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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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Is there any large(cover allmost all frequetly used) greek symbols bibliograpyhy?

How to effectively use List of Symbols for a thesis? In the above question the @Nicola Talbot shows a technique to make Symbols list with symbols bibliography. Although, I like that solution but, ...
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\llbracket and \rrbracket Does not Work in TikZ

Why can’t I use \llbracket and \rrbracket in the following example? \documentclass{article} \usepackage{tikz} \usetikzlibrary{arrows,shapes,graphs,graphs.standard,quotes} \usepackage{stmaryrd} \...
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Two special characters

I would like to write the two special characters for Medieval Latin transcriptions of "per" and "pro" (see the attached image). Does anybody know if those characters exist? I do not find them. Thanks!
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Use a superscript prime symbol in Bibtex

I have the following issue: In my references, I often have a γ' symbol in the title, which stands for gamma prime, a strengthening component in high-temperature alloys. Please note that many journals, ...
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Standard inline integral symbol after using mathabx package

After using mathabx package the inline integral symbol is changed from the right leaning symbol to the left leaning (Russian style) int symbol. It seems that mathabx package overwites the standard ...
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The symbol on Aaron Turon's thesis title page

I want to create the symbol Aaron Turon used as a vertical separator on his thesis title page. I think it is typeset like normal text and is not an external Image. It looks like two integral symbols ...
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How to represent the “Shift” key?

I am struggling to represent the "Shift" key. This is my best attempt so far: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{keystroke} \usepackage[arrows]{boisik} \begin{document} Current solution: \...
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How to typeset $\phi$ with a vertical bar

I am not a fan of the default latex $\phi$, with the straight line running through the circle at a slight angle. Does anyone know of a more imposing latex font that can be used, whereby the straight ...
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Is there something like cdots that uses less space?

Is there an alternative where I still have three dots but less horizontal space is required? For instance, s_1s_2 \cdots s_L results in: I would like something more compact
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Symbols for outer joins not displaying

As suggested in an answer to this question, I'm using unicode-math and XeLaTeX to typeset symbols for different kinds of joins in relational algebra. However, when I commands \leftouterjoin, \...
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nomenclature spacing

I want to reduce the spacing between the Symbols, but increase the spacing between the heading (see attached picture). The solution provided in the link below is not working for me Reduce line ...
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Relation signs compiled strangely [duplicate]

I met a strange behaviour. This small piece of code: \documentclass{article} \begin{document} <> \end{document} is compiled as Is it normal? Could you give an explanation? I use TeXLive ...
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Question about german umlauts/Latex

I have a little question about inserting german umlauts under latex. I had heard that it would be possible to make german umlauts by inserting a: (which should produce ä), too. It should have ...
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how to type inverse Vectorization operator ivec() in latex? [duplicate]

The Vectorization operator: vec() can be typed Vectorization operator how to type inverse Vectorization operator ivec() in latex?
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Identify and import a “curly precneq” from a package

I would like to use the following symbol (from this answer, see the "Symbola" in the picture): Ideally, I would like to have a command which make it appear without loading a package which may ...
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Marujirushi symbol won't display using Xelatex

I'm using Xelatex. I'm trying to type the Japanese marujirushi symbol into my document. The exact way I get the symbol is to toggle my keyboard to the Microsoft Japanese IME, type maru, hit the ...
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Double vertical bar with dash through it

Is there a predefined symbol that looks like this which is something like \Vdash but with the hyphen (dash) going through it? Edit: I am using the following for now... \def\dplus{+\!\!\!+}
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Mayan Numerals in math mode

How to use Mayan Numerals from 'BabelStone Mayan Numerals' font in math mode, with LuaLaTeX?
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How to write this symbol for a Banach algebra? [duplicate]

How to write the following symbol in LaTeX that's used for Banach algebras.
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How to load a non-separating comma with datatool/DTLloadrawdb

I would like to load in a key,value type list using \DTLloadrawdb: \DTLloadrawdb{vars}{"variables.txt"} variables.txt: key,value customerName,Acme Corp customerAddress1,1600 Pennsylvania Ave NE ...
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How to create this gamma symbol

How do I create this gamma symbol?
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Create water cup symbol

I searched but not found "water cup" symbol in LaTeX. How can I draw this symbol like attached image? Thanks \documentclass[a4paper,11pt]{article} \usepackage[a4paper,left=2cm,right=2cm,top=1cm,...
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How do I put a circle around an symbol?

I am trying to put \star in a circle so I can use it on my paper. I could not find a proper way to do so. Is there a (simple) way of doing such a custom symbol?
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What is the symbol for Sector and Area in Latex

Can someone let me know what kind of symbol should I use for defining Area and Sector (for example for part of a circle)
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Small \oplus and \otimes

I would like to have commands \smalloplus and \smallotimes that prints same symbols as oplus and otimes but in a smaller size. It would look like (but in a more beautiful way and the symbols should ...
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error of symbol not available in ot1

I'm writing a manuscript for an Elsevier journal, and when I try to type in a per mille sign using \textperthousand an error comes up saying command \textperthousand unavailable in encoding OT1. Does ...
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Need help with using glossaries-extra package (Texpad, MacOS)

I am trying to work on a thesis following a template from my university, and I am having trouble making a 'Nomenclature' and 'Symbols' list. I am able to successfully make a 'Glossary' and '...
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Create a symbol-like shape in tikz and reuse it easily?

