I encountered this error while trying to compile my thesis. Before I did not have this error.

Any idea how I can find this Unicode character in my LaTeX document, or solve this issue?

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    Are you bound to pdflatex or open to xe-/lualatex?
    – TeXnician
    Commented Aug 5, 2018 at 15:23
  • I am bount to pdflatex
    – DriesDK
    Commented Aug 5, 2018 at 15:25
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    There is \Yinyang in the marvosym package
    – egreg
    Commented Aug 5, 2018 at 16:04

2 Answers 2


to more easily find it add

\DeclareUnicodeCharacter{262F}{YIN YANG HERE!!!!!}

to your preamble, and search the output for that text. If you want it to display then find a yinyang.pdf image and do something like

  • Thanks, I found the yingyang symbol. It was generated by the Bibtex file due to an automatic recognition of a paper.
    – DriesDK
    Commented Aug 5, 2018 at 16:43
  • The issue has been resolved.
    – DriesDK
    Commented Aug 5, 2018 at 16:44

Here is a solution with TikZ:

                            \draw[thick,fill=black] circle(1);
                            \fill[white] (0,-.5) circle(.1);
                            \fill[white] (0,-1) arc(-90:-270:.5) arc(-90:90:.5) arc(90:270:1) -- cycle;
                            \fill[black] (0,.5) circle(.1);

And here is the output:


EDIT: Just type [… ,rotate=-90] to get your desired yin-yang-character.


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