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I'm looking for a calligraphic / script letter L with a little loop on the top.

\mathcal{L} from amsfonts doesn't have the little loop:

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\mathscr{L} from mathrsfs has a loop, but it is too slanted for my taste:

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I'm looking for a version where the vertical line is very straight, and there is a (small) loop on the top. Can anyone recommend a package or font?

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    In this link you can see many fonts, look if there is any that fits your needs.
    – Manuel
    Nov 29 '13 at 17:33
  • @Manuel: Thanks for the link! Mathtime Pro 2 looks like what I'm looking for, unfortunately it's not free.
    – jdm
    Nov 29 '13 at 17:38
  • Then this may probably help you, but if you “unslant” a lot, you need to take care of the surrounding spaces.
    – Manuel
    Nov 29 '13 at 17:43
  • I tried something very similar, but the version you linked to is nicer since it doesn't need Tikz. I have to play around with it a bit.
    – jdm
    Nov 29 '13 at 17:52
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You can access a less-slanted calligraphic "L" by loading the mathalfa package with the option scr=rsfso and typing \mathscr{L}:

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\documentclass{article}
\usepackage[scr=rsfso]{mathalfa}
\begin{document}
$\mathscr{L}$
\end{document}

Addendum" As @Dan has pointed out, the same result may be achieved by loading the rsfso package with the option scr:

\documentclass{article}
\usepackage[scr]{rsfso}
\begin{document}
$\mathscr{L}$
\end{document}
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    For a minimal solution, use just the package rsfso. Load it without options to get the rsfso font for \mathcal. Load it with the option [scr] to keep the old \mathcal and add a new \mathscr command to produce the rsfso font.
    – Dan
    Nov 29 '13 at 22:17

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