I wanted to create something like a circle and place arrows around it facing towards the circle (or maybe rectangle): I did it in this way, if someone has improvements since my approach is very ...
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What is the not less than operator in LaTeX?

Hear me out here. I tried to do \nless which I found online, however I was just given and undefined control sequence error message. What should I do?
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Create diamond with a dash in it

I'm looking for how to create a diamond symbol with a dash that horizontally divides it. One like the following: I found the diamondminus on MnSymbol package, but this new package is incompatible ...
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Using math accents/diacritics as standalone symbols

Suppose I have an operation on a set X which I want to denote with something like $X^\prime$, $X^\bullet$, or $X^\circ$, except with a different symbol. I found out that some of the diacritics ...
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Rename glossary symbol columns, change order of columns

I want to rename the headers in my glossary. Since this link just offers to rename the headers of all used glossaries it sadly is not useful. Is there a possibility to rename those headers just before ...
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Footprints symbol in LaTeX

I was wondering if someone knows if there is a foot/feet symbol available in any of latex packages that I could use in my text? I would appreciate any hint. I do really mean a foot/feet icon as in ...
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Changing symbol of footnote (elsarticle)

I have the following frontpage: \documentclass[3p, twocolumn]{elsarticle} \begin{document} \begin{frontmatter} \title{This is my title} \author[aff1] {author\fnref{note}\corref{cor1}} \ead{email} ...
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Recursive symbols [closed]

see overlay symbols I'd like to create a symbol that I can use like any other ordinary symbol, except that it takes other symbols as part of its visual and that might include itself, limited by some ...
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\subsetneq in bold font

My tags are follows: \documentclass{book} \usepackage{amsmath,amssymb} \begin{document} $\boldsymbol{\subsetneq}$ \end{document} I got the symbol in roman only but I need in bold face, any ...
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Is there that kind of symbol? [duplicate]

Is there a way to use that kind of symbol?
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Using fontawesome icons

Writing my CV, I try to put symbols of email, phone, twitter, etc before the corresponding information on top of my CV. So, I basically did the following: \documentclass[margin, 10pt]{res} % Use the ...
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How to get a stairway symbol in math mode?

I am looking for a 'stair' or 'stairway' symbol that I can use in math mode to denote a stair-like curve, for example to be used as an integration path. I have included some pictures as examples below:...
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Is there a box with a slash? [duplicate]

In my current project, I'm using the boxed versions of certain operations. The amsmath package provides convenient \boxtimes and \boxplus operators for this, which are the same size as \square. ...
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What is the @ symbol in Latex used for? I had seen its use in the tables as given below [duplicate]

\multicolumn{1}{|c|}{\multirow{2}{*}{\textbf{\begin{tabular}[c]{@{}c@{}}Attribute\\ No\end{tabular}}}}
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List of abbreviation and symbols in thesis

I am working on my thesis and done with all other things except including list of abbreviations and symbols. I found different solution from various threads while searching online but most of the ...
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How to get a strongly slanted Delta [duplicate]

Early 20th century texts on calculus of variations use a very strongly slanted Delta. A sample is below. It is much more slanted than the \mathit{\Delta} discussed in Delta-like symbol in LaTeX, and ...
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(mód 1) is not copied correctly

Please consider the following MWE: \documentclass{article} \usepackage[spanish]{babel} \selectlanguage{spanish} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} \begin{document} Works: áéà Does ...
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How can I construct a nicer veebar?

I really like the general style of mathabx symbols, but I'm a bit turned off by the lack of vertical space between the 'vee' and the 'bar' in \veebar (on the left below). How might I construct an ...
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How to generate \biguminus math symbol?

How do I create a \biguminus symbol which is similar to \biguplus except there is a minus sign instead of plus sign?
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Why won't my \mathrlap stay overlapping?

I've defined a \boxstar command as follows: \newcommand{\boxstar}{\mathrlap{\boxplus}\boxtimes} This looks quite nice on its own. However, when I have a line of boxstars and other symbols, the ...
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Special characters as \pounds in bibliography

I have some items with \pounds and the Russian ruble sign in the title which I want to refer to in the bibliography with bibtex. How can I succeed?
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Does a symbol for glasses exist?

I could not find the symbol of the image below which is in a book in my possession. I honestly do not remember where I saw it. Could someone help me where this symbol is located? This symbol (red ...
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Ordered symbols list with units

I would like to create a symbols list using \makeglossaries, but, it has to be ordered and the symbols must have their respective units too. On the quest for a solution to my issue I came across two ...