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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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Symbol for open and closed sets

I have seen here \subseteq + \circ as a single symbol ("open subset") that there's a symbol for open/closed subsets; are there any for open/closed sets?
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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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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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