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Direc­tory info/symbols/comprehensive

                 | By Scott Pakin, scott+clsl@pakin.org |
                 |                                      |
                 |           19 January 2017            |

The Comprehensive LaTeX Symbol List is an organized list of over 14200
symbols commonly available to LaTeX users.  Some of these symbols are
guaranteed to be available in every TeX distribution.  Others require
font files that come with some, but not all, TeX distributions.  The
rest require font files that must be downloaded explicitly from CTAN
(http://www.ctan.org/) and installed.  The Comprehensive LaTeX Symbol
List currently showcases symbols from 205 separate typefaces.

The same directory that contains this README file should also contain
SYMLIST (an ASCII list of symbols that appear in the symbols list) and
prebuilt versions of the symbol list for both A4 and U.S. Letter sized
paper.  If you'd like to build symbols.tex yourself (not recommended
for normal use), a Makefile is provided.  symbols.tex tries to be
smart about fonts; it omits tables of symbols that require (seemingly)
unavailable fonts.  The "Document Characteristics" table at the end of
the document lists the packages that were unavailable during the

The prebuilt versions of the symbol list use primarily Type 1 fonts.
Type 1 fonts are scalable and should look good at any resolution and
on any output device.  However, some of the fonts used by symbols.tex
are available only in a METAFONT-generated bitmap format.  The
prebuilt symbol lists utilize 1200 DPI versions of all of the
bitmapped fonts as 1200 DPI is a reasonably high printer resolution.
Unfortunately, older (pre-6.0) versions of Adobe Acrobat render
bitmapped fonts positively dreadfully on screen.  Nevertheless, all
versions of Acrobat manage to *print* bitmapped fonts with no trouble.

The bitmapped fonts used to prepare the PDF versions of the symbol
list are the following:

    ark10.mf               ark10.mf               astrosym.mf            
    astrosym.mf            bbding10.mf            bbding10.mf            
    bbm10.mf               bbm9.mf                bbmss10.mf             
    bbmtt10.mf             bskarr10.mf            bskarr10.mf            
    bskex10.mf             bskma10.mf             bskma10.mf             
    bskmi10.mf             bskmi10.mf             bskms10.mf             
    bskms10.mf             bsksy10.mf             bsksy10.mf             
    china10.mf             china10.mf             clock.mf               
    clock.mf               cmapl10.mf             cmph10.mf              
    cmphi10.mf             cookingsymbols.mf      cookingsymbols.mf      
    cryst.mf               cryst.mf               dancers.mf             
    dancers.mf             dice3d.mf              dice3d.mf              
    dingbat.mf             dingbat.mf             dozchars10.mf          
    dozchars9.mf           fcr10.mf               fcr9.mf                
    feyntext10.mf          feyntext10.mf          fselch10.mf            
    fselch10.mf            fulmr10.mf             fulmr9.mf              
    go10.mf                go10.mf                go1bla10.mf            
    go1whi10.mf            go2bla10.mf            go2whi10.mf            
    go2whi10.mf            greenpoint.mf          greenpoint.mf          
    hands.mf               hands.mf               ifclk10.mf             
    ifclk10.mf             ifgeo10.mf             ifgeo10.mf             
    ifsym10.mf             ifsym10.mf             ifwea10.mf             
    ifwea10.mf             igoblacki8.mf          igoblacki9.mf          
    igoblackiii8.mf        igoblackiii9.mf        igowhitei8.mf          
    igowhitei9.mf          igowhiteiii8.mf        igowhiteiii9.mf        
    knot1.mf               knot2.mf               knot3.mf               
    knot4.mf               knot5.mf               knot6.mf               
    knot7.mf               lightbulb10.mf         lightbulb10.mf         
    lightbulb10.mf         lightbulb10.mf         lightbulb10.mf         
    lightbulb10.mf         lightbulb10.mf         lightbulb10.mf         
    lightbulb10.mf         magic.mf               magic.mf               
    mbb10.mf               mbb9.mf                milstd.mf              
    moonphase.mf           moonphase.mf           nkarta.mf              
    nkarta.mf              shuffle10.mf           shuffle10.mf           
    simpsons.mf            skull.mf               skull.mf               
    soyombo.mf             soyombo.mf             soyombot.mf            
    soyombot.mf            trsy10.mf              trsy10.mf              
    ulsy10.mf              umranda.mf             umranda.mf             
    umrandb.mf             umrandb.mf             wnr10.mf               
    wnr9.mf                wsuipa10.mf            wsuipa9.mf             

