{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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A symbol for the quotient of two objects

One needs often a symbol to denote the quotient of two (algebraic) objects. (e.g. quotient by a subgroup, subring, submodule etc.). In simple cases people use A/B. But when both A,B are complicated to ...
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latex Maya numbers error [duplicate]

I found an error for the current Maya numbers generated by LaTeX: Here is the LaTeX code \documentclass{article} \usepackage{mathabx} \newcommand\mathbfont{\usefont{U}{mathb}{m}{n}} ...
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babyloniannum package error

I want to use babyloniannum to write some equations. When I run the comipler I got errors like this latex code: \documentclass[paper=a4]{minimal} \usepackage{pgffor} \usepackage{babyloniannum} ...
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Placeholder for variable as in f(x, .)

What is the best/the usual way to typeset a placeholder for a variable in an equation? Specifically, I want to do something like g = f(x, .) (which of course means that g is defined by g(y) = ...
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Arabic with Latin mathematical notation

I would like to write math formulas to look like the picture below: I have the following segement of code, for example \documentclass[10pt,a4paper]{report} \usepackage{amsthm} ...
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Is there a trident symbol in LaTeX? [duplicate]

I would like a trident symbol but there none to be found. The closest symbol I know is \neptune using the wasysym package. But it is not very nice (too 'ornamental' to my taste). Do you know some ...
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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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What command to use for reversed $\vDash$?

I want to use a symbol similar to $\vDash$ but reversed (like if it's mirrored against an imaginary vertical line). I cannot find such a symbol anywhere. I have used detexify too but no luck ...
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Longstep arrow in formula

I want to include this kind of an arrow with a label above it. I vaguely remember it being called longstep in latex. I am unable to find any packages that have such an arrow. Can anyone help?
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Creating a \precneq symbol

Going through the comprehensive symbols list, and also Detexify, we see that through various packages (mostly amssymb) we can get the symbols \prec Precedes. Unicode U+227A: ≺ \preceq Precedes or ...
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What's the symbol for the curly D used to denote a dissection for a Riemann integral? [duplicate]

In an analysis lecture today the lecturer used the following curly D symbol to denote a dissection (for a Riemann integral): How can I get this symbol with LaTeX? I've tried to find it in the ...
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Glossary entry with extra parameter

I want to create a list of symbols for my work, where the symbols are often provided with an index. Now I do not want to create a new entry for each symbol and index. Is it possible with another ...
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Precedes Or Not Equal To Symbol

This question is related to Element of or Equal To Symbol and Creating a \precneq symbol. From those pages, I learned about the mathabx package and its \precneq symbol. However I noticed that it uses ...
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What is the LaTeX symbol for “forking independent” (model theory)?

I am looking for a way to set the symbol for "forking independent" (for example, see "Essential Stability Theory", Steven Buechler, p.217). It looks a bit like an anchor or an upside-down 'T' with a ...
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What does mathchar do?

The package cmll defines \with (looks like '&') as $ texdef -t latex -p cmll with \with: \mathchar"2026 \the\with: 8230 When I take a look at \& it is defined as texdef -t latex \& ...
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symbol mu with specific format [duplicate]

look at symbol in the first line as you seen that symbol I think it's mu symbol how I can't show this symbol using latex
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How to get double angle bracket without using MnSymbol package?

I tried the \llangle and \rrangle from the MnSymbol package, which is OK. But the package also changed other things which I do not want.
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Arrow in text mode

Is there a way to write the equivalent of \rightarrow in text mode? I tried → but it threw an error, and the math arrow complained about bad environment. It doesn't need to be exactly the same ...
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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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Ctrl+F Search in PDF - copied text is symbols [duplicate]

It's a bit hard to make a proper head line, but in essence here is the problem. When I use Ctrl+F to try and search for a word or phrase in my document, instead of words and letters, all of my text is ...
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What is the name and command for the symbol next to the infinity? [duplicate]

I want to know what the name and command of the symbol next to the infinity is. This is a partial screenshot from my homework. I'm expected to submit a typeset homework that requires this symbol in ...
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How to fatten (,), {,} and $\vee$ in math mode?

In order to distinguish between object language and meta language I want a rather visible difference between the signs mentioned in the title as used in the object language and as used in the formal ...
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Writing a lab manual, need to know how to make the DC voltage symbol from a multimeter [duplicate]

I am working on a lab manual for my school and I am getting to the circuits labs. I want to tell the students what symbol on the multimeter to use, it is a V with two lines over it, top line is ...
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How to negate a specific symbol?

