# [OS X TeX] RE: Creating a new math character

Maarten Sneep maarten.sneep at xs4all.nl
Wed May 19 00:56:31 CEST 2010

Hi,

On 19 mei 2010, at 00:32, Lantz Susan wrote:

> I am not looking for the "for all" symbol. The V with a horizontal line through it is used in thermodynamics and fluid mechanics to represent the volume---and to distinguish it from the velocity, which is written (or typed) as a v without a horizontal line through it.
>
> Unlike the "for all" symbol, the horizontal line on the volume character extends past the sides of the V.

The comprehensive symbol list also contains some advice on how to combine symbols to produce your own. I think you'll need to follow that route.

Maarten

> Am 18.05.2010 um 08:29 schrieb Lantz Susan:
>
>> I need to create (or find a way to be able to type) a character that
>> looks like a V with a horizontal line through it that can be used in
>> math mode.
>
> Are you looking for this: âˆ€, FOR ALL at U+2200? In Arev Sans, Asana
> Math, DejaVu, Free{Sans,Serif, Mono}, MnSymbol, STIX, Unicode Symbols...
>
> You could take an A and rotate it (with \rotatebox in graphics) by
> 180Â°...
>
>
> Have you checked /usr/local/texlive/2009/texmf-dist/doc/latex/
> comprehensive/symbols-{a4,letter}.pdf?