# Does a symbol for “married” exist in some package or font?

I would like to write something like Bride-name \rings{} groom-name in my text and wonder, if a symbol for rings already exist. Maybe somewhere around the symbols for "born" or "deceased" or other formal symbols such a two-rings symbol exist.

I am looking for two rings, horizontally aligned and intersecting each other. I guess, a knot-like behaviour as seen here would be nice, in order to distinguish it from \infty or similar.

Here is some code to play around with. I tried using the Olympic rings, but failed. But I guess, someone knows a symbol which is already written.

\documentclass[twoside=true, paper=A5]{scrartcl}
\usepackage{fontspec}
\defaultfontfeatures{%
,Ligatures={TeX}
}
\setmainfont{EB Garamond}
\usepackage[final]{microtype}
\usepackage{luatextra}
\usepackage[cmyk]{xcolor}
\usepackage{polyglossia}
\setdefaultlanguage[spelling=new, babelshorthands=true]{german}
\usepackage{tikz}

\definecolor{Front}{rgb}{0.85,0.8627,0.839}
\definecolor{Schrift}{rgb}{0.31,0.31,0.34}

\makeatletter
\newcommand{\globalcolor}[1]{%
\color{#1}\global\let\default@color\current@color
}
\makeatother

\AtBeginDocument{\globalcolor{Schrift}}

\title{Bride-name \begin{tikzpicture}
\path[draw=white,line width=.08cm,
fill=Schrift,even odd rule]
(1, 0) circle (0.18cm)
(1, 0) circle (0.05cm);
\path[draw=white,line width=.08cm,
fill=Schrift,even odd rule]
(1.2, 0) circle (0.18cm)
(1.2, 0) circle (0.05cm);
\end{tikzpicture} Groom-name}
\date{}

\begin{document}
\pagecolor{Front}
\maketitle
\thispagestyle{empty}
\end{document}

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One would assume fa-link from fontawesome might be both a good OR bad choice for marriage. –  Werner May 25 '14 at 16:40
I don't know whether this works with lualatex/xetex, but try \textmarried from textcomp package... –  Christian Hupfer May 25 '14 at 16:53
Of course, there are marriages without a bride or without a groom nowadays... –  dbmag9 May 25 '14 at 22:02

Here is a tikz implementation which draws two interlocked rings. I defined a macro \married to simplify its insertion at the appropiate place.

% Used the same colors you defined in your example
\definecolor{ring color}{rgb}{0.31,0.31,0.34}
\definecolor{border color}{rgb}{0.85,0.8627,0.839}

\newcommand{\married}{%
\begin{tikzpicture}[x=1ex, y=1ex, scale=0.5, baseline=-.6ex]
\begin{scope}
\clip (-2,-.2) rectangle ++(5.5,2.2);
\path[draw=border color,line width=.08ex,
fill=ring color,even odd rule]
(0, 0) circle (2ex)
(0, 0) ellipse (1.5ex and 1.3ex);
\path[draw=border color,line width=.08ex,
fill=ring color,even odd rule]
(1.5, 0) circle (2ex)
(1.5, 0) ellipse (1.5ex and 1.3ex);
\end{scope}
\begin{scope}
\clip (-2,-2) rectangle ++(5.5,2.2);
\path[draw=border color,line width=.08ex,
fill=ring color,even odd rule]
(1.5, 0) circle (2ex)
(1.5, 0) ellipse (1.5ex and 1.3ex);
\path[draw=border color,line width=.08ex,
fill=ring color,even odd rule]
(0, 0) circle (2ex)
(0, 0) ellipse (1.5ex and 1.3ex);
\end{scope}
\end{tikzpicture}%
}


Used as in:

\title{Bride-name \married{} Groom-name}


When inserted in your document, which uses special fonts and background color, it results in:

You can play with the scale option to increase or reduce the size, and with the baseline option to adjust the vertical alignment. Of course you can change colors too:

\colorlet{ring color}{orange!50!yellow!80!black}
\colorlet{border color}{Front!70!white}


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Thank you so much for your time. Works like a charm! –  LaRiFaRi May 25 '14 at 18:12
+1 This looks absolutely great! –  moose May 26 '14 at 8:55
You should eventually mention which packages are required. –  moose May 26 '14 at 8:56
@moose For the \married macro only tikz package is required. To get the result shown in the screenshots, I used the same setup than in the example provided by the OP. –  JLDiaz May 26 '14 at 9:03