Questions tagged [symbols]

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Why does the same code give two different outputs?

I accidentally copied and pasted the same code right below it. But the output is different. The second one has a strange omega attached to the triangle inside the set. Why is that? I copied it right ...
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How can I create a new simple symbol, similar to the binomial coefficients?

I was wondering how to make a symbol that looked like $\binom{n}{m}$, except that instead of a bracket, it's a square box around the two symbols. Is this possible? If not, what is the closest I could ...
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Inline graph notation with labels and colors

I was writing about flag algebra and came across Notation for flag algebras in graph theory, which gives the code for creating a new command that creates inline graphs. However, I'm unsure how to ...
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Bracket in the shape of a horse bow

I'm wondering how to make a bracket that looks a bit like "(" and ")" but with the middle part curving inwards a bit. The result should look like a horse bow. This is not to be ...
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Insert specific form of tau

I want to insert this specific tau in my paper . But with the usual tau symbol, I am getting this tau,. Wth the upgreek package, I am getting this, . Therefore I am asking for your guidance about the ...
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How can I get crossproduct of two vectors like this?

I am trying to try crossproduct of two vectors a and b. I tried \documentclass[12pt,a4paper]{article} \usepackage{amsmath} \usepackage{esvect} \begin{document} $ \bigl[\vv{a},\vv{b}\bigr] $ \quad ...
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How to create \in-symbol with underbar that has rounded edges and correct vertical spacing?

The aim is to create a new symbol \ineq. The appearence of \ineq would be to \in as \subseteq is to \subset. Output from attempt at making \ineq: Problems with attempt in decreasing order of ...
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Can the unicode character U+02B9 be produced using T1 or/and LGR encoding by pdfLatex?

Is there a way to type the Unicode character U+02B9 in pdfLatex (command, macro, keyboard combination ...) without getting an error? Copy and paste the character does not help! MWE: \documentclass[...
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Latex Code for a Symbol [duplicate]

Could anyone help me in finding the code for the following symbol? I tried different mathematical formulas or symbols. I could not find it
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listitemsymbol in moderncv renders as "•[regular]" when using fontawesome

I'm using fontawesome package to have \faExternalLink, but an undesired consequence is that \listitemsymbol is rendered as you can see in the image below: Here's the minimal code to reproduce it: \...
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How may I reduce the size of a symbol to match some other symbol?

How may I reduce the size of $\Sigma$ so that it aligns with, e.g., the lowercase letter a?
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How to draw a diamond with plus sign in latex

I need to draw a diamond with a plus sign in the center and then be able to add limits to it, as shown in the figure. I need to create one diamond big and bold and another one small and not bold, ...
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What is the "best" package for chemical reaction typing?

I've been trying to insert chemical reactions in my latex document and from what I've seen there are many different related packages for the same purpose. I would like to know what is the easiest to ...
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Archaic Greek sampi and stigma in math mode [duplicate]

How may one have access to \stigma, \Stigma,\varstigma, \sampi and \Sampi from teubner, as in Table 428 of the Comprehensive Latex font catalogue, while in math mode?
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Is this a Symbol or a Font; and How to Reproduce?

In typesetting some Latin footnotes, I have come across this rather unusual depiction of ff: The double f looks to me like some type of a special symbol; but, I am wondering if it is the result of ...
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How to change the symbol of the enumeration, CV Curve

I'm editing this costumized CurVe CV: https://www.overleaf.com/latex/templates/a-customised-curve-cv/mvmbhkwsnmwv . I want to put the symbol \faBook instead of \faBookmark in the section Education, ...
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How to add text to the \leftrightharpoons symbol in equations?

Following directly on from the question https://tex.stackexchange.com/questions/454010/left-right-harpoon-arrow-with-text/651690#651690" and referring to the images below (@egreg's image in the ...
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Using \dots inside \bm causes an error

I can't figure out why this error keeps happening. I simply use \dots inside \bm as is shown in the following image: The equation of the middle reads: $$\bm{d\omega^i\wedge\omega^1\wedge\dots\wedge\...
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Aligning $A^x_y$?

Is it possible to obtain a variant of $A^x_y$ so that x and y are slightly smaller, and so that the top of the x is as high as the top of the A, while the bottom of the y is as low as the bottom of ...
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Difference between $\star\star$ and $\star\star\star$

The picture above is generated by $\star$, $\star\star$ or $\star\star\star$. Indeed, this phenomenon was mentioned in here. However they didn't give a solution, and I want to know how to get rid of ...
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How to put a small idex symbol in front of a letter and not afterwards? [duplicate]

For example if i want to indes a variable c in latex i usually write c_{i}, where i is the index and c the variable. How is it possible to put the index i in front of my variable c?
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How can I write this symbol resembling a little flame in latex?

I have encountered this symbol resembling a little flame (inside the norm inside the expectation) in a paper, does anyone know how to write it in latex? Here is the link to the paper: https://...
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How to negate \rhd [duplicate]

Is there a good way to represent the negation of \rhd?. I have tried something like \not\rhd, but it does not look nice. Looking around I haven't found any good suggestion.
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Symbol for difficulty?

