{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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Symbol for double cross X?

does anyone know what's the LaTeX symbol for the double X, used in a stats book to denote the range?
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A symbol above a comma

How can I put a symbol above a comma? For example in
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Curly line close together

I'm trying to find a symbol in LaTeX that looks like two curly vertical lines close together. Similar to, \wr\wr but closer together. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Many thanks!
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wedge and vee like triangle symbols used as operator

Is there a mathmode command for these two symbols: ? Their size and usage is going to be those of \wedge and \vee so they should match.
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How to get \trianglelefteq similar to \leqslant?

I find \leqslant command producing nicer output then \leq. For the ideal/normal subgroup symbol, however, one has \trianglelefteq (or \unlhd), but no slant version. The mathabx package changes the ...
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How to put \varinjlim in the section name?

Here is (almost) minimal example of the file, which gives the error. \documentclass{article} \usepackage{amsmath} \usepackage[english]{babel} \begin{document} \section{Section name with varinjlim: ...
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How can I write this symbol? [duplicate]

This is the symbol... It's like a uppercase and cursive l.
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Symbol for a laboratory flask

Is anybody aware of a dingbat symbol resembling something like a conical flask from a laboratory, or alternatively an old-fashioned round-bottomed bottle? I've scanned through the comprehensive ...
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How to write a nice # symbol

I'm trying to write a nice number symbol (#). The usual tex way is just to put a backslash before, like this \#. The symbol that is created drops below the baseline of the rest! This is what I want to ...
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How can I enter the symbol in picture, which is like “O”, in Latex? The symbol means “proportional to” in mathematics [duplicate]

How can I enter the symbol in picture, which is like “O”, in Latex? The symbol means "proportional to" in mathematics. Thanks in advance.
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How to make expectation symbol and max symbol line up

Suppose you prefer the max symbol to be centered (height-wise) compared to a capitol letter that is taller. How would you do that. For example, below \documentclass[14pt]{beamer} \usetheme{Madrid} ...
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Vertical bar in a math mode inside tabular

I cannot get the | line to appear in a fraction in a tabular. Could someone please tell me what I am doing wrong?? \documentclass{article} \usepackage{amssymb, amsmath} \begin{document} ...
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How should I use % sign that it can be printed out correctly? [duplicate]

when I try to write 90% I do 90 $%$ , but none works and anything after the % doesn't print in the output, any solution ?
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Triangle inequality symbol

Does anybody know what symbol to put above an inequality symbol < to indicate that the triangle inequality has been applied? I would like a symbol like this (which is not in The Comprehensive ...
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How to write these symbols (double vee, wedge and bracket)

I want to know how could I do these three things (in red): For the last one, I'm curious about the brackets. Probably they are not too dificult to "write" in this languege but I've no clue. I hope ...
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How to show keys (ctrl, alt, …, etc.) as fancy as StackOverflow? [duplicate]

In StackOverflow, I can show keys like this: ctrl + alt. How to do the same things in LaTeX?
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Adding the character & in LaTeX table [duplicate]

My question is easy but I currently haven't the response. How can I add the "&" as a normal char inside a table row? If I try to use $&$, I have an error.
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u with bar in bibliography (biblatex+biber)

I have a bibliography which contains the character \={u} in an author's name. This should be the letter u with a bar on top. When executing pdflatex -> biber -> pdflatex, I get the error message: ...
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Symbol inbetween “#” and “ff”

I wondered how to create a symbol that looks like "#" (for connected sum) and "ff" for "fiber". The size and angles should be like the "#", but the vertical bars should look like two f`s. Another way ...
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Making a thicker \cdot for dot product (that is thinner than \bullet)

I'm trying to replicate the dot that my professor uses in his notes for the dot product between vectors but I am having a hard time doing so. This is what it looks like: I have tried a couple of ...
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Shorthand for \leftarrow?

Just out of curiosity: As the command \rightarrow has the shorthand \to, is there a corresponding shorthand for \leftarrow?
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boldsymbol badly modifies spacing

In the example below, it is my feeling that \boldsymbol badly increases the horizontal spacing with the index: \documentclass[fleqn,11pt]{book} \usepackage{amsmath} \begin{document} ...
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What's the best way to make a heart & butt in LaTex?

I want to use the symbol for heart (e.g.♥) and butt (i.e. the flipped version) in LaTex. I have the heart but I need the butt. Two ideas occurred to me: Find a butt symbol If none exists, flip ...
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How to get the covering relation symbol?

I want    to denote the covering relation. I can't find this symbol in my standard sources for this sort of thing. Detextify has also failed in this. How can I get this relational symbol?
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Is there a \ding symbol for a house?

