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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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How to globally decrease space between symbols?

In my document, LateX is consistently placing far too much space between symbols, e.g. One way I am improving this spacing manually is using the following Suppose $x\,{=}\,2$ which yields something ...
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Equations: Why does formula symbol index notation “ff” cause such big letter spacing?

The formula symbol index notation ff is causing some ugly letter spacing in comparison to other index notation letters. Minimum Working Example (MWE): \documentclass{article} \begin{document} \...
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Looking for a curly script capital A

A math book I'm studying uses a symbol and I'd like to be able to reproduce it. I used detexify to search for it, but was unsuccessful. Most likely it is the letter 'a' in some font I'm not familiar ...
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What is the LaTex command for common notation for time scale as shown in picture? [duplicate]

What is the LaTex command for common notation for time scale as shown in picture?
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Create big fat green arrow like in excel

For my masters thesis I'm using a specific questionnaire. The questionnaire provides an evaluation tool that provides some nice graphics in excel. I want to create the same look in Latex to keep ...
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How to change \footnote notation locally in a few places?

I like to change the \footnote notation locally in a few places, see the following, we have "Asterisk footnote" "Spade footnote" "Diamond footnote" How do we effectively change \footnote ...
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What is this p-like symbol [duplicate]

I have looked it up on http://detexify.kirelabs.org/classify.html but I was not able to figure out what this "p-like" symbol is.
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A symbol of triangle with “infinite” length

I want to know if there is a way to create a symbol of triangle like $\Delta$ (which I use to mean a bounded triangle) but each edge goes slightly father across the vertex (rather than stop at the ...
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Weird formatting in a smaller created empty set symbol

A while back I created my own sort of emptyset symbol because the "not equal" slash didn't line up and it annoyed me. So I defined my own emptyset via \DeclareMathOperator{\vempty}{{\centernot{\Circle}...
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Bad quality IPA Symbols

I am trying to insert some IPA symbols using the TIPA package. The quality of these symbols seem to be lower than the other characters. \documentclass{article} \usepackage{tipa} \begin{document} \...
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itemize - bullets points not showing up [duplicate]

I cannot figure out why the bullet points are not showing up. \documentclass{beamer} % % Choose how your presentation looks. % % For more themes, color themes and font themes, see: % http://deic.uab....
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smartdiagram: Adding extra arrows and symbols in flow diagrams

I want to produce the following flow chart with smartdiagram and need some hints how to draw extra arrows and symbols. So far I got this one with the following code \documentclass[border=10pt]{...
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Strike out an arrow with a small oblique segment like with \nrightarrow

I'm looking for a way to strike out an arrow in the same style (or idiscernible) as predefined struck arrows, with short, slightly-oblique segments, like for instance \nrightarrow. Using \not or \...
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TikZ symbols bounce around upon zooming

I've created a small custom symbol in TikZ and I've noticed that when I resize the resulting pdf the symbol "bounces around" inconsistently. This means that when zoomed out the result looks odd, with ...
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How to effectively use List of Symbols for a thesis using .bib files?

Actually, this question has been already asked here: How to effectively use List of Symbols for a thesis? And there is a very good answer with 4 methods. However... Thank you very much for the ...
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Improving mathabx's long arrows

In my opinion, mathabx has the nicest arrows. However, it doesn't include long arrows as single glyphs, so they are built in the same way amsmath builds their arrows, with the code \def\longleftarrow{\...
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code sample for filled \heartsuit using txfonts

try to use txfonts to show the play card suit with colors http://ftp.acc.umu.se/mirror/CTAN/fonts/txfonts/doc/txfontsdocA4.pdf, anyone can provide detail latex file? like how to use \vardiamondsuit &...
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Double-hooked right arrow

I want to typeset a hooked right arrow (i.e. \hookrightarrow) with two hooks at the beginning (a notation for a compact embedding), but was unable to find it in the comprehensive symbol list. Is there ...
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Path integral with TeX [duplicate]

Is there an already existing way to display directionality in a path integral? \oint works fine to indicate that you have a path integral, but (at least for the 2D case) directionality is important. ...
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How can I get the accent “breve-below”? [duplicate]

Some answers were provided in this question: breve under letter is not in italics when using \textit It is clear then, that one can make a custom "breve below" macro. However, is the best way, as ...
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How do I reproduce a calligraphic Z (that looks like an L) from a text by Abramowitz and Stegun? [duplicate]

I am trying to produce a type of "Calligraphic L" using LaTeX. Please see the image below. The wobbles are down to me, possibly too much sugar over the Christmas holiday period. This type of "L" is ...
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South East Double Arrow in Latex [duplicate]

Just wondering how I can produce a south-east double arrow like this: Ok great there is a reverse lookup for latex symbols .. my new favourite link. thank you ! but i still think this is a valid ...
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Problem with scale of imported glyphs

Traying to obtain the Times 4-Line Mathematics used in old math books of Springer (and many other scientific textbooks) I downloaded the mtpro2 lite package. However, this package doesn't include a ...
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How to get symbols on the lines of a table

I want to generate a table like this with latex. Can you help? I can write a normal table as below, but have no idea how to create those symbols on the lines. \begin{table}[htbp] \centering \caption{...
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I have used sabon base font i want sabon math font in latex

We are using Sabon base font in latex sample How to create the math font in miktex 2.9 Regard Pramod
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font or tikz to draw tally counting symbols (///)

In a book I have the following to illustrate the traditional counting symbols used for hand tallying. They were drawn using PPT and saved in a PNG image, but look ugly and when I try to use one in ...
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How to type this symbol like a 'V' in Latex [duplicate]

I am writing a paper. I have no idea how to type the symbol like 'V' in the following image. Could anyone tell me?
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How do I select the style of a lowercase gamma?

