{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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Typesetting a nested \lrcorner?

I'd like to create the symbol below, with a "nested" \lrcorner. How is this possible?
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Absolute Value Symbols

What is the "best LaTeX practices" for writing absolute value symbols? Are there any packages which provide good methods? Some options include |x| and \mid x \mid, but I'm not sure which is best...
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Position of powers/subscripts when using symbols/symbolslist via glossaries

I'm using the glossaries package to generate a symbols table from the document I'm writing, which works fine. However, today I noticed that the symbols are than treated as a new object and if powers, ...
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Old diacritic: e over vowel [duplicate]

For a historic text, how can I typeset a lower case e above another vowel, like e over u? The oldgerm package provides that, but only for its fonts like Fraktur: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{...
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How to typeset a gothic r symbol with a curl?

How can I typeset this symbol? And what is its name?
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Is there a vertical \mapsto symbol?

What is the TeX code for a vertical \mapsto symbol? I've looked but can't find it. I'm drawing a commutative diagram, and I want to draw what a specific symbol is being mapped to as well, so I am ...
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Half overlap two symbols from amssymb

I am using the empty and filled triangle amssymb but i need a third one. It should look like the \blacktriangleright in the first half and like \rhd in the second half. MWE \documentclass{article} ...
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How do I create typeset a document containing obscure Chinese characters?

I have a document with a mix of English, simplified and traditional Chinese characters, and some obscure characters that are typically only used as components in other characters. I'm trying to ...
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How do I get this Mathematical Symbol in Latex?

I am doing a project report and there is a certain kind of relation that I want to express between two quantities A and B. The relation is something like "A is neither greater than or less than B" (...
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Acro only prints final entry for one class

I'm trying to print all acronyms defined through \DeclareAcronym (not just the ones mentioned in the full paper), but only the last acronym in the nomenclature section is printed (regardless of which ...
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How to automatically replace one letter with another before rendering

Short version I use the letter X in my document. When I convert the *.tex to *.pdf, I want all occurrences of X to be replaced with Y, akin to if I opened the "search and replace" function in the ...
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Is there a command to typeset the Unicode symbol 'DIVISION TIMES' (U+22C7)? [duplicate]

Recently I became aware of the Unicode symbol 'DIVISION TIMES' (U+22C7), which is ⋇. That is, it is a hybrid of times and division and the intended semantics ought to be the multiplicative analogue of ...
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Reading files containing # characters

Using this code, I have no problems reading files unless they contain the character '#' (number sign, pound sign or hash character, whatever you call it) \newread\file \openin\file="C:/Some Directory/...
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Swiss Franc Symbol

I am looking for the currency symbol for Swiss Franc? Similar to the euro symbol for the European currency. \usepackage[right]{eurosym} ... \EUR{13,95}
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Defining “myFootnote” in LaTeX

I've done the following modifications: \makeatletter \long\def\@makefntext#1{% #1 \noindent \hb@xt@ .8em {\hss \@textsuperscript{\normalfont\@thefnmark}}} \makeatother But I want the code to be ...
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TexMaker: How to “save” user defined tags.

So I want to type commands like \geq_{\alpha} or \leq_{\alpha} into the user section (the bit with the symbol of the person, above PStricks, and below Left/Right). Fine, but how do I save these ...
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Is there a “Comprehensive conTeXt Symbol List”

I'm used to use The Comprehensive LaTeX Symbol List for my LaTeX document to search for a specific symbol, many of them are defined with a package. My aim is to find documents which list symbols but ...
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symbol for proper ideal (\unlhd + \lneq)

How can I write the symbol for a proper ideal? The standard relations \leq,\subseteq both have a "proper" version \lneq,\subsetneq, but I was unable to find a "proper" version of either \unlhd ...
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Notation for proper normal subgroup

Is there any easy way to put not-equal sign to any binary operation symbol like \triangleright etc. For example, I want to use it for a proper normal subgroup. If found one solution for \lhd but it ...
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Per mille symbol in SIunitx

There was a previous question on the per mille symbol in latex. I was wondering if it is available in the SIunitx package.
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two particular symbols

I have those two symbols: How can create those in LaTex?
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Use dollar sign as well as the math mode in lstlisting

Is it ever possible? I want display the dollar sign correctly in the beginning in the bracket, then I want to display a right arrow and display another bracket. \begin{lstlisting} //basic ...
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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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Writing English phonetic symbols when using a different language package

I'm writing a document in Spanish language, and I'd like to introduce English phonetics for some words. Is it possible to do so? I've tried this: \documentclass{article} \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} \...
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How to obtain a list of all the glyphs in a font?

