{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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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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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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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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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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prevent combining characters if single characters are available

I am working a lot with characters such as: ā ū ī š ṣ ḫ ḥ ǧ ġ ṯ ṭ ẓ ḍ ḏ. There are (at least) two ways to typeset such characters either as a single character or as a combined character. ...
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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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How to achieve Glyph Level Kerning in Xelatex

In the image below: The legacy font for Kannada is rendering correctly. Indic fonts have poor lookup table which makes rendering incorrect. So is there a possibility to automatically kern these by ...
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Request for a path integral sign (like a Cornu spiral)

Could some­one please de­sign an in­te­gral sign that looks like a Cornu spi­ral? I.e. the usual \int but with curly ends. Typed in LaTeX as \intc, it could go in the esint pack­age or ams­math. It ...
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Longer Cap of \sqrt

I am using ShareLaTeX for assignment. I want to input an equation like: $EOQ=Q^*=\sqrt(\frac{2K\lambda}{h})$ and got output like this: But I really want the square root with longer cap (or ...
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How to force letters augmented with a mathematical symbol to be placed in an alphabetical order in the glossary?

I'm using the nomentbl package to generate a glossary of my symbols. This works great for most general cases. I'm using a class file where commands are defined to include Latin and Greek symbols as ...
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The Com­pre­hen­sive LaTeX Sym­bol List update

I have been using the 9 November 2009 The Com­pre­hen­sive LaTeX Sym­bol List since it came out but I was just wondering if there would be an update to this list. I presume, not sure, that a few ...
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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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Change certain characters font in math mode

I recently changed from pdfLaTeX to XeLaTeX to be able to use different fonts when it comes to typesetting math. I am using mathspec package with different fonts for Latin, Numbers and Greek. I have ...
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Matplotlib symbols

I have recently drawn up a lot of plots in Python (matplotlib), but then I realized that I couldn't find their LaTeX equivalents. I am specifically looking to generate circle, square, and diamond ...
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How to use different styles for greek letter?

I want to use two variants for lower case lambda in my document. what should I do?
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How to alphabetically order list of symbols imported from external .tex file?

How can I order my list of symbols alphabetically when I import these symbols from a .tex file containing lines such as $M$ & Amplitude of general partonic process\\ and the main document ...
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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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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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How can I include temporal operators in my text?

I am preparing a document of my research work so far. I am working with temporal logic. Hence, I need to use temporal operators like next and until. I am unable to do this in Tex Studio. Are there any ...
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How to distinguish between superscripts and powers in typeset output?

There are some packages that allows one to distinguish between superscript (say footnote marks or say Isotopes in Chemistry) and math powers in the markup but is there a subtle little way by which we ...
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Where do I define custom glyphs?

I want to just add a few symbols, but am having a very hard time finding out where to do it. Specifically, I am wanting to integrate these commands: ...
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Hyphen between page number gets (blured/diluted) in reference when viewing

Title says this weird problem. The hyphen in the end, between the page number 770-808, gets blurred and diluted. (In this case, if I select and paste in somewhere else, 770808 will show and the hyphen ...
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Math environment Minion Pro

I am using minion pro for my report and could like to change the math symbols in text environment.Currently the math symbols in text (section no, subsection no, figure no) appears as marked black in ...
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using \middle| to include limits during an integration process

i need to include limits (lower and upper ) in the `\middle| to solution to an integration. \begin{eqnarray} Area &=& \int_{-1}^{2}(7-x^2)dx \\ &=& ...
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Is there an extensive library of arrow tips with a standardized naming convention?

I am drafting diagrams where I need a lot of different arrow tips to indicate different types of directionality. Currently I am using a mixed set of libraries, which I mainly found through detexify. ...
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WSUIPA package options?

Is there a package that contains the IPA fonts in SANS-Serif mode? WSUIPA is the most extensive package I see, but the fonts are serif. I would like a sans serif version, especially for the ...
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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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An easy way to create your own new Font using glyphs from other psnfss2e fonts?

I'd like to create my own LaTeX font that works with pdfLaTeX, or if that's too difficult for me, then create a custom font that at least works with XeTeX. I'd like to use the letters from Palitino ...
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Registered trademark in superscript and tiny font

Given this alias in my LaTeX stylesheet that allows me to show a superscript registered trademark symbol by just typing \rr \newcommand{\rr}[0]{\textsuperscript{\textregistered}\xspace} How would ...
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newcommand for double underscores without space with listing package

I know, the similar questions have already asked and (most correctly) answered too. But I am getting stuck while writing __log or __inti__ in the block diagram or in text. The simplest solution ...
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Cyrillic alphabets

When I open my TEX-file it can't display a cyrillic symbols but some symbols of other encoding so I can't read this text. How to make them be displayed correctly?
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How can I print \twonotes from wasysym?

When I try to compile the following example with pdftex, I get: pdflatex symbol.tex -output-format=pdf This is pdfTeX, Version 3.14159265-2.6-1.40.15 (TeX Live 2014) (preloaded format=pdflatex) ...
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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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Glyphs from font not displayed

I am trying to get Xelatex printing these glyphs from the font I'm using (it's Garamond Premier Pro): ▼ ◺ ◹ I tried both by copying and pasting them in my document and by their UTF code with: ...
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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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Problems with Korean characters and ArXiv

Here is the minimum working example. \documentclass[12pt]{article} \title{Sample} \author{Me} \pagenumbering{gobble} ...