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So, there's a few questions about the Numero symbol: . However, I'd like to be able to pluralize it. I'm not a master of the text-positioning-adjustment tools; but here's what I've got so far:

\section*{№\kern-0.5bp\textsuperscript{s} 42–44}

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Could anybody provide me with an improvement on this? Even better, perhaps as a \numeros or similar macro? :D

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    I wouldn’t pluralize it at all. It’s a symbol not a word. You won't pluralize the unit in 23m, will you? – Tobi Jan 28 '16 at 8:32
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    Wouldn't it be possible to just recreate it, i.e. write an "N" and then superscript and underline "os". @Tobi Pluralising would depend on countries, e.g. in France we always use plural for this symbol when it refers to several numbers. – ienissei Jan 28 '16 at 11:07
  • @ienissei: Even if you use the symbol or only when using the abbreviation No. / Nos.? – Tobi Jan 28 '16 at 13:25
  • @Tobi We don't use the symbol because it has no plural, but we use superscripts and sometimes underlining, basically we reproduce it. – ienissei Jan 28 '16 at 13:58
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Not convinced about the usefulness, but

\documentclass{article}
\def\numeros{N{\raisebox{0.2ex}{\textsuperscript{\underline{os}}}}}
\begin{document}
\section*{\numeros}
\end{document}

works:

Numeros

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There is no easy solution on this, as the font you have chosen does use some special "o" here. It is smaller. Just compare the letters "os" and you will see that the "o" from the numero symbol here has some other shape.

Therefore it will always look wrong if you just put an "s" to its side. I could scale the letter down in order to fit the height, but this would make the "s" too light.

This solution is absolutely hacky and is more meant to show that you should not go this way. If you want this still, write a feature request to Georg Duffner (https://github.com/georgd/EB-Garamond/issues) and ask for a plural form of his file SFD/EBGaramond12-Regular.sfdir/uni2116.glyph

% arara: lualatex

\documentclass{article}
\usepackage{fontspec}
\setmainfont{EBGaramond}

\begin{document}
№\raisebox{.10266ex}{\kern-.1em\fontsize{6.5}{6}\selectfont\shortstack{s\\[-.89ex]--}} 42–44 

% for comparison  
os
\end{document}

enter image description here

  • Very pretty! Too bad there's no such symbol in Unicode. This page is among the top hits in Google image search for pluralized numero symbol. – Joe Corneli Oct 19 '18 at 14:30

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