{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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Create a font table for all available characters for a particular font

Similar to the question: Lualatex: Font table with examples I have several ornamental fonts and I'd like to create key maps. That is, I want to know what symbol the letter a maps to by having a nice ...
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What are these characters Ö and Þ supposed to be and how do I configure my internet browser to have them load properly? [closed]

tl;dr: My internet browser is not configured properly so characters are not loading properly. I am using the default Firefox 24.0 in Linux Mint 16, and have not installed any typesetting software. I ...
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Koppa under ASL abstract-template

I will be submitting an abstract using the required abstract template of the Association of Symbolic Logic: http://aslonline.org/abstractresources.html It turns out that there are errors when I e.g. ...
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Big Euclidean norm?

I would like to replace the Euclidean norm and the first pair of brackets with bigger ones but I get errors. Can you help me to fix it? \documentclass[11 pt,a4paper,oneside,openany, ...
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A special mathematical symbol (supremum of directed set)

I am trying to find a certain mathemtical symbol. It is a \bigvee with an arrowhead as in this picture: Some authors use this as symbol in domain theory. It denotes the supremum of a set and ...
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\pounds produces £, but Adobe Reader needs to search for $

I've read some of the similar questions - with $ being produced instead of £. I couldn't find anything that addresses the particular issue I'm currently having though... LaTeX quite happily produces ...
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\hslash with other letter

I would like to know how to make a character like \hslash, but with a 'd' instead of an 'h'. I know that \hbar is defined using \mathchar'26, might there be a similar character for the slash in ...
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How to escape the & (ampersand) character in BibTeX?

I would like to put a & character in a BibTeX publisher tag. Thus far I have tried: \& {&} {\&} "&" with the full value enclosed in curly braces and double quotes. No matter ...
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How to insert a trademark symbol? (tm)

How do you insert a trademark symbol in LaTeX? That is, the "TM" superscript.
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Command for argmin or argmax?

How can you get the argmin or argmax in Latex? Two solutions I found are: \underset{x}{\operatorname{argmax}} \DeclareMathOperator*{\argmin}{arg\,min} Any other ideas? [1] ...
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How to get these symbols in LaTeX? [duplicate]

In my book I found a few of weird symbols: They are used as mark of ellipse, parabola and hyperbola, respectively (E-like, P-like and H-like letters in these images). How to get them in LaTeX ...
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filled \diamondsuit and \heartsuit

\clubsuit, \diamondsuit and the like produce the familiar card suit symbols; however, the diamond and heart suits are empty (only outlined), while clubs and spades are filled. Is there a way to obtain ...
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Underscore in textmode vs mathmode

I use _ character often in text mode, so I changed category of underscore: \catcode\_=12, but that applies also to mathmode and now I'm unable to make subscripts with underscore in mathmode. Is there ...
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Hyphenation for words with underscore

Can I tell LaTeX that it may hyphen words that contain an underscore _ always before the underscore? I have a lot of code examples in text, like is_error_condition_enum and I would like to tell LaTeX ...
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Widening one of the symbols in the overlap of symbols

The problem that I am having is that I want to make the intersection and subset signs more distinguished and I think that to make this happen I need to extend the subset legs (facing right) longer. I ...
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Putting normal letters in between Greek ones

So I am trying to write out Gauss' law for gravitation and I am having a hard time figuring out how to write it out without an error. I am currently trying to write in an equation block ...
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Difference between a space and a “wave” symbol (tilde/“~”)?

As title, what is the difference between a and ~? I see no differences after the compilation. MWE: \documentclass[a4paper]{article} \usepackage[english]{babel} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} ...
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How does one make a double widehat?

To depict the Fourier transform of the Fourier transform of a function f, I want to make two widehats over each other as in \widehat{\widehat{f}}, however, this makes the widehats not immediately over ...
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How to get a calligraphic Pi in latex? [duplicate]

It would be easy to do calligraphic letters as: \mathcal{AABBCCQQZZ} As But How can I get a calligraphic \pi or \Pi, I mean capital version of Pi. I clearly remember that I saw calligraphic ...
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Table containing symbols in a fixed-width column results in underfull hbox

As part of a large table I have a column where each row contains a number of variables/symbols. The column should have a fixed width to fit the rest of the table. The problem is that the collection of ...
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Large Square Root Symbols

Normally the \sqrt{x} symbol automatically scales according to x, so that it usually seems to be the right size. But is there any way to manually increase the size of one instance of the \sqrt ...
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Typesetting a small function with Big parameters

I have a small function that needs to take big parameters. Right now I think that the function part looks too small and implicitly suggests it might be some kind of multiplication instead of an ...
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How can I use a single Hebrew letter or glyph in (La)TeX?

