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I am trying to typeset this < P > by writing it in math-mode using the symbols <> of the keypad. The problem is that the output in ugly. How can I typeset it so to have a nice output?

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    $\langle P\rangle$ – Steven B. Segletes May 26 '14 at 16:53
  • Related: tex.stackexchange.com/questions/140766/… – Torbjørn T. May 26 '14 at 17:14
  • Define “ugly”. What is wrong with the rendering? Also define “nice”. And are you sure you should be using math mode? It looks like you might be trying to display HTML tags. – Jukka K. Korpela May 26 '14 at 17:38
  • @StevenB.Segletes thank you! As for the HTML I am not trying to display such a thing that is for sure! – Adam May 26 '14 at 20:43
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You need to use the angular parenthesis \langle and \rangle. In your case you have to write $\langle P \rangle$.

If you add \left\langle P \right\rangle they'll come out in the perfect size.

Hope this help!

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