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How to produce two asterisks, asterism ∗, ⁑, ⁂

I want to create tags for equations as sequential asterisks a+b=c (∗) x+y=z (⁑) i+j=k ...
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Why \bigcup appears too small

In \begin{align} or \[\], \bigcup or bigwedge appear in normal size. However, in regular math-mode, they appear the same size as cup or wedge. The sample code is: $X\in V_{\alpha}=\underset{\beta<\...
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Remove space after symbol [duplicate]

How can I remove the space after a symbol? The question comes from this example: \documentclass[a4paper]{article} \begin{document} GD\& T \end{document} will be typeset ...
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How to use U+1F54A (DOVE OF PEACE) with pdfLaTeX?

How can I use U+1F54A DOVE OF PEACE in my document, especially with pdfLaTeX and not LuaLaTeX?
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How to create a list of symbols in online LaTex editor Overleaf?

I would like to: a) create a list of symbols; b) which is listed on the table of contents. I've tried the following code but the title "List of Symbols" does not appear on the table of ...
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Manually typeset single and double quotations marks in dierect succession

Usually I use \usepackage{dirtytalk} to typeset quotation marks, however this usepackage does not seem to work within a \textcite[Section: "This needs quotation 'marks'"]{source1} ...
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Make the acronyms bold but not the symbols

I would like to make the acronyms bold. I used \renewcommand{\glsnamefont}[1]{\textbf{#1}} to achieve this. But there is a side effect: The text in the \text{...} of the symbols also got bold, which ...
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How to write ^(caret) in latex? [duplicate]

It's as the title says. How can I write ^(caret) in Latex. If I type something like [^set], then the s in set is raised to a power. How can I display [^set] the way it is? $\wedge$ sorta works but it ...
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Sign for equivalence relation “on the same hyperbola”

I want a symbol for an equivalence relation meaning “on the same hyperbola $xy=c$”. Is there a standard notation? If not, I'm thinking of something on the tune of Any idea of a similar sign, or how ...
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Derivative Symbol

I want to create derivative symbol. How can I make the derivative symbol here?
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How to make certain words in a phrase bold using this metrix-like approach?

I have a tex file with English phrases along with their phonetic transcription: \phrase { * * * . } {Whoa, what hap-pened?} {ˈwoʊ, ˈwʌt̚ ˈhæp ənd?} \phrase { * . . * . * * } {...
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Linux Biolinum Keyboard missing euro currency symbol

Some keyboards provide a key with the € currency symbol (U+20AC), but the Linux Biolinum Keyboard font is missing it, though: it does provide some currency symbols, Linux Libertine does provide this ...
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Package CJK Error: Invalid character code

Today, I use another computer to run my .tex. The console shows the following error. But, I can run the same file on my foemer PC. After diagnosing, I find the problem which is marked below. If I ...
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Latin Modern under T1 encoding, "lighttt" setting, and "lmtt/m/sl" in place for italic: Error at apostrophe "\textquotesingle"

The MWE: \documentclass{article} \usepackage[lighttt]{lmodern} \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} \ttfamily \DeclareFontFamily{T1}{lmtt}{} \DeclareFontShape{T1}{lmtt}{m}{it}{ <-> ssub * lmtt/m/sl }{} ...
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Create \congrightarrow with STIX

I'm using STIX and I'd like to create this arrow: \congrightarrow editing the the \equalrightarrow, i. e., substituing the =-symbol with the $\cong$-one. Is it possible? Thank you so much My First ...
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How to write a symbol on math [duplicate]

I would like to write this symbol in latex.
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How to change "." to \cdot automatically

By the David Carlisle's answer, Automatically use \cdot We can input *, TeX turns * into \cdot command. How can I change * by ".". \documentclass{article} \mathcode`\*="8000 {\catcode`\*...
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Symbol for concatenation of more than two strings [closed]

To define string concatenation, I use the || symbol to concatenate two strings, like S1||S2. Now I need to show the concatenation of more than two. Is there any known symbol to define the ...
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Sort the list of symbols

I have a list of symbols in my thesis with the glossaries-extra package. I want to sort the list of symbols in some fashions, e.g., sorting w.r.t. the first alphabet of the respective descriptions, or ...
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Reverse of inclusion in Latex [duplicate]

How can we write the reverse of "inclusion" in Latex style? Like in the second statement here?
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Incidence Symbol for Geometry

My professor invented a symbol for when a line and a point are geometrically incident. I added a picture and wanted to ask if someone knows how to write this in LaTex? It is a small line with a dot in ...
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\hat too small, \widehat too wide with Kepler font

I use the Kepler font in my document. It's a very good font for math but it has an issue typesetting the \hat and \widehat commands: the \hat command produces a very small hat and \widehat produces a ...
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'i' symbol in TeX

Consider: I would like to know the LaTeX command for the symbol above. I searched for it online and tried Detexify, but I could not find it.
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Any command like \xlongequal for subsets?

