbol near the reference in the following image in a beamer document: Please Thank you