{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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Looking for a command to create the geometry line symbol (\overline with arrows on both ends)

I need a way of encoding the geometry line symbol. $\overline{AB}$ gives me the line segment symbol and $\overrightarrow{AB}$ gives me the ray symbol, I need a way to get a bar over the letters that ...
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Cant Write “<” or “>” [duplicate]

I cant seem to write this symbol "< >" in Latex.
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undefined control sequence for \measuredangle [duplicate]

I just installed MacTeX and texmaker. I'm trying to create a measured angle. The following code: \documentclass[12pt]{article} \begin{document} The measure of $\angle{ABC}$ is expressed as ...
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Create my own symbols such as Bigotimes [duplicate]

I am using the symbol $\Box$ as a binary operator and would like to create a unary operator symbol starting from that. My goal is to have a symbol that behaves like $\Bigotimes$ compared to $\otimes$, ...
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Changing footnote symbols

I was wondering if there is way to change the symbols of footnotes to any symbol I want. I know there are some packages that put away the numbers and use predefined symbols, but I want to use some ...
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How to draw an actual maltese cross?

The symbol that is produced by the \maltese command is an iron cross, not quite the same thing as a maltese cross, both in terms of appearance and signification. I was wondering if there was any way ...
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Is it possible to tell l3docstrip to use another alias than @@?

The l3docstrip's main feature (replacing @@ by a module prefix) is very nice, except for those whose keyboards don't give a handy access to @ character (e.g. AltGr+0 on French keyboards). Is it ...
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Currency symbol: French franc II

This is a follow-up question to Currency symbol: French franc. Consider ther following example: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{fontspec} \usepackage{siunitx} ...
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Longer Cap of \sqrt

I am using ShareLaTeX for assignment. I want to input an equation like: $EOQ=Q^*=\sqrt(\frac{2K\lambda}{h})$ and got output like this: But I really want the square root with longer cap (or ...
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Writing X as a symbol with limits

I wish to write X as product like $X_{n=1}^k$. How to write it? For example, we write $\sum \limits _{n=1}^k$
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dashed calligraphic curved parenthesis

I tried to get a dashed curved brace but I didn't got exactly what I expected. Here is the code I used and the result below. \documentclass{standalone} \usepackage{tikz} ...
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Undefined control sequence \textquotesingle

I am new to latex. I get the following error: Undefined control sequence. man1 = Person(\textquotesingle{}M\textquotesingle {}, 1, {[}2, 1... ...gle{}M\textquotesingle{}, 1, {[}2, 1{]})} And ...
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How do I make all the theorem-alike environments have an ending symbol?

I have a question about making an ending symbol. It is a LaTex-default that every proof environment has an ending symbol. I want to make every theorem-alike environment such as the example ...
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Representing real part of a complex number and Fourier Transform symbol

I want to write in math mode the real part of a complex number and I used the command \mathcal{R}(i). The problem is that the R it produces is not the same as the R in most books that represent the ...
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How can I use this math mode pictogram (tree + leaf)?

In this document, right on the first page, there is an equation with a very nice pictogram where one might typically find a Latin letter. How did they do it? How can I replicate this equation in my ...
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How to produce dot between quantifiers

My professor uses dots between quantifiers, e.g., And my textbook has them like this: I tried Detexify on this, but it didn't work... does anyone know how to produce either of these bold dots?
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How does one insert a backslash or a tilde (~) into LaTeX?

How does one insert a "\" (backslash) into the text of a LaTeX document? And how does one insert a "~" (tilde)? (If you insert \~, it will give you a tilde as an accent over the following letter.) ...
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LaTeX command for unknown symbol

I am trying to type the shown symbol in LaTeX and I am hoping to find a command producing this symbol. This is just a very crude sketch. The three lines are supposed to be equal length with 120 ...
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Inline boxes: alternative to pifont's non-filled-but-shadowed box?

I often need to draw inline boxes in specific rgb-colors. I really like how easy to use the pifont package is for this purpose. But just the filled boxes look as desired. The shadowish look of the ...
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In math mode, I have access to \veebar, but not \barvee? Why?

As the title notes, I have access to \veebar, but \barvee produces an undefined control sequence error. These are the math related packages I am loading: \usepackage{amsmath} \usepackage{amsthm} ...
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Can spaces at the beginning of a line ever cause problems?

To structure my sourcecode, I often use spaces for padding: \newcommand{\st}[1]{% \begin{tabular}{lr} \emph{Student} & \emph{Score}\\ #1 \end{tabular}% } Can this ever cause ...
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What kind of symbol is that?

I could not find the yellow marked symbols with Detexify, nor in the Comprehensive LaTeX symbols list. Are these symbols even supported by latex?
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In math mode, how can I type a symbol that is the vertical reflection of \check{-}?