For completeness, these are the scalable fonts used in the PDF
versions of the symbol list:

    ASCII.pfb              (ASCII)
    ArevSans-Roman.pfb     (Arev Sans)
    ArrowsADF.pfb          (Arrows ADF)
    BulletsADF.pfb         (Bullets ADF)
    CountriesOfEurope.pfb  (Countries Of Europe)
    Epi-Olmec.pfb          (Epi-Olmce)
    FdSymbolA-Book.pfb     (FdSymbolA-Book)
    FdSymbolB-Book.pfb     (FdSymbolB-Book)
    FdSymbolB-Medium.pfb   (FdSymbolB-Medium)
    FdSymbolC-Book.pfb     (FdSymbolC-Book)
    FdSymbolD-Book.pfb     (FdSymbolD-Book)
    FdSymbolE-Book.pfb     (FdSymbolE-Book)
    FdSymbolF-Book.pfb     (FdSymbolF-Book)
    FontAwesome.pfb        (FontAwesome)
    LinearA.pfb            (LinearA)
    LinearACmplxSigns.pfb  (LinearACmplxSigns)
    MnSymbol10.pfb         (MnSymbol10)
    OrnementsADF.pfb       (Ornements ADF)
    SVRsymbols.pfb         (SVRsymbols)
    SkakNew-Diagram.pfb    (SkakNew-Diagram)
    SkakNew-Figurine.pfb   (SkakNew-Figurine)
    WebOMintsGD.pfb        (WebOMints GD)
    ar10.pfb               (ar10)
    ar9.pfb                (ar9)
    arrow.pfb              (arrow)
    bbold10.pfb            (BBOLD10)
    callig15.pfb           (CALLIG15)
    ccicons.pfb            (CCIcons)
    cmbsy10.pfb            (CMBSY10)
    cmbsy7.pfb             (CMBSY7)
    cmbx10.pfb             (CMBX10)
    cmbx12.pfb             (CMBX12)
    cmbx7.pfb              (CMBX7)
    cmbx9.pfb              (CMBX9)
    cmcsc10.pfb            (CMCSC10)
    cmcsc9.pfb             (CMCSC9)
    cmex10.pfb             (CMEX10)
    cmllr10.pfb            (CMLL Regular 10pt)
    cmllr9.pfb             (CMLL Regular 9pt)
    cmmi10.pfb             (CMMI10)
    cmmi5.pfb              (CMMI5)
    cmmi6.pfb              (CMMI6)
    cmmi7.pfb              (CMMI7)
    cmmi8.pfb              (CMMI8)
    cmmi9.pfb              (CMMI9)
    cmmib10.pfb            (CMMIB10)
    cmmib5.pfb             (CMMIB5)
    cmr10.pfb              (CMR10)
    cmr12.pfb              (CMR12)
    cmr17.pfb              (CMR17)
    cmr5.pfb               (CMR5)
    cmr6.pfb               (CMR6)
    cmr7.pfb               (CMR7)
    cmr8.pfb               (CMR8)
    cmr9.pfb               (CMR9)
    cmsl12.pfb             (CMSL12)
    cmss10.pfb             (CMSS10)
    cmss17.pfb             (CMSS17)
    cmss8.pfb              (CMSS8)
    cmss9.pfb              (CMSS9)
    cmssbx10.pfb           (CMSSBX10)
    cmssi10.pfb            (CMSSI10)
    cmsy10.pfb             (CMSY10)
    cmsy5.pfb              (CMSY5)
    cmsy6.pfb              (CMSY6)
    cmsy7.pfb              (CMSY7)
    cmsy8.pfb              (CMSY8)
    cmsy9.pfb              (CMSY9)
    cmti10.pfb             (CMTI10)
    cmti7.pfb              (CMTI7)
    cmti8.pfb              (CMTI8)
    cmti9.pfb              (CMTI9)
    cmtt10.pfb             (CMTT10)
    cmtt12.pfb             (CMTT12)
    cmtt8.pfb              (CMTT8)
    cmtt9.pfb              (CMTT9)
    cmu10.pfb              (CMU10)
    cypr10.pfb             (Archaic Cypriot)
    dictsym.pfb            (Dictionary Symbols Georg Verweyen)
    dsrom10.pfb            (dsrom10)
    dsss10.pfb             (dsss10)