I want to write text above/below the subset/subset equal sign. Is there any way that I can do it without making an abomination? i.e. a long text above/below a small symbol!
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Removing Leading Space in Baskervville font

I am using Baskervville-Regular font (https://github.com/anrt-type/ANRT-Baskervville). I am trying to use \acute in text area, but leading was changed when \acute symbol presented in the line. See MWE ...
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Different checkmarks and crossmarks/xmarks matched very well with each other

Recently the checkmark and crossmark/xmark are useful when to write some materials of my own. But I found that it's difficult to get the checkmark and crossmark/xmark matched very well with each other....
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Create a new double bracket symbol, or properly scale the existing one

In my document there already exists a math font configuration, but it doesn't contain the symbol for double brackets. Following this answer, I imported the one from the fourier font. However, as can ...
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Symbol for blanks as ambiguous bits

I display bit strings with ambiguous bits, like 11-101-0011---10-1-1. So, "-" means could be "1" or "0". All symbols I tried like squares, circles display in a ...
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How to write abbreviated "the" as thorn with superscript e?

Ideally without using any external packages. I am looking for something like this. For more about the letter, read Wikipedia.
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How to typeset the numero sign in Plain TeX?

I want to typeset the numero sign № in Plain TeX. My first guess is to use \def\numero{$\rm N^{\underline o}$} but the line under the o is too long and I don't really want to mess up with arbitrary ...
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csvsimple problem: csvreader reads > as?, what can I do? [duplicate]

I'm a beginner using LaTex. Currently I'm doing my thesis project and I need to do a table from a csv. However, csvreader from the csvsimple package is giving me problems because it reads > as ¿ ...
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What is ⍼ used for? [closed]

This is a crosspost from the Mathematics Stack Exchange, I thought I'd ask here as well in case anyone knows. In the STIX package there is a character called \rangledownzigzagarrow, which corresponds ...
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Is there any way to write a curved arrow?

I'd like to write a curved arrow along a line, like this one. How can I write it?
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LaTeX notation for this special L symbol

What is the LaTeX notation for the L in the A* map? I've never seen it before. It couldn't be identified by any tools.
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How to write an equal sign above a letter

Just like in the picture, there's an equal sign above "I". I don't even know what to call it.
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Why is \triangleright printed as a question mark in a box?

I took a piece of code from here to indicate the steps taken in my software. However, while using $\triangleright$ it shows like this: It didn't do that before so somewhere along the way I made some ...
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TeXStudio changed R image in pdf format [closed]

The situation is as follows: I created this chart using R Studio and then exported it in .pdf format to import it in TeXStudio: However, after importing it into TeXStudio, all the greek letters in ...
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Why the Q.E.D. symbol show after the sentence end and can't show right aligned (as picture below)?

\documentclass[twoside,11pt]{book} \usepackage[left=2.5cm,right=2cm,top=2cm,bottom=2cm,papersize={15.5cm,23.5cm}]{geometry} \renewcommand{\thechapter}{\Roman{chapter}} \renewcommand{\thesection}{\...
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How can I have a symbol before every chapter/section/subsection title?

How can I have a symbol before the title of each chapter, section and subsection? If possible, I would like to have this symbol in the left margin. The symbol is not important. This is my MWE: \...
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Custom bracket and arrow symbols (jazz music notation)

I am trying to create a custom command for jazz music notation, like the arrow and brackets below: I managed to create the following custom commands \newcommand{\bracket}{$\underbracket{\phantom{...}}...
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Why \bigodot appear larger in equation

I just found that \bigodot appears to be larger in equation than it is in normal math text. A sample latex is: Denote $\bigodot$ as $\subset$ or $\not \subset$. Then a \textbf{set representation} of $\...
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Replace a single not mathmode character in LaTeX?

This is somewhat of a repost, but all the help I got did not really help. I am using Linux Libertine in LaTeX as my font in my thesis and I love every character except for the italic uppercase J. ...
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How to write this stylized pound sign?

I would like to write a pound sign as reproduced here, from this article on the #-sign. Notice the reproduction of Newton's hand writing, which illustrates the development from lb toward #. How may I ...
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Issue with & for latex and eulerr

I'm having some issues with rmarkdown, where I can't generate a pdf because I use "&" when I build a eulerr diagram. The error is : ! Misplaced alignment tab character &. I do use '&...
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Is there a LaTeX symbol with two arcs like \asymp but with opposite order?

\asymp creates )( , horizontally. In a programming language semantics work I see a similar thing but with opposite order: (), again horizontally. Is there a standard LaTeX command for this?
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Defining a fallback font for all missing characters

I need access to Emoji characters for a little package I am currently writing. Is there a way of having a fallback font in XeLaTeX for whenever a random character is not available in the standard font?...
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"Interchange" \cup with \bigcup

I am using \bigcup far more often than \cup in my code and so I want to change the commands to something like \bigcup --> \cup and \cup --> \smallcup. Similarly, for \bigcap and \cap of course. ...
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What is \varpi? [duplicate]

I came across the symbol \varpi in a paper and had no idea how to pronounce it or even what alphabet it's from (I'm guessing Greek since it looks like lowercase omega). Does anyone know how to ...
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Label several equations with symbols without leaving a blank space

So I am labeling three equations with symbols, each one in a different line. The problem is that when I do this, a huge amont of blank space is left between equations, and I don't like it. Can someone ...
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How do I write this equation?

I am trying to write some Greek text in PDF, but the first word of the equation is incomprehensible to me.
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