{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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Pluralized numero symbol

So, there's a few questions about the Numero symbol: №. However, I'd like to be able to pluralize it. I'm not a master of the text-positioning-adjustment tools; but here's what I've got so far: ...
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How to write notations of equations in LaTeX. (Text and Mathematical operator together) [duplicate]

I want write the following sentences in LaTeX. n_e and n_i are the density of electrons and ions; m_\alpha and Z_\alpha are the mass and charge number of species \alpha; v_e and v_i are the ...
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The symbol for a map which is an isomorphism?

Suppose I have a map A → B which is an isomorphism. I'd like to represent this as something that looks like \rightarrow with \simunder it. I could try \underset{}_{}, but is there already a ready made ...
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Managing checkbox representation

I tried to create a checkbox, analogous to Creating Boxed Check Mark This woks correctly: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{amssymb} \begin{document} ...
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How to autoscale and autoalign a TikZ picture to the surrounding text?

I'm designing some icons with TikZ to be used in my text. As a working example for this question let's a take a simple arrow: \tikz[->]{\draw[>=stealth] (0,0)--(1,0);} How can I treat this ...
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mathabx integral sign in newtxmath style

I discovered that the Libertine font can be implemented in math mode using the newtxmath package. However, I prefer the integral sign from the mathabx package rather than the one contained in ...
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How to place {} and () in symbol across multiple rows of table

I'm a LaTeX newbie making a first post. I have a table as follows: \begin{table}[H] \small \centering \begin{tabular}{cl} \multirow{2}{*}{\emph{NewElement} ``item'',} & ...
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Taller \bowtie, \ltimes, \rtimes in pxfonts

I really like the Palatino font and its math symbols, except for one: the join symbols (\bowtie, \ltimes, \rtimes) are very thin. I want them to fit neatly into a square, not into a rectangle, like ...
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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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The \not operator and relation R [duplicate]

I am using letter R for notation for my relation. I have to use the wRw notation. My problem is that I can't write \not R as I would like to. So I would like to write that, let's say a,b are not in ...
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Bold math: Automatic choice between \mathbf and \boldsymbol for Latin and Greek symbols?

This is a follow-up to this question. Suppose you want to denote vectors by upright bold letters; then \mathbf{u} works fine, except that if it's a Greek letter you have to use \boldsymbol{\omega} ...
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“Too many symbol fonts declared” error

I've had this problem for a while. When I try to add a new package, it says ! LaTeX Error: Too many symbol fonts declared. See the LaTeX manual or LaTeX Companion for explanation. Type H ...
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Graph theory notation

I am writing a TeX document with some graph theory notation and there is some notation I couldn't get: I checked in Word and it's Cambria Math font, but when I used the {unicode-math} package it ...
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Changing the sign near author email

I use the following: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{authblk} \date{\today} \title{Some Title} \author[1]{Prof. First Person\thanks{PFh@som.ac.il}} \author[2]{Dr. Second Man ...
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Adding comment in same line and without sign

I use the following: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{algpseudocode} \usepackage{algorithm} \usepackage{textcomp} \usepackage{mathtools} \date{\today} \title{Some Title} \begin{document} ...
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How to get QED symbol in `amsthm`?

I am trying to get QED symbol in amsthm. I use $\hfill \square$, but I get a slightly different square: The one on the right is the QED symbol of amsmath.
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Font Letter - Particular style [duplicate]

How can I write this letter: in Latex ? I don't know if it is a particular font, or particular symbol.
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How do I edit the symbol (a \star in the \box) by LaTeX? [duplicate]

In LaTeX there exists a symbol $\boxplus$ but how do I type the symbol "a star in a box"?
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After using listings my country symbols moved to words front

So I used listings package to put my JSON script to a LaTeX file. Which looks like: \begin {1stlisting} { "wow": 30, išėjimas "nice": 1 kažkas }, ...
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How to write doubleprime in latex

Now I use f^{\prime \prime} for double prime. I feel that there should be a better way, but I cannot find how to do it in google or stackexchange. Thanks!
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How to do the 'curvy L' for Lagrangian or Laplace Transforms?

I am new to TeX, working on it for about 2 months. Have not yet figured out how to script the 'curvy L' for Lagrangian and/or for Laplace Transforms. As of now I am using the 'L' - which is not good! ...
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Trident sign showing up unwanted when itemizing

When itemizing, I have found unwanted Trident-like signs being produced in the output. Moreover, it is giving error messages for the said section. The whole document is rather short, and runs as ...
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Parallel resistance command

I've been looking for a way to typeset the parallel of two resistances. I'm aware of the \parallel symbol, but it has the limitation that it won't adapt its size; i.e., the following MWE won't ...
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Writing graphical characters (unicode U+2500 to U+25E7) [duplicate]

Hi I'm writing a report for a project. It's about a ship war game with an old school terminal interface and I'd like to write my grid like in my program to be able to copy-paste screens from my ...
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double sqrt (surd) symbol

I want to define a macro that prints two adjacent sqrt symbols. (Notation from Cauchy's analysis book). I get something close but the spacing is changing depending if there is a number before it. ...
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Strange symbols in xelatex

I use xelatex for my documents in greek language. When I type commands like \today or \tableofcontents I get these strange symbols. My code is this \documentclass[a4paper,11pt]{article} ...
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Is there a “medium” \cap?

