{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's the minimum distance between two Bézier curves? [closed]

We are solving How to get intersection point(s) of two glyphs? and if we could find minimum distance between two Bézier curves analytically, it would be computationally effective. It would be much ...
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The abbreviation “viz.”

The word viz. that is often met in English texts, is an abbreviation for videlicet, a latin word meaning namely or as follows. It is constructed from the first letters vi and an symbol for the suffix ...
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How do you make the underscore active in environments but preserve its orignal use in math mode?

I'm experimenting with creating a formatting shorthand package. I want to use the underscore to delimit an underlined text span, like so some text _underlined text_ more text Simply making the ...
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Strange Cross Symbol in LaTeX

I can't draw a particular cross symbol in LaTeX. I tried drawing it in Dextify, but that didn't recognize the symbol. I don't even know what it is called. Any help with the name or the code is ...
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diagonal text in math mode w/ vertical equality

The goal is a code where one can label elements in math mode in the following way: without having to manually position each letter of each word as a node in tikz. Preferably, other than the stacks ...
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Why does \leq show up as \le?

My only two packages are amsmath and amsfonts. When I type \leq, it shows up as if I had typed \le. How do I do the actual less-than-equals (>=) sign? Edit: I typed \leq and the output symbol was ...
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Example end mark fill

does anyone know how I could add fill to this end mark? It's currently a white box with a green border. I've bolded the part of the code where the problem is. \input{setup} \begin{document} ...
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Companion for \ell

In mathematical writing I often use \ell when I need an 'ell' variable, because l looks like a 1. In fact, I expect this is why the symbol exists :). Now, it often happens that my '\ell' stands for ...
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Where do I define custom glyphs?

I want to just add a few symbols, but am having a very hard time finding out where to do it. Specifically, I am wanting to integrate these commands: ...
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How to type the small letter corresponding to $\mathscr{G}$? [closed]

how to type ??? This is a math symbol in the renormalization group theory. The mathrsfs can only support capital letter. Sorry everybody, I made a serious mistake! I thought the G in the picture is ...
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How to load a single symbol for my LaTeX document [duplicate]

I simply want to use the \multimapboth symbol, which belongs to the \txfonts package; however I don't want to install this package, as it changes some formatting on my document... How can I do this? ...
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How to put an Expectation symbol in IEEE Transanctions format? [duplicate]

I have already tried \mathbb{E} \begin{equation} \mathbb{E} \end{equation} and $\mathbb{E}$ What exactly is the way to do it?
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Different types of ampersand symbols

So I'm aware that \& can be used to produce the traditional ampersand symbol, however I would like to use the type of ampersand symbol which looks something like a cursive E, here is a picture: ...
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How can I use a symbol provided by a package without changing the entire mathematics font?

I wish to use a symbol provided by the package MnSymbol but if I have a \usepackage{MnSymbol} in my document then many other symbols change, including even the equals sign (=), which appears much ...
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How can I use \centerdot while defining type of bullet?

The problem: I get an undefined control sequence error when trying to define the bullet type of the second-level items. I'm using: \renewcommand{\labelitemii}{$\centerdot$} Notes: I've read in ...
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Detect if all required glyphs are available

In XeTeX, a message is printed to the log file if a glyph is not available with the current font. The input \documentclass{scrartcl} \begin{document} α \end{document} leads to the following ...
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Typeset < > symbol [duplicate]

I am trying to typeset this < P > by writing it in math-mode using the symbols <> of the keypad. The problem is that the output in ugly. How can I typeset it so to have a nice output?
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Does a symbol for “married” exist in some package or font?

I would like to write something like Bride-name \rings{} groom-name in my text and wonder, if a symbol for rings already exist. Maybe somewhere around the symbols for "born" or "deceased" or other ...
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ShareLaTeX fails to compile quotes

The following document is compiled incorrectly in ShareLaTeX but works perfectly in my LaTeX installation. \documentclass{article} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \usepackage[russian]{babel} ...
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Good way to make \textcircled numbers?

I'm trying to make some good-looking numbers in a circle, using the simple command: \textcircled{1} However, the circle is misaligned vertically with the number, and look a bit sloppy: Any ...
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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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How to create a list of symbols where symbols can be used in math mode?

I describe complex protocols with lots of variables in different files. The problem is that I might change the variable names later. My idea was to define variable names as Latex commands like ...
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skew unequal symbols

Suppose I arrange the numbers 40, 30, 20, 10 in the corner positions of a 3*3 array. To be precise, the number 40 (resp. 30, 20, 10) is located at the top-left (resp., bottom-left, top-right, ...
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In text mode space being taken away [duplicate]

Why does the space after \AA disappear? \documentclass{article} \begin{document} 5 \AA wavelength \end{document} Since extra spaces don't achieve anything in LaTeX, what can be done besides ...
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Vertical line superimposed over a letter

Looking for a way to put a vertical line over another character. Similar to the \cancel feature, but with a vertical, rather than a slanted line. For example on a capital S the vertical line would ...
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\perp with two vertical lines [duplicate]

I searched on Detextify, but I cannot find the symbol | | | | | | | | ----------- in LaTeX. There is \perp with only one vertical line. I look for a symbol which looks exactly like ...
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(Semantically) correct string concatenation symbol?

