# Repetition sign for Norwegian (?) songs

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?

• \documentclass{article} \begin{document} $\raisebox{-0.2ex}{$\colon$}/\raisebox{-0.2ex}{$\colon$}$ \end{document} ? – user194703 Jan 7 at 19:02
• Thanks! That worked with few adjustments. You deserve some points. – Sapiens Jan 7 at 19:29
• 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 at 19:54

## 1 Answer

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}


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}


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}


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