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How can I make the symbol ⦝ (measured right angle with dot, U+299D) with LaTeX?

(I tried Detexify and The Comprehensive LATEX Symbol List)

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    In that case you could create one using tikz (technically not a symbol), – John Kormylo Oct 5 '15 at 13:57
  • Is using LuaLaTeX or XeLaTeX an option for you? – Mico Oct 5 '15 at 14:00
  • @JohnKormylo I think I have seen a couple of questions where people ask for symbols which seem not to exist in the standard packages. It would probably be a good idea to create a question (and an answer) like "How to create a new symbol?" for those cases (I can't remember how to do this and I currently can't find an example). – Martin Thoma Oct 5 '15 at 14:01
  • @Mico No. I'm always using pdflatex. – Martin Thoma Oct 5 '15 at 14:01
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    there's another list that's more comprehensive, covering unicode-math: texdoc unimath-symbols. (wish i'd known about this a long time ago.) it does list \rightangledot and identify what fonts it can be found in. – barbara beeton Oct 5 '15 at 14:45
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And a TikZ version:

\documentclass{article}
\usepackage{amsmath}
\usepackage{tikz}

\newcommand\RADot{%
  \mathord{%
    \mspace{1mu}%
    \text{\radot}%
    \mspace{1mu}%
  }%
}

\newcommand\radot{%
    \tikz[line cap=round,x=1ex,y=1ex,line width=0.3pt]
    {\draw (0,1) |- (1,0) (0.55,0) arc(0:90:0.55); \fill (0.23,0.23) circle (0.05);}%
}

\begin{document}

$a\RADot_{\RADot_{\RADot}}$

\end{document}

enter image description here

  • Thank you very much! I've added it to my symbol database: write-math.com/symbol/?id=4881 – Martin Thoma Oct 6 '15 at 11:08
  • @moose You're welcome! Nice database, by the way. However, when I tried drawing this symbol in the classify window martin-thoma.de/write-math/classify, it didn't found it. Am I missing something? – Gonzalo Medina Oct 6 '15 at 20:25
  • My classification system needs at least 50 training examples. And then I need to add the symbol (manually) to the classifier, train it again and push the new version on the server. But you can find it with the search function. - write-math.com/stats lists how many examples I have for most symbols I have (this pages needs a lot of time to load). – Martin Thoma Oct 6 '15 at 23:29
  • @moose Ah, I see. Thanks for the explanation and congrats for the site! – Gonzalo Medina Oct 8 '15 at 0:15
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Picture mode!

\documentclass{article}
\usepackage{amsmath,pict2e}

\newcommand{\measuredrightanglewithdot}{%
  \mathord{%
    \mspace{1mu}%
    \text{\mrawd}%
    \mspace{1mu}%
  }%
}

\newcommand{\mrawd}{%
  \setlength{\unitlength}{1ex}%
  \begin{picture}(1,1)
  \roundcap
  \polyline(0,1)(0,0)(1,0)
  \put(0,0){\arc[0,90]{0.5}}
  \put(0.2,0.2){\circle*{0.1}}
  \end{picture}%
}

\begin{document}

$a\measuredrightanglewithdot_{\measuredrightanglewithdot}$

\end{document}

enter image description here

Alternatively, one can import it from the STIX fonts.

\documentclass{article}
\usepackage{amsmath,pict2e}

% import from STIX
\DeclareFontEncoding{LS1}{}{}
\DeclareFontSubstitution{LS1}{stix}{m}{n}
\DeclareFontFamily{LS1}{stixfrak}{\skewchar\font127 }
\DeclareFontShape{LS1}{stixfrak}{m}{n} {<-> stix-mathfrak}{}
\newcommand{\rightanglemdot}{\text{\usefont{LS1}{stixfrak}{m}{n}\symbol{"3C}}}
%%%

% picture mode
\newcommand{\measuredrightanglewithdot}{\mathord{\mspace{1mu}\text{\mrawd}\mspace{1mu}}}
\newcommand{\mrawd}{%
  \setlength{\unitlength}{1ex}%
  \begin{picture}(1,1)
  \roundcap
  \polyline(0,1)(0,0)(1,0)
  \put(0,0){\arc[0,90]{0.5}}
  \put(0.2,0.2){\circle*{0.1}}
  \end{picture}%
}

\begin{document}

$a\measuredrightanglewithdot_{\measuredrightanglewithdot}$ (picture mode)

$a\rightanglemdot_{\rightanglemdot}$ (STIX)

\end{document}

enter image description here

  • Please tell me you already had that symbol in an old file :-) – John Kormylo Oct 5 '15 at 15:10
  • @JohnKormylo No. Why? It was really straightforward. – egreg Oct 5 '15 at 15:11
  • It would have taken me that long just to review the pict2e manual. – John Kormylo Oct 5 '15 at 15:12
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    @JohnKormylo therein lies your error: never read the documentation! – David Carlisle Oct 5 '15 at 16:13

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