{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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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?
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How to add a custom symbol to LaTeX?

Suppose I need some crazy custom symbol for personal use. e.g. when I write \foobar, LaTeX should show . How do I achieve this? Update: I was writing Klingon writing system for fun. Thank you very ...
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large integral symbol, matching a matrix of 3 rows [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I have a bigger integral (\int) delimiter? Please tell me where could I find a large integral symbol, matching a matrix of 3 rows.
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Mirror image of the neg symbol?

Is there a mirror symbol for the $\neg$ symbol, or a symbol like $\vdash$ without the bottom part of the vertical line? I couldn't find it. Thanks.
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Specifying bullet type when using itemize

Is there a way to get a specific type of bullet instead of the filled bullets when you first activate the itemize command in LaTeX? I am trying to get hollow bullets from the start instead of using ...
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Use variant glyphs from Mac OS X fonts under Linux

I would like to get the variant option from fontspec working under Linux. Unfortunately, this option which works with the AAT font system is not compatible with the OpenType font mechanism used under ...
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Short vowel symbol, as in “kızların”?

How do I typeset the short i vowel, as in this Turkish word, kızların?
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Math symbols not being printed.

I am having problems printing an equation. I have the following definitions: \documentclass{scrreprt} \usepackage{mathspec} \defaultfontfeatures{Mapping=tex-text,BoldFeatures={Weight=2}} \...
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Overlay symbol with another

Is it possible to overlay a symbol with another? I want to write an equal sign with a question mark overlayed (or the other way around). Note I don't want \stackrel{?}{=} I want the question ...
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Symbol for “care of” (c/o)

Is there a c/o symbol in LaTex for writing an address? I have looked in the Comprehensive latex symbol list but couldn't find one.
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Discard symbols from package

I want to use a single symbol from the MnSymbol package, \nuparrow (I can't find that symbol anywhere else). But if I use it, then it upsets the symbols in the rest of the document, which I am happy ...
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Where do I find character codes to make my own “big symbols”?

A couple of months ago I was having trouble getting a \bigtimes symbol that worked well. A few libraries have one, but they all did all sorts of other troublesome things to how math was formatted. In ...
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A closed degree symbol

How can I make the exponent on gamma in this picture? The best description I can come up with is a closed degree symbol.
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Symbol for a “twisted product”?

I am trying to make a symbol for a "twisted product". I've tried stackrel: $A \mathbin{\stackrel{\sim}{\times}} B$ but the sim floats too high above the times, causing unpleasant line spacing. I'...
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Missing glyph in TeXGyreTermes font

For Pinyin (Chinese romanization), I like very much the look of the font TeXGyreTermes-Regular that is installed with my TeX system. However, it seems to be missing a single Pinyin symbol that I need:...
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Where can I find vignettes to separate sections?

In traditional typesetting for books, there are often little figures called vignettes that serve as a separation between sections or subsections. One could always include the graphics as in a figure/...
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How to define the Heaviside function in LaTeX? [closed]

Commonly, in the mathematical literature, the Heaviside function it is not simply refereed as H(t-theta). The letter H is drawn with a different letter. My question is: How to define the Heaviside ...
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The use of “tilde” changes the proximity to the set theory symbol (ref img)

I just want to format a simple set theory example. But the following is annoying: See how close the cap gets to the 'A' because of the tilde sign? I've used sim for the tilde sign. Any ...
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Label equation with a symbol

I would like to label an equation with an arbitrary symbol, rather than a number, or letter. Is this possible?
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How to type “<<test>>” in ttfamily?

I'm trying to produce <<test>> text in \ttfamily, but it looks like: «test» Which is not what I'm looking for. When I'm trying $<<$test$>>$ the result is not correct as well ...
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newline and italics added with \leq

Newbie question: Within the body of the text that I've inserted into a Journal's Latex Template, I don't understand why I get a newline and italicized font when I add the command \leq to generate "...
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Why is the % symbol not showing with XeTeX?

I'm using XeTeX and my % symbol is not showing when I compile to PDF! I've added my code below. I've gone through the XeTeX companion guide (maybe not very thoroughly) and Googled, but I can't find ...
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Missing $ inserted

I am new to latex. I am trying to compile someone else's document. I have all the correct packages installed, but I get the following error: *Overfull \hbox <37.8394pt too wide> in paragraph ...
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Drawing stars/similar with Tikz

I'm writing a review for a book at the moment, and I thought I'd be clever and show off what LaTeX is capable of by adding a x-out-of-y stars graphic. Tikz can do many things so I would have thought ...
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singly embedded sum and product signs

I deal with a lot of double sums / double products. I would like to be able to massage TeX into producing something like this: (that was made with the gimp) ... and a product in product symbol as ...
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How to do the 'curvy L' for Lagrangian or Laplace Transforms?

I am new to TeX, working on it for about 2 months. Have not yet figured out how to script the 'curvy L' for Lagrangian and/or for Laplace Transforms. As of now I am using the 'L' - which is not good! ...
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Escape “> and <”

I have the following piece of text which I want to output literally: <<"Welcome">>. However it's converted to those funky quotations. I've been trying all sorts of things with \ mostly but ...
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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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How to create an equation library, to be called like bibtex?

I am newby in LateX, but I want to create an stand alone document to be used as a equation library where I can select my equations by calling them by name, and finally produce a list of equations used ...
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Include < (fewer than) and > (greater than) inequality symbols

I'd like to include the < and > symbols into my document. First I tried to just type it in. But after generating the document I saw only an inverted ? instead of the > symbol. That's why I ...
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Several symbols — check with box etc.

I have several symbols I don't know how to make. I have already gone to http://detexify.kirelabs.org/classify.html to try to get answers, but I failed. Please help me. ☑☒ For the check with a box ...
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How to get monospace logic formulas?

The following does not work in LaTeX because logic symbols can only be used in maths mode: \texttt{\forall x(\exists y((f(x)=y)\land(\neg(g(y)=y))))} I want to do this to stress the nature of such ...
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A symbol used in civil engineering

How to make a symbol like this? Due to the reputation limit, I can't upload an image. So I decribe the symbol by word, I hope you can understand it. My symbol is: a phi with an underscore. phi is \...