{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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Ignore math symbols (want underscore in regular text) [duplicate]

I want to include the following expression without any changes in my LaTeX document: RES_0.5_SE_5 If I just type like that, LaTeX wants it to be math mode because of the underscores. If I use ...
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How many math symbols in TeX

This question is a little vague, but I'd like to ask total number of math symbols in TeX (or we can say amsmath?). I cannot find information in ftp://ftp.ams.org/pub/tex/doc/amsmath/amsldoc.pdf ...
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Latex command for plus-over-cross

I want to use the symbol 'plus-over-cross' to refer to point in a Matlab generated figure. In LaTex terms this will be an overlay of + over \times. Any ideas? Note that I do not want the asterisk ...
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Latex command for unfilled \bigstar

\bigstar produces a black star. What is the LaTeX command for white or unfilled \bigstar? The unicode-math package has a command \bigwhitestar, but I am not able to use it in the usual way. When I ...
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ConTeXt: How to redefine the euro sign glyph?

Introduction I am writing a document using the TeX Gyre Pagella font. Unfortunately, the glyph for the euro sign (UTF-8 character U+20AC) in this font does not comply with the official euro sign ...
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What is the cleanest way to adjust the dimensions (height, depth, width to the left and right) of a symbol?

Every once in a while the nominal (i.e. declared) dimensions of a symbol are not identical to the actual ones. This can be intentional or not, but sometimes it is inconvenient. The dimensions of ...
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list of symbols with nomencl

How to create both list of abbreviations and list of nomenclature using nomencl package? i found this old question but it doent really help me. I have the problem that i have a nomencl package ...
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Copy/paste an existing (Word *.doc) 'pretty looking' bibliography into LaTeX

How can I add the list of references into LaTeX? I have a formatted references list in Word and would like to use it in LaTeX. I do not need the connections/the reference in the text itself (cite). ...
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Non-commutative fractions

There are symbols for non-commutative fractions? I know \holter and \polter (see here), but they are very ugly (lateral lines are too long for my taste) Edit: By non-comutative fraction I mean a ...
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How do I center and scale vertical harpoons?

I need to create something very much like this: However, I'm having trouble scaling the vertical harpoons to make them look right with the rates on either side. For the horizontal harpoons I'm ...
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convex concave sign in tkz-tab

I'm a newby with both tkz-tab and tikz. I'd like to use tkz-tab to present the analysis of a function. Is there a way to draw symbols for convex and concave that span over the whole diagram's cell, ...
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LyX: How to combine two math symbols? [duplicate]

I'm a new user of LyX. I'm using it to write math lectures. How can I make a new symbol from two existing ones? To be more precise, how can I create this: It's a subset with a circle in it ...
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Partial derivative with rightleftarrow on top of it

How can I write a partial derivative with an arrow on top of it (pointing to the left and right)? For instance: I've tried to Google it, but couldn't find anything (probably because I'm not sure ...
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How to get a medium-sized otimes

What is a good way to get an O-times between the sizes of \otimes and \bigotimes? I should add that I want it to act as a math operator as in \bigotimes (so that I can use subscripts below it.) I ...
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How do I automate writing list of symbols in my masters thesis?

I'm using documentclass{article}. I have symbols, both in inline text and inside equations. How can I automate the process of listing them?
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Add keys to table (with picture and code) [duplicate]

As you see in the red part of the picture, I would like to add keys to explain what the brackets stand for. I just added this with paint, but is there a way to do this in tex? Also, are there nicer ...
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A conditional independence symbol that looks good with \mid?

I would like to typeset some expressions involving conditional independence. Here is an example of what I'm aiming for (from Judea Pearl's classic text on causality): In this question and its ...
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Angle symbols in LaTeX

I will write a lot about Euclidean Geometry the next time. This means I need to denote angles. The symbol we use in class looks like \sphericalangle, but I've just seen that there is an \angle symbol ...
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Identifying Mystery “R” Symbol

Does anybody know how to typeset the "R" looking symbol on the very left of the image below in latex? I used Detexify and looked through the comprehensive list with no luck. It appears in a table ...
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How to use \left and \right inside text environment

I would like to know how to use the \left and \right options in the text environment. This is what I am trying to do: \left( when factorizing $e^{-2000t}$\right) As you can see, I am trying to make ...
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The history behind the broken epsilon [duplicate]

In LaTeX, there are two epsilons: \varepsilon and \epsilon. When I see the second one used in mathematics texts, I consider it a typo, because the first one corresponds to what is used in the ...
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a single wrong character in a font

I am writing some code using unicode and my chosen font works out great for me with the exception of for some reason the font uses an italicised dollar sign instead of the sign for GBP. Is this a bug ...
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compute position of each symbol [closed]

I've created a program that generates clickable areas on images with HTML5, taking as input a series of coordinates. Now what I'd like to do is send to that program a .png of a LaTeX expression ...
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Add more symbols on Latex panel in TexShop on Mac OSX

I am using TexShop on my Macbook Pro. The Latex panel in TexShop doesn't contain lot of symbols like in TexStudio as evident from the above picture. So please suggest how to add more symbols on the ...
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Symbol for logical equivelence

I'm trying to use this symbol in a LaTeX document I'm writing but I can't for the life of me, find how to write it in LaTeX: The symbol means that two expressions are logicically equivalent (i.e. A ...
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How can I represent these symbols?

