I really like the Palatino font and its math symbols, except for one: the join symbols (\bowtie, \ltimes, \rtimes) are very thin.

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I want them to fit neatly into a square, not into a rectangle, like this \ltimes:

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Is there a way to either

  1. stretch them,
  2. import better ones from another font/package (which?),
  3. define the symbol I want from scratch?
  • Mnsymboland mathabx have more ‘squared’ versions of these symbols – Bernard Jan 23 '16 at 13:53

There are similar symbols, with the same straight cuts, in the STIX fonts.

Note that using newpxtext and newpxmath rather than pxfonts is recommended.


% alias for comparison; don't use the following three lines

\let\bowtie\relax \let\ltimes\relax \let\rtimes\relax


\makebox[3em][l]{New:} $A\bowtie B\ltimes C\rtimes D$

\makebox[3em][l]{Old:} $A\PXbowtie B\PXltimes C\PXrtimes D$


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