# Does a symbol for glasses exist?

I could not find the symbol of the image below which is in a book in my possession. I honestly do not remember where I saw it. Could someone help me where this symbol is located? This symbol (red rectangle) does not exist in the Comprehensive LATEX Symbol List by Scott Pakin.

• just use \includegraphics{zzz} for any picture of glasses that you find with a google image search – David Carlisle Aug 23 '18 at 20:00
• @DavidCarlisle wouldn't be \includegraphics{looklooklook} be more fitting? – Ulrike Fischer Aug 23 '18 at 20:03
• @Sebastiano if you have a book as paper you can not tell whether it is an image or a font glyph, why do you say it is not an image? – David Carlisle Aug 23 '18 at 20:04
• @DavidCarlisle I have used two tools on line What Font Is and What The Font and I have not find nothing. After I have searched on the web and I haven't find the same glasses. – Sebastiano Aug 23 '18 at 20:08
• @Sebastiano why do you think it is a font character? – David Carlisle Aug 23 '18 at 20:13

Here is a TikZ solution.

\documentclass{article}
\usepackage{blindtext}
\usepackage{tikz}

\newcommand{\glasses}{\resizebox{3em}{!}{%
\tikz{\draw(0,0) coordinate (Origin) --++(0.2,0) coordinate (endL) arc (180:0:0.05)--++(0.2,0) coordinate (endR) --++(45:0.25) arc (180-45:0:0.08) (endR) arc (0:-180:0.1) (endL) arc (0:-180:0.1) (Origin)--++(45:0.25) arc (180-45:0:0.08);
}}}

\begin{document}
\noindent
\glasses\ \textsc{Attention}. \blindtext
\end{document}

• Spectacular, identical! Very good and excellent two times. – Sebastiano Aug 23 '18 at 20:23
• Spectacular… I see what you did there… – sleblanc Aug 25 '18 at 23:57
\documentclass{article}
\usepackage{tikzducks}

\begin{document}

\tikz{\duck[invisible,squareglasses]}

\tikz{\duck[invisible,glasses]}

\tikz{\duck[invisible,sunglasses]}

\end{document}


• ducks may hide but they are still tasty. – David Carlisle Aug 23 '18 at 20:17
• @DavidCarlisle How can you target them with your fork if you don't see them? – user36296 Aug 23 '18 at 20:18
• @samcarter, attack in the middle of glasses to hit the head.... lol – Sigur Aug 23 '18 at 20:19
• NOW I know what the invisible option is good for. ;-) – user121799 Aug 24 '18 at 5:27
• I still see the ducks! One of them is smiling. – thymaro Sep 6 '18 at 12:46

The unicode character EYEGLASSES, code U+1F453

# 👓

seems to be what you are looking for.

• I would also like to thank you very much for your answer, which I am obviously voting for +1. – Sebastiano Aug 24 '18 at 20:00
• which fonts support this character? – qwr Aug 25 '18 at 21:12
\documentclass{article}
\usepackage{fontawesome5}
\begin{document}
\faGlasses\textsc{Attention:}
\end{document}


• Marcel thank you very much for your answer. I am young, they seem used glasses :-). I do not like are too showy. – Sebastiano Aug 23 '18 at 20:19
• @Sebastiano If you own Font Awesome Pro, you can also use [light] or [regular] glasses. They look much better with non-bold text. – Marcel Krüger Aug 23 '18 at 20:28

\documentclass{article}

\usepackage{graphicx}

\begin{document}

\noindent\includegraphics[height=1.5em]{zzz.png} \textsc{Attention} zzz
z zzz zzz zzzzzzz  zzz z z z z zzzzz z z zzzzzzzzz zzz zzzz zzzzzzzz zzzzz.
\end{document}


where zzz.png is just a cropped version of the image you posted.

• Thank you very much, but do not get angry with me politely. I'm not as good as you are but it's really ugly an image like this. It looks like a book from the '800 :-) – Sebastiano Aug 23 '18 at 20:17
• @Sebastiano yes but I cropped the image you posted, you could use a higher resolution scan of the original or as I said in the original comment use a google image search there are literally thousands of available line drawings you could use. – David Carlisle Aug 23 '18 at 20:19
• @Sebastiano An improved solution to David's would be to use a drawing software like Inkscape to trace the shape and convert it to a vector image. This should be rather easy with any similar software. – Ian Aug 24 '18 at 8:25
• @Sebastiano This is the most general answer. Just google an image and use it. Or if you want something more fancy, search for fonts that have glasses as symbol (examples here) and import that symbol probably with XeLaTeX). – luchonacho Aug 24 '18 at 11:33
• @luchonacho I am writing a book together with a university colleague and there are many vector images. I was curious to know if there was a symbol of the glasses that I saw somewhere but I do not remember. Greetings. – Sebastiano Aug 24 '18 at 19:39

vector graphic = perfect quality

\documentclass{article}

\usepackage{graphicx}

\begin{document}

\includegraphics[height=1em]{glasses.pdf} Attention!

\end{document}


• And where is glasses.pdf coming from? – Arsenal Aug 24 '18 at 14:26
• @Arsenal On the web there are many vectorial pictures of glasses. It would be interesting to know where he found a beautiful vector image with glasses. – Sebastiano Aug 25 '18 at 21:30
• I looked for glasses.pdf on my computers. I didn't find it. – thymaro Sep 6 '18 at 12:50
• @thymaro That's strange, I can find it on my computer :) – aloneprism Sep 6 '18 at 20:31
• Nice. I'll keep looking then. Maybe I'll rebuild the index. – thymaro Sep 6 '18 at 20:58

No images, no unicode characters, not tikz, no invisible ducks :(

Macho programmers use only ASCII. :)

\documentclass{article}
\usepackage{graphicx}
\def\glasses{{\sffamily
\leavevmode\rlap{%
\rotatebox[origin=tr]{125}{J}\kern1ex%
\rotatebox[origin=tr]{125}{J}}%
\rotatebox[origin=c]{-90}{D}%
\rotatebox[origin=c]{-90}{D}}%
\def\ialy{\sffamily
\resizebox{1ex}{1.5ex}{\reflectbox{\rotatebox[origin=]{75}{J}}}\kern-1pt%
\rlap{\tiny$\ ^\bullet\kern2.5pt^\bullet$ }%
\rotatebox[origin=c]{-90}{D}%
\rotatebox[origin=c]{-90}{D}\kern-1pt%
\resizebox{1ex}{1.5ex}{\rotatebox[origin=]{75}{J}}}}
\begin{document}
My pure \TeX(t) glasses \glasses\par
I am looking you \ialy
\end{document}

• :-) ;-) double smiles for you and thank you very much to your answer +1. – Sebastiano Sep 6 '18 at 12:34

Without any packages

\documentclass{standalone}

\begin{document}

\begin{picture}(100,60)
\put(20,20){\line(1,1){20}}
\put(60,20){\line(1,1){20}}
\put(20,20){\line(1,0){17.5}}
\put(42,20){\line(1,0){17.5}}
\put(28.5,20){\oval(17.5,15)[b]}
\put(51,20){\oval(17.5,15)[b]}
\put(39.7,20){\oval(5,5)[t]}
\put(80,35.2){\oval(10,10)[rt]}
\put(40,35.2){\oval(10,10)[rt]}
\end{picture}

\end{document}