The @ symbol is not coming as I wish. I want to have the classical symbol, like the one visualized here. I tried in normal text and math mode but it is the same.

With the code below, I am not getting the symbol I want. I post images of both symbols.




What I get:

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What I want:

What i get

  • Maybe \emph{@} would do the trick?
    – Bernard
    Jan 18 at 11:04
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    That's simply a different font. With \usepackage{newtxtext} you'll get the desired output but all fonts will become Times-like.
    – campa
    Jan 18 at 11:08
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    I think it's worth someone saying this: fonts are carefully designed to form a cohesive whole, and if you're going to switch fonts for a single character you should have a good reason (beyond merely not being used to the symbol in the font you are using). I too found the Computer Modern @ sign unusual when I first saw it but I got used to it, and I would find it jarring and strange if I noticed you used (say) a Times @, or a bold @, in a Computer Modern text at regular weight.
    – dbmag9
    Jan 19 at 10:54

3 Answers 3


It's up to the font designer to decide how a particular glyph should be rendered in their font.

You can decide to borrow a particular symbol from another font, though. It seems that your preference goes for the symbol in Times, so the simplest strategy is to do

\newcommand{\myfavoriteat}{{\fontfamily{ptm}\selectfont @}}

and to use \myfavoriteat (or whatever name you prefer).

You might also decide to make @ active so to be able to simply type @.


  {\fontfamily{ptm}\selectfont @}%
\begingroup\lccode`~=`@ \lowercase{\endgroup\let~}\myfavoriteat


This is @.

This is \symbol{`@} (original in the font)


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If you go with the active character approach, don't blame me if something goes wrong. I did warn you.

  • +1 for the warning
    – Miguel
    Jan 19 at 12:57

\textit{@} and/or \textsl{@}, along with their bold variants, may provide what you're looking for.

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\usepackage{lmodern} % 'Latin Modern' is a clone of 'Computer Modern'

@ \textit{@} \textsl{@} \textit{\textbf{@}} \textsl{\textbf{@}}

If you don't want to change the font but just want the symbol, you can add \usepackage{marvosym} to your preamble, and then use the command \MVAt to make the @ symbol.

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