# Formatting of symbols used as footnote markers

I've managed to use symbols instead of numbers as footnote markers, with the help of this. However, the footnote markers thus generated are formatted like numbers, instead of like symbols generated with \thanks{} (see picture below). Is there a way to obtain the same formatting as the \thanks{} command, without actually using it?

\documentclass{article}

\usepackage[french]{babel}

\begin{document}
\title{My title\thanks{My thanks 1}\thanks{My thanks 2}}
\maketitle

\renewcommand{\thefootnote}{\fnsymbol{footnote}}
\footnote{Symbol 1}
\footnote{Symbol 2}

\renewcommand*{\thefootnote}{\arabic{footnote}}
\setcounter{footnote}{0}
\footnote{Note 1}
\footnote{Note 2}

\end{document}


• \renewcommand{\thefootnote}{\textsuperscript{\fnsymbol{footnote}}} should do the trick – Bernard Sep 5 '18 at 18:11
• note that by default the footnote symbols would be raised, the non-raised symbols followed by . is set up by the french option of babel (try your test file without that line) so someone thinks that is the french style? – David Carlisle Sep 5 '18 at 19:00
• there seems to be a FrenchFootnotes=false option set up in french.ldf – David Carlisle Sep 5 '18 at 19:02

You can tell the babel french style not to use this style of footnotes and use the default style:

\documentclass{article}

\usepackage[french]{babel}

\frenchsetup{FrenchFootnotes=false}%<<<<<<<<<<<<<

\begin{document}
\title{My title\thanks{My thanks 1}\thanks{My thanks 2}}
\maketitle

\renewcommand{\thefootnote}{\fnsymbol{footnote}}
\footnote{Symbol 1}
\footnote{Symbol 2}

\renewcommand*{\thefootnote}{\arabic{footnote}}
\setcounter{footnote}{0}
\footnote{Note 1}
\footnote{Note 2}

\end{document}