[texhax] Tironian Sign Et
William F. Adams
wadams at atlis.com
Tue Sep 27 14:31:17 CEST 2005
On Sep 27, 2005, at 7:33 AM, Chris Yocum wrote:
> I am not an expert on fonts so I am hoping someone can help me
> here. There is a symbol in Old, Middle, and Classical Gaelic which is
> called the Tironian Sign Et. It looks like this:
> http://www.fileformat.info/info/unicode/char/204a/index.htm. Now as
> you can tell from the URL, this symbol is in the unicode standard. My
> question is does this symbol exist in the times font that comes with
> MikTex? My follow up is what number is it so I can put it in with a
> \char command? If this only exists in the Unicode standard, what
> command from the utf8 package do I need to use to insert it into my
> document since I cannot seem to find it in the documentation for the
> utf8 package?
> For now, my workaround is using the number 7, which kind of looks
> like it so I am sure that I can get away with using that if no other
> solution is avaliable.
TeX doesn't natively grok Unicode.
A good list of the natively available symbols is:
To use Unicode directly you need a variant such as Omega, Aleph or
XeTeX, but you'll still need to find a font which has this symbol which
can be used from one of these.
Instead, you can find a font which has this symbol and install that.
Read the PSNFSS, Fontinst docs and Philipp Lehman's _The Font
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