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I'm trying to find an alternative to the standard tombstone qed symbol for more informal papers. I initially thought of an empty square with Pub written inside, but what would actually be better would be a small beer mug symbol. (much like the one found in this set of icons http://dutchicon.com/iconsets/food-and-drinks-icons)

Unfortunately there doesn't seem to such a symbol in the comprehensive latex symbol list (although many funny symbols can be found there). Has anyone thought about this? Is there any quick-and-dirty solution?

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Use the beer mug unicode symbol U+1F37A see fileformat.info/info/unicode/char/1f37a/index.htm –  Yiannis Lazarides Oct 19 '11 at 12:25
    
ah, excellent. is there a quick way insert unicode characters in tex? –  donkey kong Oct 19 '11 at 13:11
    
(without using xetex that is) –  donkey kong Oct 19 '11 at 14:11
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Not without a font! But you can create one using metapost! I would rather use a red tombstone mark, as in paint the town red:) –  Yiannis Lazarides Oct 20 '11 at 2:59
    
but isn't metapost evil? (when using pdftex/tikz) –  donkey kong Oct 20 '11 at 10:53
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I personally don't like the idea of the beer mug, but you could redefine \qedsymbol to use a previously saved image of a beer mug:

\documentclass{article}
\usepackage{graphicx}
\usepackage{amsthm}

\renewcommand\qedsymbol{\raisebox{-4pt}{\includegraphics[height=10pt]{beer-mug}}}

\begin{document}

\begin{proof}
Test proof of a really basic theorem.
\end{proof}

\end{document}

enter image description here

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Here's a nice vector graphics beer mug that's available under a CC license: thenounproject.com/noun/beer/#icon-No634 –  Seamus Oct 20 '11 at 8:12
    
thanks to both Seamus and Gonzalo, that's probably the easiest way to do it. –  donkey kong Oct 20 '11 at 10:52
    
@gonzalo: it's for an informal document, do you have an alternative to suggest? –  donkey kong Oct 20 '11 at 10:52
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Would you settle for a \Coffeecup from the marvosym package instead?

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coffee is the fuel for proving theorems, so after a proof you really need something different! :) but thanks for the suggestion. –  donkey kong Oct 20 '11 at 10:29
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How about a smiley face? :) There are some both in the wasysym and the marvosym package. I guess everyone is happy, when he arrives at the end of a demonstration. ;)

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depends on the proof... –  donkey kong Oct 22 '11 at 14:16
    
related question: tex.stackexchange.com/questions/3695/smileys-in-latex –  doncherry Oct 26 '11 at 11:53
    
...and no smiley with a beer mug... that's sad... :P –  Count Zero Oct 26 '11 at 13:33
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