[OS X TeX] OT: Film wheel font
simon at simifilm.ch
Wed Aug 24 05:47:37 EDT 2005
On 24.08.2005, at 10:43, Bruno Voisin wrote:
> Le 24 août 05 à 10:27, Simon Spiegel a écrit :
>> I realize this is OT, but I don't know where to turn to find
>> specific symbol fonts. The font sites I know wheren't really
>> helpful. I'm looking for some kind of symbol or fun font which
>> includes an old fashioned movie wheel. I've looked through many
>> symbol fonts already and didn't find anything yet.
> It's not quite what you ask, but Apple Symbols has a glyph
> representing a movie projector (glyph #1096 in Character Palette,
> can be accessed in XeTeX).
> Webdings has also a couple of cinema-related glyphs (glyphs #149
> and above): movie projector, video projector, celluloid tapes, etc.
> Given it's in /Library/Fonts/, I would think it came with Tiger (MS
> Office fonts are installed in ~/Library/Fonts/).
Thanks, the Webdings font is already quite close. A related question:
What's the easiest way to get a single glyph of a font into a LaTeX
document? Of course with XeLaTeX I could easily include the font, but
I'm not sure yet if my final output will be XeLaTeX. Now if possible,
I want to avoid all the hassle of font converting etc. just to get
this one glyph.
What I want to do: I write my PhD in film studies. There are
screenshots, and I plan to create a CD that comes with the printed
text which includes short clip. The film wheel (or projector) symbol
is to indicate that a whole clip exist on the CD for the screenshot
printed. So I need this glyph in the caption.
I thought I could avoid setting up another font by creating a small
PDF which just includes this one glyph. This is a bit of a hack, and
unfortunately, LaTeX doesn't seem happy about \includegraphics inside
\caption I get:
! Argument of \Hy at tempa has an extra }.
The PDF gets created the way I want, but I have the errors, and
scaling the PDF doesn't work at all.
Any ideas, what's the easiest way to achieve this?
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