{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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How to avoid italicised text following \sigma?

I am trying to include the symbol \sigma into a document of mine but I find that every time I use it, the text following it is in italics, e.g. \sigma{\textsubscript{\emph{x}}} is used to Produces: ...
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How to typeset $:=$ correctly?

I like to use $:=$ for "is defined to be equal to", but this is never typeset with the symmetry one would like, as the colon is always too low relatively to the equals sign. Is there any way of ...
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Latex symbol for personal website url

I have a fancyhdr footer with my personal data and I would like to add some cute symbol inline with my website url. I've already included the marvosym package and used: \Letter symbol before my ...
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Group binary operation symbol?

I tried to write • as the binary operation for a group (G, •), but \cdot seems too small and \bullet seems too large, so what symbol is normally used?
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How to move math symbols vertically and horizontally

How do I move the double arrow horizontally to the right? \documentclass{article} \usepackage{amsmath} \begin{document} \begin{tabular}{p{5cm}p{5cm}} {\begin{align} \underset{u(t), \eta(t), ...
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No drawing of ohmmeter or multimeter using circuitikz

I can't draw an ohmmeter in a simple electric circuit, although I am using circuitikz. If I replace ohmmeter by voltmeter or ammeter, it works fine, otherwise, not. Also, is there any symbol for ...
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Chemical equation with radiation arrow

I would like to to write the following equation in my document in latex. I am using \usepackage[version=3]{mhchem}. How can I write that in latex to get a similar outcome? (The arrow can be shorter ...
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How to type an inline chi in Latex

\( \chi \) produces a letter that is slightly below the row, but I've seen in many papers a chi that is in the same line as the rest of the row)
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Cyrillic blackboard bold

Is there a way to produce blackboard bold Cyrillic letter? (I know I can do Greek letters with mathbbol, but I need $\mathbb{Л}$.)
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vertically centered dot

I want to have a function name (like g(.)) and I do this in this ways: $g \left( . \right)$ $g(.)$ But in either way, the dot "." seems a little lower than it is better to be. I am wondering if ...
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How to create the following symbol? [duplicate]

Is it possible to create the following symbol, Circled 1 (or any number or letter). The output should be something like \textregistered except R being replaced by 1 (or the corresponding number ...
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Difference between a space and a “wave” symbol (tilde/“~”)?

As title, what is the difference between a and ~? I see no differences after the compilation. MWE: \documentclass[a4paper]{article} \usepackage[english]{babel} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} ...
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What is the LaTeX code for an “open semicolon”

May I know what is the LaTeX code for the following symbol? I can't find it in detexify.
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How write integrale symbol on latex [duplicate]

How can I write instead of (if you can see the first integral symbol is more straight). Thanks.
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how can I insert a footnote with numbers instead of symbols?

I do hope you are doing well and everything is all right. I'm writing a paper for a journal, and it's nearly finished. unfortunately at the latest steps to finish it, I faced a problem which would be ...
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Create a Circled Lowercase Omega

I need a circled \omega which looks and behaves like amssymb's \circledast. Here is what I have so far: \documentclass[margin=2mm]{standalone} \usepackage{amsmath} \usepackage{amssymb} ...
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Creating Boxed Check Mark

Is there a way to create a box with a check mark in the center of it and the check mark coming out of the box? For example: $\boxdot$ or $\boxtimes$, but instead have a check mark placed at the ...
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a \frac{}{} with knobs

I would like to create a variation of iff (A|B or \frac{A}{B}), say A \cirf B and \fric{A}{B} for if of the kind below. It can be done in tikz however that won't scale with the arguments in size, ...
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Find out what symbol enumerate is using

I'm working on a poster in beamer. The style uses \setbeamertemplate{enumerate items}[circle] which generates a number inside a circle as the symbol for items in enumerate. I'd like to reference ...
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Undefined control sequence \thicksim [duplicate]

I wanted to type the equivalence relation between two things, and the sign is tilda, marked in latex with \ticksim. But, when I typed that, it just said undefined control sequence. Please help me , I ...
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Square version of \cdot (small black square)?

I'm looking for the symbol that's similar to \cdot in math mode, but instead of a small circle, it's a square. Like this:
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Concatenation of strings symbols

In his 1989's Theorem for free! (doi: 10.1145/99370.99404, preprint in .dvi) paper, Wadler typeset the concatenation operation with two "plus" signs collapsed: I asked write-math.com and Detexify to ...
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LaTeX < shows upside-down? [duplicate]

I'm trying to write a simple < in my text, but each time I write it, an upside-down ! is there. And for > I get an upside-down ? Can someone please help me?
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What is the best symbol for vector/matrix transpose?

What is the best or most popular symbol for vector/matrix transpose? I have used simply ^T, for example $c^T x$. I think it is ugly, mainly because it is a little too big compared with vector ...
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Other radical symbol in other counrty [closed]

My teacher said that we need to search for a radical symbol used in other country and I already searched it in every site but I can't find one. Please help me. Thank you.
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external-link symbol needed for pdfLaTex compiler

I am looking for the package which can support external-link symbol for pdfLatex format. I don't want to use XeLatex or LuaLatex because I get errors, so I want to stick with pdfLatex format. However ...
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How to typeset moon phase symbols?

