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Symbols are named graphical or typographic elements. They can be divided into symbol sets, which gives some namespace independence, as well. You can load the symbol definitions from a <tt>symb-bla</tt> file with:
 
Symbols are named graphical or typographic elements. They can be divided into symbol sets, which gives some namespace independence, as well. You can load the symbol definitions from a <tt>symb-bla</tt> file with:
 
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* [[source:symb-uni.tex|uni]] : Unicode symbols (including Zapf Dingbats, lots of sets...)
 
* [[source:symb-uni.tex|uni]] : Unicode symbols (including Zapf Dingbats, lots of sets...)
 
* [[source:symb-was.tex|was]]: Roland Waldi's symbols (sets <tt>wasy general, music, astronomy, astrology, geometry, physics, apl</tt>; replaces LaTeX's wasysym)
 
* [[source:symb-was.tex|was]]: Roland Waldi's symbols (sets <tt>wasy general, music, astronomy, astrology, geometry, physics, apl</tt>; replaces LaTeX's wasysym)
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* [[Symbols/utf8|handy utf-8 list]]>
  
 
=== See also ===
 
=== See also ===
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* The commands in category [[:Category:Commands/Symbols|Commands/Symbols]].
 
* The commands in category [[:Category:Commands/Symbols|Commands/Symbols]].
 
* Create your symbol with [[symbolset]]
 
* Create your symbol with [[symbolset]]
 
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[[Category:Fonts]]
 
[[Category:Fonts]]
 
[[Category:Symbols]]
 
[[Category:Symbols]]

Latest revision as of 20:10, 8 June 2020

Symbols are named graphical or typographic elements. They can be divided into symbol sets, which gives some namespace independence, as well. You can load the symbol definitions from a symb-bla file with:

\usesymbols[bla]

Given a symbol Snowman defined in a symbolset Weather Symbols, you could typeset the symbol with:

\setupsymbolset [Weather Symbols]
\symbol [Snowman]

Or, alternatively, you don't need to load the entire symbolset:

\symbol[Weather Symbols][Snowman]


You can override the existing symbols used at different levels in itemized lists by redefining the existing symbol numbers, with code like the following:

\usesymbols[mvs]
\definesymbol[1][{\symbol[martinvogel 2][PointingHand]}]
\definesymbol[2][{\symbol[martinvogel 2][CheckedBox]}]
\startitemize[packed]
\item item \item item
 \startitemize[packed]
 \item item \item item
 \stopitemize
\item item
\stopitemize

Which (free) font contains some symbol?

Predefined Symbol Sets

(Try \showsymbolset[some set]!)

  • eur : Adobe Euro (Serif|Sans|Mono), defines \texteuro (no sets)
  • jmn : Janusz M. Nowacki's navigational symbols (sets navigation 1-4)
  • mis : common bullets (no sets, but default definition for enumerations)
  • mvs : Martin Vogel's Symbols (sets astronomic, zodiac, europe, martinvogel 1-3; replaces LaTeX's marvosym)
  • nav : Hans Hagen's navigational symbols (sets navigation 1-3)
  • uni : Unicode symbols (including Zapf Dingbats, lots of sets...)
  • was: Roland Waldi's symbols (sets wasy general, music, astronomy, astrology, geometry, physics, apl; replaces LaTeX's wasysym)
  • handy utf-8 list>

See also