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The $\textdiscount$ has only 1 dot on each side of the line. I would rather have two points on each side, as in the link. How may I get it?

Desired repetition sign:

repetition sign

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    \documentclass{article} \begin{document} $\raisebox{-0.2ex}{$\colon$}/\raisebox{-0.2ex}{$\colon$}$ \end{document} ?
    – user194703
    Jan 7, 2020 at 19:02
  • Thanks! That worked with few adjustments. You deserve some points.
    – Sapiens
    Jan 7, 2020 at 19:29
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    Thanks, I have enough points. ;-) But you might want to post what you have, either as an answer or add it to the question. There might be some experts (e.g. Steven) seeing this provide you with some more insights.
    – user194703
    Jan 7, 2020 at 19:54

1 Answer 1

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Here's an approach using a stack. It would help to know the context of it's use. For example, I have not added any math space around it.

\documentclass{article}
\usepackage{stackengine,scalerel}
\newcommand\repsign{\stackengine{0pt}{:\kern2pt:}{\scalerel*{/}{X}}{O}{c}{F}{F}{L}}
\begin{document}
\repsign
\end{document}

enter image description here

Not knowing its true appearance (I can't access the provided link), here is another possibility:

\documentclass{article}
\usepackage{stackengine,scalerel}
\newcommand\repsign{\stackengine{0pt}{:\kern2pt:}{%
  \scalerel*{\ooalign{/\cr\kern.4pt/}}{Xg}}{O}{c}{F}{F}{L}}
\begin{document}
\repsign
\end{document}

enter image description here

And, based on a comment from the OP,

\documentclass{article}
\usepackage{stackengine,scalerel}
\newcommand\repsign{\stackengine{0pt}{\kern-.7pt\itshape:\kern1pt:\/}{%
  \scalerel*{\ooalign{/\cr\kern.25pt/}}{Xg}}{O}{c}{F}{F}{L}}
\begin{document}
\repsign
\end{document}

enter image description here

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    I was hoping you'd see this. ;-)
    – user194703
    Jan 7, 2020 at 20:21
  • Nice! Can you tilt the colons so that they are askew as the slash?
    – Sapiens
    Jan 7, 2020 at 20:23
  • It is for a poem where I use the verse package.
    – Sapiens
    Jan 7, 2020 at 20:25
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    @Sapiens Please see my edit... Jan 7, 2020 at 20:26
  • Great! That is a nice one! :)
    – Sapiens
    Jan 7, 2020 at 20:29

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