[XeTeX] Unicode Watch character -> \VarClock

Nicolas Girard girard.nicolas at gmail.com
Sun Dec 13 11:58:02 CET 2009

2009/12/13 Peter Dyballa <Peter_Dyballa at web.de>:
> Am 12.12.2009 um 15:28 schrieb Nicolas Girard:
>> Using the following document, I'm experiencing two independant issues:
>> 1. \DeclareUTFcharacter seems to do nothing
> Yes, it seems so...
>> 2. \VarClock doesn't appear
> Because you haven't supplied a font with a glyph for that character! (The
> default Latin Modern fonts do not have it, and XeTeX *never* uses METAFONT
> fonts.)
> The ifsym package comes with special (METAFONT) fonts which are used to
> create the PK bitmap versions in order to use these symbols.

Hi Peter,

thanks for these explanations. Now, is there any way of getting XeTeX
to switch to, say Free Serif, each time it sees that U+231A character


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