How to insert only the symbol "tav" (Hebrew) in (la)tex?
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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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How to make \mid longer? [duplicate]

I have the following expression $$\left\{\varphi\in\text{End}\left({\widetilde{E}/\overline{\F}_{\Pf}}\right)\mid \varphi\text{Frob}_{\Pf}=\text{Frob}_{\Pf}\varphi\right\}$$ and would like to know ...
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“Average sum” symbol

Is there a convention for an average sum symbol, for instance \overline{\sum_{i \in I}} to mean \frac{1}{\#I} \sum_{i \in I}? I can live with the overline option but it does not look good in inline ...
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Specifying font for a special glyph

Is it possible to set a font for a glyph without adding markup around each occurrence of the glyph? e.g. my current font does not support angle bracket (〈 〉).
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How to make the correct hash-symbol in C Sharp (C#)

I want to make C# look nice in my book, but with the following: C\# it looks like this: When it should look more like this: For the second one, I used verbatim, but I don't want that and I've ...
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ISO: cross product [closed]

ISO norms specifies a standard symbol for cross product? I found in many books of mathematics the \times operator, while in physics it seems widely used the \wedge (or \land or another similar ...
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How can I get straight double quotes in listings?

My question is related to the following two How to have straight single quotes in lstlistings In the minted package, how do I enforce straight single quotes? but I'm specifically asking about ...
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Big tilde in math mode

How do I get a really wide tilde? I need to cover at least abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz The \widetilde command does not work. Nor using \stackrel with \sim.
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Crossmark on an expression inside mathmode in latex

How can I put a crossmark on an expression inside a math mode using latex like below?
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standard \cup vs musixtex's \cup

I'm using the musixtex package and it contains a \cup command (command for a dotted note). Unfortunately, I need the usual \cup command (command for the union of sets). Now, LaTeX doesn't recognize ...
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position of the slash in hatted \slashed

So I want to denote the Dirac operator with a hat, and I tried both \hat{\slashed{D}} and \slashed{\hat{D}}: the first one has the $^$ rather distant to the $\slashed{D}$, while the second one has the ...
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Short equals sign

I don't know much about font encodings in LaTeX, and I'm not running Xe(La)TeX. Does anyone know where I could find a shorter (as in: not as wide) equals sign? I use it in text, not in math, and it ...
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Shuffle symbol breaks footnotes?

I am currently recompiling a draft monograph with Springer's "svmono" class. When compiling the file, everything seems to work fine, but the first time TeX encounters a footnote, it throws the error ...
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How to create a symbol that is alike for indices around empty {}?

How can I create the symbol shown below so that it be insertable as letter into text in LaTeX? I found it in a book and I tried to reverse engineer it, but I failed: % does not compile ...
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How can I create a beautiful symbol table?

One part of my "Geometrie und Topologie" book is a symbol table that allows students to quickly find the right words when they don't understand a symbol. This makes searching via the index / Wikipedia ...
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Space that disappears at the edges (beginning/end) of a math formula

Is there a way to produce a space that disappears at the beginning or end of a math formula? Idea: For the formula-final case, something that looks ahead or takes an obligatory argument might be a ...
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How to put bullet symbol on top of downarrow symbol

I want to put bullet symbol on top of downward arrow symbol. Can someone help me on this? \documentclass{article} \usepackage{graphicx} \begin{document} The transition is represented with ...
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Special character [duplicate]

I need to put a weird symbol into regular text. I tracked down the UTF details of it, that page describes it as: "MODIFIER LETTER LEFT HALF RING" How can I find out the TeX code for it?
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wavy division sign wanted

I would like to find or create a math relation symbol that resembles a division sign, except that the horizontal bar would instead be a tilde (\sim). Can anyone help with this?
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Symbol for Set of Integer

I can use \mathbb{Z} to represent an integer type but what symbol I should denote a set of integer?
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How do I change the footnote symbols (asterisk, daggers) to numbers?

I simply want my footnotes to use numbers rather than symbols (which for some reason is the default behaviour for an article. I would also like the horizontal line to extend the width of the page. How ...
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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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Combination of \pm and \EUR

I am trying to simply combine a Euro sign with the plus-minus symbol \pm. However the Euro sign is always converted to a small e, instead of the actual €. Is there a simply workaround? Thanks! ...
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triangle like \textcorner

I wish to denote the algebra of all upper triangular matrices by $M_n^\textcorner(K)$ but with $\textcorner$ being a triangle. How can I create this symbol (add additional diagonal line)? My ...
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maketitle error “Missing $ inserted” (accent character)

I am using LaTeX beamer for my presentation. When I use accent character "ľ" in \title, it throw an error Missing $ inserted. I am using \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc}. Funny is, that if I use the same ...
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How can I superimpose a summation operator with its following character?

How can I create the following symbol? PS: It is not the classic \sum_{i=0}^n k
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How to get a curved arrow pointing left and right? [duplicate]

I need something like $\curvearrowright$, but pointing in both directions. This is for a commutative diagram. Thank you!