# Typeset Unicode Control Pictures

I have a specific need for typesetting the Unicode Control Pictures. Unfortunately, I only have access to pdfTeX. Is there any way to insert these symbols?

• They are just diagonal series of letters so you could use picture environment (or tikz or ....) and make macros for each one. – David Carlisle May 19 at 23:18

You could produce macros for each, something like

\documentclass{article}
\newcommand\Znul{\begin{picture}(10,10)
\tiny\sffamily
\put(0,6){N}
\put(4,3){U}
\put(7,0){L}
\end{picture}}
\newcommand\Zsoh{\begin{picture}(10,10)
\tiny\sffamily
\put(0,6){S}
\put(4,3){O}
\put(7,0){H}
\end{picture}}

\begin{document}

null is \Znul,