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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Typesetting a specific italic r or relative position vector symbol [duplicate]

I have spent a couple of hours trying to figure out how to typeset the following symbol: Any ideas?
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A strange symbol: “big tau” used in an Italian university book

Into an Italian university book which translates an English version of Modern Quantum Mechanics J.J. Sakurai, I have finded a strange symbol that never I have seen. It seem a big tau, for my humble ...
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Logic quantifiers displayed wrong when using newpxmath

When using the package newpxmath, the quantifiers \foralland \exists are displayed as \hslash and \hbar, respectively. See the following MWE: \documentclass{article} \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} \...
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How to move “n” to the top, “i” to the bottom for this symbol $\prod_{i=1}^n$ [duplicate]

this command \prod_{i=1}^n could generates this symbol How to move "n" to the top, "i" to the bottom, like this
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Write mathematical operators in typewriter font [duplicate]

I want to typeset unicode symbols like ≥ (U+2265) and ∧ (U+2227) in the typewriter / tt / monospaced / non-proportional font of my document. I don't care how I have to enter these symbols in my .tex ...
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\addtolength is causing registered symbol to go beyond the margin

I am having a little but painful problem that is the registered trademark symbol in my thesis is going beyond the right margin (see the figure). I have noticed that if I do not use \addtolength ...
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Difference between commands `\setminus` and `\backslash`

Is there any difference in using the mentioned commands? I ask it because I know that for functions it's more preferably (and more correct) to use \colon instead of usual :.
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Can it be improved? Help me to fix this code [closed]

\documentclass{standalone} \usepackage{tikz} \begin{document} \usetikzlibrary{backgrounds} \def\centerarc[#1](#2)(#3:#4:#5);% % Syntax: [draw options] (center) (initial angle:final angle:radius) {...
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Hieroglyphs in Unicode-in a reasonably simple way

I need to extend the following sequence of roman,arabic,babyloniannum to hieroglyphs. The solution for LaTeX has been given elsewhere but is very cumbersome. Also, it doesn't do the grouping of ...
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Execute code with strange * symbol from package: catchfilebetweentags

I would like to execute a specific command from the CTAN package CatchFileBetweenTags (see https://ctan.math.illinois.edu/macros/latex/contrib/catchfilebetweentags/catchfilebetweentags.pdf) which ...
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What is this symbol/how is it made? At the very end of Knuth's Selected Papers on Fun & Games

I searched the Comprehensive Latex Symbol list but couldn't find the symbol below. It's on the very last page of Knuth's Selected Papers on Fun & Games, which might mean it's a puzzle or mystery ...
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Ohm symbol not showing in math mode using custom beamer styling

So, I'm using a custom beamer styling required by my employer, and while trying to typeset some problem examples with the "ohm" symbol, I've noticed it doesn't always work. At first, I noticed it ...
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Relabeling commands before redefining them

I would like to rename a couple of commands so that the commands match the words I think of when I want to use them. I would like to have \iso be what is by default \cong (an equals sign with a \sim ...
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How to write “\” the set difference symbol without LaTeX getting confused? [duplicate]

I am trying to use the "\" symbol in my text for set difference but LaTeX gets confused and will not read it. How can I make it work?
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Unicode-math and declaring symbol font

I would like to set the math font as Garamond-Math (here) except that greek letters should come from a different font (for an illustration, computer modern in the example below.). But it seems ...
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How to realise curved slash in mathmode?

As in the picture, there is a X//H with the double slash curved. It seems \wr is similar to this symbol, but not oblique enough and \big does not work for \wr. How can I type this double curved ...
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What is the correspondence symbol with a hat or wedge over equals?

I would like to produce a new equal symbol looking like this. . What is the best way to do that ? Pure TeX ? TiKz ? I'm looking for ways to do that rather than to a ready to use solution such as to ...
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Correct approach to multiplication symbol in text

I would greatly appreciate advice on the approved approach to providing a multiplication symbol in text. For example: The diameter of the sun is $107 \times$ that of the Earth. The diameter of the ...
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Is there a `let` quantifier in LATEX?

Is there a let quantifier in LATEX? (It looks like \exists, but without a middle stick)
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Interchange `\colon` and `:`

I know that there is a typographical difference between using : and \colon in math mode, because : is considered to be a relation. However, I use \colon far more often than :, so I would like to ...
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Special “chemical bond” symbol

I would like to use a symbol in a chemical reaction equation which represents a solid's surface. A common symbol used for this purpose is '>' or the \equiv symbol, but what I would like is actually ...
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Change only the symbol \pi of mtpro2, v. lite, with slanted \pi of Mathematical Pi 1 (or similar)

For example I have this simple MWE: \documentclass[12pt]{article} \usepackage[lite]{mtpro2} \usepackage{newtxtext,amsmath} \begin{document} $V=\frac 13 \pi r^2 h;\quad \text{ for } r$ \end{document} ...
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Symbol for function composition like a big sum

Coming from https://math.stackexchange.com/a/1097075/340174: I would like to have something like $$ \mathop{\bigcirc}^n_{k=0} f_k \quad \text{ or } \quad \mathop{\bigcirc}^0_{k=n} f_k $$ but ...
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Blackboard type \Omega symbol

I would like to produce a capital Greek letter \Omega in blackboard type font. This is related to the question: Is there a blackboard version of Omega (the capital letter). However, this one has been ...
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How to convert _ to \_

In this question, answers suggested using \newcommand{\code}[1]{\texttt{#1}} to type in a stylized code font. This works rather nicely, however, I am trying to write about code in a website, where the ...
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How to get the symbol for the Bangladesh currency (taka)? ৳

I tried to just copy paste the symbol ৳, but this resulted in an error.
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How to write the latex for the L^2 on an arrow? [duplicate]

This post uses this math equation How to write the latex for the L^2 on an arrow?
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How do I write this symbol in latex? (disjoint sharp operator)

I can't find this symbol used to indicate the disjoint sharp operator. It's a # inside a circle. Is this symbol available in LaTex? if not, how can I draw it inside a mathematical equation?
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How to add this mathematical sign in LaTeX [duplicate]

Following is an equation (taken from Reinforcement Learning field). How can I add the first sign (like 1) in LaTeX and what does it mean?
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Better way to obtain a smaller vertical line | scaled to math?

