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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Why the integral symbol is small?

I want to write equation with this code. \documentclass{article} \usepackage{amsmath} \begin{document} \begin{eqnarray} &\dfrac{d\mu(x)}{dx} &= \mu(x)\left(\dfrac{x}{1+x^2}\right)\\...
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How can I represent the X of constellation in LaTeX?

I wanted to type this X of constellation in LaTeX. But it's neither \Chi nor \chi.
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Horizontal curly braces inside matrix

I'm trying to make this determinant: But I don't know how to put the curly braces. I've tried with \underbrace but I get the brace only under a_m, not the entire space. My try: \documentclass{...
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Minus sign too wide when used for negating quantities (as opposed to subtracting)

I am surprised that everybody seems happy with the size of the minus sign when it is used to negate a quantity. The minus sign has two different yet related functions: subtraction and negation. When ...
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Always raise plus sign in text

I have a lot of places in my dissertation where the plus sign appears surrounded by capital letters in text, e.g. NNLL+NNLO. The problem is that by default, the + is aligned so low vertically, that ...
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How to Type Clitic Examples with the gb4e Package

I was struggling to use clitics in my glosses, as it forces the use of an = sign. I searched for a long time, but every question I was able to find was specific to math. Normally, the use of ...
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How get \Box like symbol with XeLaTeX

The source below, when processed with pdflatex produces the math symbol shown here: But if I process the source with xelatex, I get error: ./unitsquare.tex:26: LaTeX Error: Command \Box not provided ...
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Import \mathbb{1} character from the unicode-math package

I'd like to import only the \mathbb{1} character from the unicode-math package into a document using the standard Computer Modern font along with the amsmath and amssymb packages, but I have no idea ...
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Font symbol for the TiKz latex arrow (or something like it)?

Is there a package with a symbol for something like the latex-style arrow in TiKz (an arrow with a solid/filled, slightly curved tip)? I know I can draw one using TiKz but I imagine there's a package ...
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Change some symbols in newtxmath

I use newtxmath and I don't like these symbols I like the symbols of Computer Modern, how can I change them?
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Dollar sign breaks syntax highlighting in Vim

The $ symbol opens inline math environment, unless it is used in verbatim enviromnent. However Vim can’t seem to detect that it’s in a verbatim environment, and as a result the dollar breaks the ...
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How can I increase the size of the Floor signs in an Equation

I have the following equation: \begin{equation*} t \leq \lfloor {(\frac{R}{\rho})}^2 \rfloor \end{equation*} the output looks like this: While I want it to look like this: where ...
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How to redefine `\mathrel` without breaking `\overset`?

It seems that I cannot modify \mathrel without breaking \overset, and I do not understand why. The following fails to compile even when the redefinition of \mathrel does exactly the same as the ...
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How to change the font of mathematical symbols in TeXstudio?

When using TeXstudio I always got very nice mathmatical symbols, for example the integral sign was the slightly slanting one used in the English literature. Now I reinstalled MiKTeK and TeXstudio, but ...
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How to debug character set difference with document class change?

I'm trying to use an agda package to compile to latex, and am getting the below error when I make a seemingly insignificant change to the literate agda file (see https://agda.readthedocs.io/en/v2.6.1....
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Why is `\restriction` a relation-symbol?

I do not understand why \restriction (from package amssymb) is defined to be a relation-symbol. It is certainly not one in mathematics... Is there any special reason, or should I just consider it a ...
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change a specific symbol to a specific family of font for a beginner

I am a beginner to Latex using pdflatex. I am trying to change some of the math symbols to a different family. In my case, I want to change xi to XITS math. Using XITS with pdflatex I could achieve ...
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Make equality-sign automatically blue

I know that we can redefine inequality-signs such as \le by simply doing \let\oldle\le and \def\le{\mathrel{...}}. But I have no idea how to redefine the equality-sign =. So if I want to automatically ...
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How to make a QED symbol based on Unicode's Lower Right Triangle?

I want to make a symbol which looks like the unicode lower right triangle U+25FF but with the same size and line thickness as the \qed symbol. If I resized the unicode symbol with \resizebox the line ...
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Data-model symbols in Latex

I want to add the following symbols to show the connection between some data-models in .tex document, I was wondering to know whether we have any predefined code (latex of Unicode) for them, or I have ...
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Error after MiKTeX reinstall: Text line contains an invalid character

I recently had to reformat my D: drive where MiKTeX was installed. I reinstalled MiKTeX, but now the project I was working on won't compile. I tried repairing, uninstalling, and reinstalling MiKTeX, ...
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Equation with a symbol in three lines [duplicate]

I tried this \begin{equation*} \begin{cases} \begin{tabular}{c|c} $r_0=3.0000$ \\ $r_0^2=9.0000$ \end{tabular} \end{cases} \rho_0=2.76518\...
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Operator AND for multiple elements

I have an AND or OR logic operation. The operation takes as input multiple elements as follows: f(x) = (x_1 AND x_2 AND ,..., AND x_n) Is there a shortened notation for this case, like sum of ...
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How to write the box symbol for end of proof on Overleaf

I am using Overleaf to type up a paper involving proof of different results and I would like to write the box at the end of a proof that means QED ie end of proof. How can I do that? Thanks. I am ...
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“\verb” does not work within a footnote for special characters such as _ or #

For example \footnote{\verb+https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Constitution_of_France+} treats _ as meaning a subscript and produces o as a subscript of n and F as a subscript of f.
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Which arrows should be used for what?