I would like to add moon phase symbols to a document of mine but could not find a visually pleasing way to do this. Does anyone know how to typeset aesthetic moon phase symbols?
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How do I type large set brackets that look like this

How can I get the set brackets to look like this?
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Using Computer Modern symbols in math mode in Minion Pro

I'm using Minion Pro for my thesis but I would like to use some Computer Modern symbols in math mode for some symbols. I don't particularly like the \partial or \int or \in or \sum symbols, as in ...
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Looking definition of \setminus to call with \DeclareMathSymbol [duplicate]

I'm using Mnsymbol package but I don't like how looks \setminus. Because that I want use the default \setminux making \documentclass{memoir} \DeclareSymbolFont{Symbols}{OMS}{cmsy}{m}{n} ...
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Free ornaments font

I'm looking for a free ornaments font. I know about webomint and pifont. Where can I find more glyphs?
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upuparrows - undefined control sequence [duplicate]

So, I have a great trouble. When you define a vector for a first time to someone you use the term that two pointed segments are parralel and have the same orientation. So, for that you use in latex ...
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The sign of vector and degree are too close [duplicate]

Why is the vector sign and "2" are too close? Never faced it before..... I wrote: \vec{p}^2
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Want to show the percentage symbol using Helvetica rather than using the default text font

The following code produces a strange rendered percentage symbol which looks like this: Here's my code: \documentclass[12pt, a4paper, twoside, %openright, toc=listof, BCOR=5mm, bibliography=totoc, ...
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how we can use Indian rupee symbol in Miktex

I am using Miktex and texstudio to typeset. I have to use this indian rupee symbol in tex file.. But I could not use that in my texstudio. How to I use it. What I am Using?? I am using Windows 8.1 ...
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Computer and save symbol in LaTeX

How can I write a computer/pc symbol computer/pc symbol and a save symbol in LaTeX? I looked in the Comprehensive LaTeX symbol list but don't find them.
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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 to get beamer's bullet?

Edit: I'd like to get hold of the bullet character that beamer uses. One use of it is as follows. I'd like the left edges of the bullets of itemize to align with the left edge of the surrounding ...
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How can I make a right angle symbol ⦝?

How can I make the symbol ⦝ (measured right angle with dot, U+299D) with LaTeX? (I tried Detexify and The Comprehensive LATEX Symbol List)
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Bold square brackets

How do I typeset a bold square bracket? I need to typeset it about 3 times thicker than it is (to denote a specific mathematical operator). {\bf[} does not do this. Things like [\![ do not seem to ...
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Mirror tilde accent

Does anybody know if there is a "mirror" tilde accent command in any package? That is, the "wiggling" of the tilde accent going in the other direction. Something like defining this \backtilde ...
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How to print a warning sign (triangle with exclamation point)?

I am interested in including a triangle with an exclamation point (unicode #9888: ⚠) in a tex document. I've looked in the usual places (detexify, etc.) and not found this symbol. The document should ...
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Importing a Single Symbol From a Different Font

Is there a general way to change the font of a particular symbol without switching packages? For example, suppose I'm using Computer Modern for my entire document, but I want the "subset" operator to ...
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How to create a custom relation symbol with letters on top and below

How would you create the following relation symbol? My current solution: So far I've found a code which puts a letter on top of the \vdash symbol. But it's not exactly what I want: ...
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How do I stop \write and \message from inserting a newline at 80 characters? [duplicate]

I have the following file: \immediate\write16{abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz0123456789ABCDEFGHIJKL 80 char split is right here -><- this is on the next line} ...
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What is the Latex convention for sign function? [closed]

What is the correct type for sign(x)(signum function)? I'm using: \documentclass[journal,transmag]{IEEEtran} \usepackage{amsmath} \usepackage{amssymb} \newcommand{\sign}{\text{sign}} Is that ...
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Blackboard bold variants for Greek letters

It is common (or it used to be) to use a blackboard-bold variant of \mu to denote roots of unity in some mathematical papers. However, despite searching (several times, periodically over several ...
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Short command for frequently used symbols [duplicate]

I am making a TeX file of an old "German" mathematical document, in which the symbols $\mathfrac{A}$, $\mathfrak{B}$, etc. are occurring in every paragraph. So, when I type this, it takes lot of ...
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A ruler symbol in LaTeX [duplicate]

Is there a ruler symbol in some LaTeX package? I would like something similar to the clock symbol in the wasysym package.
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How to draw a small benzene ring symbol in an inline chemical formula?

I need to type an inline chemical formula such as HO-(C=O)-(Benzene)-(C=O)-OH. Is there a way I could insert a small benzene symbol (something compact, without using tikzpicture environment, ...