I am trying to write the following line as can be seen below \documentclass[border=1mm]{standalone} \usepackage{graphicx} \begin{document} \Huge $\cup \ \cap \ \raisebox{0.30 ex}{\scalebox{1}[0.62]{$\...
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Speedometer as a symbol into awesomebox

Actually I'm using awesomebox package to draw blocks around text. Here there is an example. \documentclass[a4paper,12pt]{article} \usepackage{awesomebox} \usepackage{fontawesome5} \usepackage{lipsum} ...
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Closer slanted parallel symbol

Looking the @egreg's answer where I have deleted some parts of code \documentclass[12pt]{article} \newcommand{\parallelsum}{\mathbin{\!/\mkern-5mu/\!}} \begin{document} $AB \parallelsum CD$ \end{...
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How to type un-perpendicular? [duplicate]

How to type un-perpendicular ? I found \nparallel for unparallel from amssymb package, however I only found \nvdash which is rotated. Are there another alternatives?
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Declaring a £ sign

I have inherited some latex files and they compile fine except for the following line \DeclareMathOperator{\£}{\text{\pounds}} I have deleted the line (and replaced £ with pounds where £ was ...
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Symbol imported from mathabx conflicts with amsmath

I ran into a problem implementing the solution from this answer. It works if amsmath is not used. I tried adding \let\oldimplies\implies but it didn't work. It works if a new command is defined, ...
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How to add mathematical symbol with \hat and multiple clips in glossary?

I want to add a Symbol in the glossary with this command: \newglossaryentry{hU1}}{name={$\hat{u}_{1}$}, description={amplitude}, type=symbolslist, sort=amplitude} The Error I get then: Argument of \...
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Math Script variant in mtpro2

Considering the guide of mtpro2 (full version) created by Walter Schmidt 2008/1/23, to pag. 8 (see the image below) there is the §2.8. I think that to have for example the second column of Fraktur, ...
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Is it possible to have a generic newcommands for symbols generated by glossaries-extra?

I am defining symbols in my document with glossaries-extra package such as: \glsxtrnewsymbol[description={Lagrangian}]{lag}{\ensuremath{\mathit{L}}} However I will be referring to this in my ...
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Spacing after amsmath symbols

I can't quite understand the logic behind the math mode spacing. In this example, unless \uparrow is inside {} it will have space after it. However, it does not matter whether \delta is in curly ...
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How can we write this big one in latex? [duplicate]

I want to write this 1 in latex, could anyone help me, please?
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Choice of \mul or \times

Using this simple code, \documentclass[a4paper,12pt]{article} \usepackage{amsmath,amssymb} \usepackage{mismath} \begin{document} $a\mul b, \quad a\times b$ \end{document} the package mismath use ...
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Why LaTex equation doesn't recognize characters such as “(” , “+” or hat?

I have this equation coded in LaTex : \^{y}$_i^k$ = $R_k^i$($x_i$) I would like to print it to LaTex equation format thanks to the commande : \begin{equation} \label{...} ... \end{equation} so ...
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Problem loading nkarta font

I've been following the instructions on this reference page 191 to add the 113th symbol in my document. So I've installed the nkarta package via the MikTeX console, everything went well, then applied ...
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Is it possible to crop glyphs?

I want to crop \rightarrow so that the head remains but the tail is shorter. The reason I want a short-tailed rightarrow "\shortrightarrow" is because of my ultimate goal: to obtain a double headed ...
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Defining a new mathematical symbol without argument

I defined a new logical symbol in LaTeX using TikZ: \newcommand{\excl}[1]{\operatorname{ \begin{tikzpicture}[#1] \draw[line cap=round] (0,0) --(1.4ex,0) -- (2.2ex,0.6ex); \draw[line cap=round] (1....
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Is it possible to extract the mathaccent tilde $\tilde{}$ to render on the baseline?

I'm interested in the tilde symbol used for math accents. In the source2e it is defined as follows: 471 \DeclareMathAccent{\tilde}{\mathalpha}{operators}{"7E} I want to mess around with the symbol ...
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How to write this symbol (vee with double line left)

I want to write this symbol: but cannot find anywhere how to do it. Detexify did'nt find it. Edit: Thank you very much for your solutions but i forgot to write that i need this symbol in the size (...
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Escaping special characters in pgfplot

I need to produce a scatter plot involving many special characters, including LaTeX special characters like $, \ and %. For that I use tikz. I first produce the plot in Python with matplotlib, which ...
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Not usual vertical alignment between \partial symbol and command \frac

Starting from this MWE: \documentclass[a4paper,12pt]{article} \usepackage{mathtools,amssymb} \usepackage{newtxtext} \usepackage[lite]{mtpro2} %%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%% New \partial \DeclareFontFamily{U}{...
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Problem in compiling Latex code (LNCS Springer) sample

I am using WinEdt editor and trying to compile the following code by using LNCS (Springer) sample tex file. Everything works fine except when I am using the command $\Box$ to add a symbol in the ...