I'm wondering about what's the "correct" symbol to use when typesetting standard string concatenation (I've seen How do I typeset the concatenation of strings properly? btw, but it deals with a ...
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Configurable spacing after \dots

LaTeX adds some space after the ellipsis \textellipsis. This is enhanced by ellipsis package, which only adds space before certain characters (and also gives the option to configure “easily” the ...
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Why does \textbackslash render as “n” in math mode?

I've just rendered the following: \documentclass[varwidth=true, border=2pt]{standalone} \begin{document}$\textbackslash$ \end{document} which seems to give the same as $n$. Do you know why? As ...
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Reproducing an analog clock similar to the one provided by the ifsym package

Situation I was browsing The Comprehensive LATEX Symbol List looking for a simple analog clock in which I could use in a pamphlet. At some moment, I found an interesting entry (page 91): I tried ...
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Hieroglyphs: How could we map several font files?

This question is for (TeX) archaeologists Notice: We have got better fonts for hieroglyphs these days stored in a single font file, or in SVG file(s), or in a series of GIFs covering all the ...
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Average integral symbol

Is there in LaTeX a symbol or a macro for the average integral with a horizontal slash? I know about \strokedint, but I'd prefer the dash to be horizontal.
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LaTeX code for text above the $\rightarrow$

Hi I am wondering what code is used to get text above the $\rightarrow$ have tried $ \xrightarrow{P}$ but not running on my LaTeX as I do not know which package to install or how to install it. ...
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Why are minus signs not working in this equation?

In the below equation I'm writing, 2 minus signs are not visible, why is that? $\phi (s, \lambda) = C \frac{ 1 + \beta^2 − 2 \beta cos( \frac{2 \pi s}{\lambda} ) }{ \lambda^5 \exp( \frac{ h c }{ ...
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What's the difference between \|, \textdoublevertline, \textdoublepipe and \parallel?

I'm currently writing my bachelors thesis about on-line handwriting recognition of mathematical formulae (see http://write-math.com). I'm currently only recognizing symbols with the same technique as ...
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Is there a way to do an “upside down” \widehat?

I've come across this in a book I'm looking through, but I can't find the code for it. I want it to look exactly like the \widehat and go above text like \widehat does...I just want it to be ...
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Math mode accents

In my long document I, sadly, have to use several accents to denote different kinds of symbols. Currently, I use primes ($x'$), hat, tilde, and overline. In addition I use two colored symbols (red ...
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Create Pole/Point Integral Symbols

I want to create the following shaped integrals found in the unicode-math package symbols list: I created my own package a while ago for defining some symbols/shortcuts, and I want to recreate ...
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Text over symbols, but with adjusting width ( something like \stackrel{#1}{#2} but with same size) [duplicate]

I would like to write something above equation sign. One may do it with \stack{#1}{#2} command and it works fine if #1 and #2 are the same length, example: $\stackrel{(3)}{=}$ will result in ...
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Strange symbol with \bigstar

I would like to insert a star into my latex document. So, i tried this command: \bigstar But, i get this result instead of a star: Do you know how i can fix it? Thank you
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What's the “standard” way to express a zero/null morpheme in an interlinear gloss in LaTeX? [duplicate]

I'm interested in what the "norm" is for the field. I tried both $\oslash$ and $\emptyset$, but neither looks normal... or maybe I'm over thinking this. Is there a standard in linguistics ...
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Symbols used in partitions

What is the LaTeX could for the symbols for the set of all odd partition and the set of all distinct partitions? I need to use them for a chapter on Euler's theorem in a report about partition theory. ...
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How can I get all TeX / LaTeX symbols?

I am currently writing the practical part of my bachelors thesis which will be about on-line recognition of handwritten mathematical symbols (and eventually also formuae). One problem I currently ...
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Are there hexagon brackets in LaTeX?

I mean something like this: / \ | x | \ / I looked up many related resources but failed.
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How can I get a slimmer \textbar?

I use \textbar in my headers in order to separate the page number from the section. \thepage\hspace{0.5ex}\textbar\hspace{1ex}\thesection\sectiontitle But I want to slim the thickness of the ...
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\bar below symbol

Is there a command like \bar{...} but such that the bar is placed below the symbol? Of course there is \underline{...} but then the line is adapted to the width of the symbol and I don't want that ...
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How to use a custom, scalable, symbol in LaTeX

I want to use a custom symbol in my document that is treated like any other letter or math symbol by LaTeX. I do not want to superimpose existing symbols in order to create a new one but rather create ...
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How to correctly set up Palatino font with math (related to pxfonts)

I've read many times here in TeX.SE that pxfonts has a lot of spacing inconsistencies, and that it's better to use mathpazo. The problem is that mathpazo doesn't load all the math symbols to match the ...
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Missing $ inserted when using \itemize and \approx [duplicate]

The line in question causing the issue is: \item Blah blah blah \approx blah("blah") blah I also tried \left( and \right), but that didn't change anything. No error is thrown when \approx is ...
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Frown with arrow

I'd like to know if there's a symbol in math mode like \frown but with an arrow in its end. Like this: (I just love using paint hahaha) Thanks! :)