I have a Physics book in which the work done by a force is represented by the greek letter tau.

Thing is, it's a different form of tau, a form I've never seen before. Here is what it looks like:

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(sorry about the low quality pic)

The greek tau found in LaTeX's default greek alphabet looks quite different. Is there any command in which I would generate such above form of tau?

(there's no mention of it in "The Comprehensive LaTeX Symbol List", and I have already tried "Detexify" soft (which didn't give a good solution), only solutions given by the "duplicate" in discussion)

  • Could this be \zeta? – Henri Menke Jul 18 '17 at 2:06
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  • I've already tried using Detexify software. And the book says it's a Tau. – Italo Marinho Jul 18 '17 at 2:44
  • Any reference for the book? – egreg Jul 18 '17 at 7:54
  • @HenriMenke However, I think this question should not be closed. Detextify doesn't give an acceptable solution and searching in The Comprehensive LaTeX Symbol List I have found only the symbol of my answer, which is not the best. – CarLaTeX Jul 18 '17 at 8:10

\textturntwo from tipx packages looks similar to it, in my opinion:

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    That is just the number 2 rotated by 180°. – Henri Menke Jul 18 '17 at 4:54
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    But it really looks very similar to the provided picture in the question :) – Dr. Manuel Kuehner Jul 18 '17 at 6:00
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    @HenriMenke Probably that's the reason why they call it "turn two" :):):) – CarLaTeX Jul 18 '17 at 6:12
  • @CarLaTeX Just sayin', because it is certainly not Greek. – Henri Menke Jul 18 '17 at 7:38
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    @ItaloMarinho Thank you for accepting my answer! However, egreg asked you some reference for the book. Maybe, if you give him this info, he could find a better solution :) – CarLaTeX Jul 18 '17 at 15:14

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