[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  
Installation Guide_

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