[OS X TeX] OT: Film wheel font

Simon Spiegel simon at simifilm.ch
Wed Aug 24 11:47:37 CEST 2005

On 24.08.2005, at 10:43, Bruno Voisin wrote:

> Le 24 août 05 à 10:27, Simon Spiegel a écrit :
>> I realize this is OT, but I don't know where to turn to find  
>> specific symbol fonts. The font sites I know wheren't really  
>> helpful. I'm looking for some kind of symbol or fun font which  
>> includes an old fashioned movie wheel. I've looked through many  
>> symbol fonts already and didn't find anything yet.
> It's not quite what you ask, but Apple Symbols has a glyph  
> representing a movie projector (glyph #1096 in Character Palette,  
> can be accessed in XeTeX).
> Webdings has also a couple of cinema-related glyphs (glyphs #149  
> and above): movie projector, video projector, celluloid tapes, etc.  
> Given it's in /Library/Fonts/, I would think it came with Tiger (MS  
> Office fonts are installed in ~/Library/Fonts/).

Thanks, the Webdings font is already quite close. A related question:  
What's the easiest way to get a single glyph of a font into a LaTeX  
document? Of course with XeLaTeX I could easily include the font, but  
I'm not sure yet if my final output will be XeLaTeX. Now if possible,  
I want to avoid all the hassle of font converting etc. just to get  
this one glyph.

What I want to do: I write my PhD in film studies. There are  
screenshots, and I plan to create a CD that comes with the printed  
text which includes short clip. The film wheel (or projector) symbol  
is to indicate that a whole clip exist on the CD for the screenshot  
printed. So I need this glyph in the caption.

I thought I could avoid setting up another font by creating a small  
PDF which just includes this one glyph. This is a bit of a hack, and  
unfortunately, LaTeX doesn't seem happy about \includegraphics inside  
\caption I get:
! Argument of \Hy at tempa has an extra }.
<inserted text>

The PDF gets created the way I want, but I have the errors, and  
scaling the PDF doesn't work at all.

Any ideas, what's the easiest way to achieve this?



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