How do I get a capital Cursive "E" in math mode? See picture encl.enter image description here

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    Is \mathcal{E} what you are looking for?
    – T. Verron
    Commented Apr 30, 2013 at 16:59
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    @T.Verron It doesn't look exatcly like that; I had the same idea. Commented Apr 30, 2013 at 17:00
  • Or are you actually looking for an $\epsilon$? Commented Apr 30, 2013 at 17:01
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    \mathscr{E} from the mathrsfs package it pretty close...
    – Count Zero
    Commented Apr 30, 2013 at 17:02
  • @CountZero That was my idea too (see, e.g., stat.colostate.edu/~vollmer/pdfs/typesetting-script.pdf). Commented Apr 30, 2013 at 17:03

3 Answers 3


There are several fonts that have cursive Es close to that in the sample.



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Ecolier Court

(SIL license) http://www.fontspace.com/jean-douteau/ecolier enter image description here

  • Do you mean that the E is derived from the one in this font? I don't see the resemblance... Commented Apr 30, 2013 at 18:31
  • @void-pointer - I've added an image: I think it is close. There are several fonts in the collection. Commented Apr 30, 2013 at 18:41
  • I still think Ecolier (fontspace.com/jean-douteau/ecolier) is the closest one I've seen so far. Commented Apr 30, 2013 at 19:39
  • @void-pointer: I hadn't seen your comment on the other answer. I'll CW this answer, so you can add other font possibilities to this answer. Commented May 1, 2013 at 9:39
  • After many months I solved the issue by including \usepackage[cal=boondoxo, calscaled=.98]{mathalfa} in the preamble of the main.tex file. It works just fine! Commented Jan 15, 2014 at 15:39

To assemble the suggestions in the comments, you can do the following:



\usepackage{mathrsfs} % https://www.ctan.org/pkg/mathrsfs


  \mathscr{E} % uses `mathrsfs`




As void-pointer points out, the fonts Cursif, ALS Script, and Ecolier come even closer to the desired output.


I'd also recommend Detexify! It allows you to draw a symbol and it shows you possible matches and the TeX required to draw them. It works very well, I use it all the time!


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