{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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Shear transform a symbol without bad baseline

I ask a questions a little similar to the following ones: Shear transform a "box" Importing single symbols in the sense of "How does the assignment work?" So the question I ...
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Greek Characters in LaTeXML

I have been experimenting with producing small document snippets in LaTeXML - slowly building up to more complex documents, and one of the first stumbling points has been the inclusion of greek ...
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How to draw 3-junction and 4-junction SQUIDs?

UPDATE Thanks to John Kormylo I was able to draw a 4-junction SQUID using four components like: The whole SQUID is drawn using the following code \documentclass{article} \usepackage{tikz} ...
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How to typeset an open circle with a dot inside, on an Internet forum?

I need to somehow put this symbol: And of course I mean this semi-open circle with a dot inside, right after "a_n". I have seen it in a TeX document, this one: ...
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Error with percent sign in bib entry field when using biblatex/biber

I'm trying to use biblatex (v1.5a) with biber (v0.9.3) instead of BibTeX but I am having a problem with bib entries, where the abstract contains a percent sign. In that case, in the bbl file the ...
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Use ONLY two Chinese characters

I want to add my Chinese name in my thesis. I follow the sample codes from here. \documentclass[english]{scrartcl} \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \usepackage{babel} ...
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LaTeX: Access every character of an string variable

I'm using variables to create strings in that way \newcommand{\myText}{2014/12/20} \myText{} This works great. Now, I can to access every single character of this string (length is 10), because in ...
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Pasting special symbols to LaTeX file

I'm working currently on document that use many strange symbols (result of encryption). I need to print them somehow to PDF file without spending too much effort. Is there any package for this? ...
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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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Is it possible to install a standalone version of Detexify?

I think that when writing math Detexify is a very nice tool --- verging on the indispensable. When I am at home or in the office it is quite handy to use (the android version would be great, ...
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Loading symbol from mathb font does not work when document class is amsart

In this question I found out how to load a "double prec" as a single symbol. For some reason, this code does not work when the documentclass is \documentclass[11pt,a4paper]{amsart} Minimal ...
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Double \prec as a single symbol?

We have < and \ll. What about double \prec, i.e. something like \prec\prec but with spacing as in \ll? Remark. I could not find an answer in http://detexify.kirelabs.org/classify.html or ...
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Can't recognize math symbol - bold “minus” above variable

I'm trying to "latex down" some Kalman equations and I'm not able find a way how to make that symbol above k variable in equation "Predict" (1) and (2) For me, it seems like \bar{} but still I ...
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The IPA symbol for the labiodental flap (ⱱ)

I need the ⱱ character (prefereably with the advanced diacritic underneath it) for a phonetics paper, but the tipa package doesn't seem to contain it. I have at least one font with this character on ...
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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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How to insert a dashed line over a bigwedge symbol so that the dashed line behaves like overline would?

I want to insert a dashed line over symbols \bigwedge and \bigvee in such a way that it looks exactly like a solid line over the same symbols. I know how to insert a solid line over those symbols (for ...
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Detexify couldn't help me find >— and —<, can you?

These symbols are like arrow, except the arrow heads are inverted. Some ASCII art: >-- or --< Could you help?
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Unicode Character ⤙ [duplicate]

I use TexShop (mac) and I would like to insert this symbol : ⤙ But it doesn't work. Could you please help me ? I'm sorry, I'm a beginner. Thank you very much ! \documentclass[12pt]{article} ...
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Vertical Fourier and Laplace “club” symbols [duplicate]

The trfsigns package provides macros for transformation signs, eg: \fourier and \laplace. I need a vertical version of those symbols.
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How to use Cyrillic letter as a mathematical symbol? [duplicate]

I want to use \cyrgup in my document for some derivations. Is there any package that needs to be installed?
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Typing the Pinyin third tone accent for character that denotes “woman”

Who knows how to type 女 in Pinyin, utilizing a LaTeX command? That is curve tone and the two dots.
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How can I create a rectangle symbol?

I need to represent symmetries of a a rectangle as a set, and in my text book they do so by using the following notation S(SYMBOL-THAT-LOOKS-LIKE-A-RECTANGLE) I searched everywhere, tried ...
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Removing Symbols from moderncv Document

I'm enjoying the moderncv class for creating sharp looking cover letters and CVs. But, I'd like to remove the symbols associated with phone, email, etc. Is this possible?
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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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What is the best symbol for vector/matrix transpose?

What is the best or most popular symbol for vector/matrix transpose? I have used simply ^T, for example $c^T x$. I think it is ugly, mainly because it is a little too big compared with vector ...
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Create a new symbol

First of all, I want to say I am a complete layman, so I apologize in advance for the lack of specific terminology or even if I am asking in the wrong place. I am looking for a character, which most ...
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Evaluation Symbol: Consistent Implementation

This question has been posted several times but... I'm looking for a consistent implementation of the evaluation symbol: Evaluation bar as delimeter: <...>| Auto-size to its enclosing ...
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How can I include temporal operators in my text?

