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LATEX Notes: Practical Tips for Preparing Technical Documents by Kenneth J. Shultis - Department of Nuclear Engineering, Kansas State University, Manhattan, Kansas

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Chapter 1 Fonts

1.1 Special Characters

All the keyboard characters, except for ten characters that are used for special purposes, can be typed in directly. The nine special characters $ & % #_ { } ˜ and ^ are produced by

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The tenth character \ can be produced with $\backslash$.

1.2 Accents and Special Symbols

The following commands sequences are used to produce accented letters, foreign characters, and a few special symbols. These commands are used in the normal text mode.

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LATEX also has a great many symbols that can be used in math mode. Rather ...

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