# How to use a symbol in a footnote?

I want to use a symbol say \dagger in my article an then want to mention it as a footnote.

I have used the package

\usepackage[symbol]{footmisc}

\renewcommand{\thefootnote}{\fnsymbol{footnote}}


Then I used \footnote[$\dagger$]{text} in order to make it as footnote.

But is is giving error.

in [] should be the number.

\footnote[num]{text}


and

1   asterisk        *   2   dagger      †   3   double dagger       ‡
4   section symbol  §   5   paragraph   ¶   6   parallel lines      ‖
7   two asterisks   **  8   two daggers ††  9   two double daggers  ‡‡


as is pointed out in https://tex.stackexchange.com/a/829/234654.

So the command you need to use is \footnote[2]{text}.