{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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How to beautify '+' sign [duplicate]

I am writing a document with LaTeX covering the basics of programming with C++ and unfortunately the '+' signs look kind of ugly to me: They seem to be too big, too thin (regarding the rest of the ...
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Mathematical letter symbols [duplicate]

How I will be able to get the symbols in LaTeX?
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How to print a warning sign (triangle with exclamation point)?

I am interested in including a triangle with an exclamation point (unicode #9888: ⚠) in a tex document. I've looked in the usual places (detexify, etc.) and not found this symbol. The document should ...
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Special sign \pounds changed to dollar sign in alignment surrounding

I am writing a beamer and use \begin{align*} \pounds^i_M etc. \end{align*} on a slide. The pounds sign then changes to a dollar sign. How do I write to get the pounds sign? ...
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Make all footnotes numbered subsequently, but one with a symbol

I was wandering if there's a way to make only one footnote appear with a symbol (*) instead of the number. Thanks!!!
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delimiters and accents in WinEdt 8.1

I have just downloaded WinEdt 8.1. In the toolbar I do not find all the commands to type delimiters like {, that we use when typing latex commands? I do not find the accents too. Thank you
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finding out HTML equivalents of latex math symbols

Unlike the other unresolved questions about painless latex to HTML conversion, I just want to know the conversions for math symbols. For example, when I give \Leftrightarrow as input to that ...
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How to get the the dot symbol in Chemistry?

How to get this dot in the picture?
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How to draw backslash in a certain way

I know there are fair number of questions that have been asked before on how to typeset a backslash; but I am looking for a specific placement of \ as shown below: I tried \diagdownbut I am not able ...
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Making variations of \boxed

I have to typeset certain formulas, and the notation involves stretchable boxes, pretty much like \boxed{X} makes, but occasionally I need to add a hat below and/or above, as the picture shows: ...
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Why we can not use \< to specify \textless

Less than and more than can be specified by using \textless and \textgreater. Why we can not use something like \< or \>? Won't it be much easier?
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“P” symbol for notation of a plane in LaTeX

My professor uses this semi-cursive P for the notation of a plane in LaTeX, though I cannot seem to locate it. I used Detexify, but no luck. Any ideas?
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Libertine + newtxmath gaps in big brackets

I have a problem when combining Libertine with newtxmath. When using large brackets in equations the brackets have strange gaps. \documentclass[fontsize=12pt,DIV=12,oneside,a4paper]{scrreprt} ...
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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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LaTeXing cup product over an indexed set [duplicate]

\[\smile_{i\in I}\alpha_i\] I write this code and the summation variable i comes as subscript, to the right of the smile (cup product symbol in algebraic topology). I wish to have the index i ...
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Ignore math symbols (want underscore in regular text) [duplicate]

I want to include the following expression without any changes in my LaTeX document: RES_0.5_SE_5 If I just type like that, LaTeX wants it to be math mode because of the underscores. If I use ...
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How many math symbols in TeX

This question is a little vague, but I'd like to ask total number of math symbols in TeX (or we can say amsmath?). I cannot find information in ftp://ftp.ams.org/pub/tex/doc/amsmath/amsldoc.pdf ...
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Latex command for plus-over-cross

I want to use the symbol 'plus-over-cross' to refer to point in a Matlab generated figure. In LaTex terms this will be an overlay of + over \times. Any ideas? Note that I do not want the asterisk ...
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Latex command for unfilled \bigstar

\bigstar produces a black star. What is the LaTeX command for white or unfilled \bigstar? The unicode-math package has a command \bigwhitestar, but I am not able to use it in the usual way. When I ...
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ConTeXt: How to redefine the euro sign glyph?

Introduction I am writing a document using the TeX Gyre Pagella font. Unfortunately, the glyph for the euro sign (UTF-8 character U+20AC) in this font does not comply with the official euro sign ...
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What is the cleanest way to adjust the dimensions (height, depth, width to the left and right) of a symbol?

Every once in a while the nominal (i.e. declared) dimensions of a symbol are not identical to the actual ones. This can be intentional or not, but sometimes it is inconvenient. The dimensions of ...
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list of symbols with nomencl

How to create both list of abbreviations and list of nomenclature using nomencl package? i found this old question but it doent really help me. I have the problem that i have a nomencl package ...
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Copy/paste an existing (Word *.doc) 'pretty looking' bibliography into LaTeX

How can I add the list of references into LaTeX? I have a formatted references list in Word and would like to use it in LaTeX. I do not need the connections/the reference in the text itself (cite). ...
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Non-commutative fractions

There are symbols for non-commutative fractions? I know \holter and \polter (see here), but they are very ugly (lateral lines are too long for my taste) Edit: By non-comutative fraction I mean a ...
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How do I center and scale vertical harpoons?

