{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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Smartphone symbol for pdfLaTeX

I want to use a smartphone symbol. Naturally, I went to How to look up a symbol or identify a math symbol or character?, but I wasn't able to find any smartphone look-alike (only old phones, and the ...
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Dagger symbol in math mode in ConTeXt with Euler font?

I followed this answer to use the Neo Euler font in math mode. I found that the dagger symbol (†) is missing in Euler. Is there a way to use the dagger symbol from the text mode font in math mode? ...
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Problem with latex (Taxmaker does not produce any thing)

I got this problem when I run my code: Package hyperref Warning: Option `pdftex' has already been used, (hyperref) setting the option has no effect on input line 75.
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How to use active character properly?

Suppose I use ' as active character to insert another symbol: {\tt A'C B} \def\adef#1{\catcode`#1=13 \begingroup \lccode`\~=`#1\lowercase{\endgroup\def~}} ...
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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 ...
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Problem $\lrcorner$ appears much too low

Although I've been using Latex for many years, I just understand the minimum to survive and don't have clue of where the problem can come from. So here are the loaded packages. ...
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How to make this expected value symbol? [duplicate]

I'd like to know how to make in mathmode this fat 'E' as a symbol for expected value?
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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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Symbols for > and < inside text

Code Area $> 50 \, \si{\mu m}$. which does not look nice according to my assist with > being too big: Command $\g$ does not exist. There many ways to fix this problem. I heard some ...
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Math symbol question: Vertical bar for ''evaluated at …''

How do I insert the line "|" after the equation in LaTeX (see image below)? I'm using LyX so if you can point me to the symbol of that line is also OK. I don't know if this line has a proper name ...
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an \underhat and \underwidehat

So $\hat x$ and $\widehat x$ give upper hats of different length, however, unlike \overbrace{} had an \underbrace{}, one sometimes needs an \uhat and \uwidehat. What is the best (cleanest, fewest ...
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Nice looking empty set?

I feel like the standard $\emptyset$ is ugly. By hand, my empty set symbol is a lot rounder, then this "slashed-zero"-type symbol. Two questions: Do people really use it (I mean people who have any ...
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\subseteq + \circ as a single symbol (“open subset”)

I'm trying to create symbols \opn for "open subset" and \cls "closed subset". I want them to look like this: My current solution is: ...
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Symbol for Bring radical/ultraradical?

I'm trying to find the symbol, such as is given on http://mathworld.wolfram.com/Ultraradical.html which represents the solution to $x^5+x-a=0$, and which is sometimes called a "Bring radical" or an ...
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Replace missing character (minus) in text font for use in siunitx with fontspec

I'm forced to use a commercial (Univers) font in my presentations, which obviously does not contain a dedicated \minus sign, which is called by siunitx. (Though I'm not sure if it is \minus or ...
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manually controlling height of the horizontal line of the radix or root symbol

While using lucida fonts, I have big problems with the height of the horizontal line of the radix or root symbol. Sometimes \[ \sqrt[x^2 + x} \] comes out allright, but for example, in a fraction ...
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Simple way of drawing a filled arrow/triangle for use as item bullet

I'd like to draw a filled arrow and use it as an item bullet in beamer. I already managed to draw the line with \rule[0.5ex]{0.6ex}{0.6ex} but I can't create the arrowhead. I though about using ...
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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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How to write cursive i (or iota) in latex? [duplicate]

How can I write the following symbol? I tried but I couldn't find any source...I am looking for cursive i
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Getting back a previous encoding of a file

So i had an important tex file in UTF-8 containing polish symbols which are not in the latin alphabet. Then for unrelated reasons i changed the default encoding of my editor to windows 1250 and opened ...
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What is the LaTeX code to put a multiplication symbol into a matplotlib title?

Apologies for a very basic question, but this is something that I always forget, and it's a pain to find with google and the like, so I'm putting it here for everyone's future reference. As far as I ...
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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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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 ...