I'm trying to use Hoefler Text F043 and F044 to separate sections in a document, but not managing it in XeLaTex, with MacTex 2014. I tried:


but that doesn't work. I tried:


and that doesn't work either. Actually, \DeclareUnicodeCharacter is an undefined control sequence - I might have to search how to use that... In any case, what is the best to insert these ornaments in my document?

  • Did you try \char"F043 and \char"F044, respectively?
    – Mico
    Jan 3, 2015 at 23:31
  • Yes - I did: \char"F043 just gives me a blank square in the PDF output... which is sort of an improvement on not even compiling :-(
    – Frank
    Jan 3, 2015 at 23:33

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The following code works using either LuaLaTeX or XeLaTeX from MacTeX2014:

\setmainfont{Hoefler Text}
{\HTOrn \char"F043 \char"F044}

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You could create a macro named, say, \SeparateTwoSections to simplify the insertion of this visual separator between paragraphs, sections, etc:

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    Yes! I am a newbie, and not at all comfortable with fonts - so I had set the main font to Hoefler Text, which does not contain the ornaments (?)
    – Frank
    Jan 3, 2015 at 23:38
  • The positions F043 and F044 in "Hoefler Text" are indeed empty.
    – Mico
    Jan 3, 2015 at 23:42
  • @Frank - I've edited the example code to make it more obvious how one might use both "Hoefler Text" and "Hoefler Text Ornaments", side by side.
    – Mico
    Jan 3, 2015 at 23:51
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    - Well - except the \HTorn bit - if I include that in a \newcommand, it says that \newcommand is an undefined control sequence when I try to use it... - never mind, I had a typo on the "O" of "Orn". Thanks again!
    – Frank
    Jan 4, 2015 at 5:06

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