[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
     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!


On 9/27/05, William F. Adams <wadams at atlis.com> wrote:
> 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_
> --
> William Adams, publishing specialist
> voice - 717-731-6707 | Fax - 717-731-6708
> www.atlis.com
> _______________________________________________
> TeX FAQ: http://www.tex.ac.uk/faq
> TeX newsgroup: http://groups.google.com/groups?group=comp.text.tex
> Mailing list archives: http://tug.org/pipermail/texhax/
> More links: http://tug.org/begin.html
> Automated subscription management: http://tug.org/mailman/listinfo/texhax
> Human mailing list managers: postmaster at tug.org

More information about the texhax mailing list