{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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Alchemical symbols with LaTeX

I need to draw symbols of alchemical processes in a LaTeX document: in particular, I'm interested in the process of "amalgamation", depicted here at page 15: I'm open to any suggestion, even ...
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Multi way switch in circuitikz

I wonder whether there is a symbol of a sort of multi-way switch in circuitikz. That is to say a switch like the "spdt" (single-pole-double-throw), but with more switching positions. I need something ...
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How to make this symbol? [duplicate]

How can I make this symbol? Already searched through "Latex Symbols", but can't find it.
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How to use psvectorian with pdflatex?

I want to use package psvectorian with pdflatex. It does not work out-of-the-box. How to do this?
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What is the role of an unescaped circumflex or hat character “ ^ ”?

Is there any use for the unescaped ^ in (La)TeX, when not in math mode? If not, I couldn't see why it's necessary to escape it.
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Alternative exponential symbol

I would like to create an exponential symbol that looks like an e scripted together with an x, slightly below, like the picture attached. Does it exist already? Ideas?
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How to get intersection point(s) of two glyphs?

Longer post I'd like to introduce you my long-term task which I wish to see solved one day. Let's have two glyphs (any fonts, glyphs, location, transformation), one fixed, one moveable and some ...
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Symbol to use for “don't care/invalid” table/matrix entry

Is there a symbol like \times that can be used in mathmode to represent that an matrix element whose value does not matter. Like a small centered boldface cross.
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d with a little line through the top of it

In math mode one can do $\hbar$, which produces an h with a little line through the top of it. I want to do the same thing, except with the letter d instead. Is there a generalization of $\hbar$ that ...
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Invoice class: how to change currency

I just wondering if anyone familiar with the invoice class could show me how to change the currency from dollars into pounds. Below is the code needed-I wish to change the dollars in the table into ...
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Wrong emptyset symbol

Each time i type $\emptyset$ an ugly (if I may say so, I think it's ugly), or rather unexpected slashed circle comes out instead of the (expected) emptyset. I want my \emptyset! What should I do? ...
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What is this symbol? [duplicate]

In this article one can find the following symbol: I have tried to Detexify it to no avail. What is this symbol/font? It appears many times in the following excerpt:
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An easy way to create your own new Font using glyphs from other psnfss2e fonts?

I'd like to create my own LaTeX font that works with pdfLaTeX, or if that's too difficult for me, then create a custom font that at least works with XeTeX. I'd like to use the letters from Palitino ...
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Left - Right 'Double' curly brace (Blackboard bold) symbol

I am looking for a 'double' brace symbol (aka Blackboard or Doublestroke) like this - but for curly braces instead of square brackets. The symbol is used to denote the average in discontinuous ...
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How to get an undirected double quote symbol

My problem is that I want want to have an undirected quote character in my thesis (the " character), when I mention it's function in a certain file format. The left and right double quote symbols used ...
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Insert a multiply symbol in multiplication of maths

\documentclass{article} % My MWE original version % I did use mtpro fonts % how to use slop since I don't have the package 'slop' \usepackage{amsmath} \begin{document} \begin{tabular}{ l r r ...
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Change certain characters font in math mode

I recently changed from pdfLaTeX to XeLaTeX to be able to use different fonts when it comes to typesetting math. I am using mathspec package with different fonts for Latin, Numbers and Greek. I have ...
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Any \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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What is a good symbol for day of birth?

I am using the moderncv package and it includes a nice header with symbols for email (\Letter) and mobile phone (\Mobilefone). I can't however seem to find a good symbol for a birth date. I was ...
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How can I add an specific icon to this CV template?

How can I add the dblp logo to a cv?. For instance as this type of symbols: Any idea of how to approach this?.
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How to put symbols of equal size on top of each other?

I would like to put (any) two symbols on top of each other. With \overset the one on top is smaller. However, I want them to appear vertically centered and of equal size. How can this be done? ...
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Problem with math symbols unicode-math

I'm begginer with lualatex, fontspec and unicode-math packages. I try load differents fonts for text and for math operators. But some math symbols not appears. For example, I try this (just to show ...
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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 symbol for glasses?

I am looking for a latex symbol for glasses (eye glasses...)? I can find symbols as fanciful as Marge Simpson, but no glasses. Do you know of any?
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Square brackets etc inside \keys of menukeys?

How can I put special characters like the square brackets into a keys{} provided by the menukeys package? I tried it with \[ and \] respectively, but it fails. Unlike for the | character there does ...
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Registered trademark in superscript and tiny font

Given this alias in my LaTeX stylesheet that allows me to show a superscript registered trademark symbol by just typing \rr \newcommand{\rr}[0]{\textsuperscript{\textregistered}\xspace} How would ...
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newcommand for double underscores without space with listing package

I know, the similar questions have already asked and (most correctly) answered too. But I am getting stuck while writing __log or __inti__ in the block diagram or in text. The simplest solution ...
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Prettiest way to typeset “C++” (cplusplus)?

