I have created a symbol with


This correctly colors the symbol red, but annoyingly it also colors the symbols after it red. How do I ensure only one symbol is colored.

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    \color{red} willl switch everything that follows, until the end of the group, to red. I does not have a second argument. What you are looking for is \textcolor{red}{something}.
    – Rmano
    Sep 20, 2020 at 11:00
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    I use it for mathematical symbols, but I see that \textcolor works in mathmode as well. This solves it.
    – Mike
    Sep 20, 2020 at 12:39

2 Answers 2


The command \color{red} is a declaration. It tells LaTeX to start typesetting in red and bracing the following text does not delimit the red text; only a brace or other grouping before the declaration will define a scope for the declaration.

You want \textcolor{red}{whatever} which, despite the name, also works in math mode and continues math mode for its second argument.


Hope that this will help you




    this is in \redx{red}.this is in black.

Its output is output

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