# [texhax] Tironian Sign Et

Chris Yocum cyocum at gmail.com
Tue Sep 27 15:56:55 CEST 2005

```Dear Mr. Adams,
Thank you for all the useful information.  I did not see it in
the comprehensive symbol guide but I will look again to see if I just
missed it.  With all those symbols, you would think it would be in
there.
I had seen that LaTeX was not Unicode compatable but that you
could use a package to help bridge the gap.  Hopefully, I can find it
without having to resort to it.
Anyway, thanks again!

Chris

> 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:
>
> http://www.ctan.org/tex-archive/info/symbols/comprehensive/symbols-
> letter.pdf
>
> 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
> Installation Guide_
>
>
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