{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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Symbol for Phone Number in Resume

I've chosen to create my resume in LaTeX ( out of curiosity ). I thought printing a "clean" symbol of a phone before my phone_no will look nice ... Is there such a symbol? any packages?
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How can I have “long =” [duplicate]

In my answer here. - How can I have "long =" so that the length of the word "de morgan" is equal the length of "="? Thank you.
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TeX Gyre Pagella and itemize environment gives font warnings

\documentclass{article} \usepackage{tgpagella} \begin{document} \begin{itemize} \item test1 \item test2 \item test3 \end{itemize} \end{document} Compiling the above minimal LaTeX file ...
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Change in proof environment [closed]

Could anybody tell me how to put a box at the end of proof, when the last line is a centered math formula? Thanks. The example is as follows. \begin{proposition} blah blah \end{proposition} ...
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Is there an uppercase @ symbol?

Maybe the question is weird, but is there any way to type an "uppercase" @ symbol (which would be like "A", but with the swirl around as in the "@")? I've been checking different packages / manuals ...
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Glossaries are missing in pdf

I try to compile this LaTeX code (http://texwelt.de/wissen/fragen/10496/glossaries-alle-symbole-nur-verwendete-abkurzungen-anzeigen): \documentclass{scrartcl} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} ...
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Using the # symbol in equations

I want to use the # symbol in Latex equations. I already tried \#, but it is not working: When the # symbol appears in an equation, then the rest becomes a $ sign instead of #. Here is my code: ...
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theta dot right place

I have small problem: how to get top of the symbol dot in the right place? With my code the result is like in the picture below: What I want is like in this picture: Here is the code: ...
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Displaying numbers in moderncv showing symbols “W2 and 1099”

I am trying to write out this sentence Issued W2's to employees and 1099's to contractors but when LaTeX processes it I end up with . I am sure it is a simple fix but for the life of me google ...
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How to insert chemical names instead of structures in a chemical scheme?

I'd like to make a chemical scheme in a document I'm writing. However, the code I am trying to compile gives some errors. The error occurs at the line 11 (line after arrow command, with \chemname). I ...
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Strange symbol appearing [duplicate]

When including the symbol > in the text (no maths) of my beamer presentation, I got an inverted question mark. Why this happens? I included \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} in my file. Do you have an ...
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LaTeX won't compile because of use of _ in text [duplicate]

LaTeX won't let me use _ in my text, it keeps trying to compile it as math and therefore won't compile my pdf. Anyone knows how I can make it not do that? I'm using it in the following: ...
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Generating symbol in LaTeX

I would like to use symbol in my thesis, so please is it possible Thanks
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How to generate a smaller \sim with respect to text

When I use \sim I get: Is there a way to make the \sim sign smaller with respect to the text? I looked online but did not find what I was looking for. Thanks.
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siunitx: specifying custom command as input-symbol

This is a follow up from siunitx uses math mode for symbols - workaround needed when using different fonts for math and text. The problem has been solved thanks to David, however there is a problem ...
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LaTeX: using an unusual font (astrosym) in footnote size

I have found an old piece of code of mine that takes some output from another program to produce an astrological chart using LaTeX. I tried to put the list of aspects from text form to symbol form. So ...
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Pullback symbol of morphisms?

How can I get something like this: which was meant to be the symbol for the pullback by the morphisms $s$ and $t$. It is meant to be used inline in math mode. It should be like x which we get by ...
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How can I make the symbol \\ tiny in algorithm2e? [closed]

I would like to write a tiny comment in algorithm2e. I typed \tcp*[l]{ {\tiny Here is my comment.} } My problem is that the symbol // right before the comment is large. I tried to make it tiny but ...
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How to typeset special Apple Mac keyboard symbols?

Is there a standard way to typeset the special symbols of the Apple Mac keyboard? That is, the curly rectangle ⌘ and the others? If there is none, what would you suggest as workarounds?
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Insert Unicode private char

How I type the unicode char  in latex?
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When using unicode-math, how do I get the original calligraphic alphabet back?

I am happy with the great majority of what unicode-math does. But at times I find that I prefer a symbol the way it was before. With \varnothing and \complement, for example. In those cases I was able ...
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Logic operators in LaTeX? (XOR?)

When I google this, it seems that \XOR is how you would get an XOR symbol in LaTeX, however that is giving me the 'undefined control sequence' error. How does one get the xor symbol?
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How to insert a # via \immediate\write18 within a macro

It seems that using \immediate\write18{echo "\string#!/bin/bash (version 1)" > \jobname.command}% outside of a \newcommand works great. However, I want to invoke within a \newcommand: ...
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How can I define a new symbol in latex (with its own image)?

