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Place Symbol Above Character Outside of Math Mode

I am trying to place a text critical symbol ° (Unicode 00B0) above a Hebrew letter. Here is part of the sentence: \documentclass[letterpaper,12pt,oneside]{memoir} \usepackage{fontspec} \newcommand{\...
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How to display the name of symbols with glossaries-extra package?

I am trying to produce a document that has a list of acronyms and a separate list of symbols. My problem with the list of symbols is that I can't find how to add a name for the symbol itself. I ...
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Xelatex does not handle tabs correctly when writting to a file [duplicate]

When using the xsimverb package, I can easily write something to a file. Problem: if I use xelatex to compile, I get tabs replaced with ^^I in the file, while lualatex and pdflatex preserve the tabs ...
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How to get straight single quotes in verbatim and and codeexample

I have in my documentation stuff like print('abc'), but it is turned into print(’abc’) (note the changed quote), which breaks compilation. How could I make the environments \begin{codeexample} and \...
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How to create cleaner symbol for $\neg\cap$

I often use the intersection symbol with a line through it to denote disjoint sets when writing on paper or a whiteboard. However, I haven't found a way to do this in LaTex (just writing $\neg\cap$ ...
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Upsilon with hook symbol

I'm looking for symbol which looks like this: https://graphemica.com/%CF%92 I also found ϒ in UTF, but I'm not able to compile file and I don't find \Upupsilon satisfying. Thanks in advance.
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Replacing symbols [duplicate]

Shortly, I'd like to replace all the \vec{X} to \textbf{X} in my text. How could I do it automatically without having to rewrite all the thousands of vectors in my work? Sorry if that's too simple, I'...
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Make LaTeX directly recognize unicode symbol [duplicate]

I want to write the document in English, and copy-paste some text from online sources, where unicode symbols are usually used, for example: $\frac{dω(τ)}{dτ}$ The letter tau is compilable in many ...
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Print missing characters in Chinese writin

I am trying to write in Chinese this character 爫 using latex. But I only get a square 􀀀 I am sure the character is on the font, as I have used it in excel for example. This is my code: %!TeX program =...
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How to write dot products as <v, w>? [duplicate]

In my class, we write dot products like <v, w>, but the < and > on LaTeX are too stretched out and become too close to the adjacent elements. The symbol is used in the cover of this ...
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Adjusting the height of norm symbol

\documentclass[12pt]{article} \usepackage{times,fancyhdr,lastpage,parskip} \usepackage[a4paper, margin=1in]{geometry} \usepackage{amsmath,amssymb,enumerate,amsbsy,amsthm} \newcommand{\mf}{\mathbf} \...
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ConTeXt: Escape hash symbols for use with lpeg replacer

Background Looking to perform a text substitution on arbitrary strings. In the code snippet, the value #a.m. #p.m. value comes from a document. More specifically, the input is an XML document ...
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What is the "code 2" when TeX tokenize?

On page 48 of The TeXbook, there is an exercise Assume that the category codes of plain TEX are in force, except that the characters ^^A, ^^B, ^^C, ^^M belong respectively to categories 0, 7, 10, and ...
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What follows the `^^` in TeX? Hex or Dec or symbol?

^^6\bye will produces v. I can understand this. 6 is the symbol of ASCII table, and the DEC of 6 symbol is 54. As 54 is smaller than 64, so 54+64=128. The 128th symbol of ASCII table is v. ^^61 ...
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How to make a different greater/less than symbol that is used in 17th century math

At the moment I’m writing my thesis and I want to use the symbol that the original author used. It is a form of greater/less than symbol, just a tad bit different. I’ve tried quite a few things ...
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Using Arial and special characters

I have to use Arial in my document. If I want to use special characters in the text, such as numbers set higher or lower, these are not displayed or are only displayed as a rectangle.Superscript 2(²) ...
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Left quotation marks show as right quotation marks

I thought I understood quotation marks. Have searched, can't find any explanation for this. I want left quotation marks to show like "66" and right marks to show like "99". ...
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Difference between `\lhd` and `\triangleleft`

I recently learned the command \lhd, which can be used for denoting normal subgroups. But what is the difference of \lhd compared to \triangleleft? Similarly, what is the difference between \unlhd and ...
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I wish to use "engraved font" type glyphs for set names e.g. 𝔸, 𝔹, ℂ, 𝔻,… (U+1D538 – U+2149) but struggling to find LaTex codes for them

Hopefully LaTex symbols exist for these "engraved font" type of Unicode glyphs for single letters of the alphabet [A-Z][a-z] which are included with many fonts in the Extended Unicode range. ...
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How could I symbolize an axis in LaTeX

I am doing a course on rotational movement of solid rigid objects and a professor of the MIT symbolizes the axis around which the object rotates with a symbol that is a letter with a vertical line on ...
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Symbol(enter symbol) [duplicate]

Is there a latex symbol for this ↵ but pointing towards the right? I have found none even after looking at this website https://latex-tutorial.com/arrow-latex/
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Glossary first use of symbol does not show description (long form) [duplicate]

I'm attempting to generate two distinct glossaries—one for symbols and another for acronyms. However, I'm encountering an issue where the description for symbols doesn't appear on the first use in the ...
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Importing two symbols from stix2

I want to import two math symbols from stix2 package: \rdiagovfdiag and \fdiagovrdiag which look like this: I want to do this, because adding the whole package changes style of my article which I don'...
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Undesired behaviour within systeme

When I try to write a sum over some index in systeme* within an align environment, the sum is not displayed in the usual way, with the index displayed under the summation symbol, but instead on the ...
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How to load specific single glyph associated to \mathscr{\altr} from MathTime Pro 2?