Can someone tell me how to write these symbols in LaTeX?
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missing angle brackets using newpxmath

The newpxmath package (version 2013/12/12 v1.061) makes angle brackets vanish from math mode: \documentclass{standalone} \usepackage{newpxmath} \begin{document} $\langle x \rangle$ \end{document} ...
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Findig the latex-command for a character [duplicate]

How can I write in latex? Which command should I use?
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inserting symbols in ieee paper

I want insert some symbols like A' and "BACK" in certain parts of the document.I tried to do it by A\' and \"BACK\" but returned with errors. How to insert this extra symbols The next problem is hoe ...
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Acknowledgements footnote

I am trying to get a * instead of an arabic numeral for my acknowledgements footnote. I am using the template that the conference organizers provided and for some reason neither \author nor \thanks ...
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Symbols of height intermediate between \big and \Big needed

I consistently find that math symbols scaled with \big/\bigl/\bigr are too small and those scaled with \Big/\Bigl/\Bigr are too tall. Here is an example: \documentclass{article} ...
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How do I make a dashed or dotted checkmark?

How do I get a dashed or dotted checkmark in LaTeX (either math mode or text mode is fine). I'm looking for a symbol approximately like
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Fuzzy logic operator symbols

How can I write in Latex symbols for standard or Łukasiewicz conjunction like these? Thank you
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a small halo symbol

One can generate an oval shape using $\subset\supset$ and adjusting the space in between to make this look like a "halo". Are there any other solutions that would make it look more like an ellipse? I ...
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LaTeX symbol for “\leftrightarrow” with “\triangleq”

In LaTeX, does it exist any symbol for
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Space that disappears at the edges (beginning/end) of a math formula

Is there a way to produce a space that disappears at the beginning or end of a math formula? Idea: For the formula-final case, something that looks ahead or takes an obligatory argument might be a ...
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\overline and \widehat with subscript

I would like to create commands to produce overlines (respectively wide hats or arrows) with a subscript at the end. The commands \overline{X}^{1} \widehat{X}^{2} \overrightarrow{X}^{3} do not ...
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Can I prevent a package from redefining a command?

I like to use runes and letters from other non-standard alphabets as mathematical symbols. However, now the allrunes package is interfering with my other mathematical typesetting. Take this minimal ...
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How do I get the alternate “g” glyph on Open Sans?

I'm trying to specify the alternate "g" glyph provided by opensans (using pdflatex) but can't find instructions anywhere in the documentation on how to do that. I'd like to use alternate throughout my ...
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Insert symbols inside verbatim mode LaTeX

I cannot insert mathematics symbols inside a verbatim mode in LaTeX. This how I do: \usepackage{alltt} \begin{verbatim} 1- Train triggers model \( X_{i} \) -> Y_j (X_i: source phrase ...
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Semicolon in set-builder notation

What is the best way to type ";" in the set-builder notation? I think \{\, x \in X \mid P(x) \,\} is a common way to type the set-builder notation. Someone use ":" instead of "|". Anyway, these ...
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Creating text symbols with TikZ

I seem to recall a macro which was used to create symbols which could be inserted into text, but cannot remember the name nor find it using search. I could do it myself easy enough ...
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Dagger for first footnote on author field

How can I get a dagger as the footnote symbol for the author field, not increment the counter, and start off at one with arabic characters from then on?
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Typesetting an empty square root

Is there a preferred way to typeset an empty sqrt? What I'm doing now is \sqrt{\phantom{a}}, are there other/preferred ways like a standalone symbol? Or should I just create a new macro with the ...
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How to display a position of a vector like this?

How to display a smile symbol like this? For example, the k_2th place is a_1.
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In-line long division symbol (French style)

I am looking for long division symbol for inline use. For US style there are several choices. For displayed long division, French style, there is xlop package. I am looking for the inline version, ...
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Flushright square mark

I write the codes below to get a square as if to say q.e.d. $$equation$$\textbox{\hfill\square} Text\textbox{\hfill\square} I want the square at the right extreme of the same line. I succeed only ...
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How to force letters augmented with a mathematical symbol to be placed in an alphabetical order in the glossary?

I'm using the nomentbl package to generate a glossary of my symbols. This works great for most general cases. I'm using a class file where commands are defined to include Latin and Greek symbols as ...
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The equals sign is missing

When I use the fonts fourier and iwona at the same time, the equals sign = does not appear. For example, the source \documentclass{article} \usepackage{fourier} \usepackage[math]{iwona} ...
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The Com­pre­hen­sive LaTeX Sym­bol List update

I have been using the 9 November 2009 The Com­pre­hen­sive LaTeX Sym­bol List since it came out but I was just wondering if there would be an update to this list. I presume, not sure, that a few ...