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I'm interested in including a magnifying glass (like 🔍) in a tex document which has to be compilable with pdfLaTeX. I looked into The Comprehensive Latex Symbol List but I didn't find any suitable symbol. How can this be done?

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The fontawesome package has a command \faSearch, and the bclogo package a \bcloupe:

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  • If you are using LuaLaTeX (probably also XeTeX), there are Unicode characters for left-pointing and right-pointing magnifying glass. Of course, you need to use an Open Type font that has those characters. Won't solve your current problem, but planning for the future... – user103221 May 16 '17 at 18:52

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