{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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What is the best way to use quotation mark glyphs?

There are several types of quotation marks in the English language (and in other languages there are even more). There are also several ways in LaTeX to represent these. I have seen editors, that are ...
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Using a single symbol from kpfonts

I would need some help by extracting the "\varprod"-symbol from the kpfonts package. Similar to how it is done here for the subset-symbol of the mathabx package. Although there is a description how to ...
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Quote marks - Inverted L / Gamma symbol style?

I'm using XeLaTeX along with the cjk package. I'm trying to recreate quotation marks like the inverted L symbols in the following image: A first attempt. Here's a MWE after looking at the comments ...
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Which rating symbols are recommended? [on hold]

I have to evaluate several types. The first evaluation is on features these types have. There are only two answers possible: Yes the feature is existent in the type or No the feature isn't present. I ...
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Use german umlauts with a font where its not defined

I need to use special font. There are no german umlauts defined. So everytime I get an error if I try to use them with my font (BentonSans): \documentclass[a4paper,10pt]{article} ...
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All my negative signs, square root etc.. disappeared when I print my document

This my first time to print my latex documents, I wrote all my thesis which contains huge equations, and compile it to PDF, it runs fine. But unfortunately, all my negative signs, plus or minus \pm, ...
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inverted question mark in Latex

How do I write inverted question mark in latex.. Normally, > appears as inverted question mark but when put in an equation setting, it gives greater than.. so How do I get the inverted question mark ...
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Cursive, lowercase ell

What is the easiest way to make a cursive, lowercase ell in LaTeX math mode?
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How to make a larger “\dot”

I'm writing up some notes that will be displayed on an overhead projector. The standard time-derivative \dot{x} produces a dot that is hard to see. Does anyone know of a package or have a macro that ...
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How to get rid of navigation symbols in beamer?

When creating presentations in beamer, those little symbols that you can click on and will take you to different parts of your presentation are automatically included on your slides. I don't like ...
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Is This Laplace Transform Symbol Available in LaTeX? [duplicate]

I would like to use the Laplace transform symbol that appears in unicode (SCRIPT CAPITAL L U+2112) However, I could only find the following two symbols can be used for Laplace transforms: There ...
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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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Writing a partial differential in the text

Does anyone know how to write a partial differential symbol, but in the text not as part of an equation? Thanks
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Approximately equivalent symbol?

I want to write a "approximately equivalent" symbol, which has three strokes like equivalent symbol $$\equiv$$ (≡), but the strokes are like that of approximate symbol $$\approx$$ (≈) Do you know how ...
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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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Looking for some special types of parentheses

I am looking for some parentheses symbols which I present here. It will be better if we can stretch these symbol to have large parentheses. If these symbols are able to be constructed manually, please ...
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Simple list of latex symbols [duplicate]

Is there a list of simple latex entries for equations I can use in a forum. I have most of what I need e.g. Greek letters. I need at least partial derivative symbols, may subscripts.
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Apostrophes around words are the wrong way round

If I use apostrophes around a word, the first one is the wrong way round. For example, 'word' appears as ’word’
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Really wide hat symbol

Is there any way to get a hat wider than widehat? Why doesn't \widehat{abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz} really go over all of it?
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How to distinguish between divides and order symbol? [duplicate]

I want to write something like $|X|||G|$ but it is not clear that order of X divides order of G. How can I make this right?
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How to use phonetic IPA characters in LaTeX

I wish to write a paper about linguistics, so I thought about trying LaTeX. Sadly I couldn't figure out how to write the unique characters I need for my work, for example epsilon with a little tilde ...
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Non-curly quotes in code?

Here is a quick question, how to use tex to print this ' symbol? An example is shown below: data 'a list = Nil | Cons (e, 'a list) I tried to use ' or `, but they all looks bad.. I am sorry but I ...
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Semicolon in set-builder notation

What is the best way to type ";" in the set-builder notation? I think \{\, x \in X \mid P(x) \,\} is a common way to type the set-builder notation. Someone use ":" instead of "|". Anyway, these ...
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How to write the | (pipe) character without interpreting it? [duplicate]

I'm writing a LaTeX document in which I have to write many "|" characters which are not part of a mathematical formula. Simply writing test | test gives me something like (after compilation) : test - ...
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How to elongate down arrow?

\downarrow command is available in directory but it has fixed length. How can I elongate its length?
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(resolved) A conditional independence symbol that looks good with \mid?

