Is there a \ding symbol for a house? I need it for my CV, but can't find it. Thanks

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    Welcome to TeX.SX! The first place to check is symbols-a4 or DeTeXify. I don't see one in the pifont package (\ding{<num>}), but other symbol fonts exist. Mar 24, 2015 at 12:27
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    \tikz \draw[thick,rounded corners=8pt] (0,0) -- (0,2) -- (1,3.25) -- (2,2) -- (2,0) -- (0,2) -- (2,2) -- (0,0) -- (2,0); - Till Tantau
    – LaRiFaRi
    Mar 24, 2015 at 13:34

10 Answers 10


We can use direct \pdfliteral. For example:

\def\house{\hbox{\kern3pt \vbox to13pt{}% 
   \pdfliteral{q 0 0 m 0 5 l 5 10 l 10 5 l 10 0 l 7 0 l 7 5 l 3 5 l 3 0 l f
               1 j 1 J -2 5 m 5 12 l 12 5 l S Q }%
   \kern 13pt}}

House: \house.



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    Basic knowledge :)
    – Manuel
    Mar 24, 2015 at 13:00
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    @wipet Could you please provide a source to learn more about those pdf literals? Mar 24, 2015 at 13:28
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    @HenriMenke The main reference is PDF reference manual from Adobe, of course. But we need to know only very small subset of this knowledge in order to draw simple graphics. This was summarized in my article "Simple graphics in PDF by PDF primitives" petr.olsak.net/ftp/olsak/bulletin/pdfgrafika.pdf (but it is only in Czech language, sorry).
    – wipet
    Mar 24, 2015 at 13:36
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    @wipet Unfortunately I don't speak Czech. But thank you very much for this resource. Maybe Google Translate can help me. Mar 24, 2015 at 13:39
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    This looks hilariously good.
    – Kaligule
    Oct 19, 2017 at 19:59
% arara: lualatex


    Lamentable class:

    Lower class:
    \house{Linux Libertine O}{2302}

    Middle class:

    Upper class:

    Property owner:




enter image description here

  • Hey, I'm trying to put those icons at LyX but it's give an error. Do you know why? how can I use those icons at LyX? Thank you!
    – heblyx
    Dec 18, 2015 at 10:21
  • @Yoar What error? I can't guess. Are you compiling with Lua- or XeLaTeX? Please consider asking a new question if this is not treated any where on this site.
    – LaRiFaRi
    Dec 18, 2015 at 12:51

Well, I guess I'll join the bandwagon too. This solution uses the fontawesome package/symbol font.


Test home symbol: \faHome

enter image description here

  • Are you sure, that it does not compile with pdftex? Mar 3, 2020 at 15:37
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    @Dr.ManuelKuehner thanks, at the time the answer was written, fontawesome only supported OTF-capable engines. Since then, the situation has changed. I've updated the answer. Mar 3, 2020 at 15:43

This is the closest I can think of.



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    – LaRiFaRi
    Mar 24, 2015 at 12:49

The easiest thing to do is to google "house icon" images, which leads you to a page like http://fashionnow.website/house-icon-png/, download an image or two, and include them as graphics in your document.

Here are some icons:

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Build your own house


My home 
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  • I like very much your house....spectacular. πŸ˜„πŸ˜„πŸ˜„πŸ˜„πŸ˜„πŸ˜„
    – Sebastiano
    Mar 5, 2020 at 12:29

fontawesome can be used in plain tex:

Home symbol: \aw{\char153}
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    Using plain tex this does indeed give a house icon so it does answer the question. The OP is probably after a LaTeX solution but at this we can only since no minimal working example was supplied.
    – user30471
    Mar 1, 2020 at 10:35

With stix package there is a specific symbol called \house. I added an MWE for this symbol.

enter image description here


LuaLaTeX now supports emoji.

% !TeX program = lualatex



Our house~\emoji{house} in the middle of the street.


MWE output

  • Very nice also this approach. My sincere compliments.
    – Sebastiano
    Mar 5, 2020 at 12:29

A alternate solution working with pdflatex (hence without fontspec) can use the Twitter's open source emoticons as pictures, as provided by the twemojis package. With it, you can simply use \twemoji{house} in any text context.

The macro \twemoji is based on \includegraphics and accepts the related options. The documentation provide several alternatives like, e.g \twemoji{house with garden}.

It also gives some indications about the CC-BY licence of theses pictures if you intent to use them out of personal use.

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