I am preparing a document of my research work so far. I am working with temporal logic. Hence, I need to use temporal operators like next and until. I am unable to do this in Tex Studio. Are there any ...
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TikZ node as character in text

I use a modified version of the TikZ-solution in another question to draw rounded rectangles around some text to mark it as a button of a program. It's no problem for single characters, but if I use ...
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Using mathematical symbols alpha, beta, implies in latex

How can I use the mathematical symbols like alpha, beta, implies and many more symbols in the tex file?
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Inverted circumflex not as diacritic

How do I typeset a caron or inverted circumflex as a character on its own in math-mode, rather than as a diacritic above another character? I need to do this because I want to use it as a superscript, ...
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arrow passing through/over bracket?

In LaTeX, how can I output an arrow passing through/over a bracket?
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How to create a square-root symbol in non-math mode [duplicate]

I wish to write a pure-text square root symbol, like √. The purpose is to write an instruction as it is displayed on a simple calculator, i.e. something like √(2+3). I am aware of $\sqrt{}$, but I ...
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adjusting symbols above letter in mathmode

I know there are plenty of similar questions. If you check out the lower picture, you can see that i've tried a bunch of things to solve my problem. That's just one picture...i'm kind of obsessed with ...
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Missing $ inserted error using smaller than and smaller equal

I have a compilation error trying to use the math symbols <= <, etc. the error looks like this: ./chapters/intro.tex:49: Missing $ inserted. [Delta & \delta], ./chapters/intro.tex:49: ...
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Add Cyrillic character е in a latin character phrase

I aim to add the unicode character U+0435 in the middle of a sentence in latin characters multiple times. Any fast and light-code idea to do it? Thanks! Example: \begin{document} Adding the cyrillic ...
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Looking for a certain math symbol

I have a very simple question. I'm wondering how to type a certain symbol in TeX. I've never encountered this symbol before today, and even after perusing the list of TeX symbols I can't find it. I ...
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chemformula, height of plus sign

How do I get the plus sign to be aligned with the arrow i.e. change the height of the plus sign? \documentclass{scrreprt} \usepackage[english]{babel} \usepackage{chemformula} \begin{document} ...
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Can someone explain this weird font behavior? (EBGaramond-Maths)

I am using the package EBGaramond-Maths. This font is missing the symbols for these commands (from documentation): \leftharpoonup \triangleright \flat \smile \leftharpoondown \triangleleft \natural ...
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Negative space equal the length of a string?

I'm trying to create symbols, like the Interrobang (basically the ? and ! combined into one punctuation mark), that are the result of two overlapping symbols. Something like this can be produced with ...
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Lowercase pi that is shown correctly in sub- and superscripts

I am looking for a way to define a new mathematical symbol, namely a lowercase pi, that will resize according to the font size of the surrounding text. The normal \pi will not suffice as I am already ...
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Add hook on uparrow symbol

I want to make a hook on the uparrow in the following part, but could not find any command to do so. \begin{array}\ 0 \to C_3 \hookrightarrow SL_3 (\mathbb{C}) \twoheadrightarrow PSL_3(\mathbb{C})\to ...
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What is the Latex convention for sign function?

What is the correct type for sign(x)(signum function)? I'm using: \documentclass[journal,transmag]{IEEEtran} \usepackage{amsmath} \usepackage{amssymb} \newcommand{\sign}{\text{sign}} Is that ...
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R programming language symbol

I am currently writing a paper where I mention the R programming language. I've seen some papers use a special symbol for R, but I can't figure out how to get it. Here's an example. How do I get that ...
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Code for pin icon on a map

Is there any way I can get the pin icon / symbol (that us usually used on maps)? Any icon similar to the attached one would do. I am trying to use this symbol instead of stating 'Address' in one of my ...
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How to distinguish between superscripts and powers in typeset output?

There are some packages that allows one to distinguish between superscript (say footnote marks or say Isotopes in Chemistry) and math powers in the markup but is there a subtle little way by which we ...
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How do I get $\widecheck{G}$ in my LaTex program? [duplicate]

Hi I am trying to get $\widecheck{G}$, but my latex program (TexMaker) is giving an error, so maybe I have install a package. Any suggestions on the package I have to install? BTW these are my ...
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Is there a way to change the case of digits?

There are alternative glyphs for digits, with ascending and descending elements (such that the rounded part of the character is roughly the size of the minuscule "o"), is there a way to get that kind ...
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Add menu button in notepad++ to insert math symbols for use with latex [closed]

As in the title, I'm looking for a menu button (or similar) for Notepad++ that shows (mathematical) symbols to insert them (such as \Rightarrow, integration symbol, greek letters …) into the .tex ...
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Is there a sans serif dagger symbol?

I am looking for a sans-serif equivalent to \dag and \ddag, which is typeset in serifs even when sans serif is used throughout the document. I use symbols (like \dag and \ddag) to display the ...