OK, so I've been tasked with creating this integral-like symbol in Latex, and the best way to create it from scratch seemed to be using the includegraphics command and giving it a /def/. Unfortunately was quite huge and didn't really correspond so I had to use scalerel to scale the symbol. This is beneficial since for inline text, in paragraphs or titles etc, the symbol can just scale to a maximum of this large image size. But for this math display, integral symbols do not scale so I kept an aspect ratio.
So this works okay for smaller sizes but I noticed as I increased the size of math displays, where the integral symbol stays the same size and aligns with the text, mine doesn't align quite well...
Note: that's not quite the symbol I'm using but it's a goofy substitute of the same image size.
So my question is: is my solution way too convoluted? What can I do if I have an image of this symbol and I want to scale it down but keep aspect ratio and most importantly align with the text like the integral symbol does? It has ascenders and descenders above and below the text height so it's been a little tricky for me.