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Is there any package that has ALL the 12 zodiac signs of astrology? I tried wasysym but it doesn't display "Capricorn", at least not in my computer (Windows 7, TexStudio 2.3, MikTex 2.8)

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Welcome to TeX.SX! Can you add an example of what you're doing in order to get the symbol? – egreg Sep 4 '12 at 11:18
wasysym should work, though. The zodiacal symbols are also included in the marvosym package and can be accessed either with \Aries... \Pisces or with \Zodiac{1}... \Zodiac{12}. – Count Zero Sep 4 '12 at 11:20
The command for capricorn in wasysym is \capricornus and it works fine for me (miktex 2.9.). – Ulrike Fischer Sep 4 '12 at 11:44
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This website Detexify² can help you to identify commands for particular latex symbols by drawing them.

The first two raised by my drawing were \capricornus from the wasysym package and \Capricorn from the marvosym package.

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That's why \capricorn wasn't working! Thank you very much. Silly me... – WobblyWindows Sep 4 '12 at 20:47

As already said, the symbols are in both package wasysym and package marvosym. They can also be found in the The Comprehensive LaTeX Symbol List.




% [2012/09/04]% v6.83e contains fix for \capricornus

    \csname #1\endcsname/\csname #2\endcsname\space
    (\textbackslash #1/\textbackslash #2)%
  \ttfamily \textbackslash #1
  & \csname #1\endcsname
  & \csname #2\endcsname
  & \ttfamily \textbackslash #2


Astrology signs with wasysym and marvosym

The symbols are also supported in bookmarks with package hyperref (option unicode/psdencoding=auto and option psdextra except for \capricornus that will be fixed in v6.83e:

Astrology signs in bookmarks of AR10/Win

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