{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 often refer a list of symbols

I know how to make a list of symbols with the help of glossaries, but I am facing a style problem that I'd like the community help me solve. I writing my thesis in mathematics, so I have many ...
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How to insert vertical cut in delta symbol?

How to insert vertical cut in delta symbol to denote divided difference?
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How do I get the single turnstile symbol? [duplicate]

I am trying to replicate a logic symbol that looks like \models but has only one horizontal line, and represents a logical deduction. It looks roughly like |-. I have tried Detexify, but it does not ...
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maths symbols- don't appear [on hold]

I have a problem with maths symbols. The \leg dosen't appear in PDF. \documentclass[12pt,a4paper,notitlepage]{report} \usepackage{polski} \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \...
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How to make the correct hash-symbol in C Sharp (C#)

I want to make C# look nice in my book, but with the following: C\# it looks like this: When it should look more like this: For the second one, I used verbatim, but I don't want that and I've ...
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Numbers becoming symbols in equation [duplicate]

I am trying to write a simple equation: G=log(base 2) (R) but when I write this in latex: \begin{equation} \cal{G} = \log_{2}(\cal{R}) \end{equation} the number 2 becomes a symbol: Any ideas?
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How does ------------------------— work?

When I type in --------------------------- Into Latex, it sometimes generates a continuous line like this: However, if I don't have "sufficient" number of "-", then sometimes the last "-" will ...
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Non-bitmapped “thumb up” symbol for flagging “good practice” tips

I want to use a "thumb up" symbol, to flag a "good practice" tips in my document. Table 244 in the Comprehensive LaTeX Symbol list shows that the dingbat package provides the following: However, ...
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Delta-like symbol in LaTeX

I'd like to write a majuscule delta-like symbol in LaTeX but I can't find it's syntax anywhere. You can see the symbol on equation (12) of the following paper: "Two-Frame Motion Estimation Based on ...
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filled \diamondsuit and \heartsuit

\clubsuit, \diamondsuit and the like produce the familiar card suit symbols; however, the diamond and heart suits are empty (only outlined), while clubs and spades are filled. Is there a way to obtain ...
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How to get a good “divisible by” symbol?

In addition to the "divides" relation, denoted b | a, there is also a "divisible by" relation expressing the converse (a is divisible by b), often designated with three vertical dots. Up until now, I'...
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Symbol for the relation of divisibility [duplicate]

How to write '$a$ is divisible by $b$' in a Latex formula? The symbol \vdots does not look satisfactory.
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\typecolon is a \mathbin; it should be \mathrel

In unimath-symbols.pdf, the open colon ⦂ (U+02982), called the Z notation type colon, is declared as \mathbin. As far as I know, you use this type colon as demonstrated in the following example. The ...
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Typewriter Apostrophe

Is there a method to create a typewriter apostrophe \texttt{'} with only basic Latex or amssymb? The closest thing I've found requires the textcomp package.
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Using {\AA} when \r is redefined

I'd like to use {\AA} to input a capital A with a ring above. However, the document I am writing has to import some definitions which I have no control over. One of the definitions changes \r: \...
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Escape “> and <”

I have the following piece of text which I want to output literally: <<"Welcome">>. However it's converted to those funky quotations. I've been trying all sorts of things with \ mostly but ...
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Dashed bra-ket notation

I am using the braket package to generate \bra and \ket vectors. However, I could not figure out how to do conjugate with a dash on top of 0 of $\ket{0}$ using the package. Is there a command for this?...
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Bent Arrow Symbol

Could you help me with search of such arrow symbol in latex, please? I know that there is \hookrightarrow. But it's not what I want to use in my article.
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Adjusting the Size of Summation Symbol inside an Enumerate Environment

Situation: I am making a compilation of problems involving the summation symbol. Problem: I want to resize my summation symbols but unable to do inside the enumerate environment even with the relsize ...
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Why and how does `alphalph` change the reference of dingbats selected from `pifont`?

If you want to get a custom alphabet for symbolic footnotes, alphalph is a great package for it. However, it does not seem to play nicely with many other symbol font packages(bbding,pifont, &c.). ...
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Circuitikz Inverter Open Collector Symbol

I'm looking for the symbol of the Open Collector Inverter in Circuitikz, but I can't find it. Anyone knows how to do it?
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texmaker bullet in .eps figure equation shows infinity symbol

I am using Texmaker on windows 7 and I'm trying to include a .eps figure which has bullet symbol in it, and for some reason, Texmaker shows an infinity sign instead. I've checked my .eps file, and it ...
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\colon like symbol with circles instead of dots

This is what i want to write: And this is my attempt: :X^{\mu}(z,‎\bar{z}) X^{\nu_{n}}(z^{\prime},‎\bar{z}^{\prime}): Actually I don't know the command I must write for .
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Arrow with circle in the middle

What is the latex command for a right arrow with a circle in the middle? I have tried detexify and the comprehensive latex symbols list but did not find.
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How to type special character— a Y with a line through it

The symbol I'm looking for is similar to the one produced by \mathfrak{X}, but with a Y instead of an X. I've spent hours looking for this, combed through every character list I can find, tried ...
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How to type special/accented letters in LaTeX?