I am looking for a very specific symbol contained in the Mathematica font set: the raw unaltered single quote (see Is there a way to get "dumb" single quote in math mode?) In the following ...
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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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Is there a way to get “dumb” single quote in math mode?

In mathmode, ' gets converted to "prime" symbol. What I'd like is neither the closing nor opening single quote as in (How to get the closing single quote in math mode). Rather, how do I get an ...
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How to typeset a sans-serif \pi?

I would like to have different versions of $\pi$, to distinguish between them. However, commands like $\mathsf{\pi}$ don't alter the appearance of pi as compared to just $\pi$. Similarly for $\texttt{\...
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Modify \qed to have an empty box offset to the top left

in the MWE below, how do you go about getting the \qed box to show up like: Here is the code: \documentclass{book} \usepackage{lipsum} \usepackage{amsmath,amsfonts,amssymb,amsthm} \begin{document}...
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Symbol not in line with text

I'm using this solution of this question for printing a warning sign. But the text and the Symbol are vertically not correct algigned aligned in my special case. I want to have the same lower ...
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Dagger footnote [duplicate]

I would like to add a dagger symbol to one of my section headings that is actually a footnote, so that I can write a comment in the footer. Does anyone know how to change the footnote number to a ...
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xetex: different glyphs between default languages (polyglossia and babel)

I write a thesis in German, but have to cite lots of Greek polytonic text. The strange thing is that when I set the default language to German and the other language to Greek, I get different glyphs ...
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Is there a “small cap” version of greek symbols out there?

I need to use two versions of the Omega greek letter in the same equation, but I don't want to use uppercase and lowercase (as the latter looks like a w). Is there a way to differentiate between the ...
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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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Minor typesetting issue. Special L character

I need to write this: How do one produce the special L character. I've search the web, be simply can't find anyone asking a similar question.
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How to make list of mathematics symbols in a book?

I want to make a list of mathematical symbols in a book. I know that using the command \index{}, we can make a list of symbols. Is there any such easy way to make list of mathematical symbols?
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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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Denoting the end of example/remark

What is the etiquette to denote the end of an example or remark? For proofs, it's the QED symbol (white box). I know it's not necessary for everyone, but I would like to use it to break up the text a ...
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\qedhere in line with the bottom of a \bigg) in a formula that ends a proof/example

This is a a follow-up question to this answer. Here there is a minor modification of the MWE provided by the user (where I put \bigg instead of \bigl/\bigr): \documentclass{article} \usepackage{...
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Does Tex, LaTeX support 'Tetration' & 'super square root' notations? [duplicate]

I would like to ask how can I use Tetration notations in this page https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tetration in TeX, LaTeX It seems to me it does not support Tetration symbols??
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How do I get my integral-like symbol to align like the integral?

OK, so I've been tasked with creating this integral-like symbol in Latex, and the best way to create it from scratch seemed to be using the includegraphics command and giving it a /def/. Unfortunately ...
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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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steinmetz package comma problem

MWE \documentclass{article} \usepackage{steinmetz} \begin{document} $220\phase{0^{\circ}}$ $220\phase{0{,}5^{\circ}}$ $220\phase{0\phantom{{,}}\!\!^{\circ}}$ %<-- My solve \end{document} ...
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LuaLaTeX Error: Missing characters which are in the fonts used

when I let LuaLaTeX process input files which contain certain rather unusual Unicode glyphs, some of them do not show up. Instead, there is a warning message in the log: Missing character: There is ...
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Symbols with optional parameter in glossaries with \newglossary

I am trying to use the approach given in the solution here Glossary entry with extra parameter (which looks really neat) for an application where i am having more than one glossary; in the original i ...
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How I can get this style book

This is an excerpt from p. 35 of Barrett O'Neill's book Semi-Riemannian Geometry with Applications to Relativity. Could any one tell me how I get the same style to write similar style book, in all ...
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Back to use the original \forall symbol

I'm currently using Math Time Pro2, but considering the \forall and \exists is not suitable for my liking. How can I change back to the origin LaTeX \forall and \exists symbol? One more question, is ...
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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 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 [closed]

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} \...