I have seen how someone was able to create a Bitcoin character for Computer/Latin Modern Roman although it is not a part of the font itself.

The capital ẞ does not seem to be a part of Computer/Latin Modern Roman and alternative fonts have been recommended in order to tackle that problem.

Importing the character from another font can also not be a proper solution.

So, I want to ask whether someone has managed to create the ẞ character in Computer/Latin Modern Roman style although it is not a part of this font but it can be added like the Bitcoin character shown in the example above.

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    @Chris H I believe OP just wants to use the Eszett glyph in CM. Is there no Eszett glyph in those fonts?
    – thymaro
    Commented Dec 21, 2017 at 21:22
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    @ChrisH I want to write a capital Eszett. This is a character that is widely unknown, even among German speakers, because a minuscle Eszett (ß) is common. No German word begings with an Eszett. So, the capital form of Eszett can only be used when writing everything in capitals. For example: street – Straße; STREET – STRAẞE. Replacing ß or ẞ with a Beta, however, is a common misconception of foreigners because this letter (which is actually just a ligature (comprised of “ſʒ” (“ſz”) or “ſs”)) is not used in any other language on the planet anymore. A capital Eszett’s form is usually “ſƷ”.
    – Nemgathos
    Commented Dec 22, 2017 at 14:53
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    @ChrisH So, I do not want to write a Bitcoin character. This character has already been created with this trick. Combining “ſ” and “Ʒ”, however, might be a bit trickier.
    – Nemgathos
    Commented Dec 22, 2017 at 14:55
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    The font hasn't the glyph. The best way to get it if you need it badly (I wouldn't use it, I prefer STRASSE in capitals) is to ask the font maintainers to add the glyph. gust.org.pl/projects/e-foundry/latin-modern Commented Jan 3, 2018 at 9:39
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    As the question allows Computer Modern, I'm really hoping someone posts Metafont code, extending the source code for one of the existing characters in Computer Modern. [I'm adding the Metafont tag, in case any such person exists. :-)] Commented Jan 3, 2018 at 17:02

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Answer: no.

Not in the Bitcoin sense. There is no pre-existing character to which additions or transformations could be made to turn it into a 1E9E glyph (ẞ).

Drawing a Bitcoin symbol by taking an existing character and adding rules to it is not the same as having a Bitcoin character in the font.

I can draw a symbol and use it to measure the magnetic temperature of a flux tube on Jupiter, but it is not a font character.

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