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Mathematica seems to have the most complete library of mathematical typesetting characters anywhere outside of LaTeX, so I'm somewhat surprised that I can find no way to create the closed path integral symbol:

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Can this really be, or have I just failed to discover it yet?

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  • $\begingroup$ path integrals and contour integrals are not the same thing. $\endgroup$ Nov 15, 2016 at 22:52

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The symbol is \[ContourIntegral].

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  • $\begingroup$ Thanks! (And Yeesh… it's ugly. sigh) $\endgroup$
    – ibeatty
    Sep 28, 2015 at 20:21
  • $\begingroup$ You might be able to slant it a bit, by manually rotating it… $\endgroup$ Sep 28, 2015 at 20:22
  • $\begingroup$ You can also try different fonts. $\endgroup$
    – B flat
    Sep 29, 2015 at 4:31
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In addition to Patrick's answer, it might be helpful to point out that you can enter any LaTeX symbol by pressing Esc, typing the LaTeX code (including backslash) and then pressing Esc again. (So in this case [Esc]\oint[Esc].)

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  • $\begingroup$ That is really helpful to know! Thanks. $\endgroup$
    – ibeatty
    Nov 5, 2015 at 16:09

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