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).


The following summarizes many variants of the estimate symbol without changing all math symbols.


Source: Bernard's answer, Johannes_B's comment


Source: DanteFAQ, Bernard's answer


Source: DanteFAQ
Remark: Recommended for \displaystyle and \textstyle only, in the smaller styles, the \wedge becomes too large.

\newcommand*{\estimatesD}{\hateq} % MnSymbol

Source: Jukka K. Korpela's answer

\newcommand*{\estimatesE}{\corresponds} % mathabx

Source: The Comprehensive LaTeX Symbol List

\newcommand*{\estimatesF}{\mathrel{\text{\Corresponds}}} % marvosym

Source: Ian Thompson's comment


\newcommand*{\estimatesD}{\hateq} % MnSymbol
\newcommand*{\estimatesE}{\corresponds} % mathabx
\newcommand*{\estimatesF}{\mathrel{\text{\Corresponds}}} % marvosym



% \hateq from MnSymbol
% \usepackage{MnSymbol}
      <-6>  MnSymbolD5
     <6-7>  MnSymbolD6
     <7-8>  MnSymbolD7
     <8-9>  MnSymbolD8
     <9-10> MnSymbolD9
    <10-12> MnSymbolD10
    <12->   MnSymbolD12}{}%
      <-6>  MnSymbolD-Bold5
     <6-7>  MnSymbolD-Bold6
     <7-8>  MnSymbolD-Bold7
     <8-9>  MnSymbolD-Bold8
     <9-10> MnSymbolD-Bold9
    <10-12> MnSymbolD-Bold10
    <12->   MnSymbolD-Bold12}{}%

% \corresponds from mathabx
% \usepackage{mathabx}
        <5> <6> <7> <8> <9> <10> gen * mathb
        <10.95> mathb10 <12> <14.4> <17.28> <20.74> <24.88> mathb12

  A \estimatesA
  B \estimatesB
  C \estimatesC
  D \estimatesD
  E \estimatesE
  F \estimatesF


OpenType fonts

LuaTeX and XeTeX support OpenType fonts. Package unicode-math supports OpenType math fonts. The symbol ≙ can then be used in different ways:

  • Direct in put of the Unicode symbol:
  • ASCII notation of the symbol: ^^^^2259
  • Command name (package unicode-math): \wedgeq

The following example shows the symbols from three OpenType math fonts (Family name/PostScript name/font name):

  • Latin Modern Math/LatinModernMath-Regular/latinmodern-math.otf
  • Asana Math/Asana-Math/Asana-Math.otf
  • XITS Math/XITSMath/xits-math.otf




  G \test\BoxG
  H \test\BoxH
  I \test\BoxI

Result Unicode

  • 1
    it's in unicode at U+2259, so it's in the stix and xits fonts, perhaps with the name \wedgeq. Apr 7 '14 at 14:26
  • @barbarabeeton: Thanks, I have now added three OpenType math fonts that are supported by package unicode-math. Apr 7 '14 at 14:52

Just with \mathrel{\hat{=}}. Or with \widehatif you like. More precisely:

\documentclass[12pt, a4paper]{article}



   & A \estimates B  \\
   & A \wideestimates B  \\
  & A = B


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  • Or, maybe better, \widehat
    – egreg
    Apr 7 '14 at 8:56
  • I tried it and found it a little too large. But you're right, as it's a mattert of taste, I'll add it.
    – Bernard
    Apr 7 '14 at 9:02

You can use \hateq from the mnsymbol package:

$$a \hateq b$$

An alternative is to use \corresponds from mathabx, but it does not quite look right.


There is a latex symbol for this : $\triangleq$

ref: http://ia.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:LaTeX_symbols

  • 1
    Is \triangleq used as an estimate equal sign? I rather know of the wedge form, as some users already suggested... This is a rather a comment than an answer.
    – user31729
    Oct 5 '14 at 20:32

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