{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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What is the symbol of end of a proof?

I'm trying to put a black square at the end of a proof, but is not the same as LyX gives me (when I choose "proof" at the menu). It's different from the \blacksquare command (see pic below). The ...
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Xymatrix crossed arrow

I would like to reproduce this figure using xymatrix package, i have encounter difficulties in scaling and in drawing an X cross in the down left arrow. Thanks
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How to make the “doesn't divide” symbol in ShareLaTex [duplicate]

a divides b , $a \mid b$ \\ a doesn't divide b , $a \notmid b$ \\ a doesn't divide b , $a \notbackslash b$ I get ab without a crossed out vertical bar between the ...
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Use of ~ (\tilde) on the top of Capital letters

For small letters a,b,c,d, we can put ~ on the top of these letters by \tilde{a}, \tilde{b}, \tilde{c}, etc. and they are clearly visible in the output. But, while putting them on Capital letters ...
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Generating symbol in LaTeX

I would like to use symbol in my thesis, so please is it possible Thanks
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How to attach properly spaced subscripts to a rotated symbol?

I'd like to attach letters to my rotated symbol and then shrink it down. However, when I do this, the spacing is very much different than when I do the same exact thing to the original symbol. Is ...
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glossaries \glssymbol shows the latex command instead of the symbol [closed]

I am trying to use the glossaries package to create a list of symbols. I've almost succeeded, but I run into a strange error. Here is a minimal working example: \documentclass{report} \usepackage{...
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Using the # symbol in equations

I want to use the # symbol in Latex equations. I already tried \#, but it is not working: When the # symbol appears in an equation, then the rest becomes a $ sign instead of #. Here is my code: ({...
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How to write a sentence full of symbols

I just started using LaTeX and I have a problem including this in my file: X5O!P%@AP[4\PZX54(P^)7CC)7}$EICAR-STANDARD-ANTIVIRUS-TEST-FILE!$H+H* is there some kind of a "de-specialized" environment?
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how to insert an upside-down triangle?

I tried inserting an upside-down triangle with \triangledown but even when I put the two $ signs around it, I keep receiving an error. Does anyone know how to insert such special characters?
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How can i prevent LaTex from converting a apostrophe combination to this weird character?

I want to write this But it becomes to this in the resulting PDF file How can i prevent LaTex from converting the apostrophe combination to this weird character?
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LaTeX Symbols do not work any more [duplicate]

my problem should be fairly simple but I am a LaTeX Noob... :) Using WinEdt 10 under Windows 7, compiling with PDFTeXify (standard). If I use basic symbol commands like \pi or \leftrightarrow, no ...
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how to put symbol on top of tensor product

How do I put a $\frown$ right on top of $\otimes$? I tried \stackrel but it leaves too much space between symbols.
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Pounds symbol problem

\documentclass[12pt,addpoints,answers]{exam} \usepackage{amsmath} \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} \usepackage[math]{iwona} %nice font \begin{document} \begin{questions} \question[5] \pounds2600 \...
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How to get this symbol about normal group?

General input normal group use $\unlhd$ or $\trianglelefteq$, I want to get the two symbols in LaTeX: (I see it at P.Grillet. "Abstract Algebra". 2nd ed, GTM242) It's like another symbol $\...
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How to make an operator (not relation) = sign

I am formatting a long formula (the result of a computation) using breqn. It looks great if I replace the = sign with an operator like \times. But when I put the = in, I don't like the output. I ...
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Vertically align $\bullet$ marker with \blacksquare marker in text

I use bullets and squares to reference samples in an image. This is how I use them in text: $\bullet, \blacksquare$ {\LARGE$\bullet$}, $\blacksquare$ {\huge$\bullet$}, $\blacksquare$ And this is ...
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How to add overline on top of $\bm B$?

I represent a matrix in bold form throughout my paper, as $\bm B$. I need to add an overline to indicate a subtle transformation to this matrix. However the command $\overline{\bm{B}}$ does not seem ...
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Writing English phonetic symbols when using a different language package

I'm writing a document in Spanish language, and I'd like to introduce English phonetics for some words. Is it possible to do so? I've tried this: \documentclass{article} \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} \...
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Backwards-z symbol

I'm looking for a "backwards-z" symbol in the sense that \times is an "x" symbol. Truly, I'm looking for an \hourglass (aka \udtimes) symbol that is missing one diagonal line. Ultimately, I will use ...
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Fraktur (using yfonts): Specific quotation marks and semicolon

I'm currently using yfonts package for Fraktur hand and want to achieve a style as close to this as possible. While most characters seem sufficient to me I'm especially unhappy with quotations marks (...
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Omit page number in list of symbos using nomencl [duplicate]

I'm typesetting a thesis using a custom class based on book class and to meet the university requirements, all pages in frontmatter must not show the page numbers but must be counted, starting at the ...
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Adjunction symbol in commutative diagram

I'm writing about Category theory using tikz-cd and have a pair of adjoint functors, which is usually denoted by $F\dashv G$ I would like to have this \dashv symbol in a commutative diagram like ...
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Modifying the symbol for non-forking

I want to modify the following lines of code \documentclass{article} \usepackage{amsmath,amssymb} \def\forkindep{\mathrel{\raise0.2ex\hbox{\ooalign{\hidewidth$\vert^{d}$\hidewidth\cr\raise-0.9ex\hbox{...
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Why are missing characters reported as warnings and not errors?