Writing "C++" in plain text results in an ugly setting, as the '+' signs are too big and too spaced: I've seen around the web several marcos for typesetting the "C++" symbol, ranging from mild ...
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Which latex character is this?

I am trying to find out which latex character I should use to produce this X: I tried using this web-site but couldn't find the exact same thing. http://detexify.kirelabs.org/classify.html My best ...
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Symbol which looks like $\oint$ which marks the beginning of a section/chapter? [duplicate]

How do I make the symbol which looks like $\oint$ which marks the beginning of a section/chapter? Much thanks in advance.
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A short hyphen in a math formula

In a LyX math formula, I want to write something like "r-number". However, the usual dash looks too long (like a minus sign). I am looking for a short, possibly upper hyphen. I couldn't find it in the ...
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Define new mathematical notations in Latex

I need to define some new notations in Latex. I have attached a figure that mentioned them. Is that possible to define them?
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Placing symbol in margin

I am using \def\margin_symbol{\rlap{\protect\makebox[-3cm]{X}}} which I use in sections as \section{\margin_symbol My Header} to place an X 3cm to the left in the margin; however, my problem is ...
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Apostrophe placement issue

I'm trying to typeset word form DARPA's and I'm experiencing some issues with spacing the apostrophe in relation to the neighboring letters. In particular, if I just use the text as is, LaTeX places ...
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Displaying $\chi_{A}$ properly? [duplicate]

\documentclass{amsart} \begin{document} $\chi_{A}$ $\chi_{S_{i}}$ \end{document} I found that the $A$ in $\chi_{A}$ does not look like a subscript; it seems too large. This problem becomes more ...
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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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How to write pipe in text in LaTeX? [duplicate]

Minimal example: \documentclass{article} \begin{document} Helloworld this is a very long sentence Helloworld this is a very long sentence Helloworld this is a very long sentence Helloworld this is a ...
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How can I use or represent special characters like \ and { inside \csname…\endcsname?

I want to \def a macro with a name that represents arbitrary string data, including the \, { and } characters. My initial approach was to use \textbackslash and \{ to test that I could do this. But ...
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Adjust size and placement of \diameter symbol

I'm trying to match the size and placement of \diameter (from wasysym) with that of \circ. I want the two symbols horizontally aligned with the same size circle. Any suggestions? MWE: %XeLaTeX ...
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What useful web services are out there?

Looking at this question, I wonder what good and useful web services are out there. For example the LaTeX symbol classifier looks interesting. You can draw a symbol with your mouse and get back the ...
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how to type £ symbols beamer Singapore theme

does anyone know how to type currency symbols? I am interested in the most used: $, €, £. Also, how can I change the typography of my write up to looks nicer in Singapore theme?
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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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How do I draw a circle around a term in an align* equation?

Here's what my equation looks like; it's in an align* environment: I want to put a circle around $\varepsilon \frac{dL}{d\varepsilon}$ and everything else unchanged. Q: How do I draw a circle ...
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circled “less than or equal to” symbol

Is there a better way than: \mathlarger{\bigcirc}\hspace{-3mm}\mathsmaller{<} which, though, mathjax does not seem to like (Ignore the last line which caused confusion. Also, instead of < I ...
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Math symbols in text mode

I need to write a text which contains some math symbols. In detail those include \rightarrow, \forall and \exists. I know I can switch into math mode with the $ symbol, but I have quite a lot of text ...
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Setminus strange behaviour

I want to write: the set of real numbers minus set {0, 1}. This is how I try: \mathbb{R} \setminus\{0,1\} And the outcome is in the picture... It seems \mathbb{R}$ $\setminus\{0,1\}$ solves the ...
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Is there a \widecheck like \widehat?

I read that we can get the function of "widecheck" by importing the \widecheck command from the mathabx (Is there a way to do an "upside down" \widehat?), but I do not want to do that since ...
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Latest advice on the euro symbol

I know there are many packages that offer the euro symbol (€). But which is the best implementation? I read something a couple of years ago [which I can't now find] that assessed the option. But even ...
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How to make own character map?

Is it possible in miktex, or texlive to manually store own characters, for example hiragana letters, in some text file and when we use the character it will look for it in file and display in pdf? I ...
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tfrupee prints bold symbol

Here is the MWE: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{tfrupee} \begin{document} This is a \rupee{} symbol This is a \rupee symbol \textbf{This is a \rupee{} symbol} \textbf{This is a \rupee ...