[XeTeX] epsdice package.

Michael Joyner mjoyner at vbservices.net
Sat Jul 16 09:38:45 CEST 2011

On Fri, Jul 15, 2011 at 5:22 AM, Peter Dyballa <Peter_Dyballa at web.de> wrote:

> Am 15.07.2011 um 00:57 schrieb Michael Joyner:
>  I am trying to use the epsdice package from inside LyX, and when I switch
>> to
>> using xelatex as the formatting engine, the package malfunctions.
Thanks for all the different suggestions!

This one seems easiest to implement inside of Lyx.

> This packages is a bit old and meant to be used with the pdfTeX engine.
> With XeTeX you can:
>        \usepackage{fontspec}
>        \newfontfamily\dice{Apple Symbols}
>        .
>        .
>        .
>        \begin{document}
>        \dice{⚀⚁⚂⚃⚄⚅} %  U+2680…U+2685
>        \end{document}
> Besides Apple Symbols you can also use GNU Freefonts, Arev Sans, DejaVu,
> Code2000, STIX, XITS,...
For those curious, it is for number teaching via visual counting of dots. As
part of a suggested layout for flash cards in a table as a starting point.

As a sort of an aside (could tie into this) Is there a way to specify a
"fallback" font for xetex to use when a glyph is not present in the current
active font?

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