{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 short hyphen in a math formula

In a LyX math formula, I want to write something like "r-number". However, the usual dash looks too long (like a minus sign). I am looking for a short, possibly upper hyphen. I couldn't find it in the ...
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Is there a religious symbols font collection?

I can find collections for chess, cards, etc. But could not locate a religious fonts collection.
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Symbol for “defined to be logically equivalent” (:⇔)

Is there a way to typeset the symbol ":⇔" correctly in LaTeX (i.e. with the right alignment and spacing)? I know that using :\Leftrightarrow or :\Longleftrightarrow gets me the symbol I'm looking for ...
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tilde in hyperref url with \usepackage[T1]{fontenc}

By default, LaTeX typesets tildes "too high", but the hyperref package ordinarily corrects this behaviour for URLs (it vertically centers tildes, as expected). However \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} seems ...
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Typeset an upright ell

The $\ell$ character in math-mode is clearly slanted to match the usual slant of math-mode characters. Is there a way to typeset an upright version, that won't look slanted amid other ...
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One of the symbols of the font used look odd, what are my options to fix it?

I have enjoyed the mathptmx package font for some time. However recently I discovered that mathptmx used the really wide double integral symbol (iint) which looks much like this: I would much ...
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Can't include pifont

I'd like to insert "BALLOT X" symbol ✗ U+2717 I found \ding{55} command from pifont package, but when I try this: \documentclass{article} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \usepackage{amssymb} ...
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How can I typeset those three mathematical symbols? [duplicate]

I need to typeset (in one of my post on Mathematics.SX) the following three mathematical symbols but I don't know how: the symbol for the Heaviside function, the symbol for "not equal", as in "x ...
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Changing star symbol with letters in Package authblk

I am using package authblk in an article class. I need to change the *,a with a,* after the first Author Name. How can I do that? Please see the code below and the attached figure. I put a rectangle ...
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Special Currency Character

I have the problem, that I need to insert the NIS (New Israeli Shekel) Symbol into a otherwise english document with math formulas. The Symbol itself is in testmode. How can I manage to get the ...
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How to adjust self defined multiple product signs

The latex code below produces multiple product signs: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{amssymb,amsmath,graphicx,color} \newcommand{\invcircledast}{% \mathbin{\vphantom{\circledast}\text{% ...
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How can I draw inside a block?

I am trying to build up a PID control block with anti windup \tikzstyle{controller} = [draw, fill=blue!20, rectangle, minimum height=3.5em, minimum width=6em] \tikzstyle{subblock} = [draw, ...
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Bounded modulo a constant [duplicate]

How do I put a tilde directly underneath an inequality (i.e. directly beneath < or >)?
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How to implement this symbol in Latex? [duplicate]

I wanted to do the sigma enclosures in the below shown equation correctly. Actually this is also expectation symbol , right? I don't know its name.
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Displaying numbers in moderncv showing symbols “W2 and 1099”

I am trying to write out this sentence \item Issued W2’s to employees and 1099’s to contractors but when latex processes it I end up with . I am sure it is a simple fix but for the life of me google ...
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Is it possible to use the punctuation of one font within another font?

I'm in the process of trying to turn an English document into Hindi based on a translation in Word. However, I'm struggling to find a font that does what I want. As I'm working with an existing ...
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command \o is invalid in mathmode

I am using textlive2014 (and I had the same error in 2013 and before though). Only now I decided to do anything about it. Whenever I type a formula containing $\o$ I get the warning Command \o is ...
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Symbol: “maps isomorphically”

I want to make a symbol for "maps isomorphically" which consists of a relatively large tilde above a right arrow. Overset doesn't work (besides, the tilde would be too small). MWE: ...
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Problems with Korean characters and ArXiv

Here is the minimum working example. \documentclass[12pt]{article} \title{Sample} \author{Me} \pagenumbering{gobble} ...
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Making a variable-sized surd?

Is there a get around to make $\surd$ variable-sized via standard AMS package? For example, I would like $\surd \frac{a}{b}$ to look like $\sqrt{\frac{a}{b}}$ with the elongated left line but no ...
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How to get the opposite direction of \rightsquigarrow?

The command $\rightsquigarrow$ produces a funny looking arrow that points to the right. I want to get an arrow of the same style but points to the left. One would think that $\leftsquigarrow$ will ...
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How to use an asterism to separate sections? [duplicate]

I'd like to use an asterism to separate groups of paragraphs from one-another. The asterism shall appear in a line on its own, like in this document. Can anybody tell me where I can find an asterism ...
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Table footnote symbol - fatal error?