I have the official MathTimePro 2 Complete fontset and would like to access, from a normal LaTeX document, one of its very specific glyphs, namely \mathscr{\altr}, without having to load the whole ...
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Halloween and LateX [duplicate]

I got the idea of amusing my students by inserting some Halloween stuff in an assignment. Some searching gave me the realhats package, where \hat{witch}{\text{Maple}}, gave me Maple with a witch-hat ...
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Alternative power symbol with newtxtext and newtxmath?

Confer this question: Symbol similar to \mathcal{P} With this mwe \documentclass{article} \usepackage[cal=cm,scr=euler]{mathalpha} \begin{document} $\mathscr{P}$ \end{document} the desired ...
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Control the distance between letter and dot above it

For equations, dots are required above letters. So, usually I use \dot{}. It is OK with small letters but with Capital letters the dot is too close to the letter. Can I increase the distance between ...
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Symbol similar to \mathcal{P}

I need to distinguish between the power set operation and a distinct, but similar operation, given the assumptions. For power set I use \mathcal{P}, as is standard. How may I obtain a symbol similar ...
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Remark that an element is in a set in equation environment [closed]

i'd like to remark that an element is in a set when typing an implication in equation environment. To be more clear I'll give an example: let's say that $F\subset K$ are fields and that $(\alpha+t\...
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Symbols like @ but based on letters other than a

I'd like to use symbols like the "at symbol" @ but based on letters other than "a". Any idea how I can get this? Handmade example based on "u":
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Writing a low ^ symbol

Is it possible to to use ^ in the same was as tilde is used in \texttildelow? That is, can a full stop be replaced with the ^ symbol?
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How to use Matplotlib plot markers in LaTex text

I want to use plot markers from Matplotlib in Latex. Especially I am looking for Latex equivalents of the symbols '1', '2', '3' and '4', as used for the 'two pairs' label in the plot. I already looked ...
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TeX is showing the error message "missing $ inserted"

TeX is showing the error message missing $ inserted from typesetting \sqrt{I} = \{a \in R \mid $a^n$ \in I, \exists n\in \mathbb{N}\} The outcome is attached.
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\mapstochar without the protuberance on the right side (i.e., a rounded vertical bar)

The \mapstochar character is a vertical bar, with borders slightly rounded and a protuberance on its right-side, in the middle: I'm trying to get the same symbol, but without the protuberance on the ...
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pdflatex: glyph ... undefined. How to properly solve this problem?

I use the package newpx with pdflatex (on Ubuntu 20.04, texlive installation), and I'm seeing a "glyph `section' undefined" error. Here's a minimal working example and the output: \...
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Luatex and \diagup or \diagdown

For some reason, it seems \diagup and \diagdown are not provided by unicode-math or amsfonts when those are called by Luatex. Here's a minimal (non)working example: % Intended LaTeX compiler: lualatex ...
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LaTex (Overleaf) - \euro not working inside equations [duplicate]

I'm a newcomer to this community. I've relied on your explanations to solve various LaTeX-related issues as part of my learning journey. Currently, I'm in the process of writing my thesis and have run ...
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What symbols are available for easylist?

The documentation for easylist indicates that the following symbols are available beyond the default §: \usepackage[pilcrow]{easylist} to use ¶ \usepackage[at]{easylist} to use @ \usepackage[sharp]{...
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When using TexShop on my computer I have no problem, but with TexLive 2023 I get Invalid UTF-8 byte "AO please help me [duplicate]

I use TexShop on my computer and everything works well. But TexLive 2023 gives a fatal error: Invalid UTF-8 byte "AO What do I have to do?
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Put reference above inequality symbol within align* environment

I have a chain of vertically aligned inequalities that need explanations and I'm trying to put numbers (1,2,3,...) above each inequality symbol so as to reference them outside the align* environment ...
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How to write the word sqrt in latex? [closed]

I'm trying to write the word sqrt, without the symbol appearing, like this: d = sqrt(sum(abs(x-y).^2));. But it doesn't let me. My code is: \begin{tabular}{l} \changefont{ \text{d = norm(x-y);} }\\ \...
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Rotate the symbol will cause it in legend not space rightly in 'pgfplots' in LaTeX

There is a symbol as triangle in pgfplots. As sometimes need the inverted triangle, I rotate it 180 degrees. It will work all right in the figure but not in the legend. \documentclass{article} \...
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Is there a "smooth" version of \Letter?

From the ifsym package I have \Letter, which gives Is there a smooth version of this? I want something like the Unicode ✉, or
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How to get \coloneqq the other way round?

The question is basically in the title. How do I get =: instead of the usual := which is produced by \coloneqq? Is there command or do I have to created a new one? If the latter, is there an "...
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Half fraction symbol in the style of pifont's xmark/cmark

As noted in this answer, the pifont package provides a set of dingbats which includes a popular \xmark and \cmark pair as displayed below. \documentclass{article} \usepackage{amssymb}% http://ctan.org/...
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A problem in creating symbols by TikZ

First, a minimal working sample is as follows. \documentclass{article} \usepackage{tikz} \makeatletter \newcommand*\newcirc{\mathrel{% \tikz{% \draw (0em,0em) circle [radius=0.2em];% }}} \makeatother ...
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How to create a new `\to` or `\rightarrow` symbol with a black head?

How to create a new \to or \rightarrow symbol with a black head as the left side of the following picture? Similarly, I'd like to get the \leftarrow, \leftrightarrow, and the negation of them, of ...
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Consistent way to typeset modality symbols

In logic, modalities are often represented by a geometric symbol before a proposition, where the choice of the shape is strongly determined by tradition. amsfonts and amssymb provides various symbols ...
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Capital R with whitespace padding

I'm a math and latex novice, and I'm trying to write out the following rule with latex: I'm having a hard time with this capital R. In the textbook, it has that nice side padding but when I type ...
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