{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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(Semantically) correct string concatenation symbol?

I'm wondering about what's the "correct" symbol to use when typesetting standard string concatenation (I've seen How do I typeset the concatenation of strings properly? btw, but it deals with a ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Are there hexagon brackets in LaTeX?

I mean something like this: / \ | x | \ / I looked up many related resources but failed.
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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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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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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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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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LaTeX File and Folder Symbols

Are there file and folder/directory symbols in LaTeX? Something like:
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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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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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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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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 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 ...
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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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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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LaTeX - Letter 'f' being swapped with theta symbol

I am rewriting a thesis paper of mine in LaTeX and have been looking around for some good templates. I'm an experienced developer, but have little experience with Tex. Sample Template: ...
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I would like to do this (1) in big size ? is it possible? [duplicate]

I would like to do this (1) in big size using latex (a one surrounded by a circle) is it possible without including the picture ?
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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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script F (or something like it) [duplicate]

How can I enter this 'F' in LaTeX? \mathcal{F} looks quite similar to it, but a little bit different. I prefer not to use additional package if possible.
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How to write belongs to symbol in latex [duplicate]

I want to write this belongs to symbol in latex like this x belongs to R^M. that you normally see in papers. Suggestions?
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Writing the dimension of a variable in latex

I am trying to write the information about the dimension of a vector like this $M \epsilon R^N$ In the paper, they write it nicely, it looks nice. However, I am not sure what I am doing wrong, but ...
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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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latex math symbol for pointer in object oriented context

I need to use the pointer symbol (like P->a) in math latex. If I use normal characters like hyphen and > it doesn't look good. I guess there should be a specific symbol for it in latex, but I didn't ...
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How to get a tensor symbol like this?

As you can see, it looks like the superposition of two \rightharpoonup. I don't know how to make it.
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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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Can't recognize math symbol - bold “minus” above variable

I'm trying to "latex down" some Kalman equations and I'm not able find a way how to make that symbol above k variable in equation "Predict" (1) and (2) For me, it seems like \bar{} but still I ...
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\[\mu\] is printing the Greek letter mu on a separate single line

I want a Greek letter mu in between the text and when I write \[\mu\] in my .tex file, it prints on a single and separate line. How can I print it in between the text?
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What is the TeX/LaTeX symbol for subgroup (not normal subgroup)?

We all love normal subgroups, and in searching the web for the answer to my question I've found plenty of resources for ways to indicate normal subgroups. That's not what I'm looking for. When one ...