I am trying to use: \tablenotetext{$\dag$}{comments} to add an annotation to the values in my table marked with a dagger, but I get an error when I try to use the dagger symbol in the ...
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How do I access an Arabic letter least painfully in a mathematical text

I write a mathematical text with the preamble \documentclass[fleqn]{scrartcl} \setkomafont{disposition}{\normalfont\bfseries} \makeatletter\let\TTTemp\cap\makeatother ...
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Importing a Greek letter from the “eulervm” package, but not the whole package

I'd like to import a capital delta from the eulervm package without importing the whole package. I've tried to follow the instructions given by Alan Munn in Importing a Single Symbol From a Different ...
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Big watermark for tiled pages

I want to arrange pages of my presentation in a rectangular array. I want to print on each page (what may be the equivalent of) a watermark which is a portion of a glyph. For this discussion let us ...
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How to write \LaTeX properly? [duplicate]

I just started learning LaTeX, and I'm having trouble to write a symbol, LaTeX.
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Symbol for definition := [duplicate]

Sometimes the symbol := is used to denote a definition. For example, X:=Y+Z means that X is defined to be Y+Z. When using LaTeX, can I just use $:=$, or do I need to do something special?
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How do I get filled black < and \leq?

I want to define an order relation where I to distinguish want to fill in with black so that I have a black lying triangle in the first case and a black lying triangle with the suitable line below as ...
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frown and mathop/stackrel/overset

I need something like \stackrel{\frown}{MM'} to express the fact that MM' is some path. But I am not really satisfied by the look of the result. The \frown is too high. Would you please have a ...
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How can I change a glyph in a Verbatim environment?

I have a document which contains example program code in Verbatim environments. The caret symbol produced by typing ^ looks too flat to me, so I defined a macro to produce a sharper version. ...
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Inline Oval symbol in LaTeX

How can I create an inline oval symbol? I tried to use \Ellipse from the bbding package but I get an error saying Command \Asterisk already defined. Probably due to the mathabx package that I am also ...
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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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What is the meaning of \+ in doxygen-generated latex?

When compiling a software reference manual with doxygen and latex output, I get the following error: ! Undefined control sequence. l.2 ... Modular System for Shelves and Coasts (M\+ ...
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beamer and ams symbols

I would like to use some ams symbol in my presentation, like arrows or aother kind of symbol. When I use the command \ding with the relative code for display the symbol, I receive an error during the ...
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How to write norm symbol with three line? [duplicate]

I want to have a norm symbol with three line in my equation such as |||x||| but with equal distances.
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Spacing between triple vertical lines

I would like to create a norm-like operator with 3 verticals bars instead of two. It has to look like $|||\cdot|||$. I would like to know how to decrease the spacing between the vertical bars such ...
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How do you write the “estimate” equal sign?

I'm looking for a code, which can depict the estimate equal sign as in http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Equals_sign#Other_related_symbols (6th sign: ESTIMATES).
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How do I typeset the ground symbol ⏚ in LaTeX?

How do I type the ground symbol ⏚ in LaTeX? I am not trying to create a ground node in a circuit diagram (which is answered in a different question). Instead, I just want to be able to type the ...
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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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Inserting single character in only one column

I just want to know how to insert a single character like $ in only one column of a table. To be precise I don't want that character in my heading, but in all other data rows of the corresponding ...
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Big integral sign

Is there a possibility to draw large integral signs? I have found the package bigints but I have the feeling it is not very professional... Any better idea?
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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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Using a single symbol from an MnSymb package

I often face the following problem: I need just a single symbol from a package (currently \equalclosed from MnSymbol), however loading the whole package causes certain problems with already loaded ...
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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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How to typeset Triforce?

What would be the best practice approach to typeset the Triforce symbol known from the Nintendo® Zelda™ series?
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How to create a larger symbol?

How can I insert a larger symbol of textreferencemark. Exactly how can I use a larger font for the the output of the command \textbf{\textreferencemark}
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How to write inclusion symbols diagonally?

I have two sequences of inclusions, say $A \subset B \subset C$ and $A \subset D \subset C$, and I want to combine these into one sequence. I don't know how to explain this very well, but the combined ...
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How can I type the Mathematica symbols “Distributed” and “Conditioned”

How can I type the Mathematica symbols “Distributed” and “Conditioned”?
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How to define a symbol which never goes at the beginning of the next line?

I have created a very simple symbol, and try it in the main text. What I want is this symbol never show at the beginning of a line, which means TeX(I use XeTeX) always treat it as a punctuation. How ...