{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 put symbol around the equal sign?

In the question Latex Math Symbol: Vitanyi puts a tiny plus symbol over his equals. How do I do that?, there was an answer to how to place additional sign over the equal sign. And my question is, ...
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Make \infty symbol horizontal align with 8 EXACTLY

as image \newlength{\abc} \settoheight{\abc}{$\infty$} \raisebox{.5\abc}{\infty}8 doesn't get desired thing.
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Angle symbols which can be copy and pasted from PDF

I'm looking for a way to use the left and right narrow angle symbols (〈 〉, Unicode #3008, #3009) so that they are not changed when copy and pasted from a PDF. These symbols are used e.g....
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\pounds and \textsterling produces a dollar sign?

I'm just trying to put a "£" sign in my document, but I can't get it to work. My packages: \usepackage[math]{iwona} \usepackage{amsmath,amsfonts} \usepackage{graphicx} \usepackage{...
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LaTeX and Glyph Scaling for Justified Text

I am very new to LaTeX - and I am not sure if Latex has the capability to do what I want, so I thought I would ask here. I am working with publishing books in Khmer (the language of Cambodia) in ...
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Rotation in \ddots

I want to write a math equation that needs power of dots. I tried these code {2^{2^{2^{\ddots^{2}}}}} But the dots needs to be rotated
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plus-minus symbol with parenthesis around the minus sign

I need one (or maybe two) LaTeX symbols that I don't find in the comprehensive list of symbols. The symbol is like the normal plus-minus sign \pm, but with parenthesis around the minus sign. Is such a ...
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Merging Symbols in Mathmode

I want to create boxes (\Box) and diamonds (\Diamond) with letter and other symbols insider them. I've achieved something, but the result is ok-ish: $\Box \!\!\! _ {^{_ {^{_{^a}}}}}$ $\Diamond \!\!\!...
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Create a new integral symbol

Is it possible without creating a new font to define a new math symbol (e.g. with \newcommand) and then use it with such commands as \limits, _ and ^ (up and down limits)? For example, I define it ...
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How to create \ssearrow with two heads

I'm using \ssearrow to denote a deformation retraction in algebraic topology. I want to use the same arrow, but with two heads for a strong deformation retraction. It doesn't exist in MnSymbol. Is ...
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how to use MnSymbol along with other packages

I'm writing a file about algebraic topology, which means that I need all sorts of mathematical symbols, along with many various packages. I tried to use MnSymbol for its various arrows, only to find ...
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Acronyms with an arrow in front of them

I'm using the acronyms package and I wonder if there's an easy way of marking acronyms as such by putting an arrow in front of them?
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How to typeset boldface ell?

I know that \ell gives me this nice mathematical "calligraphic" letter l, which I want to use throughout my document. However, it is also a common typographic convention that vectors are typeset in ...
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How to stack limits for maths operators?

I have a question on how is it possible to create a \sum with two lower limits directly positioned right underneath each other. I have tried hard and cant seem to get anywhere with it.
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Command for horizontally flipped newline symbol

I'm looking for the command to produce the often used symbol indicating a line break --- but flipped horizontally. So basically this symbol: | | | \ |------ / It should fit within one line ...
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Customized accent symbol

I would like to create a customized accent that is basically the symbol \therefore, i.e. I would like to have a letter with the "three-dot \therefore symbol" on top of it. I am new to LaTeX and I am ...
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Quartertone symbols

Does anyone know if there is any package that provides the quartertone sharps and flats symbols? (I've already checked the Comprehensive LaTeX Symbol List and couldn't find them.) The symbols can be ...
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How do I find a LaTeX font with an upper-case cursive letter Z?

I cannot seem to figure out how to make an upper-case, cursive letter Z, like the one on the left in this picture. By using a french cursive environment, I can get the lower-case z, but the upper-case ...
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\leqslant causes “Undefined control sequence”

I have the following line: $0 \leqslant b \leqslant 1$ I want to display 0 <= b <= 1, but I get Undefined control sequence thanks
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Symbol for Phone Number in Resume

I've chosen to create my resume in LaTeX ( out of curiosity ). I thought printing a "clean" symbol of a phone before my phone_no will look nice ... Is there such a symbol? any packages?
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Get a thicker \bar

How to get a \bar more thicker (0.8pt for example) than usual and fit all character?
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Denoting the end of example/remark

What is the etiquette to denote the end of an example or remark? For proofs, it's the QED symbol (white box). I know it's not necessary for everyone, but I would like to use it to break up the text a ...
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Typesetting a variable which has both accent and subscript

How to typeset a variable like: Whether do I write $\hat{A}\vphantom{A}_0$ or simply write $\hat{A}_0$? (I had seen the former in a template). BTW, what about $f'^2$? Is $f^{\prime2}$ or $f^{\...
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Finding the package of a Detexify Symbol

I was simply messing around on a website called: Detexify just drawing various math symbols, when I came across a cool and interesting symbol of a fax machine. The following command for it being: \...
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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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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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What symbol should one use for a set complement?

