I wish to partly change the color of the $\ge$ symbol. In particular, I want to change the horizontal bar into a red color, similar to this:

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How can this be typset?

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    Here there is a starting point: tex.stackexchange.com/questions/201596/…. Just for curiosity, but where have you seen this double coloured symbol?
    – Sebastiano
    Jan 6, 2021 at 21:55
  • @Sebastiano Thanks, I'll look into it and try to make it work for my case. I actually haven't seen the symbol anywhere and just die a quick mockup in paint, I'm planning to use it in a formula sheet I'm working on and this marking would allow me to save space.
    – Skydiver
    Jan 6, 2021 at 21:58
  • Ah, ok it seemed very strange to me because it's the first time I've seen a half-coloured symbol and I voted for you :-) I hope you get a response you like. My regards.
    – Sebastiano
    Jan 6, 2021 at 22:00

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Adapting @egreg's (non-tikz) solution given in the link provided by @Sebastiano in the comments:

ge symbol

Fortunately, the bar portion of the glyph seems to be in the depth area, making the trimming for the clipbox viewport simpler.



    \llap{\textcolor{blue}{\clipbox*{0 0 {\width} {\height}}{$\ge$}}}%


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