{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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Quote marks - Inverted L / Gamma symbol style?

I'm using XeLaTeX along with the cjk package. I'm trying to recreate quotation marks like the inverted L symbols in the following image: A first attempt. Here's a MWE after looking at the comments ...
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X mark to match checkmark

I am looking to have an X mark that compliments the \checkmark symbol in the amsmath package. I've had a look at some in symbols-a4.pdf but can't seem to find the matching one! What symbol works well? ...
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Mysterious type of Omega [closed]

I'm looking for this verion of Omega:
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How to enter symbols in a tabular environment

Is there a simple way of entering symbols within a tabular environment? I'd like to add a degree symbol and a plus/minus symbol to the table below: \begin{table}[h] \centering ...
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How to get “LaTeX” symbol in document

I want to get that fancy LaTeX symbol to put in one of my documents but I cannot find it anywhere. All searching for things like latex symbol have not resulted in the symbol but other symbols.
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Using symbol “{” in big size

I want to use to symbol { in big size and I tested $\left\{$ but it is not functional. So, I need to help for writing this symbol.
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How to type special/accented letters in LaTeX?

How to type these special letters from European languages in latex? ä, é, and L'?
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Typesetting the arc symbol over three letters [duplicate]

How do I put the arc symbol over three letters to indicate that the three letters together represent an angle? For example, the display from the following code gives five points - A, B, C, D, and E ...
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Where is the code for control buttons in animate or a repository of composite characters?

I am looking for the code for the control buttons of "player" in animate package (for example the button which is a square with a right-pointing triangle is used for PLAY button, as expected). I did ...
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How do I change the footnote symbols (asterisk, daggers) to numbers?

I simply want my footnotes to use numbers rather than symbols (which for some reason is the default behaviour for an article. I would also like the horizontal line to extend the width of the page. How ...
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Symbol \pm is lower than the number next to it

Why does the \pm sign is ower compared to the number next to it? Is it normal behaviour? How can I raise it so to be at the same level as the number? My distribution is Vanilla TeX and it is ...
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How to use different styles for greek letter?

I want to use two variants for lower case lambda in my document. what should I do?
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Can I get a \widebar without using the mathabx package?

One can use \bar to put a bar over a letter in math mode, but often the bar isn't wide enough. An alternative is \overline, but this isn't an accent, so it doesn't take into account the skew of the ...
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Introducing new version of a math symbol from another font

I'm trying to use a "hack" to get around the fact that \mathsf doesn't apply to lower-case Greek letters in math mode, by using the CM Bright font instead. What I'd like to have is a command, for ...
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How to alphabetically order list of symbols imported from external .tex file?

How can I order my list of symbols alphabetically when I import these symbols from a .tex file containing lines such as $M$ & Amplitude of general partonic process\\ and the main document ...
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big enough | in set [duplicate]

Can I adjust the symbol "|" in every set? If we type the below code, the symbol "|" is too small. I know that I can use \big to adjust by manual. Is there a method for automatically adjust? ...
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Is there a circle symbol?

Is there a circle symbol for the composition of two functions? Or do I have to resort to using other ways to represent that?
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Symbols for left and right limits

I am using lualatex, are there symbols for left and right limits, like small "-" and "+" to put above the numbers? For now I use \documentclass[a4paper,12pt]{book} \usepackage{fontspec} ...
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How to use active character properly?

Suppose I use ' as active character to insert another symbol: {\tt A'C B} \def\adef#1{\catcode`#1=13 \begingroup \lccode`\~=`#1\lowercase{\endgroup\def~}} ...
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Dagger symbol in math mode in ConTeXt with Euler font?

I followed this answer to use the Neo Euler font in math mode. I found that the dagger symbol (†) is missing in Euler. Is there a way to use the dagger symbol from the text mode font in math mode? ...
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Problem $\lrcorner$ appears much too low

Although I've been using Latex for many years, I just understand the minimum to survive and don't have clue of where the problem can come from. So here are the loaded packages. ...
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How to make this expected value symbol? [duplicate]

I'd like to know how to make in mathmode this fat 'E' as a symbol for expected value?
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Symbols for > and < inside text

Code Area $> 50 \, \si{\mu m}$. which does not look nice according to my assist with > being too big: Command $\g$ does not exist. There many ways to fix this problem. I heard some ...
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Math symbol question: Vertical bar for ''evaluated at …''

How do I insert the line "|" after the equation in LaTeX (see image below)? I'm using LyX so if you can point me to the symbol of that line is also OK. I don't know if this line has a proper name ...
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an \underhat and \underwidehat

So $\hat x$ and $\widehat x$ give upper hats of different length, however, unlike \overbrace{} had an \underbrace{}, one sometimes needs an \uhat and \uwidehat. What is the best (cleanest, fewest ...
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Nice looking empty set?