I need to create something very much like this: However, I'm having trouble scaling the vertical harpoons to make them look right with the rates on either side. For the horizontal harpoons I'm ...
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convex concave sign in tkz-tab

I'm a newby with both tkz-tab and tikz. I'd like to use tkz-tab to present the analysis of a function. Is there a way to draw symbols for convex and concave that span over the whole diagram's cell, ...
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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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Partial derivative with rightleftarrow on top of it

How can I write a partial derivative with an arrow on top of it (pointing to the left and right)? For instance: I've tried to Google it, but couldn't find anything (probably because I'm not sure ...
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How to get a medium-sized otimes

What is a good way to get an O-times between the sizes of \otimes and \bigotimes? I should add that I want it to act as a math operator as in \bigotimes (so that I can use subscripts below it.) I ...
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How do I automate writing list of symbols in my masters thesis?

I'm using documentclass{article}. I have symbols, both in inline text and inside equations. How can I automate the process of listing them?
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Add keys to table (with picture and code) [duplicate]

As you see in the red part of the picture, I would like to add keys to explain what the brackets stand for. I just added this with paint, but is there a way to do this in tex? Also, are there nicer ...
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A conditional independence symbol that looks good with \mid?

I would like to typeset some expressions involving conditional independence. Here is an example of what I'm aiming for (from Judea Pearl's classic text on causality): In this question and its ...
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Angle symbols in LaTeX

I will write a lot about Euclidean Geometry the next time. This means I need to denote angles. The symbol we use in class looks like \sphericalangle, but I've just seen that there is an \angle symbol ...
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Identifying Mystery “R” Symbol

Does anybody know how to typeset the "R" looking symbol on the very left of the image below in latex? I used Detexify and looked through the comprehensive list with no luck. It appears in a table ...
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How to use \left and \right inside text environment

I would like to know how to use the \left and \right options in the text environment. This is what I am trying to do: \left( when factorizing $e^{-2000t}$\right) As you can see, I am trying to make ...
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The history behind the broken epsilon [duplicate]

In LaTeX, there are two epsilons: \varepsilon and \epsilon. When I see the second one used in mathematics texts, I consider it a typo, because the first one corresponds to what is used in the ...
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a single wrong character in a font

I am writing some code using unicode and my chosen font works out great for me with the exception of for some reason the font uses an italicised dollar sign instead of the sign for GBP. Is this a bug ...
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compute position of each symbol [closed]

I've created a program that generates clickable areas on images with HTML5, taking as input a series of coordinates. Now what I'd like to do is send to that program a .png of a LaTeX expression ...
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Add more symbols on Latex panel in TexShop on Mac OSX

I am using TexShop on my Macbook Pro. The Latex panel in TexShop doesn't contain lot of symbols like in TexStudio as evident from the above picture. So please suggest how to add more symbols on the ...
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Symbol for logical equivelence

I'm trying to use this symbol in a LaTeX document I'm writing but I can't for the life of me, find how to write it in LaTeX: The symbol means that two expressions are logicically equivalent (i.e. A ...
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How can I represent these symbols?

Can someone tell me how to write these symbols in LaTeX?
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missing angle brackets using newpxmath

The newpxmath package (version 2013/12/12 v1.061) makes angle brackets vanish from math mode: \documentclass{standalone} \usepackage{newpxmath} \begin{document} $\langle x \rangle$ \end{document} ...
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Findig the latex-command for a character [duplicate]

How can I write in latex? Which command should I use?
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inserting symbols in ieee paper

I want insert some symbols like A' and "BACK" in certain parts of the document.I tried to do it by A\' and \"BACK\" but returned with errors. How to insert this extra symbols The next problem is hoe ...
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Acknowledgements footnote

I am trying to get a * instead of an arabic numeral for my acknowledgements footnote. I am using the template that the conference organizers provided and for some reason neither \author nor \thanks ...
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Symbols of height intermediate between \big and \Big needed

I consistently find that math symbols scaled with \big/\bigl/\bigr are too small and those scaled with \Big/\Bigl/\Bigr are too tall. Here is an example: \documentclass{article} ...
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How do I make a dashed or dotted checkmark?

How do I get a dashed or dotted checkmark in LaTeX (either math mode or text mode is fine). I'm looking for a symbol approximately like
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Fuzzy logic operator symbols

How can I write in Latex symbols for standard or Łukasiewicz conjunction like these? Thank you
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a small halo symbol

One can generate an oval shape using $\subset\supset$ and adjusting the space in between to make this look like a "halo". Are there any other solutions that would make it look more like an ellipse? I ...
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LaTeX symbol for “\leftrightarrow” with “\triangleq”

In LaTeX, does it exist any symbol for