# Printing the character ⱱ (U+2C71 = labiodental flap)

I need to print the IPA symbol for the labiodental flap ⱱ (Unicode U+2C71) and it is not available in the tipa package for phonetic symbols. Is there a way I can use the Unicode hex in the input so I get the symbol as the output?

If you can use LuaLaTeX and have access to a suitable font, such as Junicode, you can print out the character by issuing the directive

\char"2C71


A full MWE (minimum working example):

% !TEX TS-program = lualatex
\documentclass{article}
\usepackage{fontspec}
\setmainfont{Junicode} % any font that has an entry at U+2C71
\begin{document}
\char"2C71
\end{document}

• Then you can just enter it directly in your source (assuming you edit with a font that displays it.) – Alan Munn Feb 11 '18 at 18:28
• There are very few fonts that contain it: Junicode, Doulos SIL, Charis SIL and the CMU and DejaVu fonts do, but few others. – Alan Munn Feb 11 '18 at 18:36
• @AlanMunn - EB Garamond is still another font that features the character in question. – Mico Feb 11 '18 at 18:38
• Also Free Serif, Heuristica, Erewhon, Noto Serif, Noto Sans and Fira Sans. – egreg Feb 11 '18 at 20:05
• Also Geneva (comes with macOS) and Gentium. – ShreevatsaR Feb 12 '18 at 2:51