I feel like the standard $\emptyset$ is ugly. By hand, my empty set symbol is a lot rounder, then this "slashed-zero"-type symbol. Two questions: Do people really use it (I mean people who have any ...
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\subseteq + \circ as a single symbol (“open subset”)

I'm trying to create symbols \opn for "open subset" and \cls "closed subset". I want them to look like this: My current solution is: ...
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Symbol for Bring radical/ultraradical?

I'm trying to find the symbol, such as is given on http://mathworld.wolfram.com/Ultraradical.html which represents the solution to $x^5+x-a=0$, and which is sometimes called a "Bring radical" or an ...
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Replace missing character (minus) in text font for use in siunitx with fontspec

I'm forced to use a commercial (Univers) font in my presentations, which obviously does not contain a dedicated \minus sign, which is called by siunitx. (Though I'm not sure if it is \minus or ...
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manually controlling height of the horizontal line of the radix or root symbol

While using lucida fonts, I have big problems with the height of the horizontal line of the radix or root symbol. Sometimes \[ \sqrt[x^2 + x} \] comes out allright, but for example, in a fraction ...
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Simple way of drawing a filled arrow/triangle for use as item bullet

I'd like to draw a filled arrow and use it as an item bullet in beamer. I already managed to draw the line with \rule[0.5ex]{0.6ex}{0.6ex} but I can't create the arrowhead. I though about using ...
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How to write cursive i (or iota) in latex? [duplicate]

How can I write the following symbol? I tried but I couldn't find any source...I am looking for cursive i
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Getting back a previous encoding of a file

So i had an important tex file in UTF-8 containing polish symbols which are not in the latin alphabet. Then for unrelated reasons i changed the default encoding of my editor to windows 1250 and opened ...
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What is the LaTeX code to put a multiplication symbol into a matplotlib title?

Apologies for a very basic question, but this is something that I always forget, and it's a pain to find with google and the like, so I'm putting it here for everyone's future reference. As far as I ...
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Using a single symbol from kpfonts

I would need some help by extracting the "\varprod"-symbol from the kpfonts package. Similar to how it is done here for the subset-symbol of the mathabx package. Although there is a description how to ...
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inverted question mark in Latex

How do I write inverted question mark in latex.. Normally, > appears as inverted question mark but when put in an equation setting, it gives greater than.. so How do I get the inverted question mark ...
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Cursive, lowercase ell

What is the easiest way to make a cursive, lowercase ell in LaTeX math mode?
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How to make a larger “\dot”

I'm writing up some notes that will be displayed on an overhead projector. The standard time-derivative \dot{x} produces a dot that is hard to see. Does anyone know of a package or have a macro that ...
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How to get rid of navigation symbols in beamer?

When creating presentations in beamer, those little symbols that you can click on and will take you to different parts of your presentation are automatically included on your slides. I don't like ...
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Is This Laplace Transform Symbol Available in LaTeX? [duplicate]

I would like to use the Laplace transform symbol that appears in unicode (SCRIPT CAPITAL L U+2112) However, I could only find the following two symbols can be used for Laplace transforms: There ...
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Writing a partial differential in the text

Does anyone know how to write a partial differential symbol, but in the text not as part of an equation? Thanks
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Approximately equivalent symbol?

I want to write a "approximately equivalent" symbol, which has three strokes like equivalent symbol $$\equiv$$ (≡), but the strokes are like that of approximate symbol $$\approx$$ (≈) Do you know how ...
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Looking for some special types of parentheses

I am looking for some parentheses symbols which I present here. It will be better if we can stretch these symbol to have large parentheses. If these symbols are able to be constructed manually, please ...
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Simple list of latex symbols [duplicate]

Is there a list of simple latex entries for equations I can use in a forum. I have most of what I need e.g. Greek letters. I need at least partial derivative symbols, may subscripts.
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Apostrophes around words are the wrong way round

If I use apostrophes around a word, the first one is the wrong way round. For example, 'word' appears as ’word’
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How to distinguish between divides and order symbol? [duplicate]

I want to write something like $|X|||G|$ but it is not clear that order of X divides order of G. How can I make this right?
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How to use phonetic IPA characters in LaTeX

I wish to write a paper about linguistics, so I thought about trying LaTeX. Sadly I couldn't figure out how to write the unique characters I need for my work, for example epsilon with a little tilde ...
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Non-curly quotes in code?

Here is a quick question, how to use tex to print this ' symbol? An example is shown below: data 'a list = Nil | Cons (e, 'a list) I tried to use ' or `, but they all looks bad.. I am sorry but I ...
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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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How to write the | (pipe) character without interpreting it? [duplicate]

I'm writing a LaTeX document in which I have to write many "|" characters which are not part of a mathematical formula. Simply writing test | test gives me something like (after compilation) : test - ...