{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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Logical “and” character in TeX

I'm trying to write a logical syllogism in the form of ((a -> b) & (c -> a)) -> (c -> b). But I don't know how to write Logical And character. It's something like caret character (^), but not as a ...
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How to make an oplus in mhchem

I would like to have an oplus and an ominus in LaTeX. \documentclass{article} \usepackage{amsmath, amssymb} \usepackage[version=4]{mhchem} \begin{document} \ce{A^\oplus + A^\ominus} \end{document}
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How to insert a # via \immediate\write18 within a macro

It seems that using \immediate\write18{echo "\string#!/bin/bash (version 1)" > \jobname.command}% outside of a \newcommand works great. However, I want to invoke within a \newcommand: ...
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How to type a non-breaking hyphen (dash, “-” character) in scientific or technical documents

I am writing scientific or technical documents in LaTeX. Often I need to type a non-breaking space, for example when using equation references: Equation~\eqref{eq:equation1example} shows blaa... Is ...
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Creating a symbol that combines a number with a triangle for math-mode

I'm trying to create a new symbol that simply combines a number with a triangle, by placing the number inside the triangle. It should work in math-mode (text mode would be nice, but not required). ...
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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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How to display the word “AMS-LaTeX” in LaTeX? [duplicate]

How do I display the word "AMS-LaTeX" properly in LaTeX like in the image below? Is there a command for the "AMS" part similar to \LaTeX?
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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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Is there a command for a gammadion/swastika cross symbol?

I've been working on a large latex project (compiled using pdflatex) and I need to use some some gammadion cross symbols in the text. The unicode for this are U+534D and U+5350 and I've tried using ...
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How to horizontal/vertical combine two math symbols?

This is an absolutely minor/cosmetic problem. I can e.g. use stackrel so combine two math-symbols vertically. This is nice for \stackrel{!}{=}. But how to do this horizontally? I want to combine (only ...
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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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Is there a simple way to get the Bourbaki dangerous bend symbol (without extra)?

I would like to put a Bourbaki dangerous bend symbol in my text. The LaTeX package manfnt allows to easily type the Knuth variant of the Bourbaki dangerous bend symbol. This variant is basically the ...
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Add a symbol list to a manual written in LuaLaTeX

I am currently writing a manual using LuaLaTeX (UTF-8) and would like to include the following symbols in my document, with the description on the right: Currently I'm changing the layout in a Word ...
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Handwrite letter V in Inline Math Mode [duplicate]

What package and command do I have to insert to write letter V in a handwriting style using Inline Math Mode? Below is the result I want to obtain:
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What is the best symbol to use for the d'Alembertian?

Normally, most people use the symbol $\Box$ to represent the d'Alembert (wave) operator (including the linked to Wikipedia page). Recently I wanted to use \hat\Box and \tilde\Box, but they do not ...
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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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mathabx package and Maya symbols problem

I'm desperately trying to use the Mayan math symbols I found listed in the Comprehensive LaTeX Symbols List. The document says that these symbols can be used this way (page 65): Table 200: mathabx ...
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How can I typeset this equation (standard model of physics)? [duplicate]

So, there's this picture Floating around on the internet for the standard model of physics in a relatively short form. I want to typeset this in LaTeX in order to print it. However, I can't find a ...
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Latex “element of with two strokes” (⋹)

Is there a latex symbol akin to \in, but with two strokes? It has a Unicode equivalent, ⋹. I looked on detexify, but I couldn't find anything that matched. If it doesn't exist, how might I "rig" it? ...
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Arrow above text (like widehat)

I'm doing a presentation for a lay audience and I was hoping to have an arrow above the word "dim" to differentiate the dimension vector from the dimension generally. However, $\xrightarrow{dim}$ puts ...
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How to make circle with colored halves?

In my math equations, I'd like to use a circle symbol which has the top and bottom half colored at a specific color. Ideally with a separating line at the diameter. The symbol should also work if I ...
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Dollar sign in URL in Texmaker

I am trying to format a URL using the url package. My URL has a dollar sign ($) in it. This line \url{\\000.000.000.00\ Redirected$ \DBLocker} compiles correctly and the result is what I want. ...
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How can I get the Russian ruble sign?

I want to use the Russian Ruble symbol. How can I get hold of it?
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what should this piece of LaTeX do?

Today I just started learning LaTeX. This is my first code: \documentclass[a4paper,11pt]{article} \DeclareMathSymbol{\bot}{\mathord}{symbols}{"3F} \DeclareMathSymbol{\perp}{\mathrel}{symbols}{"3F} ...
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Fancy way to write '>>'

I've been looking another way to represent the symbol: >>. My try is to use \guillemotrigh. Is there any other fancy code?
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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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Problem with symbol list

I'm using TeX Live. I have a book style file and I want to have a symbol list before the table of contents. There is a good code in this site for the symbol list that written by Heiko Oberdiek in ...
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Bisimulation symbol? [duplicate]

Very simple question: I'm looking for the symbol that indicates that two worlds from 2 different Kripke-models are bisimilar, that there is a bisimulation between those two. In most articles a ...
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How to typeset the stochastic exponent symbol? [duplicate]

Here is a screenshot where the symbol is present. I am not sure what command should I use to produce the symbol in the left of (3.11). However, after comparison, I think it is not \varepsilon.
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How can I put a symbol inside a glossary description

I have to make a glossary for a work assignment, and I have ran into some trouble with the description key. I have looked all over google and cannot seem to find an answer for how to put a symbol ...
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Remove “space symbol” [duplicate]

I'm trying to write: LCD_write_String_to_Buffer("Esperando \nconfiguracion..."); but what I get is: I get like horizontal square brackets. Is there any way to remove all symbols and leave ...
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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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“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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Symbol to indicate the absence of an attribute

I want to compare some objects with a defined metric. Let's say object A offers an attribute and object B does not. I then want to give an overview in a table. Object A would get a \checkmark, that's ...
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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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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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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} ...