{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 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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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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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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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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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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Indian rupee symbol

India has recently introduced a new symbol for its currency, the Indian rupee -- see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Indian_rupee_sign. How can I typeset this in TeX / LaTeX?
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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What I need to use extra symbols in MinionPro?

I've just installed MinionPro fonts for LaTeX, as it is written in the HowTo of the minionpro package. My font's version is "Version 2.030;PS 2.000;hotconv 1.0.51;makeotf.lib2.0.1867. Than, I tried to ...
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Large $\forall$

How to get larger $\forall$ symbol? Adding \Big$ doesn't work.
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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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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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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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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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\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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\ell in MinionPro

Is it possible to use the \ell character from the default font when using MinionPro? If so, how? The documentation actually mentions \ell on page 20; the letter is supposed to be taken from MinionPro, ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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\bm package versus \boldsymbol

I'm typing a bold vector small x with a tilde sign above it. Now when I want to write its derivative, I'm putting a dot on top of everything. This is giving me problems and I found one solution: \...
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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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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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The trestle problem: how to avoid >=< in the output

TeX puts no space between \mathrel characters, so one can type := to make a definition. But careless authors often type stuff like < a, b > = < c, d > to indicate that two scalar ...
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New Large Math Symbol

I want to use symbols from the phaistos package as "numbers" This means that I want to type something like: \documentclass{amsart} \usepackage{phaistos} \newcommand{\lo}{\text{\PHbee}} \newcommand{...
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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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The standard \cup vs. the mathabx \cup

I'm interested in using the standard \cup, i.e. and the one given by importing the mathabx \cup in the same document. Does anyone know how to do that?
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Prevent hyphenation in \texttt words

Background The text contains programming variable names such as report_city and SUBREPORT_FILE. All such variables are marked up with \texttt. Problem Some variable names are hyphenated: ...