Warning! This question is based on a mistake! Do not waste time on it! Please note: this question arose from a mistake that I made. There is no need for an answer. The bounty will most likely not be ...
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How to write symbol in pic using latex [duplicate]

How to write s like symbol shown in attached pic in latex. tag symbols
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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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Adding the character & in LaTeX table [duplicate]

My question is easy but I currently haven't the response. How can I add the "&" as a normal char inside a table row? If I try to use $&$, I have an error.
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How to manually change the index file (.ind) to achieve correct order for foreign letters?

I am using MikTex,pdfLaTex, WinXP_SP3. I want to create an index including foreign letters in correct alphabetical order. Using Xindy seems like a lot of hassle, so I would like to avoid it. How can ...
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Capital Sigma in bold mathrm

I want to write capital \Sigma in bold mathrm. I tried \boldsymbol{\mathrm{\Sigma}} but seems like this does not work. Any help in this regard will be highly appreciated. Thanks
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How to write N x N (with a multiplication symbol, for matrix dimensions)?

I need to write something like NxN in LaTeX but I do not get how... How to do such thing?
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Symbol for double cross X?

does anyone know what's the LaTeX symbol for the double X, used in a stats book to denote the range?
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A symbol above a comma

How can I put a symbol above a comma? For example in
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Curly line close together

I'm trying to find a symbol in LaTeX that looks like two curly vertical lines close together. Similar to, \wr\wr but closer together. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Many thanks!
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wedge and vee like triangle symbols used as operator

Is there a mathmode command for these two symbols: ? Their size and usage is going to be those of \wedge and \vee so they should match.
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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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How to get \trianglelefteq similar to \leqslant?

I find \leqslant command producing nicer output then \leq. For the ideal/normal subgroup symbol, however, one has \trianglelefteq (or \unlhd), but no slant version. The mathabx package changes the ...
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Need a smaller size for \sum

Using the following code, I get a nice emulation of the calculator screen. However, I'm looking for a way to make the summation signs smaller. Any suggestions? \documentclass{article} ...
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How to put \varinjlim in the section name?

Here is (almost) minimal example of the file, which gives the error. \documentclass{article} \usepackage{amsmath} \usepackage[english]{babel} \begin{document} \section{Section name with varinjlim: ...
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Centering a slash (not) over a (mathematical) glyph?

My aim is to construct a relational symbol which is graphically equivalent the standard infinity sign (coded by\infty) crossed exactly in the middle of it. Yet I am not able to overcome something. To ...
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How can I write this symbol? [duplicate]

This is the symbol... It's like a uppercase and cursive l.
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Symbol for a laboratory flask

Is anybody aware of a dingbat symbol resembling something like a conical flask from a laboratory, or alternatively an old-fashioned round-bottomed bottle? I've scanned through the comprehensive ...
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How to write a nice # symbol

I'm trying to write a nice number symbol (#). The usual tex way is just to put a backslash before, like this \#. The symbol that is created drops below the baseline of the rest! This is what I want to ...
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\mid, | (vertical bar), \vert, \lvert, \rvert, \divides

What's the difference between the different vertical bars? $S = \{\, x \mid x \not= 17 \,\}$ $a \vert b$ implies $a \leq b$ when $b \ne 0$ $a|b$ implies $a \leq b$ when $b \ne 0$ $\lvert x \rvert$ is ...
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How to make expectation symbol and max symbol line up

Suppose you prefer the max symbol to be centered (height-wise) compared to a capitol letter that is taller. How would you do that. For example, below \documentclass[14pt]{beamer} \usetheme{Madrid} ...
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How can I enter the symbol in picture, which is like “O”, in Latex? The symbol means “proportional to” in mathematics [duplicate]

How can I enter the symbol in picture, which is like “O”, in Latex? The symbol means "proportional to" in mathematics. Thanks in advance.
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Vertical bar in a math mode inside tabular

I cannot get the | line to appear in a fraction in a tabular. Could someone please tell me what I am doing wrong?? \documentclass{article} \usepackage{amssymb, amsmath} \begin{document} ...
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Generating a table of glyphs with XeTeX

I am trying to get XeTeX to generate a table of all the possible glyphs of a given font, but can not figure out how to make XeTeX know how many glyphs the font has, so I have to specify an exact ...
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How should I use % sign that it can be printed out correctly? [duplicate]

when I try to write 90% I do 90 $%$ , but none works and anything after the % doesn't print in the output, any solution ?