{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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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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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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combination of macron and breve diacritics

I try to combine the macron and the breve accent. This post already helped me to get a good adaptive macron, and the \u command produces a nice breve, but I have problems combining them. How can I ...
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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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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 \documentclass{article}...
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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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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} \usepackage{accsupp,xcolor,...
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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 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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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} $\varprod_{...
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How do I do a contour integral in complex analysis [duplicate]

I want to do the integral sign over the sign gamma (integrating around a path gamma)
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Enable \ifmeasuring@ flag

Apparently the \DHLhksqrt macro in the MWE below measures its content 20 times: Questions: Where exactly can I put the \measuring@true and \measuring@false so that I get the count of 1? If you ...
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elsarticle: Changing symbol used in \tnoteref

In the elsarticle class, when you use the command \tnoteref, a star is placed at the end of the title and used as the symbol for the footnote, see the example below. I would like to change that to ...
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What is this math symbol and its latex representation?

What symbol is the one after the word "code" above? Is this \varrho or just the @ symbol? How do I pronounce it? \[ \varrho \]
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'\underline' & '\underbar' (if exists)?

I met a problem in equation editing: The problem is that the underline is too long comparing with the bar over the letter. So I am wondering is there any symbol like \underbar so that I can get a ...
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double integral over oriented closed surface

Is there a command, presumably in the esint package, to create a double integral symbol similar to the one created by \oiint, but with an arrow indicating whether the surface is oriented outward or ...
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Detexify-like service where I can paste a symbol

With detexify, I can draw a symbol and find code to reproduce it in LaTeX. Suppose that I already have the symbol ∀. I could mimic its shape by drawing it by hand into detexify, and if I draw it ...
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Issue displaying Trademark sign and more

LaTeX does not give me an error message, but if I use ™, ® or even °C I get a gibberish output such as "Âõ". Is there any way to resolve the issue?
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Cannot find the Black Lower Left Triangle in LaTeX

I needed to use the symbol "Black Lower Left Triangle" from "Segoe UI Symbol" in Latex but I cannot find how to write it? Any help? Thanks i advance!
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Internal Direct Product of subgroups

I want to write the internal direct product of a subgroup. It looks like $$\prod_{i=1}^{n} M_i,$$ but there is a dot inside the product symbol. Can anyone help me?
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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} \usepackage[...
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Unable to find special symbol for single and double window icon

I would like to get the symbols shown in the text below in latex This is what I was able to achieve From the following code \documentclass{article} \usepackage{amsmath} \usepackage{amsfonts} \...
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Unable to put a plus or minus symbol within a table

I'm making a table, but I cannot seem to get the plus/minus symbol appear within the table. It merely says \pm where I want the actual symbol to be. I'm not sure what to do - I'd appreciate any help. ...
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How to make underline shorter?

How to make the length of underline shorter in latex ? For example in this environment : $\underline{\mathcal{G}}$ Thank you,
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How do I get a BibTeX logo? [duplicate]

I know how to use \LaTeX to get a fancy version of the word LaTex; I’ve seen a similar version of the spelling of BibTeX but \BibTeX doesn’t work. I’ve tried a few variants on capitalization and not ...
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Some (not all) hyphenated words contain “return” character [closed]

In a document being built with MikTeX, some auto hyphenation is being done with a "return" character (a left pointing arrow with a riser at the right end) instead of a hyphen. This seems to happen ...
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How to get a non-cursive minuscule kappa in \textgreek{fusik'h} (physics)?

I'm trying to write "physics" in Greek by using "textgreek". It replaces the input text "k" with the cursive "kappa", but I want the more common non-cursive minuscule kappa. \documentclass[a4paper,...
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How to show line (symbol) in text

In latex how to show different types of line, in symbol form as ---- and other forms, in text line.
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How to get j where the dot in the j becomes a tilde?

How do I get a j in math mode, where the dot in the j becomes a tilde? Attached is a picture. Thanks!
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How to recreate symbols in latex [duplicate]

[ I need to be able to represent these symbols, how would I do this? thanks
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How to type this two letters in latex [duplicate]

and The first one look like $\xi$ but not completely the same.
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TeX history: what was the diagonal dash at codepoint 32 in cmr10 intended for?

The answers to this useful question explain how to show the encoding of a TeX font. And this is the default encoding used in the default TeX font, cmr10: What was the strange diagonal dash ...
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Korean Characters in Bibliography (Biblatex) [duplicate]

I am currently writing a paper and I need to include the following Korean Source into my bibliography: @article{yun, title={Effects of Relative Frequency of English Complex Words on Korean L2 ...
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tcolorbox, not displaying symbols in listings (using minted) [closed]

I have the following latex code \begin{ipythonnb} \begin{ipyin} A = np.array([[3, 2, -1], [2, -2, 4], [-1, 0.5, -1]]) b = np.array([1, -2, 0]) np.linalg.solve(A,b) \end{ipyin} \begin{ipyout} array([ ...
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How to create tally marks / hash marks with LaTeX [duplicate]

Hi I want to add a column in my table like the given image. How to produce this type of difficult symbol in latex?
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Macro for creating trees for B-series as math symbols

I am writing a paper on numerical solutions for ODEs. For the representations of B-series I want to use binary tree-like symbols. I know how to produce them with TiKZ; however, just as in the given ...
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How to redefine the “plus” symbol?

Let's say I don't like the way the + symbol is printed inside equation: is there a way to change its appearance without defining a new command? More generally, is it possible to create a command ...
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No Math Symbols appearing [duplicate]

In my tex file, = doesn't appear. \RequirePackage[l2tabu]{nag} \makeatletter \renewcommand*\cleardoublepage{\clearpage\if@twoside \ifodd\c@page \hbox{}\newpage\if@twocolumn\hbox{}% \...
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Suppress corresponding author footnote

Looking for some help to suppress the corresponding author footnote in the reference section. When using the following example: \documentclass[prb,onecolumn,preprintnumbers,amsmath,amssymb,...
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Change em-dash character in an OpenType font with xetex

In a (OTF) font I'm using with xetex, loaded with the mapping=tex-text option, I found that the em-dash character is too thin, so I would like to replace it with a heavier one. For example, suppose I ...
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Set division symbol [duplicate]

When defining a function, it is usually written in some manner like \phi: R \to R'. I recently read a post that made a distinction between : and \colon regarding the spacing. This reminded me of ...
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Can't add symbols with Alphabets in Footnote list [duplicate]

I have the following MWE: \documentclass[a4paper,11pt]{article} \usepackage{etoolbox} \makeatletter \patchcmd{\maketitle} {\renewcommand\thefootnote{\@fnsymbol\c@footnote}} {\renewcommand\...
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How to typset $:\iff$ (logical equivalence)? [duplicate]

How shall I typeset ":<=>" in Latex which means "is logical equivalent"? After typing A :\iff B I get Comparing it with A \coloneqq B (cf. How to typeset $:=$ correctly? ): We see that there ...
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Strange Characters Appearing

I'm sharing some documents with colleagues and a strange thing keeps happening. Whenever the document gets transferred back to me strange characters appear but this seems to be random - as far as I ...
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How to type in these “circle” and “square”?

I am looking for an easy way to type in the square and the circle shown below: The circles are meant for operations like +,-,>,< or \neq or \geq,leq ect. So the circles should be small. But the ...
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« and » characters not correctly displayed

The usual way to type the « and » characters in LaTeX is to use the commands "<, for «, and ">, for », while using the babel package with the italian option, and the inputenc package with the ...