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{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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How to print a vertical bar in text mode without the use of the "|" symbol?

I'm trying to print the vertical bar symbol in text mode, but I can't use the | symbol itself. What is the right command for this? Please, don't suggest to use \rule, since I need the standard symbol ...
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How can I print a right/left angle character without using ">" and "<" symbols?

Please, don't ask why I need this. I need to print > character, but I can't use the > symbol inside the .tex file. \rangle doesn't work for me, since it prints a math-mode char, which looks very ...
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Inserting symbol before subsection [duplicate]

I would like to change the macros on the \subsection command, where right before each subsection the symbol $\blacktriangleright$ is attached. I have tried \documentclass[twosided, reqno]{amsart} \...
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Why does this code not work? (using {mathspec} and \DeclareMathSymbol)

I'm studying how fonts and symbols work, and can't understand how the quoted code gives me the attached output. For the record: thanks to nice people from this community I already have reasonably ...
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many instances of \DeclareSymbolFont leads to odd behavior

By random chance in a large document of mine I discovered that having many instances of \DeclareSymbolFont can lead to strange output. For example the following document, which includes several ...
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How to define a circle filled with several slanted lines?

How to define a circle filled with several slanted lines as in the following picture? Note that we already have \bigcirc in tex. Any help is welcome.
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How to define a symbol which combines = and one similar to <?

How to define a symbol in the following picture which combines = and one similar to <? Note that it's not < in the picture and the left side of the symbol has some radian. Remark. It's an old ...
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How to write symbols "momentum" in LaTeX?

How to write symbols "momentum" in LaTeX?
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A squigly symbol [duplicate]

How do you make that symbol in between the L and the K. This symbol comes from the Dummit and Foote Abstract Algebra book 5.5 exercises
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The `\dot` accent does not appear when using the document class `acmart` together with the `MnSymbol` package

The dot accent doesn't appear with the document class acmart together with the MnSymbol package. \documentclass{acmart} \usepackage{MnSymbol} \begin{document} \[\dot{v}\] \end{document} Changing ...
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How to remove the red link border only from \gls in the package glossaries-extra?

In the package glossaries-extra to get a Symbols list with the page numbers following the description of the symbol you need to use the \gls{label} command in the first (or in the cases in which you ...
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Triangle instead of circle in degrees

How does one turn the circular degree symbol \textdegree ° into an equilateral triangle degree symbol? I am just very curious about this, I only know how to type up basic mathematics.
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\(\bigoT\) and \(\bigoL\)?

Confer the answer to the following question for \bigoplus, \bigotimes, \bigodot, \bigoslash \& \bigotimes: \(\bigominus\) and \(\bigoslash\)? \documentclass{article} \usepackage{amsmath,amssymb}...
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\(\bigominus\) and \(\bigoslash\)?

There are these \odot, \ominus, \oplus, \oslash, \otimes as well as the large versions \bigodot, \bigoplus \& \bigotimes. How may one get \bigominus \& \bigoslash? Edit: Following a ...
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A surrogate for \Koppa under Teubner?

I have to leave the teubner package behind as it creates problems for my Math fonts. (Package boisik can also not be used with the other packages I have.) Unfortunately this means that I will lose ...
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Bigcup not shown

For some reason I cannot understand, the symbol \(\bigcup\) is not shown in the compiled PDF. There are no error messages. The same is true for \(\bigsqcup\), which I thought I might use as a ...
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How to type the modified parallel (leftmerge) symbol in LaTex [duplicate]

How to type in LaTex? I found it here:
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Which package do I have to use to print capdot (⩀) symbol?

I would like to use the capdot (⩀) symbol but unfortunately it seems impossibile to use it so that I thought to put a question where I ask clarification about: I point out the symbol is present into ...
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Font problem with txfonts

This MWE \documentclass[a4paper]{article} \usepackage{amsmath} %\usepackage{txfonts} \def\ket#1{\left\lvert#1\right\rangle} \begin{document} \begin{equation*} \ket{\psi_{0,A}} \end{equation*} \...
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Correctly scale and space TikZ symbol in math mode

I wish to define a mathematical symbol, similar to \odot, using TikZ. The symbol should thus scale appropriately in accordance with its context (e.g. inline math, footnotes, diagrams, etc.). As a ...
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Typing a Phonetic Long i without a Dot

I would like to type the long i as illustrated in the name "Heli": However, the code \documentclass[12pt]{book} \begin{document} \thispagestyle{empty} \textbf{\={i}} \end{document} does ...
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How to make a an uppercase delta letter which is half coloured in black vertically?

The question is as simple as that. This is the kind of thing I want to achieve: The idea is to make a symbol used for divided differences. It needs to be a true delta letter rather than a triangle, ...
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Fonts & Character Sets ⇒ How to create upright Greek lowercase letters

I am using the template of the Proceedings of the Royal Society A. In this template, I cannot produce upright Greek lowercase letters. For example, I use the command "\deltaup" to produce an ...
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How can I draw a bold diameter symbol?

I am trying to draw a bold diameter symbol. I imported the diameter symbol by the package wasysymas shown in this answer and looked at several ways how to use bold math symbols as shown here and here, ...
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How may we obtain a version of a letter which tolerates math mode?

