How do I typeset harpoon arrows that look like this in LaTeX?

I've tried the harpoon package's \overrightharpoon feature, but its arrowhead is too big/prominent... I'm hoping for something that looks more normal, like in the screenshot above.

How do I do this?

marked as duplicate by Hendrik Vogt, lockstep, zeroth, Reinstate Monica - M. Schröder, Thorsten Feb 14 '13 at 11:58

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    You have asked here 13 questions before. Do you know what MWE is? – yo' Feb 14 '13 at 9:31

You could use \rightharpoonup and \overset (which needs the amsmath package). Because \overset{\rightharpoonup} is quite long, I would define a newcommand, like so:


Only the space above seems a little bit unpleasant. But it works just fine.



\Delta \overset{\rightharpoonup} L = 
    \harpoon L_2 - \harpoon L_1 = \harpoon 0 



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    Yeah, the space above is definitely unpleasant, so I won't be using it. +1 for the answer though. – Mehrdad Feb 14 '13 at 10:27

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