# [OS X TeX] Conflict between dingbats and amssymb

Claus Gerhardt gerhardt at me.com
Wed Jan 7 15:38:46 EST 2009

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Claus

On Jan 7, 2009, at 19:43, Gary L. Gray wrote:

>
> On Jan 7, 2009, at 1:17 PM, Matti Vallinkoski wrote:
>
>> is there an easy solution to the following problem:
>> I want  to use some dingbats (\rightthumbsdown, \rightthumbsup,
>> \leftthumbsup and\leftthumbsdown) with the amssymb fonts
>> (especially \blacksquare and alike), but I keep getting the error
>> message
>> !LaTeX Error: Command \checkmark already defined.
>>          Or name \end... illegal, see p. 192 of the manual.
>>
>>
>> Minimal example:
>> \documentclass{memoir}
>> \usepackage{amssymb}
>> \usepackage{dingbat}
>
> I will be interesting to see if there is an elegant solution to
> this. When this has happened to me, I have copied the package
> containing the defined symbol I do not want, renamed it, saved it in:
>
> ~/Library/texmf/tex/latex
>
> and then commented out that definition.
>
> -- Gary
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