The symbol is like this

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I checked the "The Great, Big List of LATEX Symbols" document, but didn't find any similar symbols.


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Same size as \square. Works across math styles. The .5 scale of the inner box can be adjusted to suit.

$\square\blacksquare \dsquare$

$\scriptstyle\square\blacksquare \dsquare$

$\scriptscriptstyle\square\blacksquare \dsquare$

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This is ▣ (U+25A3} in Unicode, and you can use it in fontspec.


\setmathfont{STIX Two Math}

\( \blackinwhitesquare \)

The XITS Math and STIX Two Math fonts have this symbol. You can import only this symbol while using another math font.

\setmathfont{Latin Modern Math} % Or your font of choice.
\setmathfont{STIX Two Math}[range=\blackinwhitesquare,

You can also get this symbol in text mode with fontspec:


\newfontface\symbolfont{STIX Two Math}[Scale=MatchUppercase]

\newunicodechar{^^^^25A3}{\blackinwhitesquare} % ▣
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    Can you add an example of usage?
    – AndréC
    Jul 16, 2020 at 19:53
  • @And Copy and paste the character from here, use a font that has a glyph for it.
    – Caleb
    Jul 17, 2020 at 18:09
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    @AndréC Added some examples. Untested; caveat emptor.
    – Davislor
    Jul 17, 2020 at 18:36

It is included in the STIX font. It can be imported without importing the whole font as in the following example.

\( \blackinwhitesquare \)

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