It is traditional in Physics to use a lowercase gamma that looks like a Y. Without going into the question of whether that tradition is wrong, how do I differentiate in math mode Latex markup between ...
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Custom numbering style using the number of Symbols instead of Numbers

Is there any possible way to count by the number of a symbol ? For instant, if I want to print 4 versions of a letter, I assigned \arabic{#1} numbers which shows: 1 2 3 4 What I want is to ...
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Tetrahedron symbol

I would like to write a sum over tetrahedra in an equation, like: \begin{equation} \sum_{\tetrahedron} \sum_{i \in \tetrahedron} s_i \end{equation} where the hypothetical \tetrahedron doesn't ...
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List of Symbols

While I am generating list of symbols successfully, there are some undesired things also happen There is a blank page in between the list of figures and list of symbols while I am not giving any ...
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Table of Contents customization

I need help to get the ToC heading in the center of the page. The code \renewcommand{\contentsname}{\centering Table of Contents} did not work for me. I need the dots after the chapter names to be ...
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How to use the 'bullet' character '•' [duplicate]

I would like to use this special character - a 'bullet' '•', but LaTeX won't let me. Does anyone know how to use this in LaTeX?
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Possible bug in flexsym

From this answer we find a solution to use prime in text mode, via \textprime from flexisym package. The problem is that the package has a problem with amsmath, since it makes \dots not be aligned ...
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What is the command to insert a cross-like sign? [duplicate]

What is the command to insert the following cross-like operator in a latex document? Thank you for your help.
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How to format an Association in Latex?

I'm trying to format an Association from Mathematica which looks like this: This is what I have so far, but it doesn't look the same: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{graphicx} % for \scalebox ...
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Notation for flag algebras in graph theory

I am reading some papers regarding flag algebras, in particular this one. It can be seen that there are nice graphical representations of simple graphs such as triangles and squares, e.g. on the ...
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How to apply `\limits` to `\parallel`? [duplicate]

LaTeX complains Limit controls must follow a math operator. \textbf{G} := \parallel\limits about the following snippet. \documentclass{article} \usepackage{mathtools} \begin{document} \begin{...
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Escape lots of backslashes and other special characters

I'm trying to write a Unix command in LaTeX, but it seems to be stuck on special characters. Is there a way to escape backslashes, accolades, dollar signs etc.? The command is the following $(python -...
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How to write index for levi-civita symbol?

I need write (2) on latex, but when i try \epsilon_{\alpha}^{\beta\gamma}, latex shows me (3), somebody knows how to do left that space between index?
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Problem in typing a symbol

I want to type this character as a symbol for energy: But when I type capital u, it is shown as: Please help me find the solution. Thanks
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How to write the symbol > with ~ under it in laTex? [duplicate]

Hi I have the following symbol but I don't know how to enter, I have not seen it anywhere on in the internet as well, does anybody know how to input this symbol in latex? thanks! the symbols is:
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How to create a list in two columns with symbols label

Please consider this MWE: \documentclass{article} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \usepackage[english]{babel} \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} \begin{document} {\scriptsize\begin{itemize} \item Item 1 \...
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How do I Typeset the “center positive” sign

For the documentation of an electronic product I need to typeset the sign shown in the picture linked below. Who knows how to do this? Solutions that say "just add it as a picture" are not considered ...
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No spacing after \Sigma?

There seems to be barely any spacing (if at all) after \Sigma, making it hard to read. Is this normal? Is there any way around it? $ \Sigma_{v \in V} \alpha $ Output: Desired output:
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Hide text from displaying but retain it selectable and searchable

Continuing https://tex.stackexchange.com/a/463516, is there a way to create an invisible PDF text associated with a drawn symbol? Assume that we have some command (say, \sqp) which draws some symbol ...
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typeset some unfamiliar math symbols [duplicate]

Can anyone here please help me to typeset the following math equation in LaTEX? TBH, my problem is I just do not know the name of the symbols in the math equation, except "\rho" symbol. As such, I ...
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Black rectangle at end of line - how to get rid of [duplicate]

What does the black rectangle at the end of the line mean? It is overflow? This writes overflow \documentclass[12pt,a4paper]{report} \setlength\textwidth{145mm} \setlength\textheight{247mm} \...
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I cannot use the # symbol in LaTeX [duplicate]

\documentclass{article} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \begin{document} \maketitle \text{I can't use the #-symbol} \end{document}
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Command for vector dot with some power

So what I am trying to type is the square of the derivative of vector x. I tried \dot{vec{x}}^{\,2} as well as \dot{\vec{x}^2}, but the outputs came out to be very offset. Is there a correct way to do ...