{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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LaTeX “under construction”, “in work” or “work in progress” symbols

Are there "under construction", "in work" or "work in progress" symbols in one of the LaTeX symbol packages? Something like this (google search link). I have tried detexity, but could not find an ...
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Debug bibtex entries [closed]

Is there any way to debug bibtex entries (using biblatex) to know if the characteres are valid. I'm getting this error when printing bibliography: Overfull \hbox (5.59329pt too wide) in paragraph at ...
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How to print out the ^ sign? [duplicate]

How to write "y^2" in latex ? I need that hook in mathmode. The error says to put the expression within $...$.
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What symbol is this?

I need the command to display this symbol in LaTeX or, at least, its name. I guess it’s from some kind of a mathematical or informatics discipline. I saw it in article called “A comparison of ...
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Section symbol \S not rendering sans-serif in cmbright?

Is the section symbol \S supported in cmbright? If not, how can I get a sans-serif section symbol? The MWE gives me a serif version. \documentclass{article} \usepackage{cmbright} \begin{document} ...
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What's the best way to write e-mail addresses?

When trying to write an e-mail address, there are always problems with the @ sign. Solutions I've seen suggested are using some verbatim environment (more difficult in footnotes) and using a ...
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Is it possible to take “sum” from computer modern, “braces” from fourier?

The code is here. Also How can i add underbraces from fourier? \documentclass[11pt,a4paper]{article} \usepackage[english]{babel} \usepackage[utf8x]{inputenc} \usepackage{ucs} \usepackage{amsmath} ...
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LaTeX symbol for a particular chi-squared [duplicate]

In the book An Introduction to Error Analysis: The Study of Uncertainties in Physical Measurements by J. R.Taylor I find the following formula: In LaTeX, does it exist any symbol for shown above?
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How to write ≙ in latex

I want to use unicode character 2259 "estimates" in my document, but cannot find it in the symbols-a4 list or via detexify. It looks exactly like this: ≙ The closest I get is \triangleq: ≜, but it ...
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Eurosign in alignment is not showing up [duplicate]

The eurosign is not showing up as I wanted in the following alignment-context: \documentclass[fleqn]{scrartcl} \setkomafont{disposition}{\normalfont\bfseries} \makeatletter\let\TTTemp\cap\makeatother ...
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LaTeX - How to write a mathematics symbol in caption

I'm trying to put a mathematics symbols in the caption of my figure with this: \begin{figure}[!ht] \centering \includegraphics[scale=0.2]{vect_CM.png} \caption{Vecteur ...
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How to get a tensor product symbol [duplicate]

Im trying to insert a tensor product symbol (a circle with a cross through it) into my document. Anyone know how i might achieve this? Thanks
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How to write “ℰ”

could anyone please tell me how I can write "ℰ" in latex in both text and math enviroment? I have already tried $\mathscr{E}$ and $\mathcal{E}$, but none of those are satisfying. What I want to have ...
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Big shuffle symbol?

I am looking for a "big" version (sum-class symbol) of the ш symbol (shuffle product). I only found a binary version. Any ideas?
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Symbols for four and five vertical dots

I am very new to latex, but have spent hours trying without success to figure this out. I need symbols for both 4 and 5 vertically stacked dots. I know the commands for 1 dot (\cdot), and 3 dots ...
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Padding underscore with right space

I am using the times package and when using an underscore _ before an italicized upper case character it overlaps. Is it possible to pad the underscore with a small amount of space to the right, or ...
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! Undefined control sequence \backsim [duplicate]

My latex file does not accept the command \backsim. This is what I wrote in the file: $ \backsim 2.5 \mu$ What is wrong?
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Using Greek symbols in section title

How can I use Greek symbols as a part of section? For example, how may I create a section 'k-epsilon Turbulence Model'?
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Creating a custom character that automatically adjusts size in math mode? [duplicate]

After a lot of searching, I finally found the .pdf's for the elusive Griffiths script r character used in his ubiquitous undergraduate electrodynamics book. I made a simple package that allows me to ...
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Problems with custom symbols

I'm trying to include some custom symbols in LaTeX. So I have some vector graphic images that I export to PDF, such as: and I include them in LaTeX using ...
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How to insert the “X is a subset of Y, but is not equal to Y” symbol? [duplicate]

How can I insert the "X is a subset of Y, but is not equal to Y" symbol? I have tried using $\subsetneq$, as in $X \subsetneq Y$, but this yields the error message: Undefined control sequence. ...
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Space character: stretch after full stop

Is there a way to define certain instances of the space character to occupy a certain length in justfied text? The consistency of the size of the space after a full stop in a 12pt article (using ...
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Managing notation in long document

I'm writing a long document with a lot of math in it. While I write, I would like to be able to keep track of whether I've used a certain symbol before or not. I tried making a table, but I gave up at ...
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English Characters inside of arabic text arabtex package

i want to write a paragraph in my French book in arabic, I've used Arabtex package : \begin{arabtext} بلا بلا english word بلا لا \end{arabtext} The problem is that I need to show english words ...
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Where can I find on/off symbol?

