Questions tagged [symbols]

{symbols} is about specific non-alphabetic symbols or math symbols, e.g., about looking-up, constructing, or using symbols. For questions about {fonts} or alphabetic {characters} use the respective tag instead.

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The symbol “~” is not showing up

I am trying to type the symbol "~" in normal text, but it is not showing up. Why is this?
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`glossaries` package won't accept some symbols generated via `graphicx`

I'm having issues with the glossaries package. For some reason, it just will not accept even simple symbols constructed via certain commands, e.g. from graphicx. Consider the following MWE: \...
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LaTeX error after killing 'latexpdf': text line contains invalid character

After forcing TeXstudio to shut down in the midst of writing my thesis (due to some unlucky circumstances beyond my control), I tried to reopen the files that I had been working on in the previous ...
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Stylized punctuation marks for mathematical formulas

I'm looking for a a set of stylized punctuation marks for use in mathematical formulas. Package stix has a symbol \typecolon that looks like this This is just the kind of thing I am looking for, but ...
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Pretty enumerate: fontawesome

I am trying to realize for my book a nice enumeration with the arabic enumerate up a specific symbol with fontawesome. In this package I have not finded a tennis ball, which was more suited to my ...
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Combination of \dot, \tlde and \widetilde: a predefinite alternative symbol

Starting from this MWE, \documentclass[a4paper,12pt]{article} \usepackage{amsmath,amssymb} \usepackage{newtxtext,newtxmath} \begin{document} \[\tilde{\dot{u}}=-i \omega \tilde{u}\] \[\widetilde{\dot{...
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Canonical way to typeset proper descriptions in the style of Principia

I want to typeset "the x such that Phi(x)" thus: My MWE: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{graphics} \begin{document} \newcommand{\mthe}{\rotatebox[origin=c]{180}{\iota}} \[ (\mthe x)(\Phi x) \] \...
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Are there open braces ⦃⦄ in some standard package for [pdf]latex? [duplicate]

I would like to get the white curly brackets ⦃ and ⦄ with pdflatex and latex (not with {xe|lua}latex). Is it possible to get these symbols without loading stix (or, at least, without loading all of ...
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is there a list to explain what does the abbr. in tex stand for or come from?

Is there a list to explain what does the abbr in tex stand for or come from? for instance, \mathbf comes from these 3 words math, bold and font.
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Symbol for succeeds or precedes? [duplicate]

Might be an obvious (or impossible) request, but does anyone know if there's an equivalent of the "less than or greater than" symbol but for "succeeds or precedes?" Thanks! I've tried using detexify (...
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How to make \circledR show up when using newtx?

Compile the following code with latex+dvips: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{newtxtext,newtxmath} \begin{document} \circledR \(\circledR\) \end{document} As a result, we get an empty document (...
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How to import the `\hookrightarrow` from STIX?

In a comment on https://tex.stackexchange.com/a/499227/298 @egreg said, that I could import the good looking \hookrightarrow from STIX. I found this How to import the summation symbol from the "...
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How are these symbols from Bayesian statistics achieved?

There's a discussion here of two symbols approximating $\coprod$, $\prod$, though these ones are slightly different. They are only presented as part of this image, after the first X on each line: ...
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How to create a specific math-alphabetic letter? [duplicate]

I'm preparing an essay which should contain the following letter: I'm a newbie in the world of TEX, and I don't know how to get it. Can somebody help me?
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Tipa not working

I'm trying to type the phonetic transcription of some words with tipa but it's not compiling correctly and the glyphs don't show up. Here's a MWE of my code compiled with LuaLaTeX: \documentclass[...
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An elegant aspect for enumerate the equations of a book

I am trying to create this kind of enumeration for the various equations of my book, similar, as this image: My MWE is: \documentclass{book} \usepackage{mathtools} \usepackage{newtxtext} \usepackage{...
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loading eulervm creates wrong symbols in \mathtt

When I import eulervm this breaks some code in \mathtt. Symbols suddenly turn into other symbols. There is no problem in normal math-mode. A small working example: \documentclass{article} \...
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How can I make a circle with an arrow entering/leaving it?

I'm wondering how could I make a symbol (in math mode) that looks more or less like this: I need to introduce some symbols for my thesis, to represent some sets of elements that are 'entry points' ...
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Versicle and response symbols

I want to properly typeset the versicle and response symbols. The versicle symbol looks like this: and the response symbol is the same but with "R" instead of "V". The Comprehensive LaTeX Symbol ...
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How to get eth and thorn symbols in Plain tex

Is it possible to create control sequences in plain Tex to produce the (phonetic) symbols for eth and thorn, e.g., as used in the compacted spin-coefficient formalism?
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“<” sign in italics in LaTeX

I need to put expressions containing "<" and ">" sign in italics. For example, GenericPositive However, when I do \textit{GenericPositive<Type>} it does not display the "<" or ">" ...
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Counterclockwise arc integral Latex Symbol [duplicate]

Looking for the code for a Latex integral symbol with a half circle, concave cave down, and an arrow pointing in the clockwise direction. Does such a symbol exist?
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Cannot display mathematical symbols equal and \neq in thesis structure

The questions is easy but I have tried to solve it for over a week now and I do not understand what is wrong. Basically I cannot display in mathmode either = nor ≠. I have tried various different ...
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Symbol for “not absolutely continuous” in Latex