Is there a \ding symbol for a house? I need it for my CV, but can't find it. Thanks
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Special Symbol “::=”

As the title says, does LaTeX have this special symbol: ::= I tried to look at some cheat-sheets and http://detexify.kirelabs.org/classify.html but could not find it.
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What font or symbol is this in Latex? [duplicate]

Can anybody recognize the font or symbol for this . It is used as font for alphabetic letter S, in my text. I did check almost all fonts and symbols but couldn't succeed in finding a good match. I ...
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\wedge and \vee juxtaposed in one symbol

How can I combine the symbols \wedge and \vee into one symbol, like \wedge\vee and \vee\wedge? I am thinking of something like \gtrless but rotated by 90 degrees. The purpose is similar to the \pm ...
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\scriptstyle placement fine tuning

I need a functional composition operator. I find \circ too big for it, so I've declared a math operator (within the amsart documentclass) as \scriptstyle\circ instead; the size is exactly what I would ...
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AT sign in the nomenclature

I'm using the nomencl package. I need to make an entry that contains the at symbol but entries containing @ don't appear in the nomenclature. \usepackage{nomencl} ... ...
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\textasteriskcentered invisible with [garamond]{mathdesign}

Please try this MWE: \documentclass{article} \usepackage[garamond]{mathdesign} \usepackage{roboto} % or another sans serif font, e.g. the cabin package \usepackage{blindtext} \begin{document} Centred ...
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Missing colon in mathtime

I have got MathTime Fonts installed and can get the math letters correct, but several signs like :, [ and ] are missing. They appear to be declared in mathtime.sty file, but do not appear in the ...
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omicron not working in LaTeX

I find out that \omicron is not working in LaTeX, at least for the latest MacTeX I installed. MWE: \documentclass{article} \begin{document} \( \omicron \) \end{document} From List of Mathematical ...
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how to support the special latex characters in Matlab plot title [duplicate]

I'm trying to type \digamma. In latex, this character is supported in \usepackage{amssymb}. In Matlab, I can set the interpreter to be Latex as follows Figure1=figure(1) ...
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Undefined control sequence for beta symbol list

I am new to Latex, please help me! I would like to give a beta symbol with a sequence of values as below. \boldsymbol{\beta} = (\beta_1,\beta_2,\dotsc,\beta_n) output looks promising. β = (β1, ...
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Simple partial derivative problem

I have a simple problem with partial derivative symbol, it doesn't work if I try any of these commands: \partial \pdiff \pder I use sharelatex, and in other projects I could use the \partial symbol. ...
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latex thorn sans serif symbol in math mode

I am studying theory at university, and the lecturer uses this symbol for elementary probability: I want to use it in math mode, but the best suggestions I got from ...
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Joint-Life First-Survivor Insurance Symbol

I get an error when trying to produce the following symbol: Command \scriptsize invalid in math mode. I'm not sure how to get around it in this case after doing some searching... MWE: ...
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# in url in amsrefs

I want to include a reference to a web page using amsrefs and the webpage bibliography entry type. The url has a # in it. A error message is issued, but after entering scroll mode, it is typeset ...
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Accessing archaic Greek Koppa in the birkmult document class

I will be submitting the final version of an article to Birkhauser using the required birkmult document class. ...
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Titlingpage thanks footnote symbols show last symbol only (memoir class) [duplicate]

I have a question regaring the titlingpage environment of the memoir class. I use \thanks multiple times on the title page, but the footnote symbol marks are all the same (the last symbol, which in my ...
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How can I write a spiral symbol?

How can I get a spiral like There seems to be a spiral-like unicode codepoint: http://www.fileformat.info/info/unicode/char/aa5c/index.htm I tried \documentclass[varwidth=true, ...
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Changing notation within a subsection LaTeX

I was just wondering if there was a quick fix for this problem. Essentially I have a subsection of my thesis written up with the variable $\xi$ appearing everywhere. To be consistent with the rest of ...
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Why does fontspec interact with the footnote marks of the \thanks command?

I have discovered a behavior that I cannot explain. When compiling the MWE \listfiles \documentclass{article} %\usepackage{fontspec} \title{foo\thanks{bar}} \author{baz\thanks{qux}} ...
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latex Maya numbers error [duplicate]

I found an error for the current Maya numbers generated by LaTeX: Here is the LaTeX code \documentclass{article} \usepackage{mathabx} \newcommand\mathbfont{\usefont{U}{mathb}{m}{n}} ...
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Is there a trident symbol in LaTeX? [duplicate]

I would like a trident symbol but there none to be found. The closest symbol I know is \neptune using the wasysym package. But it is not very nice (too 'ornamental' to my taste). Do you know some ...
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Arabic with Latin mathematical notation

I would like to write math formulas to look like the picture below: I have the following segement of code, for example \documentclass[10pt,a4paper]{report} \usepackage{amsthm} ...
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What's the symbol for the curly D used to denote a dissection for a Riemann integral? [duplicate]

In an analysis lecture today the lecturer used the following curly D symbol to denote a dissection (for a Riemann integral): How can I get this symbol with LaTeX? I've tried to find it in the ...
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Precedes Or Not Equal To Symbol

This question is related to Element of or Equal To Symbol and Creating a \precneq symbol. From those pages, I learned about the mathabx package and its \precneq symbol. However I noticed that it uses ...
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What does mathchar do?

The package cmll defines \with (looks like '&') as $ texdef -t latex -p cmll with \with: \mathchar"2026 \the\with: 8230 When I take a look at \& it is defined as texdef -t latex \& ...