# How to render a ^ (carrot) in normal LaTeX text

Here are two ways to render a ^ (carrotcaret) in plain text within LaTeX:

\documentclass{article}
\usepackage[T1]{fontenc}
\begin{document}
A caret: \verb|^|
\end{document}

\textasciicircum


I tested them and both work as prescribed. They produce different carrotscarets.
(via comp.lang.texcomp.text.tex)
Addendum: 03/02/09
Corrected spelling of caret.
Addendum: 03/03/09
Wrote the wrong newsgroup name.

## 2 thoughts on “How to render a ^ (carrot) in normal LaTeX text”

1. Sean says:

Not be a stickler, but I think you mean “caret” not “carrot”.

2. Grant says:

Hi Sean. Thanks for your graciousness.
I did mean caret; I am not sure why I wrote carrot! 🙂