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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 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 ...
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horizontal shift of sub- and superscript for \chi

I get a small horizontal displacement of sub- and superscript when using the letter \chi. It does not seem to appear for other letters. Does anybody know how to fix this? MWE: \documentclass{article}...
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sans-serif math wide П or Π in OTF font for xelatex?

I need a sans-serif math capital letter looking similar to the Greek Π or Cyrillic П but with a little bit more horizontal space between the vertical bars (assuming the same height) to fit the small ...
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Does exist a chapter mark like those for sections (§) and paragraphs (¶)? [closed]

I know that exist a paragraph mark ¶ and a section mark § do denote, respectively, paragraphs and sections (and maybe subsections and subsubsections). Does exist an equivalent standard symbol for ...
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What is the correct way of writing the support of a function in math mode? [duplicate]

So far i have been using $\text{supp} u$ but that is very cumbersome and probably wrong, do we have an equivalent of \lim for $\lim$?
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notation for the external set of all positive unlimited real numbers [duplicate]

I couldn't find the notation for the external set of all positive unlimited real numbers. It's like the symbol of infinity with a slash over it I've tried \ninfty in fashion of \nequal but it didn'...
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“Different” looking question mark

I'm in a situation where I have a concept in my document that is traditionally represented using the question mark ?. However, for visual clarity, I would like to differentiate between the ordinary ...
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Relative size of symbols

This is perhaps a typography question rather than a LaTeX one. I'm using playing card symbols from Book Antiqua and the heart symbol feels too big to me (subjective, I know). So I rescale it and ...
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executable code containing symbol `^` inserted with verbatim on pdf. Error while copying back into a text editor

I'm trying to insert Octave code in a pdf containing the character ^. However when I copy the code from the generated pdf, the code doesn't run: The I already posted similar question and could solve ...
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How do I draw the following symbols

I am trying to represent the calculus of relations, from Tarski's paper. How do I represent the following ? SideNote: I did go through http://math.mit.edu/~dspivak/files/symbols-all.pdf and https://...
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straight lambda symbol [duplicate]

Please suggest how can I get this type of straight lambda, refer image:
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How to write \ symbol in math mode in LaTeX/MathJax?

How can we insert the \ symbol in math mode for LaTeX and MathJax without loading any package that is required to achieve this symbol? I tried \documentclass{article} \usepackage{amsmath} \begin{...
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Fixing the appearance of the vector while keeping pas-math and mathptmx in any order?

This is MWE. It works fine if I delete mathptmx. But I want to use that font as well. Please let me know if you find any solution for me. \documentclass{article} \usepackage{mathptmx} \usepackage{...
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\textvdots in LaTeX?

Is there a text-mode vertical ellipsis that I can use directly in LaTeX, e.g., named \textvdots, \texvellipsis or similar? I don't mean the unicode engines, but LaTeX, since in {Xe/Lua}LaTeX we ...
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How does the combination of `\huge` and `\bm` work?

I've recently come up with some strange behaviors of simultaneous applications of \huge and \bm. In particular, the results are not consistent depending on the loaded packages. MWE 1: (with the ...
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How to input the thin square brackets

I just would like to type the square brackets like , but \documentclass[journal,comsoc]{IEEEtran} $[u]$ always output . If I type \documentclass[journal,comsoc]{IEEEtran} \usepackage{fdsymbol} $...
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How to set the font for symbols?

Epsilon font is completely different from other font. it need to same link other fonts. Here is following tex that i render pdf using xelatex. \documentclass[10pt]{extarticle} \usepackage{color} \...
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Is there any package distinguishing \le and \leq?

Continuing https://tex.stackexchange.com/a/49453/165772 as well as doubtlessly many similar answers: in pure (La)TeX, \le and \leq mean exactly the same. Is there any CTAN package X that intentionally ...
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Make \curvearrowright longer

When I use the arc symbol in LaTeX, I use this piece of code (adding to the preamble): \usepackage{scalerel} \usepackage{stackengine} \stackMath \newsavebox\tmpbox \newcommand\reallywidefrown[1]{ ...
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$k$-largest eigenvalues symbol

how can i achieve this in LaTeX to denote the $k$-largest eigenvalue of a Matrix?
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special characters in equation [closed]

I need to use a special character {\i} in a equation, but it is escaped inside the \begin{equation} block although it appear clearly in text. I have tried \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} and \usepackage[...
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How to escape “->” (ASCII hyphen and greater than sign) in Latex [duplicate]

I have been trying to find a way to escape the "-" and ">" characters. I have looked at the \verbatim{} but this creates a new paragraph. As I have seen in other posts, my greater than sign shows up ...
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Symbol of interior and closure in mathmode

What is code of this line below related to the interior and the closure of A in D? Thank you
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How to encircle letters (a-z) with different circle and text colours without tikz?

