{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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Writing the dimension of a variable in latex

I am trying to write the information about the dimension of a vector like this $M \epsilon R^N$ In the paper, they write it nicely, it looks nice. However, I am not sure what I am doing wrong, but ...
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Serious problem with \widebar

I met across a serious problem using the widebar math command defined by Hendrik Vogt as an answer to question 16337. It worked fine until I used \(wide)hat in its argument. Here is a M(non)WE: ...
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latex math symbol for pointer in object oriented context

I need to use the pointer symbol (like P->a) in math latex. If I use normal characters like hyphen and > it doesn't look good. I guess there should be a specific symbol for it in latex, but I didn't ...
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How to get a tensor symbol like this?

As you can see, it looks like the superposition of two \rightharpoonup. I don't know how to make it.
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Superimpose letter on integral symbol

Good Afternoon all, I am trying to typeset a symbol that I have been using to represent the integral of a regulated function. This symbol is the standard integral symbol, with the letter "R" ...
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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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\[\mu\] is printing the Greek letter mu on a separate single line

I want a Greek letter mu in between the text and when I write \[\mu\] in my .tex file, it prints on a single and separate line. How can I print it in between the text?
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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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How can I typeset the reduced Planck constant (ℏ)? [duplicate]

How can I typeset the symbol for the reduced Planck constant (from quantum theory)? It consists in an italic "h" whose upper part is crossed by a small "slanted" bar: For information, this slanted ...
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How to get aleph and beth symbols in similar font?

If aleph, beth, gimel, and daleth are needed in their mathematical meanings (identifiers for cardinality), how can we get them in the same font or at least reasonably similar in style. The following ...
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Symbol for Gtalk or Skype to add in resume contact [closed]

Is there a way to add any symbol for gtalk or skype next to my ID name?. We have symbols for phone, mail etc. Anything similar for this ? UPDATE: SOLUTION : FONTAWESOME package gives all the social ...
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How to draw a symbol on top of another symbol?

I have two circles: empty circle \circle{5} and solid circle \circle*{3} How can I draw solid one on top of empty one? Can we make a command? I want to put it within the text to show as a ...
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How do you write the “estimate” equal sign?

I'm looking for a code, which can depict the estimate equal sign as in http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Equals_sign#Other_related_symbols (6th sign: ESTIMATES).
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Intersection (\cap) for ASL-abstract

For my submission of an abstract using the required abstract template of the Association of Symbolic Logic (http://aslonline.org/abstractresources.html) I do not get the intersection sign properly. ...
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How to typeset the house of an algebraic number?

I would like to reproduce the following text but I couldn't find the house symbol neither through Detexify nor by looking through the Comprehensive LaTeX Symbol List. I also tried combining ...
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How to insert Horizontal cut in delta symbol?

How do we write the Greek delta symbol with a cut in it as in \hbar (which produces a cut in h)?
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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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Typing & in LaTeX [duplicate]

I am trying to use the & symbol in LaTeX. I have looked at many LaTeX resourses and all of them suggest using \& to solve the problem. However, when I try to use this, I still get the error ...
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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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\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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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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textmu in hepthesis class [duplicate]

I try to get hepthesis running but run into a problem when using \textmu Here a code example: \documentclass[oneside,a4paper]{hepthesis} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \usepackage{amssymb} ...
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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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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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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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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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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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“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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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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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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Kröger Vink notation

This question led to a new feature in a package: chemformula How to properly typeset Kröger Vink notation? I can try something like \ce{V_O^{..}} (using mhchem) but the dots are not aligned ...
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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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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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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 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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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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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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Detect if all required glyphs are available

In XeTeX, a message is printed to the log file if a glyph is not available with the current font. The input \documentclass{scrartcl} \begin{document} α \end{document} leads to the following ...
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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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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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maketitle error “Missing $ inserted” (accent character) [closed]

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 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!