    esint10.pfb            (esint10)
    esrelation10.pfb       (esrelation10)
    eufm10.pfb             (EUFM10)
    eufm7.pfb              (EUFM7)
    eurm10.pfb             (EURM10)
    eurm7.pfb              (EURM7)
    eusm10.pfb             (EUSM10)
    eusm7.pfb              (EUSM7)
    feymr10.pfb            (TeX feymr10 Regular)
    fgeit10.pfb            (fgeit10)
    fgerm10.pfb            (fgerm10)
    fourier-alt.pfb        (Fourier-Alternate-Roman)
    fourier-mcl.pfb        (Fourier-Math-Cal)
    fourier-mex.pfb        (Fourier-Math-Extension)
    fourier-mlit.pfb       (Fourier-Math-Letters-Italic)
    fourier-ms.pfb         (Fourier-Math-Symbols)
    fourier-orns.pfb       (fourier-orns)
    frcsl10.pfb            (frcsl10)
    frucmn.pfb             (frucmn)
    gmtr0900.pfb           (gmtr0900)
    gmtr1000.pfb           (gmtr1000)
    grmn0900.pfb           (grmn0900)
    grmn1000.pfb           (grmn1000)
    icelandic.pfb          (icelandic)
    knitnn.pfb             (KnittingSymbols-nogrid-foreground)
    knitnp.pfb             (KnittingSymbols-nogrid-purl)
    lcirclew.pfb           (LCIRCLEW10)
    linb10.pfb             (Archaic Linear B)
    line10.pfb             (LINE10)
    lmr10.pfb              (LMRoman10-Regular)
    lmr9.pfb               (LMRoman9-Regular)
    logo10.pfb             (LOGO10)
    logo9.pfb              (LOGO9)
    logosl10.pfb           (LOGOSL10)
    manfnt.pfb             (manfnt)
    marvosym.pfb           (MarVoSym with TeX support)
    matha10.pfb            (TeX matha10 Regular)
    matha9.pfb             (TeX matha9 Regular)
    mathb10.pfb            (TeX mathb10 Regular)
    mathb9.pfb             (TeX mathb9 Regular)
    mathx10.pfb            (TeX mathx10 Regular)
    md-chr7v.pfb           (MathDesign CH Regular Extension 10)
    md-chr8c.pfb           (MathDesign CH Regular TS1 10)
    md-gmr7v.pfb           (MathDesign GM Regular Extension 10)
    md-gmr8c.pfb           (MathDesign GM Regular TS1 10)
    md-utr7v.pfb           (MathDesign UT Regular 10)
    md-utr7y.pfb           (MathDesign UT Regular Symbol 10)
    md-utr8c.pfb           (MathDesign UT Regular TS1 10)
    md-utrma.pfb           (MathDesign UT Regular MathDesignSymbolA 10)
    md-utrmb.pfb           (MathDesign UT Regular MathDesignSymbolB 10)
    miama.pfb              (Miama Nueva)
    msam10.pfb             (MSAM10)
    msam7.pfb              (MSAM7)
    msbm10.pfb             (MSBM10)
    msbm7.pfb              (MSBM7)
    msym10.pfb             (MSYM10)
    musix11.pfb            (TeXMUSIX11-Regular)
    musix13.pfb            (TeXMUSIX13-Regular)
    musix20.pfb            (TeXMUSIX20-Regular)
    oasy10.pfb             (OAMathSymbols10)
    oasy9.pfb              (OAMathSymbols9)
    phaistos.pfb           (phaistos)
    pmhg.pfb               (Archaic Poor Mans Hieroglyphs)
    prodint.pfb            (prodint)
    proto10.pfb            (Archaic ProtoSemitic)
    qzcmi.pfb              (TeXGyreChorus-MediumItalic)
    recycle.pfb            (Recycle)
    rsfs10.pfb             (rsfs10)
    rsfs10.pfb             (rsfs10)
    rtcxr.pfb              (rtcxr)
