{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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Is there a difference between \ldots and \textellipsis?

I was just reading about text formatting here, and the following is stated about ellipses: Therefore, you cannot enter ‘ellipsis’ by just typing three dots, as the spacing would be wrong. Instead, ...
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How to write relative permittivity in text

I'd like to use these two symbols in the text of my thesis. How would I write them? &
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Unexpected latex error: Text line contains an invalid character

My latex started showing this error: Error | line 3|! Text line contains an invalid character. out of nowhere. Actually, it shows 100 of this errors, all in the same line. I started to investigate ...
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TexStudio - polyglossia - xelatex : how to create symbols

I'm using TexStudio to write my thesis and I just changed to polyglossia and xelatex because I'm need to write down words in a lot of different languages. Since I do this however, a lot of commands ...
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When to use upright letters in math mode

what are the conventions when to use upright letters in math mode? Example: \begin{align} W_{mag} = \frac{1}{2}LI^2 \end{align} should the inductivity and the current be typeset in ...
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Is the Windows logo available?

I'm surprised I don't see this addressed quickly with a Google search, but I don't see it there or on this site. Does anyone know of a Windows logo symbol in LaTeX? I used Dextify, but couldn't ...
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How may i redesign three binary relation signs?

Consider the three binary relation signs in the following MWE: \documentclass[]{article} \usepackage{MnSymbol} \begin{document} $\vdash$ $\Vdash$ $\Vvdash$ \end{document} How may I close 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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Big \sum instead of small \sum in array environment

\begin{align*} \begin{array}{c} \min \: A = \min \: \sum_{i\in B} C_i \\ \ \min \: D = \min \: \sum_{i\in B} \pi_i \cdot F_i \end{array} \end{align*} How can I get i \in B below the \sum symbol ...
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“Broken” arrow symbol

In his pretty awesome book “Undergraduate Algebraic Geometry” M. Reid uses (e.g. see page 4) symbol of “broken” arrow (which looks quite a like dash+space+short arrow : “- →”) for partially ...
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Adding a custom symbol/logo as a font character to XeteX/Latex

Imagine you have logo or pictogram you would like to use as a font in XeTeX/LateX much like the fontawesome package provides for the likes of twitter, github etc. How would one go about this ?
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Need the help for $ \large \sqsubset $ and $\large \sqsupset $

I need \sqsubset and \sqsupset in larger size. That means $ \sqsubset G_n \sqsupset $ for the purpose of completely lies in side the text within the interval of that open and closed space.
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What's a good way to write “x does not divide y”?

The way I currently do it is $x \not | y$, which looks awful. There's got to be something better available.
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\varnothing or \emptyset not at the end of the line

I'd like to place either a \varnothing or a \emptyset symbol in my text, but every time I try, the symbol appears at the end of the line and not just behind the text where it needs to be. How can I ...
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A question on how to change the qed-symbol of amsthm

I am using the amsthm package and get a blank square like $\Square$ at the end of proofs. How can I redefine to get the black Halmos tombstone $\Blacksquare$ instead? I want the symbol to be right ...
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Printing out a colored play icon inline with text

Problem: I have been trying to figure out how to replicate a button without success. I want to achieve to replicate the following button in LaTex. Control buttons don't seem to be available in the ...
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How to type the number of combinations with repetitions? [duplicate]

For the number of combinations with repetitions a symbol similar to the binomial coefficient is used with additional parentheses: What would be the proper way how to type the symbol in LaTeX? I was ...
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What is the code for the Halmos tombstone?

I have a quote where Halmos writes "The symbol▐ is used throughout ...". What is the tex-code for the Halmos tombstone, and what package is needed for it?
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Accented math operator

I have this MWE \documentclass[a4paper, 12pt]{article} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} \usepackage{lmodern} \usepackage{mathtools} \DeclareMathOperator{\shift}{décalage} ...
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How can I get a better pound symbol (number sign, hash character) “#”?