What symbol should I use for a set complement? It seems that the \complement isn't quite appropriate: it seems taller (perhaps a unary operator to appear before a set?). I guess for now \mathsf{c} ...
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How to write the symbol in Baby Rudin for the set of bounded continuous functions on metric space X [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to look up a math symbol? I just could not find the command to write the symbol in Baby Rudin (Principles of Mathematical Analysis) for the set of bounded continuous ...
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Extendible \cong congruence sign

This question is very similar to Extendible equals sign but the solutions given there do not apply immediately. At times I woud like to clarify the nature of a mathematical congruence. So I have ...
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How to use \textbackslash

Been looking around and everywhere it tells me to use \textbackslash in LaTeX. However if I write a text "yadayadayada in \textbackslash c \textbackslash f we have...." A demonstration or so would ...
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What does this argument to the \symbol command mean

I was looking at this page here and came across this line which I don't understand. \symbol{"E052} Can you explain to me what the significance of E052 is, and how I could modify this command to ...
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different plus/minus within braket environment?

I m using the braket notation to write a physics report (with the braket package). Writing a plus and a minus within a ket or a bra looks really ugly (bra is < | and ket is | > ) Are there any ...
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frown and mathop/stackrel/overset

I need something like \stackrel{\frown}{MM'} to express the fact that MM' is some path. But I am not really satisfied by the look of the result. The \frown is too high. Would you please have a ...
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Large $\forall$

How to get larger $\forall$ symbol? Adding \Big$ doesn't work.
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How to write N x N (with a multiplication symbol, for matrix dimensions)?

I need to write something like NxN in LaTeX but I do not get how... How to do such thing?
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How to get text above and below double harpoon (reversible reaction) symbols in an equation

I'm working on the Chemwiki Dynamic Textbook Project at UC Davis, California and I've run into a problem. I need to formulate a symbol containing double harpoons (as in a reversible reaction, e.g. \...
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Using a Local Font for a Few Maths Symbols

To be compatible with my publisher, I had to make my own font (using fontforge) for a few math symbols. However, I could not figure out how to get latex to use my font, so I ended up just making a pdf/...
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where to find font including an extensible version of a straight integral?

Where can I find the integral shown in page 17 of Russian Typographical Traditions in Mathematical Literature ?
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Square with a diamond in it

In math mode, I'm trying to make a square with a diamond in it. My failed attempt has been to put the following in the preamble: \newcommand{\sqdiamond}{\mathbin{\rlap{$\mspace{2mu}\diamond$}\hbox{$\...
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How to typeset mathematical symbols (with index, etc) always the same way and easily?

When I started to write my thesis I decided not to make things too complicated and to just type mathematical symbols each time they appear, like $V_{s1}$ or ${CV_{D,\, \mathrm{Si}}^{*}}$ Now, finally ...
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What packages will let me use Cyrillic characters in math mode?

Note I'm not actually planning on writing any, for instance, Russian prose or even any Russian words. It's just that, on paper, I've always had the habit of denoting sets by uppercase roman letters, ...
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How to create package with custom symbols (i.e. glyphs) [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Create a symbol font from SVG symbols I want to create a package for myself, that prints custom glyphs (some glyphs for instance that I made up). How do I go with this? I ...
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TG Schola – missing symbol textbullet

I am using the tgschola package which provides the TeX Gyre Schola font. When I run a .tex file containing an itemize environment through pdflatex, I get the following warning: [Font] Font shape `OMS/...
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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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\varnothing 'undefined control sequence'

I am using amsmath and all of my math symbols are appearing using $ $ block but \varnothing is undefined. \emptyset works but its symbol is a bit different than \varnothing Note: images taken from ...
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How to type NOT \delta and NOT \ll

In proximity theory, we use \delta and \ll as binary relations on the power set of a set X. How can one display NOT \delta or NOT \ll similar to how we can do \not\in. Using \not\delta and \not\ll ...
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One symbol like \omegaup

Please see the below image, what is the TeX code for the left most symbol? It is like \omegaup, but looked thinner and a little italic. I have looked it through the file symbols-a4.pdf and didn't find ...
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Is the Windows logo available?

I'm surprised I don't see this addressed quickly with a Google search, but I don't see it there or on this site. Does anyone know of a Windows logo symbol in LaTeX? I used Dextify, but couldn't ...
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remove additional space before `:`

In this math code: \exists^\omega n : \alpha [0,n] \notin A it adds some empty space before and after :. I want to avoid/remove the space before it. How?
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combining existing symbols [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Overlay symbol with another How can I create a new symbol by carefully overlaying and repositioning two existing symbols in the box that tex allocates for a single symbol?