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I am looking for a command to produce the letter $ \phi $ in such a beautiful, old style as the picture attached below.

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    Welcome to TeX.SE. Please tell us which TeX program -- pdfTeX, XeTeX, LuaTeX, or maybe something else? -- you employ to compile your LaTeX document.
    – Mico
    Commented Jan 20, 2020 at 10:30
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    Isn't \varphi what you want?
    – Bernard
    Commented Jan 20, 2020 at 10:32
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    or \upvarphi from upgreek? You could easily find any symbol using detexify.kirelabs.org/classify.html
    – Elad Den
    Commented Jan 20, 2020 at 10:34
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    it is a varphi, so the only question is what font is being used. Where did you get the picture you show? If you have that as pdf you can check exactly which fonts it is using using pdffonts utility or the font menu of your viewer. Commented Jan 20, 2020 at 11:13
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    Correction, I got the file from jstor, but there are no digital fonts there it is just a scan of a paper copy of the Annals of Mathematics. so not useful for getting the fonts, also the exact same font may not be available digitally. Commented Jan 21, 2020 at 20:20

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