When displaying the intersection symbol in equations, e.g., $$Hom(A,B) \cap Hom(B,C)$$ I find that the "cap" is too small; its height is, in fact, subordinate to the surrounding content. On the ...
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Change footnote numbering format to a custom mapping

My text contains some footnotes, and I want the footnote symbols in the text to be the English letters and the corresponding counterparts in the page footer to be Hindi numbers from 1 to 26, how may I ...
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How do I typeset this symbol? (possibly astronomical)

I have an old text by CF Gauss (namely Disquisitio de elementis ellipticis Palladis, 1810) in which he uses the symbol in the picture. It looks a lot like a boldface number 7, but he uses it as a ...
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What is the TeX/LaTeX symbol for subgroup (not normal subgroup)?

We all love normal subgroups, and in searching the web for the answer to my question I've found plenty of resources for ways to indicate normal subgroups. That's not what I'm looking for. When one ...
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Double square brackets

In many equation editors (e.g. MS Word 2007 and Daum Equation Editor), there's a double square bracket. Is there a TeX equivalent for [[, ((, )), and ]]?
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OldStyle numbers, the Fira Sans font and the siunitx package: incorrect % symbol

I am working on a document where I regularly use percentages. For that I'd like to use the siunitx package so that I can write \SI{56}{\%}. I also prefer to use OldStyle (or Lining) numbers. Currently ...
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Another version of the command \triangleleft in amssymb

I need the triangleleft symbol underlined like the symbol \leqslant. Thank you all!
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Dice symbols for digits up to 9

I'm looking for symbols for dice faces. So far, I've found these two possibilities: The command \Cube{n} in the ifsym package, and the command \dice{n} in the epsdice package. However, both commands ...
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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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Overlined capital letter with small parenthesis

I would like to produce a particular symbol represented by a capital letter with an uppercase index and an overline bar between small parenthesis. By looking on the web I found ...
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Is there a symbol that means “chapter”? [closed]

Is there a symbol that means "chapter" the way \S means "section"? I'm not sure what it might look like -- maybe a "C" with a circle in the middle?
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How can I make the latin small letter a with cup over it?

I was just reading "Learning Segmentation by Random Walks" by "Marina Meila" and "Jianbo Shi". How can I make the letter (or rather the diacritical mark above the a) in the last name of the first ...
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Europass Resume Icons

How can I get vector image icons or LaTeX icons for the following resume template? Is there any default LaTeX .cls file that provide these icons (colorful icons for Windows). I would like to use ...
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Is there a command for a gammadion/swastika cross symbol?

I've been working on a large latex project (compiled using pdflatex) and I need to use some some gammadion cross symbols in the text. The unicode for this are U+534D and U+5350 and I've tried using ...
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ISO: cross product [closed]

ISO norms specify 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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using \middle| to include limits during an integration process

i need to include limits (lower and upper ) in the `\middle| to solution to an integration. \begin{eqnarray} Area &=& \int_{-1}^{2}(7-x^2)dx \\ &=& ...
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tex4ht: bot symbol in hypertarget

I use tex4ht to compile my document. However I have one problem with $\bot$symbol. Command \hypertarget{Symbol$\bot$test}{UserText} leads to compilation error: Missing \endcsname inserted ...
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Extending TikZ fadings to the very ends of a character

I'm having a problem with the "custom letter" that I've already asked two questions about. The following MWE illustrates the issue: \documentclass[border=4]{standalone} ...
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What is a good symbol for day of birth?

I am using the moderncv package and it includes a nice header with symbols for email (\Letter) and mobile phone (\Mobilefone). I can't however seem to find a good symbol for a birth date. I was ...
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print the backslash in the pdf document [duplicate]

I want to print the following path D:\\hl_sv in the PDF document but I am facing problem that the backslash are not being displayed. How can escape them to write them in the pdf document. tex code: ...
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How does one insert a backslash or a tilde (~) into LaTeX?

How does one insert a "\" (backslash) into the text of a LaTeX document? And how does one insert a "~" (tilde)? (If you insert \~, it will give you a tilde as an accent over the following letter.) ...
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A better notation to denote arcs for an American high school textbook

For years, I've been using a hobbled together command to get the arc notation as used in the textbooks adopted by high schools in my area. I'm not really all that pleased with the result: it's just ...
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How to correctly set up Palatino font with math (related to pxfonts)

I've read many times here in TeX.SE that pxfonts has a lot of spacing inconsistencies, and that it's better to use mathpazo. The problem is that mathpazo doesn't load all the math symbols to match the ...
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How to generate the following symbol(s) in book class? [duplicate]

Is it possible to generate symbol(s) like to following in book-class The image has been produced by the following code, \documentclass{article} \usepackage{kpfonts} \begin{document} ...