{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 write the | (pipe) character without interpreting it? [duplicate]

I'm writing a LaTeX document in which I have to write many "|" characters which are not part of a mathematical formula. Simply writing test | test gives me something like (after compilation) : test - ...
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How to elongate down arrow?

\downarrow command is available in directory but it has fixed length. How can I elongate its length?
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(resolved) A conditional independence symbol that looks good with \mid?

Warning! This question is based on a mistake! Do not waste time on it! Please note: this question arose from a mistake that I made. There is no need for an answer. The bounty will most likely not be ...
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How to write symbol in pic using latex [duplicate]

How to write s like symbol shown in attached pic in latex. tag symbols
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Adding the character & in LaTeX table [duplicate]

My question is easy but I currently haven't the response. How can I add the "&" as a normal char inside a table row? If I try to use $&$, I have an error.
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How to manually change the index file (.ind) to achieve correct order for foreign letters?

I am using MikTex,pdfLaTex, WinXP_SP3. I want to create an index including foreign letters in correct alphabetical order. Using Xindy seems like a lot of hassle, so I would like to avoid it. How can ...
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Capital Sigma in bold mathrm

I want to write capital \Sigma in bold mathrm. I tried \boldsymbol{\mathrm{\Sigma}} but seems like this does not work. Any help in this regard will be highly appreciated. Thanks
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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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Symbol for double cross X?

does anyone know what's the LaTeX symbol for the double X, used in a stats book to denote the range?
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A symbol above a comma

How can I put a symbol above a comma? For example in
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Curly line close together

I'm trying to find a symbol in LaTeX that looks like two curly vertical lines close together. Similar to, \wr\wr but closer together. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Many thanks!
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wedge and vee like triangle symbols used as operator

Is there a mathmode command for these two symbols: ? Their size and usage is going to be those of \wedge and \vee so they should match.
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Generate analog clock with numbered face

I'm trying to generate a clock similar to as in the question asked here But I want the face to be numbered. Is this possible with this package or any other?
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How to get \trianglelefteq similar to \leqslant?

I find \leqslant command producing nicer output then \leq. For the ideal/normal subgroup symbol, however, one has \trianglelefteq (or \unlhd), but no slant version. The mathabx package changes the ...
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How to put \varinjlim in the section name?

Here is (almost) minimal example of the file, which gives the error. \documentclass{article} \usepackage{amsmath} \usepackage[english]{babel} \begin{document} \section{Section name with varinjlim: ...
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Centering a slash (not) over a (mathematical) glyph?

My aim is to construct a relational symbol which is graphically equivalent the standard infinity sign (coded by\infty) crossed exactly in the middle of it. Yet I am not able to overcome something. To ...
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How can I write this symbol? [duplicate]

This is the symbol... It's like a uppercase and cursive l.
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How to write a nice # symbol

I'm trying to write a nice number symbol (#). The usual tex way is just to put a backslash before, like this \#. The symbol that is created drops below the baseline of the rest! This is what I want to ...
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\mid, | (vertical bar), \vert, \lvert, \rvert, \divides

What's the difference between the different vertical bars? $S = \{\, x \mid x \not= 17 \,\}$ $a \vert b$ implies $a \leq b$ when $b \ne 0$ $a|b$ implies $a \leq b$ when $b \ne 0$ $\lvert x \rvert$ is ...
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How to make expectation symbol and max symbol line up

Suppose you prefer the max symbol to be centered (height-wise) compared to a capitol letter that is taller. How would you do that. For example, below \documentclass[14pt]{beamer} \usetheme{Madrid} ...
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How can I enter the symbol in picture, which is like “O”, in Latex? The symbol means “proportional to” in mathematics [duplicate]

How can I enter the symbol in picture, which is like “O”, in Latex? The symbol means "proportional to" in mathematics. Thanks in advance.
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Vertical bar in a math mode inside tabular

I cannot get the | line to appear in a fraction in a tabular. Could someone please tell me what I am doing wrong?? \documentclass{article} \usepackage{amssymb, amsmath} \begin{document} ...
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Generating a table of glyphs with XeTeX

I am trying to get XeTeX to generate a table of all the possible glyphs of a given font, but can not figure out how to make XeTeX know how many glyphs the font has, so I have to specify an exact ...
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How should I use % sign that it can be printed out correctly? [duplicate]

when I try to write 90% I do 90 $%$ , but none works and anything after the % doesn't print in the output, any solution ?
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Triangle inequality symbol

Does anybody know what symbol to put above an inequality symbol < to indicate that the triangle inequality has been applied? I would like a symbol like this (which is not in The Comprehensive ...
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How to write these symbols (double vee, wedge and bracket)

I want to know how could I do these three things (in red): For the last one, I'm curious about the brackets. Probably they are not too dificult to "write" in this languege but I've no clue. I hope ...
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overleftrightarrow

I'm not completely happy with the construction \overset\leftrightarrow{#1}. There is slightly too much spacing and the arrow heads are too big - making the line spacing a bit too much. Does anyone ...
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How to show keys (ctrl, alt, …, etc.) as fancy as StackOverflow? [duplicate]

In StackOverflow, I can show keys like this: ctrl + alt. How to do the same things in LaTeX?
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u with bar in bibliography (biblatex+biber)

I have a bibliography which contains the character \={u} in an author's name. This should be the letter u with a bar on top. When executing pdflatex -> biber -> pdflatex, I get the error message: ...
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How do I write logical iff symbol?

