{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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Fourier font and \textregistered symbol

I use TeXLive 2010 on Win XP and I notice that while the \textregistered symbol (an R in a circle which is normally placed next to trade names) appears well with the default CM font, it appears ...
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How can i use special glyphs in large font sizes, with fontspec?

now i have some trouble with font size declaration, using XeTeX's fontspec package. I read the fontspec manual. There is no explicit section about font size, but i see that the author of the manual ...
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How to load manual font from manfnt?

In the TeXBook, it says that: {\manual\char127} prints the dangerous bend glyph. But it doesn't. I can do it with \manfntsymbol{127}, but how can I switch to the manfnt font? \font{manfnt} doesn't ...
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Looking for specific lower-case script “r” symbol/font

I'm looking for the lowercase script r shown below (used here to denote the rank of a matrix). Does anyone know how to reproduce it?
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How to access fleurons?

I'm just wondering, how is it possible to access and use the fleurons coming with fonts like Garamond Premier Pro. For example, the MinionPro package, with pifont, gives a comfortable interface for ...
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Nested \underset screws up size – is there a better way?

I often find myself wanting two or more conditions below a sum, supremum, limit, etc. Currently, the only way I know to typeset this is using an \underset inside another \underset. For example, \|A\...
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triple \approx and triple \approx with a straight middle line

I'm trying to create a symbol \diffeo for "diffeomorphic" and \isomet for "isometric". I'd like it to look exactly like \approx $\approx$, but with three lines for the first one; and three lines with ...
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How to encode the name of the LOOM programming language?

What symbols are used to write LOOM as shown in the image below? (The cutout is from a paper by Bruce et al., presented at the ECOOP conference in 1997.)
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Greek character in Beamer document title

I need to include the Greek letter sigma in the title of my Beamer presentation. When I use $\sigma$ to obtain the symbol (which works fine in other LaTeX document titles), I receive the warning ...
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\openg in MinionPro (from Acrobat 9)

(This is an extension of question \ell in MinionPro, but sadly I can't add comments on S.E. yet.) Similar to the issue of using \ell in recent versions of MinionPro, which is solved by replacing /...
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Draw the LaTex beamer article symbol

How do I draw the little article symbol from LaTeX beamer's bibliography section somewhere else in my beamer presentation? I want to use it as a bullet symbol for a normal list.
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How to typeset this symbol?

It's not \mathscr{I}, which is more italic (slanted)
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Is there a package that has the “clockwise gapped circle arrow” in it?

The symbol I'm after is ⟳ (also nice to have ⟲). That's U+27F3 (and U+27F2). Detexify can't find it (or my drawing skills are woeful); is it already in a font package, or do I have to ...
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Get a black \mathring symbol

How can I get a black \mathring circle above variable, same as \mathring except the circle is "filled"?
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Slashed symbols

In my field of work, mathematical operators that live on reduced dimensions are customarily defined as the normal one with a slash through it. For example, the gradient is usually written as \nabla, ...
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vertical subseteq symbol in label of subfloat

Math symbols (\subseteq and \supseteq) are rotated and rendered successfully in text mode with the aid of \rotatebox{}{}. In the commented section below, there is a problem with getting these symbols ...
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How to get correct rendering for \dh \TH (ð þ Þ)?

I have some references containing \dh and \TH. When using these symbols in either the LaTeX source or the .bib file I only get a black box. Neither \dh nor ð works. According to the documentation, T1 ...
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Search and find an old style numeral in a pdf

I am compiling this tex file \documentclass{article} \usepackage{hfoldsty} \begin{document} 1 $1$ \end{document} with pdflatex and open the resulting pdf with evince. If I search the digit one (1), ...
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Legendre symbol in theory of numbers

How can I get a Legendre symbol , which just used the dashed line instead of the fractional rule?
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Typesetting the Identity Operator for txfonts

I use the txfonts package in my document for fonts. However, I am at a loss as to how to produce the identity operator, which looks like a blackboard bold 1. Now, \documentclass{article} \...
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How to type \sim above another symbol x?

I want to put a "~" above x, just like \hat x but replacing \hat with \sim. How to do that?
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How to write Rudin's symbol for absolute continuity of measures?

In Rudin's Real and Complex Analysis, there is a symbol for stating measure $\lambda$ is absolutely continuous with respect to measure $\mu$. The symbol is like $\lambda\ll\mu$, but not exactly.
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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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Relation symbol used by Conway in On Numbers and Games

I'm trying to find a nice way to typeset a relation used in combinatorial game theory. It's supposed to be a combination of < and || symbols (with the first vertical line connected to the <), ...
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Overlaying two symbols

I use LyX, so a lot of the working is hidden from me. I want to overlay the symbols \star and \bigcircle. How do I do this? I know it can be done, ad there is the \not, which works like that
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How to produce a longer \sim with a small letter on top

I am able to produce a standard length \sim with a tiny S above it, but I would like the \sim tilde to be longer (maybe one and half times as wide as a capital letter). Any tips on how to change the ...
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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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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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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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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/...