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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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Partial derivative with respect to three variables

I just started learning LaTeX and I am facing problem in writing the following equation, can anyone please help me out?
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How to typeset a small black square as a binary operator?

This is my first post on this SE so I apologize if my formatting is bad. Essentially I am trying to reproduce the small black symbol from the following definition in Allen Hatcher's Algebraic ...
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How to type summation notation with a vertical line in Latex?

I need to type the following summation symbol in Latex. Could anyone help me? Literally, there needs to be a vertical line in a summation symbol, and $\hat{\beta}_2$ is just a subscript. Thanks in ...
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The size of character changed in fbox

The source is as in the following \documentclass[a4paper]{ctexart} \begin{document} \noindent 【 \setlength{\fboxsep}{0pt} \noindent \fbox{【} \end{document} The output looks like As you can see, ...
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How to write a character overlapping another character

How can I write two characters in the same place? In particular, I want to write an arrow $\rightarrow$, and then write a letter such that the arrow strikes through the letter. I found some similar ...
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How to include a list of symbols?

Is there a special way, a standard way to include a list of symbols in a LaTeX document: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{amsmath} \usepackage{algorithm} \usepackage[]{algpseudocode} I have a few ...
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What notation is this from probability? [duplicate]

I usually see this one when it comes to probability. What notation is this and how can I do it on latex?
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Emulate sups feature for an Opentype font with XeTeX?

I'm trying to access superscript Cyrillic letter in Ladoga Pro Opentype font. I do not get them with \addfontfeature{VerticalPosition=Superior}. As far as I can see, they are not included in sups ...
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how to write limit tends to variable $s_i$?

I do not want to write limit tends to infinite, instead of infinite it should be variable: $$\lim_{x\to\variable} f(x) = max(R)$$ How may I write in LaTeX code?
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How to display $\varnothing$ in tikz file

I want to create a graphic file with tikz package. But I can not display empty set symbol in $\varnothing$ (it can display $\emptyset$). I need help on this.
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How do I get the proper microsymbol, μ not mu, not \textmu because that looks ugly, but the clean one?

How do I get a clean looking \micro symbol µ ? I want a micro symbol, not a greek \mu, because that is another symbol. However tex does not render the proper symbol, and the symbol that is does ...
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What is the best-looking way to produce enlarged mathematical symbols in equation mode using lmodern?

I noticed that there is no way to produce a larger version of the summation symbol when writing equations. This \usepackage{lmodern} \begin{equation} \sum \end{equation} cannot be magnified using ...
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Is there a “screw sense” glyph available in some LaTeX package?

I wonder if any LaTeX package provides a glyph for the two screw senses, something like: and (compare §II.8 of Schouten: Tensor Analysis for Physicists, Dover 2nd ed., 1989). I've searched the ...
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How to get the symbol like tilde [duplicate]

The \tilde command is active and positions the tilde-symbol above the next letter: $\tilde x$. How to get the tilde itself as an isolated and vertically positioned symbol like a star $*$, $+$ etc?
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How to type these special brackets in latex in text mode?

LEFT BLACK LENTICULAR BRACKET (U+3010): 【 RIGHT BLACK LENTICULAR BRACKET (U+3011): 】 LEFT WHITE LENTICULAR BRACKET (U+3016): 〖 RIGHT WHITE LENTICULAR BRACKET (U+3017): 〗 LEFT WHITE TORTOISE SHELL ...
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How to type “~”, the curly symbol used for “Home” in Linux, in latex? [duplicate]

I'm sorry if this is duplicate; I couldn't find it.
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How to generate an en-dash (–) other than “--”

I am preparing a poster based on a specific template I have to use. The template uses Arial as font. Strangely, typing "--" (for example for page ranges in references) does not result in an en-dash (–)...
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How can I write f′ (x) with a prime?

I tried $f’(x)$ but it wouldn't show the ’. Should I install a package or is there a specific command for this?
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Displaying a character in math mode from its Unicode encoding

Can someone tell me what I am doing wrong or simply tell me how I can use the coptic letter "Me" in math mode? I want to use a coptic letter in a mathematical expression in my TeX document. From my ...
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Getting started on making a new glyph

I would like to take the glyph for zero (0) from latin modern, and modify it in some way and then be able to use it as a new glyph in my LaTeX document. I.e.; it's not a new glyph for zero, it's just ...
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How do I display trigrams from the Unicode miscellaneous symbols block?

How to encode special unicode symbols as in here in latex?
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How to get this fancier line to divide paragraphs?

Here I found lecture notes in which the author uses the following symbol when a certain thought is finished but no new chapter or similar follows. Since the user doesn't share his source I code I ...
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In PDFTeX, how do I change \footnote notation locally to music symbols/notes?

This is related to a previous question How to change \footnote notation locally to music symbols/notes?. I am hoping to change, the \symfootnote * and \dagger define below to the \sharp and ...
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Latex command for half unfilled \bigstar

\bigstar produces a black star. I find commands that produce a half star but i don't find command that make a half filled star like this: Does someone have an idea ?
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How to change \footnote notation locally to music symbols/notes?