    sarab10.pfb            (Archaic South Arabian)
    sfrm0600.pfb           (Computer Modern Roman)
    sfrm0700.pfb           (Computer Modern Roman)
    sfrm0800.pfb           (Computer Modern Roman)
    sfrm0900.pfb           (Computer Modern Roman)
    sfrm1000.pfb           (Computer Modern Roman)
    sfrm1095.pfb           (Computer Modern Roman)
    sfrm1200.pfb           (Computer Modern Roman)
    sfrm2488.pfb           (Computer Modern Roman)
    sfsi1000.pfb           (Computer Modern Sans Serif Slanted)
    sftt1000.pfb           (Computer Modern Typewriter)
    smfer10.pfb            (Semafor-NoPillar)
    smfpr10.pfb            (Semafor-PersonPillar)
    smfr10.pfb             (Semafor-Regular)
    starfont.pfb           (StarFont Sans)
    stix-mathbb.pfb        (STIXMathBlackboard Regular)
    stix-mathbbit.pfb      (STIXMathBlackboard Italic)
    stix-mathcal.pfb       (STIXMathCalligraphy Regular)
    stix-mathex.pfb        (STIXMathExtensions Regular)
    stix-mathfrak.pfb      (STIXMathFraktur Regular)
    stix-mathit.pfb        (STIXMath Italic)
    stix-mathrm-bold.pfb   (STIXMath Bold)
    stix-mathrm.pfb        (STIXMath Regular)
    stix-mathscr.pfb       (STIXMathScript Regular)
    stix-mathsf.pfb        (STIXMathSans Regular)
    stix-mathsfit.pfb      (STIXMathSans Italic)
    stix-mathtt.pfb        (STIXMathTyperwriter-Regular)
    stmary10.pfb           (stmary10)
    stmary8.pfb            (stmary8)
    stmary9.pfb            (stmary9)
    tfrupee.pfb            (RupeeTechFat)
    tipa10.pfb             (TeX tipa10 Regular)
    tipa8.pfb              (TeX tipa8 Regular)
    tipa9.pfb              (TeX tipa9 Regular)
    tipx10.pfb             (TeX tipx10 Regular)
    tipx9.pfb              (TeX tipx9 Regular)
    txexa.pfb              (txexa)
    txmia.pfb              (txmia)
    txsy.pfb               (txsy)
    txsyc.pfb              (txsyc)
    uhvb8a.pfb             (Nimbus Sans L Bold)
    usyr.pfb               (Standard Symbols L)
    utmr8a.pfb             (Nimbus Roman No9 L Regular)
    utmri8a.pfb            (Nimbus Roman No9 L Regular Italic)
    uzcmi8a.pfb            (URW Chancery L Medium Italic)
    uzdr.pfb               (Dingbats)
    vect10.pfb             (TeX vect10 Regular)
    vect9.pfb              (TeX vect9 Regular)
    vnr10.pfb              (VNR10)
    vnr9.pfb               (VNR9)
    wasy10.pfb             (wasy10)
    wasy9.pfb              (wasy9)
    xgreg20.pfb            (TeXXGREG20-Regular)
    yfrak.pfb              (Yannis Fraktur Regular)
    ygoth.pfb              (Yannis Gotisch Regular)
    yhcmex.pfb             (Yhcmex)
    yswab.pfb              (Yannis Schwabacher Regular)
    zxxrw8a.pfb            (Boondox Calligraphic Regular)

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The Com­pre­hen­sive Sym­bol List – Sym­bols ac­ces­si­ble from

Over 14000 sym­bols are listed as a set of ta­bles. The ta­bles of sym­bols are or­dered in a log­i­cal way (the doc­u­ment be­gins with a ‘fre­quently re­quested sym­bols’ list), the aim be­ing to make the doc­u­ment a con­ve­nient way of look­ing up sym­bols.

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