I'm currently hearing a lecture about formal systems (a computer science lecture). The lecturer makes a symbol that is written like overlying < and >: Every time when he draws it, he says ...
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Symbol inbetween “#” and “ff”

I wondered how to create a symbol that looks like "#" (for connected sum) and "ff" for "fiber". The size and angles should be like the "#", but the vertical bars should look like two f`s. Another way ...
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How to put therefore and implies symbols

\documentclass{article} \usepackage{graphicx} \begin{document} \vspace{\baselineskip}\noindent \textbf{THEOREM :} If an operator has both Left Identity and Right Identity then it is \emph{UNIQUE}. ...
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Making a thicker \cdot for dot product (that is thinner than \bullet)

I'm trying to replicate the dot that my professor uses in his notes for the dot product between vectors but I am having a hard time doing so. This is what it looks like: I have tried a couple of ...
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Shorthand for \leftarrow?

Just out of curiosity: As the command \rightarrow has the shorthand \to, is there a corresponding shorthand for \leftarrow?
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boldsymbol badly modifies spacing

In the example below, it is my feeling that \boldsymbol badly increases the horizontal spacing with the index: \documentclass[fleqn,11pt]{book} \usepackage{amsmath} \begin{document} ...
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Special Symbol “::=”

As the title says, does LaTeX have this special symbol: ::= I tried to look at some cheat-sheets and http://detexify.kirelabs.org/classify.html but could not find it.
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What's the best way to make a heart & butt in LaTex?

I want to use the symbol for heart (e.g.♥) and butt (i.e. the flipped version) in LaTex. I have the heart but I need the butt. Two ideas occurred to me: Find a butt symbol If none exists, flip ...
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Is there a \ding symbol for a house?

Is there a \ding symbol for a house? I need it for my CV, but can't find it. Thanks
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How to get the covering relation symbol?

I want    to denote the covering relation. I can't find this symbol in my standard sources for this sort of thing. Detextify has also failed in this. How can I get this relational symbol?
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What font or symbol is this in Latex? [duplicate]

Can anybody recognize the font or symbol for this . It is used as font for alphabetic letter S, in my text. I did check almost all fonts and symbols but couldn't succeed in finding a good match. I ...
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variable-sized “such that” pipe

I am looking for a pipe symbol that can be made to vary in height automatically. One of the common ways of writing "such that" in mathematics is with the pipe symbol (|). The pipe can be represented ...
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Using \Letter symbol in ifsym package

Here is what I did: I downloaded ifsym package from MiKTeX Package Manager. (MPM) I added the line to my .tex file: \usepackage{ifsym} I tried typing \Letter in the document. but it doesn't ...
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\wedge and \vee juxtaposed in one symbol

How can I combine the symbols \wedge and \vee into one symbol, like \wedge\vee and \vee\wedge? I am thinking of something like \gtrless but rotated by 90 degrees. The purpose is similar to the \pm ...
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\scriptstyle placement fine tuning

I need a functional composition operator. I find \circ too big for it, so I've declared a math operator (within the amsart documentclass) as \scriptstyle\circ instead; the size is exactly what I would ...
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AT sign in the nomenclature

I'm using the nomencl package. I need to make an entry that contains the at symbol but entries containing @ don't appear in the nomenclature. \usepackage{nomencl} ... ...
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Missing colon in mathtime

I have got MathTime Fonts installed and can get the math letters correct, but several signs like :, [ and ] are missing. They appear to be declared in mathtime.sty file, but do not appear in the ...
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\textasteriskcentered invisible with [garamond]{mathdesign}

Please try this MWE: \documentclass{article} \usepackage[garamond]{mathdesign} \usepackage{roboto} % or another sans serif font, e.g. the cabin package \usepackage{blindtext} \begin{document} Centred ...
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How to change operator symbols in truth table

I need to type truth tables for my computer architecture classes. Until now I was using a manually typed tabular but today I've found this answer from Scott H. which provides a command called ...
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how to support the special latex characters in Matlab plot title [duplicate]

I'm trying to type \digamma. In latex, this character is supported in \usepackage{amssymb}. In Matlab, I can set the interpreter to be Latex as follows Figure1=figure(1) ...
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Titlingpage thanks footnote symbols show last symbol only (memoir class) [duplicate]

I have a question regaring the titlingpage environment of the memoir class. I use \thanks multiple times on the title page, but the footnote symbol marks are all the same (the last symbol, which in my ...