After reading several papers, I started to wonder which types of arrows are used for what purpose. There are (generally spoken) two kinds of arrows: The short ones like \Leftrightarrow and the long ...
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How to enter Unicode (or other) symbols in LaTeX within Apple Keynote (iWork) [closed]

In Keynote and other iWork apps, it is possible to enter formulas (and text) in LaTeX. This is an immensely valuable feature. But... How can I enter an astronomical (or other) symbol, via Unicode or ...
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How to write like I'm in display-math mode?

when I compile:\subsection{subsection 1} $$\int x^2 dx$$ i get this large nice shaped integral sign but i do not want this integral to appear neither individually nor at the middle of the page. if ı ...
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Define a star “*” - to become a dot

When writing in mathmode, is it possible to define a * to become \cdot, in the main document? As it makes it easier when writing equations to make a star.
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\textlangle and \textrangle, with kpfonts-otf, not displayed with lualatex but displayed with xelatex

As shown by the following MCE, \textlangle and \textrangle are correctly displayed with pdflatex + kpfonts but not with lualatex + kpfonts-otf. The latter case is not so unexpected since Daniel Flipo, ...
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Conventional notation for a vector that is half zeros and half ones [closed]

I was wondering if there was a mathematical convention for expressing the notion of "a vector which is half zeros and half ones". If you consider the two separately, I guess one could write $...
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Lowercase scripted G

On this answer, pablos almost solved my problem. I am desperate in finding a better-looking lowercase g. Indeed, if I just use : \usepackage{calligra} \newcommand{\g}{\textup{\large\calligra g}\,} ...
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Problem in typing implies and because sign [closed]

I have been trying to type an assignment article and when I tried typing implies and because symbol it gave me error, I use Rightarrow command for implies but what should I use for because, is there ...
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Command for tau symbol like this picture

Does anyone know the command for this symbol? \documentclass{article} \usepackage{amsmath} \usepackage{amsfonts} \usepackage{amssymb} \usepackage{euscript} \begin{document} \[ \tau\mathcal J, \...
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Pass preceding character to a command LuaLaTeX

I want to make a character active/sensitive and pass its preceding character as an argument of some command. I could do it using LuaLaTeX engine and luacode package. Thanks to this and this post. % !...
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Math Angle Symbol in Latex [duplicate]

I am trying to find the following math angle symbol in latex. My effort is as \documentclass[a4paper, 12pt]{article} \usepackage[margin=1in]{geometry} \usepackage{amsmath} \setlength{\parindent}{0cm}...
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Convert a SVG draw to a symbol

I have the following SVG graphic that I would like to convert to a standard symbol. Can I do that ? I am not afraid of using command line tools. <svg version="1.1" xmlns="http://www....
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female, male symbols no vector font with wasysym

I need the \female and \male symbols in my document. However, by using the code below I only get pixel symbols in the pdf. Looking at the font in Acrobat Reader it says font F30 type 3 not embedded. I'...
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Protosem package in math-mode

In the list of the symbols there is a table n. 412: protosem Proto-Semitic Characters. Is it possibile to use these characters in math-mode? \documentclass[a4paper,12pt]{article} \usepackage{protosem} ...
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Symbol for qft derivative

I searched a bit on the internet, but I could not find any answer. Studying quantum field theory and Dirac equation I had to write this symbol $\overset{\leftarrow}{\partial}$, but the problem is that ...
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how make Symbols in Latex?

I am trying to make Symbols for my thesis. why they are in the centre and how I can put them in the left of the page? \documentclass[12pt]{unbthesis} %\usepackage[left=4cm, right=2.5cm, top=2.5cm, ...
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How to typeset entropy function H?

What's the right way to write Shannon's entropy, which is represented as H(...)? $H(...)$ will render it in italic H, while Wikipedia seems to render it in normal H(...) instead. Which one is more ...
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What do all the * do in Latex?

Stars *, you see them everywhere \hspace*{9001cm} \begin{align*} \leftmargin = * \begin{flalign*} Does anyone have a comprehensive guide as to what do all these * do in Latex? Or can you ...
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Symbol for eye (looking for a library)

I was wondering if anybody knows about Latex symbol for an eye, either frontal or lateral view. Frontal: Lateral: Update I knew about Detexify and searched there. It didn't work. Detexify took the ...
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How do I get dotless j (ȷ) from Helvetica in math mode?

I've the following code. \documentclass{article} \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} \usepackage[scaled]{helvet} \renewcommand*\familydefault{\sfdefault} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \usepackage{amsmath} \...
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Symbol similar to lesseqqgtr, but with approx instead of the equality

Is there a ready-to-use symbol, nicely looking command similar to \lesseqqgtr, but with \approx instead of the = symbol? My current approach is \underset{>}{\overset{<}{\approx}}, which looks ...
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Similar \hourglass and \lozengeminus symbols

Is there a way to get similar \hourglass (⧖) and \lozengeminus (⟠) symbols, i.e. with identical triangles? With both fdsymbol and stix packages, \lozengeminus is much larger than \hourglass. The goal ...
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Why \textraiserevglotstop does not appear in pdfTeX?

I am trying to write the International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA) equivalent of the Arabic letter ص, which is sˤ, in a LaTeX text using Overleaf, but it does not show the symbol ˤ, so how to address this ...
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\arctan used to render correctly, but now doesn't [closed]

Before I could write \arctan x and it rendered correctly. But now I have to write \text{arctan} x to get this. I must have lost a font? How can I get it back to the way it used to work? I'm using ...
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what can I do if I want a symbol “a triangle with a centered dot inside it” and other symbols in the latex?

I want symbols "a triangle with a centered dot inside it", "a triangle with a circle inside it", "a downtriangle with a centered dot inside it", and also "a ...

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