# Make an interesting calligraphy character like an Axe in the Text

I am trying to use LaTex/PDFTex to make this character (or at least Figure) in the text.

I could not find any proper charcter look like this:

Do you have any way to find this symbol or make this as an character just like an alphabet in English so we can type on LaTex?

• Of course, you can build such a character with TikZ. People have drawn glasses and many other things. It is just tedious to draw this from a screen shot. – user121799 Feb 27 '19 at 20:07

At least a figure with TikZ is:

\documentclass{article}
\usepackage{tikz}
\begin{document}
\begin{tikzpicture}
\fill[black] (-0.9,7.1) -- (-4.8,6.79)
-- (-0.72,6.26) -- (-0.71,4.81)
-- (-0.94,3.78) -- (-5.69,3.73)
-- (-0.65,2.96) -- (-0.7,-5.6)
.. controls (-0.78,-5.82) and (-0.74,-6.04)
.. (-1.02,-6.31) .. controls (-1.29,-6.37) and (-1.5,-6.48)
.. (-2.1,-6.27) .. controls (-2.8,-5.98) and (-3.45,-5.43)
.. (-3.92,-4.81) .. controls (-4.32,-3.6) and (-4.38,-2.9)
.. (-4.36,-2) .. controls (-4.12,-0.24) and (-2.85,0.63)
.. (-2.5,1.4) .. controls (-3.8,1.1) and (-4.22,0.5)
.. (-4.74,-0.7) .. controls (-5.32,-2.05) and (-5.47,-3.2)
.. (-4.84,-4.6) .. controls (-4.6,-5.2) and (-4.23,-5.7)
.. (-3.31,-6.47) .. controls (-2.16,-7.14) and (-1.5,-7.19)
.. (-0.3,-7.2) .. controls (1,-7.15) and (1.91,-7.14)
.. (2.8,-6.46) .. controls (3.81,-5.56) and (4.1,-4.7)
.. (4.35,-4.2) .. controls (4.7,-3.3) and (4.88,-2.11)
.. (4.5,-1.1) .. controls (4.18,-0.24) and (3.7,0.41)
.. (3.24,0.9) .. controls (2.8,1.25) and (2.48,1.37)
.. (1.94,1.61) .. controls (2.88,0.29) and (3.56,-0.75)
.. (3.81,-1.6) .. controls (4.09,-2.97) and (3.72,-4.18)
.. (2.86,-5.18) .. controls (2.46,-5.67) and (2.4,-5.78)
.. (1.76,-6.06) .. controls (1.06,-6.51) and (0.6,-6.5) .. (0.2,-6.3)
.. controls (0.19,-3.59) and (0.16,-1.8)
.. (0.28,3.06) -- (5.26,3.4)
-- (0.22,3.97) -- (0.2,6.25)
-- (4.54,6.68) -- (2.39,6.99) -- cycle;
\end{tikzpicture}
\end{document}


Add. A more symmetric figure could be:

\documentclass{article}
\usepackage{tikz}
\begin{document}
\begin{tikzpicture}
\coordinate (s0) at (0,7.15);
\coordinate (s1) at (-4.6,6.8);
\coordinate (s12) at (4.6,6.8);
\coordinate (s2) at (-0.5,6.3);
\coordinate (s11) at (0.5,6.3);
\coordinate (s3) at (-0.5,4);
\coordinate (s10) at (0.5,4);
\coordinate (s4) at (-5.4,3.4);
\coordinate (s9) at  (5.4,3.4);
\coordinate (s5) at (-0.5,3);
\coordinate (s8) at  (0.5,3);
\coordinate (s6) at (-0.5,-6.2);
\coordinate (s7) at  (0.5,-6.2);

\fill[black] (s0) -- (s1) -- (s2) -- (s3) -- (s4) -- (s5) -- (s6)
.. controls (-4.9,-6.5)
and (-5,-0.9) .. (-2.3,1.4) .. controls (-6.5,-0.9)
and (-5.7,-7.1) .. (0,-7.1) .. controls (5.7,-7.1)
and (6.5,-0.9) .. (2.3,1.4) .. controls (5,-0.9)
and (4.9,-6.5) .. (s7) -- (s8) -- (s9) -- (s10) -- (s11) -- (s12) -- cycle;
\end{tikzpicture}
\end{document}


• thanks +1, this is the coolest way to make a figure indeed. – wonderich Feb 27 '19 at 22:46
• Do you know how to make this figure more symmetric and more clean? I guess the OP has the more hand written feature on it. – annie marie heart Feb 28 '19 at 14:54
• Indeed, I will accept vi pa's answer if the figure can be made as simple as symmetric as it should be (The vi pa's answer is very nice and too authenticate and genuine to my OP.) – wonderich Feb 28 '19 at 15:00
• @annieheart I've add a more symmetric figure. Obviously there is some arbitrariness in the way of make a figure "more symmetric" and "more clean". – vi pa Feb 28 '19 at 20:25

One option is to save the image (Xsney.png) and then make a macro. If you fiddle with the spacing a bit, it looks ok. Note the \ after the macro call if you want a space after the symbol.

Here's the code:

\documentclass{article}

\usepackage{graphicx}

\newcommand{\Xsney}{\hspace{-.1em}\raisebox{-.1ex}{\resizebox{1.8ex}{!}{\includegraphics{Xsney.png}}}\hspace{-.1em}}

\begin{document}

I don't know what \Xsney\ means. O\Xsney O

{\Large I don't know what \Xsney\ means. O\Xsney O}

\end{document}

• After looking at this some more, I think I like \raisebox{-.15ex} better. Up to you of course. – Sandy G Feb 27 '19 at 20:18
• thanks +1, this is the most simple way indeed. – wonderich Feb 27 '19 at 21:25

You can :

1. Convert your PNG to SVG using Inkscape for example.
2. Use your SVG to create à custom font with fontello. I assigned your symbol to the O letter.
3. Use the so defined xseny.ttf within XeLaTeX like this :
\documentclass[varwidth,border=7pt]{standalone}
\usepackage{fontspec}
\newfontfamily{\Xseny}{xseny.ttf}
\begin{document}
\textbf{\textsf{Xseny symbol}} {\Xseny O}
\end{document}