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Is there a source for a free math symbol font(s)?  
I already checked 1000 freefonts but they don't seem to have any math symbol fonts.  Or I didn't find them.  

I'm looking for some of the more obscure math symbols.
The backwards capital E (there exists, there is, there are; existential quantification)
the logical negation symbol (can't be reproduced hee).
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Hi,
I couldn't find an free ones (plenty out there you can pay for, but then its a license for every PC its installed on)
One way round it for now, assuming you're typing into MS Word.
To get a backwards E, type 2203 then press Alt+X (hold Alt and press X)

For any others, check here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_logic_symbols
Just type the 4 digit number (without the U+) then press Alt+X
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Very useful that 2203 sequence.
Is there a place that lists all of the ALT X characters?

Do you know of any reputable font vendors?
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Not sure about reputable! but I have purchased fonts from www.fonts.com before with no problems. Price wasn't too bad for the one I wanted either, although some on there can get expensive.

A Google search for a list of unicode characters, would get you pretty much everything. Mathmatical symbols start with 22.....
Try here for starters http://www.ssec.wisc.edu/~tomw/java/unicode.html
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I googled free math symbol fonts and got many results
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Did you actually follow any of those links from the Google results, as none of them give anything useful
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Third one in MY search list: Download location for Symbols 1.02

Here is a screenshot after installing on my PC: Math SymbolsThere are some symbols that brothertruffle880 mentioned in his question.

I never select the first 1 or 2 Google results as they are ofted advertising!
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True - nice one Paulsauve - I was looking specifically for 'fonts' you can install eg: ttf files

Looking at the last line of your screenshot led me to try in Word directly (now I know what to look for)

In MS Word, go to Insert > Symbol
Change the font to Arial Unicode MS, and the subset to Mathematical Operators (this font exists in at least Word 2003 onwards - I can't check earlier versions)

It will list all of the above, without the need to install anything, and give you the unicode code too just in case you need it
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Had you mentioned Word in the question, i would have referred you to the Insert ·> Equation function! Insert - Equation
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Ahhh, the ol' binomial theorum eh !
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