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Can anyone show me how to draw something like this. I am thinking of having a quote with similar font but have no idea where to start.

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Please indicate what the "similar font" might be. – Mico Aug 9 '14 at 7:58
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As a start you can look around in The LaTeX Font Catalogue for similar fonts, and maybe use the pgfornament package for drawing ornaments. (Note that you'll have to manually download the pgfornament package from the indicated link and copy to your “project folder.”)

Also I've made a small solution, so you may start along this way.



% Zapf Chancery font: http://www.tug.dk/FontCatalogue/zapfchan/



% pgfornament package: http://altermundus.com/pages/tkz/ornament/index.html

\usepackage[active, tightpage]{preview}



    % some necessary lengths for the
    % calculation of the length of the ornament

    % text
        inner xsep=3em,
        inner ysep=0pt,
        outer sep=0pt] (text-node) at (0, 0) {

    % calculate the width of the ornament
    \path (text-node.south west);
    \path (text-node.south east);

    % ornament
        inner sep=0pt,
        outer sep=0pt,
        xscale=-1] (ornament-node) at (0, 0) {

    % line between the text and the ornament
    \draw ($(ornament-node.south west) + (1em, 0)$) -- ($(ornament-node.south east) + (-1em, 0)$);
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Thank you so much – wererabit Aug 11 '14 at 1:48

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