How to type these special letters from European languages in latex? ä, é, and L'?
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How to put therefore and implies symbols

\documentclass{article} \usepackage{graphicx} \begin{document} \vspace{\baselineskip}\noindent \textbf{THEOREM :} If an operator has both Left Identity and Right Identity then it is \emph{UNIQUE}. \...
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Looking for \mathbb style $\Delta$ and $\nabla$

I came across the following two symbols in an article: The usual \mathbb{\Delta} or \mathbb{\nabla} aren't working. Can anybody say what package/command I should use to reproduce these? Thanks.
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How to make the limit (mathematics) sign?

I want to learn how to make the limit sign. For example, take 'Limit of f(x) as x approaches 2 is 5' , how to make this?
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When to use \hbar or \hslash [closed]

I noticed, that while using unicode-math, both \hbar and \hslash produce the same output, i.e., always an \hslash (actually, the package defines \def\hbar{\hslash} on line 2159). However this output ...
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How do I Globally replace a vector symbol (underlined) by the symbol in BOLD type. I have lots to change! :(

$\underline{\nabla}{\times\underline{E}} = \frac{-1}{c}{\frac{\partial{\underline{B}}}{c\partial{t}}}$\\ $underline{\nabla}{\times\underline{H}} = \frac{-1}{c}{\frac{\partial{\underline{D}}}{c\...
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How to make theta symbol?

I try to write (x,y,\theta) but I get an error that says, "Missing $ inserted". If I remove \theta the error disappears. What is wrong?
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Colorize symbols with lstdefinelanguage in latex

I want to put some symbols in green color with lstdefinelanguage in latex, but it seems that symbols are not recognized. The symbols I need to be colored are =, > and <. Is it possible? How can I ...
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Which symbol to put between paragraphs? [closed]

I'm looking for a nice symbol to mark the separation between two paragraphs. This is a for a short document, with 3-4 paragraphs.
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Nicer inverse symbol

In my diagram, I would like the operator to be centred, i.e. not be influenced by the inverse symbol. And preferably a smaller minus sign, while we are messing up latex anyway. An excerpt of tikz ...
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How to make a “krul” (unofficial Dutch symbol for OK)

Time and again I have been wanting to use a krul/krulletje in my documents. For instance in proofs consisting of multiple parts, as an alternative \qedsymbol, etc. But never could I find one. How ...
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LaTeX symbol for single quote mark that MATLAB will recognize

I'm writing MATLAB code in LaTeX and I would like to be able to cut and paste it directly into the MATLAB command window. One critical symbol is the ' (single quote). When processed by LaTeX it shows ...
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How can I get a “divide by” symbol with \usepackage{physics}?

I usually use \div to generate a divide-by symbol, but when using the physics package, \div gives a nabla followed by a dot ("period") instead.
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How to write this Digamma Symbol in Latex?

Specifically I want to write these in LateX: Unicode name: Mathematical bold small digamma Codepoint (hexadecimal): 0x1D7CB Codepoint (decimal): 120779 In unicode block: Mathematical Alphanumeric ...
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Identify meaning of a TeX string

I'm trying to identify the meaning of some TeX symbols. I don't work with it or anything, it just cropped up online and I was wondering if anybody could shed any light on it. \ddot{x} + \delta \dot{...
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Arrow-implication

I'm writing my thesis and I need use a symbol of science implication that looks like or maybe something like but thicker. I'm curious how to generate it. This link How to look up a symbol or ...
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Arbitrary \left \right delimiters

Is there a package that would allow me to use other symbols/any symbol apart from the (among others) usual delimiters () [] {} | with \left and \right? For example, \(\left\int f(x) dx \right.\) ...
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omicron not working in LaTeX

I find out that \omicron is not working in LaTeX, at least for the latest MacTeX I installed. MWE: \documentclass{article} \begin{document} \( \omicron \) \end{document} From List of Mathematical ...
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TIPA problem with the symbol n with right leg

I can type all symbols with the TIPA package but not the n with the right leg. I usually use \textipa{code of the symbol} and it works with all codes I tried in the TIPA manual but not with the \...
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Inserting tilde ~ in Latex

A very simple question that is How can I insert ~ that goes above the letter in Latex? Thanks
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Small integral symbol

I can't understand why an integral of a fraction doesn't resize the integral symbol by itself. $\text{SAR}=\int_{campione}\dfrac{\bf{\sigma}(r)|\bf{E}(r)|^2}{\bf{\rho}(r)}dr$ I saw this Big ...
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Is there a more typographically-satisfying bigints package?

I found the bigints package but as its documentation shows, the symbol is simply scaled up in size which leads to a much thicker stroke: Is there a package that deals with this properly, or failing ...
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Accessing glyph using \XeTeXGlyph disrupts content

I wish to use KFGQPC Symbols font in my document. It's not a standard font as it consists of only symbols. It can be downloaded from here named as Symbols1_Ver02.otf. The index of the symbols can be ...
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How to define the symbol ¡ in math mode so that it behaves as expected

OK, I know that the text symbol ¡ can be written as !` but I need ¡ as a math symbol. If I write \text{!`} or \mbox{!`} then the symbol becomes italic in theorems and places where text, ...
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How can I get bold math symbols?

To make Latin-letter variables bold I can use e.g. \mathbf{a}, but while putting Greek letters or symbols such as \nabla inside \mathbf doesn't cause any errors or warnings, it also doesn't do ...