Where do I find the on/off symbol of electronics?
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LyX: How to combine two math symbols? [duplicate]

I'm a new user of LyX. I'm using it to write math lectures. How can I make a new symbol from two existing ones? To be more precise, how can I create this: It's a subset with a circle in it ...
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Different style of permille sign

Hi all, I have found a publication using this permille sign with Times New Roman font. I have tried the textcomp \textperthousand and wasysym \permil commands but it does not yield this symbol. This ...
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A symbol for same order of magnitude in math mode [duplicate]

I want to write in math mode that something is compared to something else. It is, I want to say that both quantities have the same order of magnitude. What symbol should I use? ...
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How can I rotate \in by 90 degrees?

I am currently trying to show the domain of variables in a simple equation: \[\begin{matrix} x & \cdot & W_{1,2} & = & o\\ \in & & \in & & \in\\ ...
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How to make a bar across lambda? [duplicate]

If I want to make a bar across h I just use \hbar. But what shall I do if I want to make a line across \lambda like on the picture? PS: I use the the book document class.
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Enter the symbol in math mode [duplicate]

Can anybody tell me how to enter $\bigcupdot\limits$? Thanks. I know how to enter \bigcupdot, but I don't know how to follow it by \limits.
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Long twoheadrightarrow

Is it possible to have a LONG twoheadrightarrow? There exists \longrightarrow and \longmapsto, but is there also a long version of the \twoheadrightarrow?
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Latex Math Symbol

Could anyone tell me what is the command for this math symbol in LaTeX Math mode?
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LaTeX symbol for “divides precisely”

I sometimes need to write that a certain prime p^k precisely divides a number n, meaning that p^k | m but it is not the case that p^{k+1} | m. It is often written as: p^k || m, where the symbol in the ...
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changing font style/size for proof, adding a square after example

Is is possible to change font size/(or style) for a proof? I was also thinking to add a small hollow square at the end of every example to separate the text a little. Something similar that works like ...
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How to get intersection point(s) of two glyphs?

Longer post I'd like to introduce you my long-term task which I wish to see solved one day. Let's have two glyphs (any fonts, glyphs, location, transformation), one fixed, one moveable and some ...
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TeX commands and currency symbols

Why does the code \documentclass{memoir} \usepackage[latin1]{inputenc} \usepackage[danish]{babel} \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} \def£#1£{``#1''} \def€#1€{<#1>} \begin{document} Hi, £this£ is nice, ...
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What's the minimum distance between two Bézier curves? [closed]

We are solving How to get intersection point(s) of two glyphs? and if we could find minimum distance between two Bézier curves analytically, it would be computationally effective. It would be much ...
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The abbreviation “viz.”

The word viz. that is often met in English texts, is an abbreviation for videlicet, a latin word meaning namely or as follows. It is constructed from the first letters vi and an symbol for the suffix ...
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How do you make the underscore active in environments but preserve its orignal use in math mode?

I'm experimenting with creating a formatting shorthand package. I want to use the underscore to delimit an underlined text span, like so some text _underlined text_ more text Simply making the ...
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Strange Cross Symbol in LaTeX

I can't draw a particular cross symbol in LaTeX. I tried drawing it in Dextify, but that didn't recognize the symbol. I don't even know what it is called. Any help with the name or the code is ...
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diagonal text in math mode w/ vertical equality

The goal is a code where one can label elements in math mode in the following way: without having to manually position each letter of each word as a node in tikz. Preferably, other than the stacks ...
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Why does \leq show up as \le?

My only two packages are amsmath and amsfonts. When I type \leq, it shows up as if I had typed \le. How do I do the actual less-than-equals (>=) sign? Edit: I typed \leq and the output symbol was ...
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Example end mark fill

does anyone know how I could add fill to this end mark? It's currently a white box with a green border. I've bolded the part of the code where the problem is. \input{setup} \begin{document} ...
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Companion for \ell

In mathematical writing I often use \ell when I need an 'ell' variable, because l looks like a 1. In fact, I expect this is why the symbol exists :). Now, it often happens that my '\ell' stands for ...
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Where do I define custom glyphs?

I want to just add a few symbols, but am having a very hard time finding out where to do it. Specifically, I am wanting to integrate these commands: ...
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How to type the small letter corresponding to $\mathscr{G}$? [closed]

how to type ??? This is a math symbol in the renormalization group theory. The mathrsfs can only support capital letter. Sorry everybody, I made a serious mistake! I thought the G in the picture is ...
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How to load a single symbol for my LaTeX document [duplicate]

I simply want to use the \multimapboth symbol, which belongs to the \txfonts package; however I don't want to install this package, as it changes some formatting on my document... How can I do this? ...
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How to put an Expectation symbol in IEEE Transanctions format? [duplicate]

I have already tried \mathbb{E} \begin{equation} \mathbb{E} \end{equation} and $\mathbb{E}$ What exactly is the way to do it?
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Different types of ampersand symbols

So I'm aware that \& can be used to produce the traditional ampersand symbol, however I would like to use the type of ampersand symbol which looks something like a cursive E, here is a picture: ...