I'm using \Theta for some concept in my work, then I need a variation of such concept. I was thinking to use \Theta symbol with a square instead of a circle.

How can I obtain such symbol?


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    Would \boxminus be ok? You need to load amssymb to use it. – Philipp Oct 2 '13 at 5:30
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    I don't think those symbols would be that distinguishable. Why not use an alternative symbol? Or perhaps \Theta'? – Werner Oct 2 '13 at 5:49
  • You can try to use a reverse search like detexify. No much luck there, the best was \boxminus from amssymb package. You can also try to include a previously made image, but it can be a pain to use. – masu Oct 2 '13 at 6:13
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    How about \Xi? – Werner Oct 2 '13 at 6:16
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    How about \varTheta? – Francis Oct 2 '13 at 6:39

A solution with TikZ:




    \draw[line width=.1\thetawidth, line cap=round]
      (0.125,.05\thetawidth) -- +($(0,1)-(0,.1\thetawidth)$)
      (0.875,.05\thetawidth) -- +($(0,1)-(0,.1\thetawidth)$);
    \draw[line width=.05\thetaheight, line cap=butt]
      (0.125,.025\thetaheight) -- +(0.75,0)
      ($(0.125,1)-(0,.025\thetaheight)$) -- +(0.75,0);
    \draw[line width=.1\thetawidth, line cap=butt]
      (0.275,0.5) -- (0.725,0.5);
    \draw[line width=.0375\thetaheight, line cap=butt]
      ($(0.275,0.5)-(0,.1\thetawidth)$) -- +(0,.2\thetawidth)
      ($(0.725,0.5)-(0,.1\thetawidth)$) -- +(0,.2\thetawidth);

  $\Theta$ \\[1pt]
  $\SquareTheta$ \\[1pt]


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