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How to make a line with ornament like one below {TEX} logo on this site?

What is specific term for it?

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Well, Yiannis's answer is the earliest. – Leo Liu Feb 17 '11 at 21:24
sorry guys, it seems that we all replied more or less at the same time. If you are ok Krule, we can summarise it directly in the question... – Mortimer Feb 17 '11 at 22:13
See also asterism, and this question, Asterism and similar breaking / non-breaking options. – Pål GD Feb 18 at 14:33
up vote 24 down vote accepted

Try this:

\hrulefill\hspace{0.2cm} \floweroneleft\floweroneright \hspace{0.2cm} \hrulefill

enter image description here

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For fonts of ornament, see question Free ornaments font.

I raised the line a little.
enter image description here


\newcommand\crulefill[1][1ex]{\leavevmode\leaders\hrule depth \dimexpr-#1+0.4pt height #1\hfill\kern0pt}



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But this generates a "line" made from this symbols, doesn't it? I think to OP wants "---- (symbol) ----" instead. – Martin Scharrer Feb 17 '11 at 16:35
Sorry for misunderstanding. – Leo Liu Feb 17 '11 at 16:52

to have a line with some symbol in the middle, just use

\hrulefill WHATEVERSYMBOL \hrulefill

You can use the ornaments cited by Leo. You might also want to add spaces around the ornament:

\hrulefill~ WHATEVERSYMBOL~ \hrulefill

You might also want to move the symbol around to align it with the rules and avoid the indent:

\noindent \hrulefill~ \raisebox{-4pt}[10pt][10pt]{\textxswup}~ \hrulefill

Here is what you would get: enter image description here

Clearly, you will want to make a new macro to use that more easily.

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If you want to use "ornements" to make a frame (cadre in french), some links very interesting in french, you have some sources and some explanations to install fonts :





You can find a lot of documents on this site

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