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How can I create a circled not equal sign similar to the image below?

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    Welcome! \documentclass{article} \usepackage{circledsteps} \begin{document} \[ E\Circled{\ne}m\,c^3\] \end{document} ?
    – user194703
    Jan 30, 2020 at 15:22

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Here is a solution with a smaller \not bar, so the symbol is completely enclosed in the circle without the circle being too large.

Edit: I added another solution. The \circneqrel command provides a circled \neq symbol which is spaced as a binary relation symbol, considering the circle as the limits of the symbol (this is the first solution I posted). The \circneq command provides a similar symbol, but adjusting the spacing as if it was a simple \neq symbol.

\documentclass{article}
\usepackage{trimclip}
\newcommand{\newneq}{\clipbox{0pt 1.5pt 0pt 1.5pt}{$\neq$}}
\newlength{\bigcirclength}
\newlength{\neqlength}
\settowidth{\bigcirclength}{$\bigcirc$}
\settowidth{\neqlength}{$\neq$}
\newcommand{\circneqrel}{\mathrel{\makebox{$\bigcirc$\hspace*{-\bigcirclength}\makebox[\bigcirclength]{\newneq}}}}
\newcommand{\circneq}{\mathrel{\makebox{\makebox[\neqlength]{$\bigcirc$}\hspace*{-\neqlength}$\newneq$}}}
\begin{document}
\( E \circneqrel mc^3 \)

\( E \circneq mc^3 \)

\( E \neq mc^3 \)
\end{document}
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While one may quibble about the small overlap, this approach has two advantages: 1) the spacing of \necirc is the same as that of \ne and 2) it works across math styles.

\documentclass{article}
\usepackage{stackengine,scalerel}
\newcommand\necirc{\mathrel{\ThisStyle{\ensurestackMath{%
  \stackengine{0pt}{\SavedStyle\ne}{\SavedStyle\bigcirc}{O}{c}{F}{T}{L}}}}}
\begin{document}
$E\ne mc^3$

$E \necirc mc^3$

$\scriptstyle E\ne mc^3$

$\scriptstyle E \necirc mc^3$

$\scriptscriptstyle E\ne mc^3$

$\scriptscriptstyle E \necirc mc^3$
\end{document}

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Here are two solutions: one with \stackinset command from the stackengine package, with \bigcirc and a slightly reduced version of \neq, and another with the recent package circledsteps:

\documentclass{article}
\usepackage{graphicx}
\usepackage{stackengine}
\usepackage{circledsteps}

\newcommand{\circledneq}{\mathrel{\stackMath\stackinset{c}{0pt}{c}{0pt}{\scalebox{0.75}{$\neq $}}{\bigcirc}}}
\newcommand{\Circledneq}{\pgfkeys{/csteps/inner ysep=2.5pt, /csteps/inner xsep=2.5pt}\mathrel{\Circled{\neq}} }

\begin{document}

$E\circledneq mc^3 $

$E\Circledneq mc^3 $

\end{document} 

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This is only a simple solution using simple commands where I have used a predefinite symbol of the stix package called \circledequal.

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%% Compile and read me!
\documentclass[12pt]{article}
\usepackage{stix,cancel}
\begin{document}
\[
A \cancel{\circledequal} B, A_{\cancel{\circledequal}} B
\]
\end{document}

Addendum: With fdsymbol package you have the same font of Computer Modern (CM).

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\documentclass[a4paper,12pt]{article}
\usepackage{cancel,fdsymbol}
\begin{document}
$A\cancel{\oequal} B$
\end{document}

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