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# glossaries package FAQ

Is it possible for an entry to have a name and an associated symbol? 🔗

Yes, just use the `name` key for the term and the `symbol` key for the symbol. See Gallery: Units (glossaries.sty) for an example. If you want the symbol to also appear in the text when you use commands such as `\gls`, then you can redefine `\glsentryfmt` or use `\defglsentryfmt` (those two commands are new to version 4.0).

With glossaries-extra, it’s possible to use the post-link hook to automatically append the symbol, which is simpler than redefining `\glsentryfmt`. See Gallery: Units (glossaries-extra.sty) for an example.

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