[OS X TeX] of order symbol

Paolo Ghirardato paolo at hss.caltech.edu
Sun Mar 26 02:04:29 EST 2006

> I'm trying to typeset the 'of order' symbol (tilda positioned in  
> the middle) to indicate order of magnitude and tried \~ but it did  
> not work. \url{~} raises the symbol to the top which isn't quite  
> what I'm looking for. Any ideas?

Have you tried \sim (this may require the amssymb package, I don't  
remember right now)?
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