{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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The Com­pre­hen­sive LaTeX Sym­bol List update

I have been using the 9 November 2009 The Com­pre­hen­sive LaTeX Sym­bol List since it came out but I was just wondering if there would be an update to this list. I presume, not sure, that a few ...
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Orthogonal direct sum

Several authors use a circled perpendicular sign to indicate orthogonal direct sums. What is the appropriate way to implement this, so you can use it like \oplus and \bigoplus ?
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set character/symbol from a particular font instead of bullet in beamer

I am using fontspec and beamer and would like to change the bullet symbol of "itemize" to a given character. I have tried \setbeamertemplate{itemize item}[] Before and after \begin{document}, ...
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How to get symbols for \thanks command with Thesis class

I'm having a slight problem with regards to the \thanks command. My preamble is the following: \documentclass[a4paper, 11pt, oneside]{Thesis} % Use the "Thesis" style, based on the ECS Thesis ...
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Inventing New Character for TeX

how can I invent a new symbol/character for TeX. For example, say I want to type the Tengwar letter ungwe (2 IV: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Tengwar_alphabet.png), or any other symbol that I ...
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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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How to display Euro sign in verbatim mode?

I need to display the Dollar and Euro sign in verbatim mode. This is the code I got: \begin{verbatim} fr_FR: 123 456,78 € de_DE: 123.456,78 € en_US: $ 123,456.78 \end{verbatim} It works with the ...
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Large \perp symbol and proper circled \perp symbol

Is there a command for a larger version of the symbol \perp used to denote perpendicularity? I have had a look at the Comprehensive LaTeX symbol list and didn't find a large version of this symbol. ...
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Omitting visibility marker in MetaUML

Is there a way to omit the visibility (lock symbol) marker in MetaUML Class objects? If I just refrain to use one I get a protected marker as a default. A short example (note: the LaTeX builder has ...
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How to input non-equivalence into LaTeX [duplicate]

How do you input the "not equivalent" into LaTeX? Not the "not equal" sign, but the sign that indicates the opposite of \equiv.
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Why is \blitza displayed as a psi in beamer?

This is my code: \documentclass{beamer} \usepackage{amsmath, amssymb, amsthm} \usepackage{ulsy} \begin{document} \frame{ \begin{align*} \blitza \end{align*} } ...
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How can I add « » in my sentence? [duplicate]

Does anybody know how to add these marks « bla bla »?
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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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Reproducing an analog clock similar to the one provided by the ifsym package

Friends, I was browsing The Comprehensive LATEX Symbol List looking for a simple analog clock in which I could use in a pamphlet. At some moment, I found an interesting entry (page 91): I tried to ...
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The simplest way to input π in text mode (textual)?

What is the simplest way to input π in text mode if there is only this one greek letter in the whole English text? May be there is one line of code can make it. The following excellent example is ...
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Using non-standard characters for accent marks

I have a text of poems (psalms) that will be sung or chanted. To indicate the word where there's a change in the music, an accent is placed above the syllable in that word. Then the singers know ...
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Creating a custom math symbol from scratch

I want to use a special symbol from the Com­pre­hen­sive LaTeX Sym­bol List called \diamondtimes. Unfortunately, when I include the MnSymbol package that provides this symbol, it also affects how ...
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Parametrized circle node with a cross symbol

I am trying to get that result: with a parametrized node that has 4 args for the 4 circle sections. I managed to achieve the following code: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{tikz} ...
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Polar plots, add degree symbol and hide the radius axis labels

I'm using sublime text 2 with skim, on Mac OSX 10.8.3. I'm plotting microphone pick up patterns as follows: \begin{tikzpicture} % p56 \begin{polaraxis} [ytick=\empty,legend ...
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Package arev and sansmath

I would like to use the package sansmath and be able at the time to define a new symbol \varheart. To define the latter, following this answer, I use the code ...
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Using TikZ to draw Mayan numerals

I am looking for a way to draw Maya numerals using TikZ. What I want is a macro \maya{21} that gives me a graphical representation of the number 21 in the Mayan numeral system. There is the package ...
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How do you make a square element symbol (\in), to show that an element belongs to a collection of set?

I was reading a book the other day and they distinguished between the usual element symbol (\in) and an element symbol to show that a set is a member of a collection of sets. For the latter they used ...
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How to type dots whose slope is 1? [duplicate]

We know how to typeset the commonly used diagonal dots, i.e., \ddots, whose slope is -1. Now I want to produce dots with slope 1, which is perpendicular to \ddots. Does anyone know how to do it?
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symbols of pencil, ruler and compass

How can I produce the codes to get the symbols of pencil, ruler and compass in LATEX? I'm gonna write a sentence I can draw this figure by using simple tools in my presentation. So I prefer to include ...
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Putting the symbol hat in math mode in LaTeX

How to put the hat in the above symbol in LaTeX?
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How to type tensor multiplication with vertical dots?

I want to type this equation in LaTeX. How do I type those vertical dots symbol?
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How to get a good “divisible by” symbol?