This is what \check{-} looks like: $\check{-}$ I'd like to type something that is a vertical reflection of that: a "hat" accent below a horizontal bar. How can I put a hat accent below the -?
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Censoring Curse Words with Grawlixes

Suppose that I would like to censor a curse word <word> using grawlixes, e.g. "What the #@$! are you doing?!" How can I define a command \censor such that \censor{<word>} results in a ...
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Command \d invalid in math mode [duplicate]

\begin{equation} \d{u} \left( t \right) = Z \end{equation} Am I missing a package or what?
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rtf2latex2e convert ÷ symbol to ÷ in windows

I am new to TEx and LaTex formats. i am using rtf2latex23 in window 8.1. from yesterday (11-sep-2014) only i am using this application. while converting the "RTF" file i found that The "÷" symbol is ...
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make summation sign big without affecting the size of lower bound of summation

This is a follow up question related to this post making a big summation sign I am trying to rescale the sum sign in the same way as in the above post. The problem is that the lower bound of the sum ...
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Is there a symbol for the y intercept in a linear model?

Model parameters in an linear regression include an intercept for the response variable (or in other words, a y intercept). Is there a symbol for this? I cannot find one in lists of maths symbols, ...
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How do I write a solid plus sign?

How do I write a solid plus sign, like the American Red Cross symbol/logo? I'm a novice, so I'm not very good at going to CTAN archive and downloading and installing business -- it doesn't work half ...
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Correctly typesetting a tilde

How do I set the tilde (~) character correctly in LaTeX? There’s a question discussing that on Stack Overflow, with a lot of answers. But dare I say it? They all suck: \textasciitilde is too high, ...
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a wider \Downarrow

I want to write a wider \Downarrow, I couldn't find one in any package I know, so I tried with: \documentclass[11pt,a4paper]{book} \usepackage{amsmath} \begin{document} \begin{equation} ...
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“<” symbol gets wrongly typed as \langle

For a reason that I cannot figure out, in an equation I am getting < typed as a \langle. Can someone give me a hint as to what is happening and how can I solve it? The document is rather minimal, I ...
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make math symbol italic

I must admit that I don't really know my way around LaTeX, pretty much at all. Anyway, here's my problem: I want to include the symbols \flat and \sharp in my text. Unfortunately I only receive ...
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How to draw 3-junction and 4-junction SQUIDs?

UPDATE Thanks to John Kormylo I was able to draw a 4-junction SQUID using four components like: The whole SQUID is drawn using the following code \documentclass{article} \usepackage{tikz} ...
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How to give BibTeX author names with diacritics and hyphen?

I am trying to give a bibtex record for an author whose name contains a diacritic and a hyphen. You may take this name as an example: Klopotsko Müller-Wachtendonk According to this answer I ...
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Lower Caret Symbol

What is the code for creating the caret-like symbol as in the following image?
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Is there a way to make symbols in a table?

I am trying to make a table and I keep getting errors once I add symbols like \Theta. \documentclass[12pt]{article} \usepackage{amsmath} \begin{document} \section{Problem 1} %\begin{tabular}{l c r} ...
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How to make a boat symbol in latex?

I would like to make a motorboat/boat/raft/ship symbol in LaTex but cannot find a command for one. I know there is \Plane in bbding dingbats which gives the symbol for plane. But I dont see anything ...
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hyperref isn't linking the entire uri

I am trying to create a clickable hyperlink using hyperref for a list of urls. One url is giving me trouble: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Function_(mathematics) The relevant line of latex is: ...
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Latex command for unfilled star

I would like to use \medstar from the MnSymbol package, but it seems that MnSymbol conflicts with other packages I am using including amsmath. I've tried to use \FiveStarOpen from bbding as suggested ...
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The lightning symbol in an equation environment

I tried to use the lightning symbol but when I use it together with equations it becomes an ''E'' Why is that? \documentclass[11pt,a4paper,oneside]{report} \usepackage[pdftex]{graphicx} ...
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A short hyphen in a math formula

In a LyX math formula, I want to write something like "r-number". However, the usual dash looks too long (like a minus sign). I am looking for a short, possibly upper hyphen. I couldn't find it in the ...
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Is there a religious symbols font collection?

I can find collections for chess, cards, etc. But could not locate a religious fonts collection.
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Symbol for “defined to be logically equivalent” (:⇔)

Is there a way to typeset the symbol ":⇔" correctly in LaTeX (i.e. with the right alignment and spacing)? I know that using :\Leftrightarrow or :\Longleftrightarrow gets me the symbol I'm looking for ...
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tilde in hyperref url with \usepackage[T1]{fontenc}

By default, LaTeX typesets tildes "too high", but the hyperref package ordinarily corrects this behaviour for URLs (it vertically centers tildes, as expected). However \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} seems ...
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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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One of the symbols of the font used look odd, what are my options to fix it?

I have enjoyed the mathptmx package font for some time. However recently I discovered that mathptmx used the really wide double integral symbol (iint) which looks much like this: I would much ...
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Can't include pifont

I'd like to insert "BALLOT X" symbol ✗ U+2717 I found \ding{55} command from pifont package, but when I try this: \documentclass{article} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \usepackage{amssymb} ...
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How can I typeset those three mathematical symbols? [duplicate]

I need to typeset (in one of my post on Mathematics.SX) the following three mathematical symbols but I don't know how: the symbol for the Heaviside function, the symbol for "not equal", as in "x ...