I need to encircle letters. I am aware of \textcircled{$x$}. However I want to be able to fill the circle with a colour, and also change the colour of text. Specifically, I am looking for something ...
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Spacing between two relational symbols

I have a relation symbol that I want to define through an equality. The problem is that when I do this, LaTeX puts too little space between the relation symbol and the equality symbol. My guess is ...
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How to shift characters and numbers in math mode to make them vertically centered around the formula axis

In math mode, characters and numbers are placed on the baseline and develop upward and/or downward. How can they be centered vertically around the formula axis, as symbols such as + and = are? For ...
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How to add a cross-out “/” to any latex symbol? [duplicate]

I want to type something like this How to add a / in a latex symbol in general? Like the \nexists, \notin.
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H Character with Crossbeam

Can anybody tell me the LaTeX character code for the upper-case 'H' character with crossbeam in the upper segment (as in 'Ħal Saflieni Hypogeum' (Malta))? Thank you.
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How to properly centre vector arrows upon characters

I'm using the standard LaTeX vector arrows in math mode, but they are always aligned in such a way that they result shifted if they haven't an italic character underneath. The following code: \...
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\d{} adjust height

I need to put a single dot below some letters as diacritical signs. That's what I found \d{<text>} for. Though, the dot is not placed at the exact same height/depth below every letter (indeed it'...
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Add flag in LaTeX

Is it possibile to add a flag in LaTeX? I need to add a flag in the title page, near the title of the book. I don't want to insert e graphic or use TiKZ
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A symbol imported from the ifsym package is not recognized

I found a symbol that I am interested in in the Comprehensive LaTeX Symbols list, where it is noted that the symbol is part of the ifsym package. However, when I try to use the symbol, thus: \...
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How can I write this symbol in latex? [duplicate]

How can I write letter d with hyphen in the image file?
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Typesetting d'Alembertian symbol

I've seen that usually, the d'Alembertian is written using the command \Box, however, this displays a square with all sides identical. I would like to write it in this other way: in which, the right ...
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A circled inequality relation symbol similar to the circled arithmetic operators

I'm looking for a variation on the \odot (a circled dot) and \oplus (a circled plus) operators, but for the inequality relations. In other words, I'm looking for the symbol to substitute for the blank ...
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Scaling symbol when used in subscript

I'm using this symbol (defined by Steven B. Segletes here) to denote a special type of function definition: \newcommand*\diamondarrow{% \stackengine{0pt}{\hspace{.83ex}$\rightarrow$}{$\diamond$}{O}{...
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How to make \textpm (or \pm) monospaced

Is it possible to typeset the symbol \textpm (or the equivalent math operator \pm) using a monospaced font? I would like to compile something like \texttt{\textpm} without errors. MWE: \...
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Creating curvy symbol for capital letter L [duplicate]

Hi is it possible in latex to get a curvy capital 'L' like on the picture below (taken from a math book)? I tried to search The Great, Big List of LaTeX Symbols. But couldn't find a similar symbol in ...
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Dot with only operator overline

I have read this question Special character "dot over dash" for solved my problem. But my question is little different and it is not duplicate. How to have using command \overline a \dot (...
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How can I input the Gucci logo?

I'd like to input the Gucci logo in math mode in a TeX document what's the best way to do this?
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glossaries: How to add a column for the page of definition/first appearance of symbols in the list of symbols?

I'm trying to produce a list of symbols for my PhD thesis including a column with the units of the symbols. Therefore, I used the latex code provided in the following link: glossaries: add additional ...
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Symbol filled with colour using tikz?

I am trying to reference data presented in figures in my text. In order to identify the data being discussed, I draw the symbol in the text. I can use tikz to draw the circle that is filled with ...
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How to type an “arrow” with a stop on both ends?

I'm trying to insert a line segment symbol but I'm unable to find the correct "arrow" to use with \buildrel \SEGMENT_ARROW \over AB. Tanks in advance. EDIT: I'm trying to achieve something like ...