# [OS X TeX] Re : Does some package handle this character ? (right lower corner filled triangle)

Ewan Delanoy ewan.delanoy at gmx.fr
Tue Mar 8 08:43:20 CET 2011

>Switch to XeTeX and access it at codepoint: U+025E2 .
>e.g. as \char"25E2
>
>with a font that has this character. There are many.
>(see attached image)

Thanks Ross! The fonts in my Font window (as suggested in your attached image) are actually Mac Fonts,
not TeX/LaTeX fonts. So I'm afraid they are of no help ; I can without difficulty
print whatever character I please in the source file and compile it with
XeLaTeX, but the exotic characters aren't displayed in the PDF, which is not
surprising. The \char command is not better : the minimal example

\documentclass{article}
\begin{document}
Here is an exotic character : \char"25E2 or <character written directly here>
\end{document}

does not work, as the PDF does not display the exotic character.
What is missing from my example is a font specification, right? I browsed
http://www.tug.dk/FontCatalogue/ but could not find any indication
of which fonts handle exotic Unicode characters.

On the extremely short file above, compilation with XeLaTeX (in TeXShop) was
around ten times longer a pdflatex compilation on a long .tex file. Is that normal
behaviour?

Ewan
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