In addition to the "divides" relation, denoted b | a, there is also a "divisible by" relation expressing the converse (a is divisible by b), often designated with three vertical dots. Up until now, ...
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Disappearing Euro symbol in MATLAB EPS plots

I have a problem using eps images in LaTeX. Briefly, I have a plot from MATLAB were a label on an axis is "€". I insert this image in my tex file, then, when I compile, on the pdf the "€" disappear. ...
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How to get a double line subset symbol, (but not \Subset)?

The symbol I'm looking for appears in maths when the closure of an open set is contained in a bigger set; it's like two \subset, but doesn't look like \Subset. It's similar to \ll. How can I typeset ...
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Vacuum tube electric symbols

Is there a package with the electric symbols for vacuum tubes, like triodes, pentodes etc?
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Good way to make \textcircled numbers?

I'm trying to make some good-looking numbers in a circle, using the simple command: \textcircled{1} However, the circle is misaligned vertically with the number, and look a bit sloppy: Any ...
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How to replace parentheses with symbol of other font so that they are expandable?

I use Bitstream Charter for my document, but I'm not satisfied with the appearance of round parentheses. I'd like to replace them with the parentheses from Palatino, both in text and math mode. In ...
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Can spaces at the beginning of a line ever cause problems?

To structure my sourcecode, I often use spaces for padding: \newcommand{\st}[1]{% \begin{tabular}{lr} \emph{Student} & \emph{Score}\\ #1 \end{tabular}% } Can this ever cause ...
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How to typeset creative commons analogous character of ©?

I'm aware how to use creative commons logo. But I'm searching for a character that I can insert in a caption to notice that the image (in my case) is under creative commons and not under ©, so it ...
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Map marker symbol in TikZ (symbol with em and ex units doesn’t scale properly)

Since there is no map marker symbol in the symbols list (at least I could not find it) I decided to draw it with TikZ. This is it: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{tikz} ...
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minionint option not working correctly with MinionPro package set up via FontPro

The minion integral that is used upon specifying minionint as an option for MinionPro is not displaying correctly. I installed my minion pro font as suggested by the instructions in the FontPro github ...
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Alternatives to asterisk and star for superscripts

While writing a paper, I find myself exhausted with superscript symbols to denote similar types of variables. I have used x, x^\ast (i.e. x*), x^\star and x'. I can't use symbols which sit right on ...
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Using LaTeX in a Web page created in HTML [closed]

I am creating a web page related Mathematics. So, while scripting if I use Latex like $$\frac{x^2+y}{\sqrt{x^4-x^2+47}}$$, the output I see is same. Can anyone help me out from this problem? By the ...
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Exporting graphs with ploting program

I use originPro software to plot the graphs. OriginPro can export Pdf files directly. However, when I insert symbols such as degree, it changes to something else after the compiling by LaTex. The font ...
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calendar symbol

Similar to Symbol for Phone Number in Resume, is there a LaTeX command for a calendar symbol?
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How to change thanks symbol in beamer

My code is \documentclass[14pt]{beamer}% http://ctan.org/pkg/beamer \let\Tiny\tiny% http://tex.stackexchange.com/q/58087/5764 \usetheme{Berkeley} \usepackage[timeinterval=1]{tdclock} \makeatletter ...
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MinionPro on Windows 7 does not have \epsilon [duplicate]

I have installed MinionPro fonts under Windows 7 using Miktex 2.9 by following the steps in the instruction you can read online on Scribd (mpro_installation_miktex_windows_machine.pdf) and load down ...
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Strange behaviour of the newtx package?

I noticed strange behaviour with the newtx package. I'm using MiKTeX 2.9 with TeXnicCenter 2.0 Beta 1 64 Bit with pdflatex. Here's what I'm talking about: Here's the code: ...
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Plot symbols from R as latex symbols

In a LaTeX document, I am including an image showing a plot generated by R, for example the result of a plot(x=1:5,y=1:5,pch=13). Is there a way to use this nice little symbol as a LaTaX character to ...
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The package marvosym seems to clash with the moderncv class. What can I do?

I would like to use both the marvosym package and the moderncv package. LaTeX throws an error that \fax was already defined. While this isn't a problem on MikTeX, I'm currently editing a joint ...
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What type of packages are available to produce emoticons in LaTeX?

I will need to use emoticons for a document that I am producing and I want to know which is the state-of-the-art in the available packages to produce emoticons in LaTeX?
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How can I create the 'recipe' or R/ or Rx symbol? [duplicate]

In medicine, the sign 'R/' or 'Rx' is often used to denote prescription or treatment. I use it a lot when taking notes in class and I'd like to use it in my LaTeX documents, too. The problem is that ...
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Putting an underscore in a \label

I am trying to use pdflatex to type set some files that have underscores in the \label. Such as \label{abc_xyz} and have been unsuccessful. I keep getting errors such as: ! Missing \endcsname ...
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How to make math symbols like \prod smaller

I know this is simple, but I can't seem to find the correct code. If I have $d \prod$ how can I make the height of the \prod symbol equal to that of d? Thanks!
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How to get a \mid binary relation that grows

This question relates to one about getting a vertical bar longer than \mid. How to get a vertical bar which is longer than \mid ? However while the given \middle| solution works for me, it no longer ...