In the following example, the PDF compiles without error using xelatex: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{fontspec} \usepackage{xunicode} \usepackage{polyglossia} \setdefaultlanguage{english} \...
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Phone symbol/ Website logo in XeLatex

\texttt{ÔÑã}~\href{tel:\myphone}{\myphone}\\ produce a mobile icon on the pdf file and this one href{https://www.linkedin.com/in/\myweb} {\texttt{ÔÇå}~\myweb} generate the little nice Linkedin logo ...
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Ampersand symbol algorithm environment

How to make a "normal" looking ampersand symbol within the algorithm environment? I'm using \& but this results in a strange looking character as shown below: Here is a minimal example how I ...
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How to create a variant of “\leadsto” symbol with bigger arrow tip?

I want to create a variant of the "\leadsto" ($\leadsto$) symbol with bigger arrow tip, for example, like the arrow tip of $\Leftarrow$. I tried to look at a comprehensive list of Latex symbols but ...
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Command for > and < in mathmode [closed]

I am using LaTeX but embedded in XML. I would like to not have to use > and < directly inside the LaTeX parts. On the other hand, I would like to not have to write them as HTML entities (&...
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Nicer inverse symbol

In my diagram, I would like the operator to be centred, i.e. not be influenced by the inverse symbol. And preferably a smaller minus sign, while we are messing up latex anyway. An excerpt of tikz ...
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Pigpen-like symbol for =

I would like to use symbols which look like the pigpen cypher symbols One symbol I need consists of the two horizontal edges of the square, and the other has the vertical edges in it. I cannot just ...
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convert LaTeX symbols into svg files using font files directly

Is there a programmatic way of converting a set of LaTeX symbols into a set of svg files using the font files directly? In particular, I would like to create svg files for some of the symbols that are ...
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What are opening and closing double quotes? And how do I redefine it to be something else?

I have a LaTeX document written with normal English quotes, eg.: ``This is a quoted text.'' Now, I would like to redefine `` and '', so the combination of two ` characters is substituted with, say, ...
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\bot like symbol with two horizontal lines

I'm searching for a symbol that looks like \bot, but with two horizontal lines on the bottom. Roughly like this: | | | ========= I couldn't find anything with detexify, and I've ...
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How to create these nice operators?

I'm trying to typeset a paper in Haskell, and I want to typeset these operators: I'm talking about <*>, <$> and <$. I've seen these before in articles about Haskell. Is there a ...
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Command for function of function? [duplicate]

If I'm trying to write f of g where f and g are functions, what is the command for the of symbol?
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delete predefined character area

Hey guardians of knowledge, I need to create special symbols by stacking letters and a reversed version of \u{}. The problem is that diacritics like \u{} come with a predefined character area (try \...
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Put plus, minus, time and divide sign in a square [duplicate]

For circumscribed circle, it is $\otimes$, $\ominus$, I get it, but how do you put them inside a square? i have seen something similar in here and here.
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List of Symbols and Abbreviations with location

I have a list of symbols and abbreviations. Please see my code below, at the end of this question. This code works, but I would like to have my symbols/abbreviations with a LOCATION. By this I mean, ...
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bar through letter in mathmode

Hi do you know how I can produce this symbol in latex? Only the bar through the letter i need I know the rest. And i need something that works on math mode for sure. I tried using \sout with ulem ...
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\triangleleftneq and \trianglerightneq commands?

There are certain 6-tuples of commands, such as: \subset, \subseteq, \subsetneq, \supset, \supseteq, \supsetneq <, \leq, \lneq, >, \geq, \gneq There are also commands \triangleleft, \...
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I don' t find this symbol [duplicate]

I need this symbol and I don' t find it. I need the : t Only I find the $\tau$ but it is not Can you help me? Thanks
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Using superscipt in argument of \dpd of commath package

I am using the commath package to typeset derivatives and need to use a superscript in the argument supplied to \dpd. What I require is something like \begin{equation} \dpd{}{X^{(j)}_0} f(X^{(j)}...
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LaTeX symbol for “\rightarrow” with “\triangleq” und “\leftarrow” with “\triangleq”

How can I create those two symbols in LaTeX? I am reading my old post but I can´t, I would do as like as Steven B. Segletes has answered
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How to make convolution sign in Latex? [duplicate]

How can i use convolution symbol shown below in latex:
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How to write the Hessian

Do you know if there is any command to write "Hess f"? What is the standard? Should I just write it as text? Thank you!
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Different appearance of the `sim' in \sim and \succsim

I have to write a LaTeX document using a particular style using the preamble below. When I use binary relation \sim, it looks very different (much flatter) than the corresponding part of \succsim. ...
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Wider space between minus sign and number when surrounded by verts

When I write the following: \documentclass[12pt,a4paper]{article} \begin{document} $$ -1, -2, -3, \dots \| -1 \|, \| -2 \|, \| -3 \| $$ \end{document} It produces the following: As you can ...
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Dashed \Uparrow

I'm trying to define a dashed \Uparrow: my first try, using tikz, consists simply in drawing two white rectangle over the normal \Uparrow, manually trying to find a good positioning of the rectangles. ...
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footnote symbol in Beamer

In a Beamer frame how can I make a footnote with symbol (such as †)? I have tried options from this Symbols instead of numbers as footnote markers However they don't work for Beamer and I still get ...