[texhax] Two new symbols requestd
Barbara Beeton
bnb at ams.org
Wed Apr 4 17:42:05 CEST 2007
Swami Pallasena asks:
I am looking for two news symbols that are yet not available
in The Comprehensive LaTeX Symbols List in CTAN.
( I need to use them in a document with mathpazo font
and using pdfLaTeX.)
(i) An upper semicircle
so that a macro like \semi{X} places a semicircle on top
of the letter "X" (the symbol \frown is not what I am
looking for, but a half circle).
(ii) same as above, with the central dot includec.
Any help will be appreciated.
the font lcircle -- used for the latex picture
environment -- has quarter circles that should
be able to be put together into appropriate
semicircles. i don't have time to do this,
unfortunately, but maybe this will give someone
else an idea for where to start.
but i am interested in what is the meaning of
the two symbols as described. i have been
working with the stix group to get new symbols
into unicode, and i've never heard of these two.
the unicode technical committee has accepted
the premise that math/technical notation is
open ended, and are amenable to encoding more
"generally accepted" symbols, provided these
symbols are presented with
- a clear indication of how they're used
- examples *in context*, preferably showing
at least one instance with a definition
[more information about the stix project can
be found at
www.stixfonts.org
www.ams.org/STIX/
]
-- bb
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