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I look for a nice LaTeX hourglass unicode (U+231B) ⌛.

G**gle gives some nice things but nothing typeseting compatible.

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I saw an uggly \hourglass that is made of two triangles. –  Tarass Jul 10 at 8:41
    
I saw nothing in the comprehensive symbol list. The package iftym has some clock-related symbols. Could'nt that fit? –  Clément Jul 10 at 8:48
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@Clément: You mean ifsym? Well, that contains a lot of clock symbols, but no hourglass. But also a lot of symbols I never thought I would use them ;-) –  Christian Hupfer Jul 10 at 8:56
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I'd go with a vectorized image and \includegraphics. –  egreg Jul 10 at 9:06
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@egreg : I'd search it on openclipart, but I think Tarass should makes his choice. –  Clément Jul 10 at 9:10

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Look for suitable fonts (http://www.fileformat.info/info/unicode/char/231b/fontsupport.htm) and then use lualatex or xelatex to create a small pdf:

\documentclass[border=2pt]{standalone}

\usepackage{fontspec}

\begin{document}

{\LARGE\fontspec{Cambria}^^^^231b}
{\LARGE\fontspec{Arial Unicode MS}^^^^231b}


\end{document}

enter image description here

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You can directly click here and see, if you have some fonts on your system that provide that symbol. If you are lucky (like me with Mathcad), you can use it as Ulrike said. Just in order to show the Mathcad symbol:

% arara: lualatex

\documentclass{article}
\usepackage{fontspec}
\setmainfont{MathcadUniMath.otf}
\begin{document}
\symbol{"231B}
\end{document}

enter image description here

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Thank you, it's good thing to know that. –  Tarass Jul 10 at 9:43

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