I want to use the German \ss, and quite often in mathematical contexts. How may I have the letter so that I can write $\ss$, without receiving error messages?
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Harmonic number symbol

The harmonic series symbol is often denoted by H in LaTeX, that looks like this: On Knuth's Concrete Mathematics book, the symbol looks like this: The book used AMS Euler as the typesetting font, ...
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How might I produce a, ‘Horizontally Stricken-through Integral Sign’? [closed]

I would like to be able to produce an altered integral sign, such that it becomes a ‘Horizontally Stricken-through Integral Sign’. I have had a look at various commands, \st, \hcancel etc. but none of ...
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Repeated include of utfsym symbols

I am using a few symbols from Unicode that the utfsym package provides. These symbols are used repeatedly maybe hundreds of times, so I have defined shortcut commands like this to use them: \...
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Struggle with & symbol

I'm facing a problem that I don't understand the issue. I want to type the "&" symbol in latex. detexify says just to use \& and I did, but this weird symbol was what printed: I don'...
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How to use current \item symbol outside of \itemize list?

Let's say I have some latex template (using the default beamer style here). This template is defining some specific symbol for the \items in the itemize environments. Is it possible to use the same ...
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$\Omega$ filled with +?

Compare my question U with $\mathfrak{i}$ and $\mathfrak{r}$?. How may one fill $\Omega$ so that it has a plus sign in the middle?
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If you had to write the command `\lhd` in English, what would it say?

In LaTeX I sometimes see the command \lhd. It ends up looking like a Greek letter delta. ⊲ Usually, LaTeX commands are acronyms, initialisms, or abbreviations. What is the fully spelled out English ...
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How can I write this matrix in LaTeX?

I've tried the following in order to reproduce the screenshot below, but I haven't been successful. Any suggestions? \begin{gather*} [p(\theta)]= \sqrt{\frac{2}{3}} {\left[ \cos({\theta}) \...
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In TeX or LaTeX how do you get the precedence operator? [duplicate]

I know how to get the following symbol: ≺ How to I get the reverse of the precedence operator (Unicode character U+227A)? That is, what is the LaTeX code for the precedence operator, especially the ...
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How do i get this fancy M in latex? [duplicate]

How do I get this symbol in latex. (I am using overleaf currently) Couldn't find it any web-resources.
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How to enter absence of a break (linking symbol IPA) in LaTeX (Overleaf)?

the symbol of IPA International Phonetic Alphabet
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German Playing Card Suits?

Traditional German playing cards use a different set of suit symbols from what's used basically everywhere else. Instead of the usual four suits (Clubs, Spades, Hearts, Diamonds), parts of Germany use ...
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Mixing Numbers and Symbols as Footnote Markers in Minipage

I am writing a document using LaTeX, and I would like to have number and symbol markers for the footnotes of a single page. For instance, I would like to have a superscript "1" and follow it ...
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Stable \(\textcircled{r}\}?

In part of a text I want to use \(\textcircled{r}\) for or in the metalanguage, much as \(\&\) is used for conjunction in the metalanguage. I do not want to use \(\textregistered\) or \(\...
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$\mediumsqcap$ without $\mathfrak{I}$ and $\mathfrak{r}$

The nice answers to my question U with $\mathfrak{i}$ and $\mathfrak{r}$? gave me these \newcommand\bigsqcapir{\ooalign{$\bigsqcap$\cr \hfil\raise0.4ex\hbox{$\scriptstyle\mathfrak{i}$}\hfil\cr ...
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Five-pointed asterisk [duplicate]

Writing * or \ast produces a 6-pointed asterisk. How to write a 5-pointed one, like \star, but being an asterisk * not a star. Also, I don't want it to be a superscript, but an inline symbol, like \...
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Animategraphics problem - invalid character

I wanted to include a GIF in my beamer tex file. I followed the instructions from https://www.baeldung.com/cs/latex-beamer-animations and converted the GIF file into multiple PNG files. Then I used ...
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\diamond not available with Libertinus Math and LuaLaTeX?

The folling MWE produces no diamond symbol when compiled with LuaLaTeX. The log file contains the message Missing character: There is no ⋄ (U+22C4) in font [LibertinusMath-Regular.otf] :mode=base;...
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How to write a system of equations surrounded by a vertical bar?

I have a small system of equations which should be displayed like the following: I tried to display this with \left. and \right\vert. But this didn't work as expected: \documentclass{article} \...
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Possible conflict between nicematrix and gensymb (and an additional package)

I noticed an interesting conflict between several packages. I was using symbols from gensymb in math mode, but this seemed to cause problems in a very particular scenario. This seems to be the case ...
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Math symbol "an arrow pierces the heart"

Can anyone help me create a new math symbol like in the picture below please? I wanna use it as a binary relation symbol: «a heart pierced by an arrow from left to right» for «A is in love with B». ...
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Why can't I use the Euro symbol (€) with siunitx?

I was just trying to define my own Euro (€) unit with \DeclareSIUnit{\myeuro}{€}, but couldn't get it to work. In the process I made the following MWE with a few different attempts that all don't seem ...
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How do I get different glyphs in a font via commands?

In the ebgaramond package there are several glyphs as indicated in the pdf on ctan which gives the code for each glyph. I know commands for some of the glyphs such as \copyright \textonehalf \...
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Relational Overriding Symbol from Rodin IDE

I'm looking for a way to write the following relational overriding symbol. The symbol is used in the Rodin IDE. Thank you!!!
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U with $\mathfrak{i}$ and $\mathfrak{r}$?

I want a U, with the symbols $\mathfrak{i}$ and $\mathfrak{r}$ stacked up on each other between the parallel vertical lines. They should not protrude higher than the height of the U. It is for a ...
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