I am looking for symbols of difficulty (exercices for my students). For instance, a face with a question mark above his head, ... I would put one symbol for an easy exercice, two for a more difficult ...
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Reversed arrow tips for \overleftarrow and \overrightarrow

The post Change arrow tip of \overleftarrow-Command tells me how to change the size of the tips of arrows generated with \overleftarrow and \overrightarrow. But how can I get a different tip all ...
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bib2gls symbols variation point to a unique symbol in symbolslist

I am using a bib2gls generated symbols list for my documents containing equations for 2 reasons : the symbols are referenced so anyone can check what a symbol means I can change the appearance of my ...
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Engineering symbols

Is there a package for engineering symbols like this or something similar? (forget the trucks, I need something simpler)
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How to Produce an Unbroken Emdash with Texttt

MWE: \documentclass{book} \begin{document} \Large \thispagestyle{empty} emdash--- \vspace*{25pt} Now, with the texttt command: \, \texttt{emdash---} \end{document} which gives: How may I produce ...
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Labelling examples/remarks based on Sections

I want to automatically label examples (as well as remarks, definitions, theorems, etc) based on section number. For example, if I have defined a \section, \subsection or even a \subsubsection ...
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Special arrow tips for \overleftarrow and \overrightarrow [duplicate]

How can I have special arrow tips ideally reversed arrow tip (like --< but not dashed) or small vertical lines for the arrows on top of a letter like \overleftarrow and \overrightarrow ?
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Changing the \sum symbol in fraction [duplicate]

I would like my \sum symbol to appear like on the right side of the equation (n on top and i on the bottom) rather than be on the side, however when I use \frac, the shape of \sum changes as I tried ...
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I want to automatically ... mathrm

I see the link here I want the symbol i (italic) to automatically convert to "straight" by the code \AtBeginDocument{\renewcommand{\hat}[1]{\hat{\mathrm{#1}}}} but it's not working, please ...
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How do I negate \curlywedge [closed]

When I put \not\curlywedge I get I tried something like \rotatebox[origin=c]{270}{\nprec} but the line goes the wrong way.
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Place the start and end index above and below the symbol ||

I use this command $$E = \parallel_{i=1}^{8}E_i$$ to get this result: But I would like the start and end indexes to be above and below, not overwritten and subscribed, like this: I found this ...
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Importing a pre-generated index file to Overleaf

I have a problem with the index generated using Overleaf. I am using imaxeidx with no flags other than the title and number of columns. After generating the .idx file I simply use \printindex to print ...
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How to Change the Appearance of a Swabfamily Capital A

Consider the code \documentclass{book} %\usepackage{yfonts} \usepackage{xcolor,oldgerm} \begin{document} \thispagestyle{empty} \large \swabfamily{How to Change the {\color{red}{A}}ppearance of a ...
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A weird symbol related to Sobolev spaces on manifolds

Can someone tell me what the following mathematical symbol is? I don't know the symbol to the left of the indices p and k. Here is a snapshot of my textbook that is related to this symbol:
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Wrong output of subscripts while using Hendrik Vogt's "\widebar"

When I try to use Hendrik Vogt's "\widebar" from Can I get a \widebar without using the mathabx package?, it happens that the output of \widebar{\mathcal{I}}_{x}=\widebar{\mathcal{I}_{x}} ...
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Euro symbol for math mode [duplicate]

The code \euro gives the symbol for the Euro-currency, it does not function in math mode. How can I get the Euro symbol in math mode?
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tikzlibrary: circuits.ee.IEC: ohm symbol

With this latex code I get the correct picture. \documentclass[12pt,table]{standalone} %\usepackage[lucida]{fontsetup} %\usepackage[default]{fontsetup} %\usepackage[times]{fontsetup} \usepackage{...
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How to insert upright delta symbol in LaTeX?

I need to insert upright delta symbol as But I did it as \documentclass{article} \usepackage{amsmath} \begin{document} $\mathrm{\delta}^{18}\mathrm{O}$ \end{document} The delta symbol is not so ...
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How to write \% separated in latex?

I have a link that contains %, but obviously writing it in this way it appears only "%". How can I write and visualize them both? For example, I have: \bibitem{} https://wxguys.ssec.wisc.edu/...
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What is the "backslash greater than" command for? [duplicate]

To make my life easier, I have defined the following two commands: \newcommand{\<}{\langle} \renewcommand{\>}{\rangle} However, as you can see, the latter one required a redefinition, rather ...
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Not going when clicking on sections summary, list of table, list of figures, abbreviations

I am writing my master thesis in latex. However, when I click on the summary, foreword, list of figures, list of tables, and abbreviations resume in the table of contents, it goes to the wrong page. \...
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After loading unicode-math, how do I remap one symbol (character) to another?

I specifically want "⦂" (U2982, Z NOTATION TYPE COLON) to appear as a colon with mathrel spacing (or better yet, the way amsmath redefines \colon) But redefining \typecolon with \...
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Vertical dotted line in an equation

I am trying to get vertical dotted/dashed lines in between of equation. I used \vdots and got this, but I want the dotted line to be bigger. Following is what I've done. \begin{equation*} \begin{...
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Changing the \ast of kpfonts

When using the KP-Font (OTF version), the asterisk \ast looks like this: which is beautiful. However, in my lecture note, I need it to represent a certain operation, which should look like this: Is ...
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Symbol like '\propto' but inverted

I'm looking for a symbol like \propto but rotated 180 degrees (or even better, a symbol like the pink ribbon rotated in -90 degrees) but can't find it anywhere. Im looking for somthing similar to the ...
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how to define semantic logic "implies" and "not" operators for use in LyX

In Schechter's Classical and nonclassical logics, he distinguishes symbols at the semantic level, from those at the syntactic level, by encircling the operators. For example, formal logic uses "∧&...
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Textsymbol in mathmode

I need to be able to use unicode symbol #643 (or something very similar) in mathmode. It looks like a small integral sign and is contained as \textesh in the tipa package, but I can't use it in ...
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