{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 change operator symbols in truth table

I need to type truth tables for my computer architecture classes. Until now I was using a manually typed tabular but today I've found this answer from Scott H. which provides a command called ...
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what is the command for + on top of - [duplicate]

I would like to have + on top of -, I used stackrel, overset, underset, but nothing is close to what I see in textbooks, is there a specific command that places the + very close to the - underneath?
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What to do when AMS and MnSymbol packages conflict on an arrow?

I need to use two arrows, one from MnSymbol and one from amssymb (\rightsquigarrow); unfortunately, MnSymbol redefines this command to produce its own version (which I don't want). Is there a way to ...
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Create a resizable symbol?

Some symbols can be resized automatically with \middle when placed between a \left. and a \right. They can usually also be resized using \big or \bigg. Examples of such symbols are |and / and pretty ...
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Double slashes close together with resizing

I basically want this symbol, but I want it to resize properly: While X/\mkern-6mu/H looks good, when I try to resize using \biggl, then the horizontal space between the two slashes becomes very ...
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How to redefine the section symbol (§)?

I'm trying to redefine the section symbol (§) so that it automatically places a space after it. When inserting the symbol in text, I typically write \S{} Section Number which gets me the spacing ...
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Is there such a thing as a `\mathrule`? (rounded endcaps)

When I am creating hybrid math glyphs, I will find myself often times stacking \rules about the place. But if you look at a collection of CM math symbols (top row), and compare it to a \rule (2nd ...
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Designing a new tuple of Algebra Operators

It's neccessary to have at least two extra tuples of Albera Operators. A minimal tuple is a triple (to_be_subset_eq, meet_operator, join_operator). There are some ideas how to make 2 extra tupes. ...
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Is there a painless way to get self-loop decorations on mathematical symbols?

In mathematics, we often write X \rightarrow Y to mean a function from X to Y. Now I'd like to denote a function from X to X via a looping-arrow decoration on the top right-hand corner of X. Is ...
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conventional temperature symbol

Looking for a symbol for the thermodynamic concept of conventional Temperature corresponding to \SI{298.15}{\kelvin} or \SI{25}{\Celsius} it is basically an uppercase T with a lowercase c overlaying ...
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Changing the height of a symbol

I would like to make a shorter version of $\sqcup$ to use as a symbol for a Turing machine if possible. The first picture is the height I would like it to be and the second is the default height.
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Place figure just as you would a glyph/character [duplicate]

I would like to use a figure inline - and by that I literally mean having it inside the line of text. I want to display it in parentheses to illustrate what symbol I am referring to - these symbols ...
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How to make a command for a circled letter to work with all font sizes?

I introduced the following macros \newcommand{\malcev}{\mathop{\text{\textcircled{\scriptsize M}}}\nolimits} \newcommand{\imalcev}{\mathop{\text{\textcircled{\tiny M}}}\nolimits} The code \[ ...
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Percent sign in a box

Is it possible to make a symbol which is a % inside a square box? I would like to use it to represent the function f(n,m) = n-(n % m). As in n symbol m. Or... is there a better idea for this ...
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Unicode Symbols [duplicate]

How do I use TeX to generate the Atom symbol? I tried the following code in XeLaTeX: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{fontspec} \usepackage{dejavu} \begin{document} \symbol{"269B} ...
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Hyphen between page number gets (blured/diluted) in reference when viewing

Title says this weird problem. The hyphen in the end, between the page number 770-808, gets blurred and diluted. (In this case, if I select and paste in somewhere else, 770808 will show and the hyphen ...
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Special character [duplicate]

I need to put a weird symbol into regular text. I tracked down the UTF details of it, that page describes it as: "MODIFIER LETTER LEFT HALF RING" How can I find out the TeX code for it?
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how to get something like: “ℓ1-Norm” [duplicate]

It's very common to use L_{1} as norm symbol. But it doesn't look like as nice as "ℓ 1". I'm wondering how can I get "ℓ1" using Latex.
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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 ...