# [texhax] Parts per thousand with the wasysym package

Sam Albers tonightsthenight at gmail.com
Mon Jan 31 22:05:27 CET 2011

Hello all,

I am currently submitting an article to a journal that supports the
submission of tex files using their .cls and .sty files. This certainly
makes life easier for tex users. The only hitch is that they would rather
you didn't use external packages. They provide a list packages that they use
and would prefer if you didn't use any others. For most tasks this is fine.
However, I would like to produce a parts per thousand symbol (‰). Normally I
do that like this:

%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%
\documentclass[12pt, pdftex]{article}
\usepackage{wasysym}
\begin{document}

This is the symbol I would like to use and usually do: \permil

This is a poor attempt to reproduce it: $\%_{\mathit{\circ}}$
\end{document}
%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%

Since I am restricted from using the wasysym package I am left trying to
figure out how to produce the parts per thousand symbol. I am allowed to
included my own personal list of commands but I am just not sure how to
properly create the symbol. Anyways suggestions on how to proceed with this
would be much appreciated.

I am using Ubuntu 10.10 with Emacs + AUCTeX.

Sam
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