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

Alan Munn amunn at gmx.com
Tue May 18 19:13:26 EDT 2010

On May 18, 2010, at 6:56 PM, Maarten Sneep wrote:

> 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.
>

I just sent a message to this effect too, but it seems to have
disappeared entirely.  Perhaps this will do what you want:

\def\vbar{{\raisebox{.4ex}{$\relbar$}\mkern-14mu V}}

Alan

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