{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 can I change a glyph in a Verbatim environment?

I have a document which contains example program code in Verbatim environments. The caret symbol produced by typing ^ looks too flat to me, so I defined a macro to produce a sharper version. ...
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Inline Oval symbol in LaTeX

How can I create an inline oval symbol? I tried to use \Ellipse from the bbding package but I get an error saying Command \Asterisk already defined. Probably due to the mathabx package that I am also ...
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Generate analog clock with numbered face

I'm trying to generate a clock similar to as in the question asked here But I want the face to be numbered. Is this possible with this package or any other?
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Is there a religious symbols font collection?

I can find collections for chess, cards, etc. But could not locate a religious fonts collection.
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What is the meaning of \+ in doxygen-generated latex?

When compiling a software reference manual with doxygen and latex output, I get the following error: ! Undefined control sequence. l.2 ... Modular System for Shelves and Coasts (M\+ ...
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beamer and ams symbols

I would like to use some ams symbol in my presentation, like arrows or aother kind of symbol. When I use the command \ding with the relative code for display the symbol, I receive an error during the ...
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How to write norm symbol with three line? [duplicate]

I want to have a norm symbol with three line in my equation such as |||x||| but with equal distances.
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Spacing between triple vertical lines

I would like to create a norm-like operator with 3 verticals bars instead of two. It has to look like $|||\cdot|||$. I would like to know how to decrease the spacing between the vertical bars such ...
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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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How do I typeset the ground symbol ⏚ in LaTeX?

How do I type the ground symbol ⏚ in LaTeX? I am not trying to create a ground node in a circuit diagram (which is answered in a different question). Instead, I just want to be able to type the ...
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How to typeset moon phase symbols?

I would like to add moon phase symbols to a document of mine but could not find a visually pleasing way to do this. Does anyone know how to typeset aesthetic moon phase symbols?
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Inserting single character in only one column

I just want to know how to insert a single character like $ in only one column of a table. To be precise I don't want that character in my heading, but in all other data rows of the corresponding ...
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Big integral sign

Is there a possibility to draw large integral signs? I have found the package bigints but I have the feeling it is not very professional... Any better idea?
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Is the Windows logo available?

I'm surprised I don't see this addressed quickly with a Google search, but I don't see it there or on this site. Does anyone know of a Windows logo symbol in LaTeX? I used Dextify, but couldn't ...
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Using a single symbol from an MnSymb package

I often face the following problem: I need just a single symbol from a package (currently \equalclosed from MnSymbol), however loading the whole package causes certain problems with already loaded ...
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How to look up a symbol or identify a math symbol or character?

I know what my symbol or character looks like, but I don't know what the command is or which math alphabet it came from. How do I go about finding this out?
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How to typeset Triforce?

What would be the best practice approach to typeset the Triforce symbol known from the Nintendo® Zelda™ series?
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How to create a larger symbol?

How can I insert a larger symbol of textreferencemark. Exactly how can I use a larger font for the the output of the command \textbf{\textreferencemark}
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How to write inclusion symbols diagonally?

I have two sequences of inclusions, say $A \subset B \subset C$ and $A \subset D \subset C$, and I want to combine these into one sequence. I don't know how to explain this very well, but the combined ...
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How can I type the Mathematica symbols “Distributed” and “Conditioned”

How can I type the Mathematica symbols “Distributed” and “Conditioned”?
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How to define a symbol which never goes at the beginning of the next line?

I have created a very simple symbol, and try it in the main text. What I want is this symbol never show at the beginning of a line, which means TeX(I use XeTeX) always treat it as a punctuation. How ...
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How to get a small letter version of \mathcal{O} [duplicate]

I am trying to produce a small letter version of \mathcal{O} which looks the same, just smaller - like "O" and "o". However \mathcal{o} produces a very different symbol. Has anyone an idea how to ...
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More aesthetic (perhaps shallower) superscript check symbol

The standard way to produce a superscript check mark in latex would be something like $\mathcal{E}^{\vee}$ (this is a notation often used for the dual of a locally free sheaf $\mathcal{E}$.) An ...
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How could I find a LaTeX hourglass?

I look for a nice LaTeX hourglass unicode (U+231B) ⌛. G**gle gives some nice things but nothing typeseting compatible.
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Identifying a single math symbol

I would like to reproduce the following symbol: The proof wiki does not seem to refer to that symbol, I did not find any font corresponding in the Math alphabets and the mathalfa package by ...
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like \rightleftarrows from amssymb, but with hook and twohead, respectively

I would like to have a symbol that looks like the symbol \rightleftarrows from amssymb, but I want the morphism to the right to be a twoheadrightarrow and the morphism to the left to be a ...
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What font is this smiling sun character in? [closed]

I'm hoping this question is not too far off topic for this group. I created a logo for my wife's business that incorporated a smiling sun character. I now only have it as an image file, but I would ...
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How to get text above and below double harpoon (reversible reaction) symbols in an equation