I learned earlier How to change \footnote notation locally in a few places?, how to change footnotes to certain symbols: like \renewcommand{\thefootnote}{\alph{footnote}} \newcommand{\symfootnote}[1]...
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Customizing math symbol “evaluated at” - Vertical bar growing up only below

I'd like to customize the math symbol "evaluated at". If I use the code: \documentclass[11pt]{article} \usepackage{amsmath} \begin{document} \begin{equation*} \frac{d}{dt} \left( i_{O_L} \Bigr|_{...
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LaTeX \models symbol that goes both ways

Is there a LaTeX symbol for \models that goes both ways? All I need is another vertical line at the end.
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can not find “actuarialsymbol.sty”

When I want to use package, it always said: can not find actuarialsymbol.sty. I don't know where to download this file. Last time when I met this problem with another package, I download the .sty ...
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Inverted exclamation mark in Mathmode

What is the command/package used to give the Inverted exclamation mark in Mathmode. I have tried the following: \mbox{!`}_A - The output is not at the same margin level as !. \mbox{\textexclamdown}...
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Fill the symbol with defined rgb color

I have different symbols represent different cases for my study such as \triangledown, \vartriangle and \circ. I wanted to change the color of the symbol to represent different cases using rgb. I ...
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Is there a way to create logical or as a sum-class symbol? [duplicate]

Example: \begin{equation} \lor_{j=1}^n \end{equation} shows up like and \begin{equation} \sum_{j=1}^n \end{equation} shows up like Is there a way to make the \lor look like the \sum ...
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How would I say two triangles are congruent? [duplicate]

There is a sign to signify two triangles are congruent. It looks like this: ≅. How would I do this in latex?
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Rotated `vDash` symbol from `amssymb`

I'm trying to rotate the \vDash symbol from amssymb: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{graphicx} \usepackage{amssymb} \newcommand{\vDashR}{\rotatebox[origin=c]{180}{\ensuremath\vDash}} \begin{...
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Use amsmath x in text

Probably an easy one but I fail to figure out what the x that amsmath produces in equations is called so I can't figure out how to use it in text. I want to do something like this: \begin{equation} ...
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Enderton's tautologically equivalent symbol

How does not get the $\vDash$ flipped to obtain Enderton's tautologically equivalent symbol?
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\textbullet in Same font

If I use any font as my base font, e.g., AGaramond, then if I use the tag \textbullet then the bullet should come from AGaramond family only, how can I achieve this. Note that I am using MikTeX V2.9 ...
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How to globally decrease space between symbols?

In my document, LateX is consistently placing far too much space between symbols, e.g. One way I am improving this spacing manually is using the following Suppose $x\,{=}\,2$ which yields something ...
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Equations: Why does formula symbol index notation “ff” cause such big letter spacing?

The formula symbol index notation ff is causing some ugly letter spacing in comparison to other index notation letters. Minimum Working Example (MWE): \documentclass{article} \begin{document} \...
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Looking for a curly script capital A

A math book I'm studying uses a symbol and I'd like to be able to reproduce it. I used detexify to search for it, but was unsuccessful. Most likely it is the letter 'a' in some font I'm not familiar ...
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What is the LaTex command for common notation for time scale as shown in picture? [duplicate]

What is the LaTex command for common notation for time scale as shown in picture?
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Create big fat green arrow like in excel

For my masters thesis I'm using a specific questionnaire. The questionnaire provides an evaluation tool that provides some nice graphics in excel. I want to create the same look in Latex to keep ...
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How to change \footnote notation locally in a few places?

I like to change the \footnote notation locally in a few places, see the following, we have "Asterisk footnote" "Spade footnote" "Diamond footnote" How do we effectively change \footnote ...
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What is this p-like symbol [duplicate]

I have looked it up on http://detexify.kirelabs.org/classify.html but I was not able to figure out what this "p-like" symbol is.
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A symbol of triangle with “infinite” length

I want to know if there is a way to create a symbol of triangle like $\Delta$ (which I use to mean a bounded triangle) but each edge goes slightly father across the vertex (rather than stop at the ...
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Weird formatting in a smaller created empty set symbol

A while back I created my own sort of emptyset symbol because the "not equal" slash didn't line up and it annoyed me. So I defined my own emptyset via \DeclareMathOperator{\vempty}{{\centernot{\Circle}...
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Bad quality IPA Symbols

I am trying to insert some IPA symbols using the TIPA package. The quality of these symbols seem to be lower than the other characters. \documentclass{article} \usepackage{tipa} \begin{document} \...
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itemize - bullets points not showing up [duplicate]

I cannot figure out why the bullet points are not showing up. \documentclass{beamer} % % Choose how your presentation looks. % % For more themes, color themes and font themes, see: % http://deic.uab....
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smartdiagram: Adding extra arrows and symbols in flow diagrams

I want to produce the following flow chart with smartdiagram and need some hints how to draw extra arrows and symbols. So far I got this one with the following code \documentclass[border=10pt]{...
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Strike out an arrow with a small oblique segment like with \nrightarrow

I'm looking for a way to strike out an arrow in the same style (or idiscernible) as predefined struck arrows, with short, slightly-oblique segments, like for instance \nrightarrow. Using \not or \...
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How to effectively use List of Symbols for a thesis using .bib files?

Actually, this question has been already asked here: How to effectively use List of Symbols for a thesis? And there is a very good answer with 4 methods. However... Thank you very much for the ...