I'm new to LaTeX and I'm using TeX Writer for iOS and I want to insert a new command "\dotplus" (symbolically: $\dotplus$) on my .text to .pdf. All I did was: And I got three errors: I have also ...
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Should I use ~ or \mbox?

~ stands for a non-breaking space, and \mbox{<text>} creates a box with text in it that cannot be broken (since its a "box"). I understand that \mbox has broader application than ~ (e.g. when ...
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My text's font style changes and goes to italic after using the Pi symbol

After using the Pi symbol (\Pi), my text changes to a different font and goes to italic. How can I resolve this?
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Section Sign in italics?

How is it possible in LaTeX to make the § be displayed in italics? \textit{WGG \S\ 1 Allgemeines} is supposed to turn print like this: WGG § 1 Allgemeines but instead LaTeX gives me this: ...
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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 ...
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Text under or over [duplicate]

I wish to make such a explanation under the formulas: What is the easiest way?
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How do I get arrows that look like this?

How do I get arrows that look like this? It should look like a two headed \Longrightarrow.
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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 ...
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Package inputenc Error: Unicode char ẁ (U+1E81)

I'm trying to use the 'ẁ' character in my text, however it doesn't show on the right hand side of latex and throws the following error: Package inputenc Error: Unicode char ẁ (U+1E81) I tried adding ...
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Nice looking empty set?

I feel like the standard $\emptyset$ is ugly. By hand, my empty set symbol is a lot rounder, then this "slashed-zero"-type symbol. Two questions: Do people really use it (I mean people who have any ...
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What does the \var prefix stand for in \varphi and \varepsilon etc?

What does the \var prefix stand for in \varphi and \varepsilon? Is it variable, or perhaps variant? I am thinking the latter, but it would be nice to clarify. Sorry if this is an overly simple ...
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± Symbol in text

I can't get a ± symbol to show up in my .pdf document, whether it be within a table, or in the main body of text. Can anyone offer any assistence ? I have read everywhere it is \pm and would write ...
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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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Is there a LaTeX equivalent symbol to Unicode 'SYMBOL FOR NULL' [duplicate]

I'm looking for a LaTeX symbol that has the letters 'NUL' in a single character width. It's a pretty representation for what's often entered as \0 in C-derived programming languages as the string ...
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Average integral symbol

Is there in LaTeX a symbol or a macro for the average integral with a horizontal slash? I know about \strokedint, but I'd prefer the dash to be horizontal.
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How to raise the height of a hat when it is over just an empty space?

I would like to write a hat over just an empty space, like \hat{ }. My problem is that I need it to be at a certain height, which happens to be higher that the standard height I get with the previous ...
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a stylish footnote: brackets for a whole paragraph of text

I'm looking to make a stylish footnote. I've came with the idea of putting brackets to a whole paragraph that comes at the end of the page. I've got a result but imagine it can be done better. I've ...
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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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Symbols instead of numbers as footnote markers

How can I make LaTeX use symbols (*, †, ‡, and so on) instead of numbers to mark footnotes? (The numbers are confusing because I use superscripted numbers for citations.)
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Automatically identify the dependent package for LaTeX symbol command

Given a command like \kreuz, is it possible to create an application that will smartly recognise and import its dependent package wasysym, to enable its rendering out on a webpage? The aim is to have ...
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Add Danger sign in margin of text

How can I add a danger sign like the one below? I'm currently using the package fourier-orns but the danger sign isn't really good-looking. Thank you for your help.
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Can't Write “<” or “>” [duplicate]

I can't seem to write this symbol "< >" in Latex.
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How do you make a big Laplace Transform symbol

\documentclass{article} \usepackage[hmargin=1in,vmargin=1in]{geometry} \usepackage{amsmath,cancel,color,mathrsfs} \begin{document} Derivation of $ \mathscr {L} \{\int_0^{t} f(\tau)\,d\tau\} $ ...
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Phone symbol/ Website logo in XeLatex

\texttt{ÔÑã}~\href{tel:\myphone}{\myphone}\\ produce a mobile icon on the pdf file and this one href{https://www.linkedin.com/in/\myweb} {\texttt{ÔÇå}~\myweb} generate the little nice Linkedin logo ...
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\pounds and \textsterling produces a dollar sign?

I'm just trying to put a "£" sign in my document, but I can't get it to work. My packages: \usepackage[math]{iwona} \usepackage{amsmath,amsfonts} \usepackage{graphicx} ...
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The commands : \big(, \bigl( \big), \bigr), \big\{ etc. don't work in my Plain TeX, under Ubuntu 12.04

The commands : \big(, \bigl( \big), \bigr) don't work in my Plain TeX, under Ubuntu 12.04.
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Unusual symbol in equation

How can I type the following in LaTeX?