I want to negate the symbol whose code is \models (this would be specific to Formal Logic). How can I do that? I tried a number of combination, but didn't find how this could be done. I tried ...
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On how to have a negated $\eta$ [duplicate]

In set theory one often uses $\notin$ as with a slash through $\in$. How can I produce a similar slash through $\eta$?
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Don't know how to make this symbol!

for school we need to make this kind of operation: Can somebody tell me how to make this big brackets and write the number inside in this way?
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List Parsing the ascii space character

I have been using the list parsing functionality from etoolbox and I have a weird use case in which I want a space separated list. \usepackage{etoolbox} ...
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How to put a character inside a square

In a math formula, is there a way to put a number inside a square, as a decoration? I.e., instead of $\bar{1}$ or $\widehat{1}$ I would like to write something like $\insquare{1}$ and have the “1” ...
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Typesetting of negative versus minus?

I've occasionally seen a negative (when a number is simply negative, not a subtraction), typeset as negative sign that's slightly skinnier and above the centre line of text. Is this proper notation ...
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Meet and join symbols for mathematical lattice? (UTF: ∨ and ∧)

I'd like to use symbols for meet and join of two elements of a lattice, but I don't like \wedge and \vee because they're too big. I'd like to use symbols the size of the ones on the wikipedia page in ...
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How can I recreate MnSymbol's \udotdot command without using MnSymbol?

MnSymbol has a \udotdot command (search for \udotdot in the comprehensive latex symbol list document), but I don't want to import MnSymbol because of all the side-effects (for instance, it creates ...
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What type of packages are available to produce emoticons in LaTeX? [duplicate]

I will need to use emoticons for a document that I am producing and I want to know which is the state-of-the-art in the available packages to produce emoticons in LaTeX? So far, there is just some ad ...
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How to typeset moon phase symbols?

I would like to add moon phase symbols to a document of mine but could not find a visually pleasing way to do this. Does anyone know how to typeset aesthetic moon phase symbols?
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Best symbol to use for … in the case of 1,…,n [duplicate]

What symbol do people find gives best results for ... where this is in the case 1,...,n?
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Smileys in LaTeX

I would like to include smileys in my LaTeX document. Is there any package with lots of different smileys? In mnsymbol and wasysym, I found some general symbols: \documentclass{article} ...
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How to print sigma symbol

Picture: Question is by far simple, how do I print the sigma greek letter?. Situation is that I want to print it as my teacher write it. As shown in the picture. I already tried Detexify with no ...
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how to enter bold-backslash in latex?

I am using beamer making a presentation, I want to add a bold backslash inside a text, \textbf{\textbackslash} does not seem to work, can someone tell me please how to enter a bold-backslash? the ...
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What are TeX codes for Hebrew letters to be used as math-mode symbols?

As far as I saw in most TeX code manuals, only four letters of the Hebrew alphabet are available in LaTeX for mathematical symbols. i.e. \aleph, \beth, \gimel, \dalet. Question: I would like to know ...
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create latex symbol from vector graphics

I have a logo in vector format (Adobe Illustrator) that I would like to use in my LaTeX documents. How do I create a latex symbol such that I can include this logo inline with the text, similarly to ...
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Declare non-stretching non-pairing delimiters

How do I define my own delimiters from arbitrary symbols for math which have these properties: They have a fixed size. Unlike the usual delimiters they do not stretch to adapt to the enclosed ...
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How to include in caption the symbols used for tikzpicture? [duplicate]

I am trying to produce a plot and I encounter some problem within the caption. How do I reproduce the same symbols that I used in my figure? In the following example I would be interested in the ...
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Getting overfull hbox whenever I use an escaped math symbol

Very new to Latex, and I'm getting an "overfull hbox" error when I try to compile (correct terminolgy?) this line: (AF1) \in \{(R1), (R2), (R3), (R4)\} Which works fine if I get rid of the "\in" ...
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Symbol for not an ideal

I'm trying to write the symbol for not an ideal. I've been using \lhd to represent an ideal so what I want is to put a line through this in the same way \neq or \nless do for \eq and \less. Any ...
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Creating Boxed Check Mark

Is there a way to create a box with a check mark in the center of it and the check mark coming out of the box? For example: $\boxdot$ or $\boxtimes$, but instead have a check mark placed at the ...
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What is the font?

I already tried to use Detexify but the closest suggestion was \mathfrak{Y}. I'm sure that it is not the case. Does anybody have idea how to produce the letter used for the space cited on the image? ...
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How to insert at symbol ( @ ) in equation? [closed]

I need to insert an at symbol, @ , which I know how to do in text, but can't figure out how to do in mathmode. Detexify gives me only text mode symbol for LaTeX.
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Correctly typesetting a tilde

How do I set the tilde (~) character correctly in LaTeX? There’s a question discussing that on Stack Overflow, with a lot of answers. But dare I say it? They all suck: \textasciitilde is too high, ...
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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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Why are different versions of “theta” used, here?

If you compile the following code, you'll realize that, in the first case, the Greek letter theta is open, whereas, in the second one, it is close. This happens only with some Greek fonts: Didot, ...
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Square version of \subsetneq

Does anyone know how to make a 'square version' of \subsetneq? I tried \sqsubsetneq, but it doesn't work. Thanks! Joon