I'm working on the Chemwiki Dynamic Textbook Project at UC Davis, California and I've run into a problem. I need to formulate a symbol containing double harpoons (as in a reversible reaction, e.g. ...
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LaTeX “under construction”, “in work” or “work in progress” symbols

Are there "under construction", "in work" or "work in progress" symbols in one of the LaTeX symbol packages? Something like this (google search link). I have tried detexity, but could not find an ...
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Debug bibtex entries [closed]

Is there any way to debug bibtex entries (using biblatex) to know if the characteres are valid. I'm getting this error when printing bibliography: Overfull \hbox (5.59329pt too wide) in paragraph at ...
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How to print out the ^ sign? [duplicate]

How to write "y^2" in latex ? I need that hook in mathmode. The error says to put the expression within $...$.
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What symbol is this?

I need the command to display this symbol in LaTeX or, at least, its name. I guess it’s from some kind of a mathematical or informatics discipline. I saw it in article called “A comparison of ...
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Section symbol \S not rendering sans-serif in cmbright?

Is the section symbol \S supported in cmbright? If not, how can I get a sans-serif section symbol? The MWE gives me a serif version. \documentclass{article} \usepackage{cmbright} \begin{document} ...
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What's the best way to write e-mail addresses?

When trying to write an e-mail address, there are always problems with the @ sign. Solutions I've seen suggested are using some verbatim environment (more difficult in footnotes) and using a ...
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Is it possible to take “sum” from computer modern, “braces” from fourier?

The code is here. Also How can i add underbraces from fourier? \documentclass[11pt,a4paper]{article} \usepackage[english]{babel} \usepackage[utf8x]{inputenc} \usepackage{ucs} \usepackage{amsmath} ...
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LaTeX symbol for a particular chi-squared [duplicate]

In the book An Introduction to Error Analysis: The Study of Uncertainties in Physical Measurements by J. R.Taylor I find the following formula: In LaTeX, does it exist any symbol for shown above?
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How to write ≙ in latex

I want to use unicode character 2259 "estimates" in my document, but cannot find it in the symbols-a4 list or via detexify. It looks exactly like this: ≙ The closest I get is \triangleq: ≜, but it ...
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Eurosign in alignment is not showing up [duplicate]

The eurosign is not showing up as I wanted in the following alignment-context: \documentclass[fleqn]{scrartcl} \setkomafont{disposition}{\normalfont\bfseries} \makeatletter\let\TTTemp\cap\makeatother ...
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LaTeX - How to write a mathematics symbol in caption

I'm trying to put a mathematics symbols in the caption of my figure with this: \begin{figure}[!ht] \centering \includegraphics[scale=0.2]{vect_CM.png} \caption{Vecteur ...
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How to get a tensor product symbol [duplicate]

Im trying to insert a tensor product symbol (a circle with a cross through it) into my document. Anyone know how i might achieve this? Thanks
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How to write “ℰ”

could anyone please tell me how I can write "ℰ" in latex in both text and math enviroment? I have already tried $\mathscr{E}$ and $\mathcal{E}$, but none of those are satisfying. What I want to have ...
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Big shuffle symbol?

I am looking for a "big" version (sum-class symbol) of the ш symbol (shuffle product). I only found a binary version. Any ideas?
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Symbols for four and five vertical dots

I am very new to latex, but have spent hours trying without success to figure this out. I need symbols for both 4 and 5 vertically stacked dots. I know the commands for 1 dot (\cdot), and 3 dots ...
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Padding underscore with right space

I am using the times package and when using an underscore _ before an italicized upper case character it overlaps. Is it possible to pad the underscore with a small amount of space to the right, or ...
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! Undefined control sequence \backsim [duplicate]

My latex file does not accept the command \backsim. This is what I wrote in the file: $ \backsim 2.5 \mu$ What is wrong?
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Using Greek symbols in section title

How can I use Greek symbols as a part of section? For example, how may I create a section 'k-epsilon Turbulence Model'?
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Creating a custom character that automatically adjusts size in math mode? [duplicate]

After a lot of searching, I finally found the .pdf's for the elusive Griffiths script r character used in his ubiquitous undergraduate electrodynamics book. I made a simple package that allows me to ...
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Problems with custom symbols

I'm trying to include some custom symbols in LaTeX. So I have some vector graphic images that I export to PDF, such as: and I include them in LaTeX using ...
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How to insert the “X is a subset of Y, but is not equal to Y” symbol? [duplicate]

How can I insert the "X is a subset of Y, but is not equal to Y" symbol? I have tried using $\subsetneq$, as in $X \subsetneq Y$, but this yields the error message: Undefined control sequence. ...
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Space character: stretch after full stop

Is there a way to define certain instances of the space character to occupy a certain length in justfied text? The consistency of the size of the space after a full stop in a 12pt article (using ...