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I am looking for package(s) that include traffic signs as symbols; I would appreciate if you could let me know if you are familiar with any.

  • Welcome to TeX-sx. As it stands, this is rather a difficult question to tackle. There are lots of sources of symbols, but I'd image that they'd just be images that you could include using \includegraphics. Finding an appropriate set of images wouldn't really be on-topic, and including them would be pretty easy. Is there more to it than that? (BTW, road signs are also likely to be country-dependent, so it might be useful to say where you are in the world.) – Joseph Wright Oct 29 '14 at 13:15
  • Not as such, but according to ctan.org/pkg/comprehensive you have \octagon from the wasysym font, \largediamond from the MnSymbol font, \BigTriangleDown and \BigTriangleUp from the ifsym font. You can always create a rectangle using \fbox. – John Kormylo Oct 29 '14 at 13:17
  • There is also \dbend from the manfnt font. – John Kormylo Oct 29 '14 at 13:47
  • Thank you all for the comments and directions; I am familiar with most of the alternative but I thought someone has already done the hard work and I could just use it for my presentation -although google search didn't return anything useful. Thanks again. I live in the US for now, to answer your question; but my use has nothing to do with the local conventions. – oligilo Oct 29 '14 at 14:18
  • As already said: You could use \includegraphics A nice source is WIkipedia: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:Road_signs_by_country – knut Oct 29 '14 at 19:46
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The bclogo package (see documentation at CTAN) has some nice, colored traffic signs:

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  • Thank you for mentioning this package; although its list of traffic signs seems to be limited, I do like the sight of \bcpanchant which was one of the signs I was particularly looking for to use in reports. – oligilo Jan 3 '18 at 19:10
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There are only a few kinda-traffic-signs in the unicode which look like this:

% arara: lualatex

\documentclass{article}
\usepackage{fontspec}
\setmainfont{symbola.ttf}
\usepackage{booktabs}

\begin{document}
    \begin{tabular}{lc}
        \toprule
        Sign & Example\\
        \midrule
        Crossing Lanes & \symbol{"26CC} \\
        Disabled Car & \symbol{"26CD} \\
        Car Sliding & \symbol{"26D0} \\
        Circ.\ Crossing Lanes & \symbol{"26D2} \\
        Chains & \symbol{"26D3} \\
        No Entry & \symbol{"26D4} \\
        Alternate One-Way & \symbol{"26D5} \\
        Two-Way & \symbol{"26D6}\symbol{"26D7} \\
        Left Lane Merge & \symbol{"26D8}\symbol{"26D9} \\
        Drive Slow Sign & \symbol{"26DA} \\
        Down-Pointing Triangle & \symbol{"26DB} \\
        Left Close Entry & \symbol{"26DC} \\
        Restr.\ Left Entry & \symbol{"26E0} \\
        \bottomrule
    \end{tabular}
\end{document}

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The font quivira.otf has some of them, too, which look similar. You can have a look for more fonts here.

If you are able to use Xe- or LuaLaTeX, you could search for a font like these and include the symbols to your document.

  • Thank you for your answer; it gives me at least some options. Sorry if I can't vote up; thanks again! – oligilo Oct 29 '14 at 14:23

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