The default pound sign is large and goes below the baseline. I think it's rather ugly, and I'd like to shrink it. Other people have suggested using \texttt, but I use monospacing a lot in the ...
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Crossedbox symbol without the box [duplicate]

I'm looking for a symbol looking as the \Crossedbox from marvosym without the box around the cross. I looked http://www.rpi.edu/dept/arc/training/latex/LaTeX_symbols.pdf and detextify without seeing ...
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How to Render \bigwedge as more Inline Friendly

I have recently started using the symbol \bigwedge in my TeX documents and it doesn't fit so well when used inline. Textbooks use \Lambda rather that \bigwedge but I don't want to use \Lambda since ...
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Latex codes for some other chemistry symbols

How can i write some of these symbols in Latex? Quadruple Bond or even 5 or 6 bonds as evident from Wikipedia articles: (Quadruple)(Quintuple)(Sextuple) Bent / Banana bonds (bonds having a curved ...
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ÆØÅ becomes ÊÞå [closed]

Whenever I use ÆØÅ when writing, the letters turn to ÊÞå after saving and reopening the document. I save the TeX file in UTF8-encoding, and have the following setup: ...
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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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Omitting visibility marker in MetaUML

Is there a way to omit the visibility (lock symbol) marker in MetaUML Class objects? If I just refrain to use one I get a protected marker as a default. A short example (note: the LaTeX builder has ...
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Variant of $\leq$ (less or equal)-symbol

I am looking for a way to include a \leq that (to me) is less ugly. In the font I am using \leq simply produces a < with an underline, but in my handwriting the lower "arm" of the < would be ...
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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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How to make another kappa

Good afternoon! I would like you to tell me how to make another "kappa"? I mean, how to make the default kappa look like the \ae symbol? I need to use such variant in formula but I always get ...
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hyperref for symbols

I have the following code, which prints a list of symbols in the end. \documentclass[12pt]{book} \usepackage{hyperref} \usepackage{thmtools} \usepackage[nottoc]{tocbibind} \usepackage{tocloft} ...
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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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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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Arbitrary \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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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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Big tilde in math mode

How do I get a really wide tilde? I need to cover at least abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz The \widetilde command does not work. Nor using \stackrel with \sim.
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How to make normal subgroup sign in overleaf? [duplicate]

Overleaf is saying that both \unlhd and \trianglelefteq are undefined control commands, although \traingleleft works fine. How else can I make normal subgroup symbol i.e. with an equality sign ...
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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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Symbol for disjoint union

I found two symbols for the disjoint union. One is the union with a dot and I can do it. The other possibility is to put a small 'D' inside the union and this is what I don't find in any list of ...
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How to add LineFinal (falt) or WordFinal (fina) features to Garamond Premier Pro on XeLaTeX?

I'm still familiarizing myself with XeLaTeX and the fontspec package. I would like to access the OpenType feature LineFinal or WordFinal with the Garamond Premier Pro font from Adobe. For example, I ...
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Typesetting a pair of slash symbols to indicate parallel lines

To indicate that two lines - or line segments - I want to typeset two slash characters. I used $\overline{AB} \slash\slash \overline{CD}$. The space between the slash characters is too much, though. ...
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package for \mathbb{lowercase letter} symbol [duplicate]

I wonder if there is any package that produces a \mathbb{} symbol for lowercase letters. Thanks in advance!
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Advice for coding with excessive quantities of symbols, accents, and special characters

I am beginning a new project where I will be using far more special characters and accents than I ever have before. Given that this will not be in my native language (or a language I even speak) I am ...
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Write special characters to (aux) file

I would like to print a special character to an aux file. In particular, I would like to write the line \@input{file.aux} So far, I have achieved the best result with ...
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LuaTeX equivalent of \XeTeXglyph [duplicate]

Does LuaTeX have an equivalent of \XeTeXglyph? Or better yet, is there a command to select a glyph by number that works both with xelatex and lualatex? I did find a handmade version in German, but ...
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BibTeX problem with math symbols

I'm using BibTex for my bibliography, for citing I'm using google scholar. I'm mainly having problems with math symbols: for example, one of the references is: @incollection{deitmar2005schemes, ...
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how to get this symbol with Latex? [duplicate]

here is the picture of this symbol: How should I do to get it in math-mode? Thanks.
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How do I write $\notin$ backwards?

I write $P \niton x$, but it does not work. How can I write the symbol $\notin$ backwards?
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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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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 ...