I have trouble finding the symbol which indicates that two measure are not absolutely continuous i.e. the negation of $\mu \ll \nu$. Anyone has an idea how to write this? Edit 1:
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'!undefined control sequence' and 'missing delimiter'

I am using this equation in latex but I get errors of '!undefined control sequence' and 'missing delimiter' \begin{equation} w_{ij} = exp(-\beta \left \lVert \vec{g}_i - \vec{g}_j \right \rVert^2) \...
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Increasing the size of the star [closed]

I need to increase the size of the stars. How can I achieve that? MWE: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{amssymb,amsmath} \usepackage{scalerel} \let\savestar\star \renewcommand\star{{\scalerel*{\...
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LuaLaTex - problems with german characters

I switched from LaTex to LuaLaTex. This is my basic preamble: \usepackage[ngerman]{babel} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} \usepackage{amsmath} \usepackage{amsfonts} \usepackage{...
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How to print commands and their output in a PDF document and to the terminal/console

I found a big list of symbols and the source here. I would like to simply do this: place each command on a new line, and evaluate the command in the first column, and print the command in the second ...
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Half round half square parentheses

Given a real random variable X, to express the probability \Pr[X = a]/2 + \Pr[X \in (a,b)] + \Pr[X = b]/2 It could be convenient to just write \Pr[X \in \{a,b\}] where \{ and \} are special ...
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Greek Letters without Bold

While using Greek symbols within a math environment, such as an equation, they are normally printed as bold. However, I would like it to be printed without bold. There are many questions asking how to ...
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How to write NAND resp. NOR operators?

I'm trying to define Boolean operators NAND and NOR, using a tilde that overlaps either a \wedge or a \vee. I can't find these in the comprehensive list of LaTeX symbols. I tried using \llap, but I'm ...
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How to store and use multilingual symbol and acronym definitions?

I have a large list of symbols and acronyms, which I use with the glossaries package and the makeglossaries program. I write content in more than one language (Portuguese and English, to be more ...
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I want to get a big \subset

I want to get a big \subset, but when I use \bigsubset, (just like \bigcup), it shows wrong. So what is the correct command?
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The Arev Symbol of Fraction

Excuse me. I have used \usepackage{arev} to reproduce Arev font in \LaTeX. But, the root-square symbol and the fraction symbol are still thin, not bold, and still in Roman form. How to change the ...
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Why baskervald(x) is as semibold as default?

The baskervald(x) package is a clone of the Baskerville font. If I make a comparison between this image (extract of a Physics book) and my MWE \documentclass[12pt]{article} \usepackage{baskervald} \...
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How to write numbers with a vertical line crossed on the corner?

How to write this 2? I tried to google it but I cannot find any solution...
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How to write these formulas and equations [duplicate]

How can I write this formula: 1) I have tried to use $ \stackrel {}{}$ but it does not give the right form. And how to align these equations 2) 3)
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How do I define a new Big/Variable-size symbol? [duplicate]

I want to define a single letter to use as variable-size symbol, with the same properties as we have with \sum, \prod, \bigcup, etc.
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Size of large symbols with sansmathfonts

I'm having some issues with the sansmathfonts large operators. The code \documentclass{article} % \usepackage{amsmath} % \usepackage{sansmathfonts} \begin{document} abc $\displaystyle\int$ \...
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How to print out Unicode character and command of every character in book

I would like to find a table of Unicode characters mapped to LaTeX commands. Specifically everything here mapped to the unicode equivalent. I found a partial list here but it doesn't include many ...
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LaTeX beamer slide with people symbols

I am using LaTeX to make a presentation slide and am wanting to make a slide that shows students who are at a certain level. Basically I want to fill the slide with person symbols as below; and I want ...
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Symbols, abbreviations and acronyms in the same page

I was wondering if it is possible to gather symbols, abbreviations and acronyms in the same page. Since I am not using a full page for each one of them, I need to put them all in the same page. mwe: ...
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Strange symbol for two functions

I am translating one dyploma from english, so i find strange symbol Help me find code for this, please
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Avoid that star symbol is searchable with questionmark “?”

Given the following minimal example: \documentclass{article} \begin{document} $a \star b$. \end{document} This produces the desired output in the PDF file. However, my problem is that if I search ...
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What is the command for the Weierstrass p function, ℘? [duplicate]

I'd like to write the following equation: I don't know which symbol is used for the P in the numerator. I have tried \mathcal{}, \mathfrak{}, and \mathsrc{}, but it wasn't any of these. Could ...
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How to write crossed north east and south east arrows?

A contravariant mappings f. I need the explanation of crossed arrows symbol
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Should we use \mathbb{E} or \mathbf{E} as expectation symbol?

This question is pretty simple, but I couldn't find existing question regarding this, my current view is that people can choose whichever they want, but I sometimes see these two symbols appear in the ...
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What's the Difference between Two Single-Quotes and One Double-Quote?

As you would know, LaTeX uses ` for opening quotes and ' for closing quotes. Most fonts also allow the usage of " for closing doublequotes. My question is: what are the differences in typesetting, ...
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How do I get the ς (final sigma) symbol? [duplicate]

I am trying to get this Symbol I already tried using Detexify, but to no avail. Any pointers would be really appreciated.
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How do I superimpose two math symbols?

I want to create a symbol that superimpose \top and \bot. I have done this \documentclass[12pt]{article} \usepackage{amsmath} \newcommand{\modd}{\top\hspace{-3.17mm}\bot} \begin{document} $\modd \top ...