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I was wondering if anybody knows about Latex symbol for an eye, either frontal or lateral view.

Frontal:

Lateral:

Update I knew about Detexify and searched there. It didn't work. Detexify took the eyes as some malformed alphabetic characters.

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  • The comprehensive symbol list is the place to look for this type of request. Searching that document for 'eye' will find the fontawesome symbol \faEye as well as the dingbat symbol \eye.
    – Sandy G
    Sep 11, 2020 at 15:35
  • @SandyG Good information. Thanks!
    – hola
    Sep 11, 2020 at 16:05
  • 2
    There is Unicode U+1F441
    – Henry
    Sep 13, 2020 at 2:17

5 Answers 5

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I have created two eyes symbols with Mathcha➡TikZ that reproduce largely your picture that they can be used in text and in math mode. Your names are \frontaleye and \lateraleye. With \scalebox{<factor>} you can increase or decrease the size of the symbols.

    \documentclass[12pt]{article}
    \usepackage{amsmath,amssymb}
    \usepackage{tikz}
    \usepackage{graphics}
    \newcommand*\frontaleye{%
       \scalebox{0.25}{
\tikzset{every picture/.style={line width=0.75pt}}   
\begin{tikzpicture}[x=0.75pt,y=0.75pt,yscale=-1,xscale=1]
\draw  [fill={rgb, 255:red, 0; green, 0; blue, 0 }  ,fill opacity=1 ] (84.83,179.7) .. controls (84.92,169.21) and (100.66,160.85) .. (119.99,161.01) .. controls (139.32,161.18) and (154.92,169.81) .. (154.83,180.3) .. controls (152.72,170.91) and (137.95,163.54) .. (119.97,163.39) .. controls (101.99,163.23) and (87.1,170.35) .. (84.83,179.7) -- cycle ;
\draw  [fill={rgb, 255:red, 0; green, 0; blue, 0 }  ,fill opacity=1 ] (102.39,180.93) .. controls (102.39,171.24) and (110.25,163.39) .. (119.93,163.39) .. controls (129.62,163.39) and (137.47,171.24) .. (137.47,180.93) .. controls (137.47,190.61) and (129.62,198.47) .. (119.93,198.47) .. controls (110.25,198.47) and (102.39,190.61) .. (102.39,180.93) -- cycle ;
\draw  [draw opacity=0][fill={rgb, 255:red, 255; green, 255; blue, 255 }  ,fill opacity=1 ] (107,174) .. controls (107,171.24) and (109.24,169) .. (112,169) .. controls (114.76,169) and (117,171.24) .. (117,174) .. controls (117,176.76) and (114.76,179) .. (112,179) .. controls (109.24,179) and (107,176.76) .. (107,174) -- cycle ;
\draw  [fill={rgb, 255:red, 0; green, 0; blue, 0 }  ,fill opacity=1 ] (154.65,179.7) .. controls (154.65,190.58) and (139.02,199.41) .. (119.74,199.41) .. controls (100.46,199.41) and (84.83,190.58) .. (84.83,179.7) .. controls (85.71,190.15) and (101,198.47) .. (119.74,198.47) .. controls (138.48,198.47) and (153.77,190.15) .. (154.65,179.7) -- cycle ;
\end{tikzpicture}}
\,}
    
    \newcommand*\lateraleye{%
       \scalebox{0.15}{
    \tikzset{every picture/.style={line width=0.75pt}} 
    \begin{tikzpicture}[x=0.75pt,y=0.75pt,yscale=-1,xscale=1]
    \draw  [line width=1.5]  (300,100.33) .. controls (326,122) and (352,135) .. (378,139.33) .. controls (352,143.67) and (326,156.67) .. (300,178.33) ;
    \draw  [fill={rgb, 255:red, 0; green, 0; blue, 0 }  ,fill opacity=1 ] (308.94,116.33) .. controls (313.87,116.33) and (317.86,125.51) .. (317.85,136.83) .. controls (317.84,148.15) and (313.84,157.33) .. (308.91,157.33) .. controls (303.99,157.32) and (300,148.14) .. (300.01,136.82) .. controls (300.02,125.5) and (304.02,116.32) .. (308.94,116.33) -- cycle ;
    \draw  [draw opacity=0][line width=1.5]  (314.84,166.6) .. controls (311.87,164.64) and (309.14,162.18) .. (306.76,159.24) .. controls (295.12,144.82) and (296.6,124.33) .. (310.07,113.45) .. controls (311.48,112.32) and (312.96,111.33) .. (314.5,110.49) -- (331.14,139.55) -- cycle ; \draw  [line width=1.5]  (314.84,166.6) .. controls (311.87,164.64) and (309.14,162.18) .. (306.76,159.24) .. controls (295.12,144.82) and (296.6,124.33) .. (310.07,113.45) .. controls (311.48,112.32) and (312.96,111.33) .. (314.5,110.49) ;
    \draw  [fill={rgb, 255:red, 255; green, 255; blue, 255 }  ,fill opacity=1 ] (304.43,124.2) .. controls (306.09,124.25) and (307.32,128.01) .. (307.18,132.6) .. controls (307.05,137.19) and (305.59,140.88) .. (303.93,140.83) .. controls (302.27,140.78) and (301.03,137.02) .. (301.17,132.43) .. controls (301.31,127.83) and (302.76,124.15) .. (304.43,124.2) -- cycle ;
    \end{tikzpicture}
    }\,}
    
    \begin{document}
    This is a \frontaleye frontal eye in text mode. In math-mode you have:
    \[d\colon \frontaleye \to \mathbb{N}\]
    
    Let \lateraleye text lateral eye in text mode and in math-mode:
    \[r\colon \lateraleye \to \mathbb{Z}\]
    \end{document}

enter image description here

You can see that it is possibile to choose the color of the eye.

    \documentclass[12pt]{article}
    \usepackage{amsmath,amssymb}
    \usepackage{tikz}
    \usepackage{graphics}
    \newcommand*\frontaleye{%
       \scalebox{0.25}{
\tikzset{every picture/.style={line width=0.75pt}}
\begin{tikzpicture}[x=0.75pt,y=0.75pt,yscale=-1,xscale=1]
\draw  [draw opacity=0][fill={rgb, 255:red, 140; green, 196; blue, 74 }  ,fill opacity=1 ] (104.5,179.99) .. controls (104.5,171.39) and (111.48,164.41) .. (120.08,164.41) .. controls (128.68,164.41) and (135.66,171.39) .. (135.66,179.99) .. controls (135.66,188.6) and (128.68,195.57) .. (120.08,195.57) .. controls (111.48,195.57) and (104.5,188.6) .. (104.5,179.99) -- cycle ;
\draw  [fill={rgb, 255:red, 0; green, 0; blue, 0 }  ,fill opacity=1 ] (84.83,179.7) .. controls (84.92,169.21) and (100.66,160.85) .. (119.99,161.01) .. controls (139.32,161.18) and (154.92,169.81) .. (154.83,180.3) .. controls (152.49,171.04) and (137.8,163.81) .. (119.97,163.66) .. controls (102.13,163.51) and (87.32,170.48) .. (84.83,179.7) -- cycle ;
\draw  [fill={rgb, 255:red, 0; green, 0; blue, 0 }  ,fill opacity=1 ] (113.6,179.91) .. controls (113.6,176.19) and (116.63,173.16) .. (120.36,173.16) .. controls (124.08,173.16) and (127.11,176.19) .. (127.11,179.91) .. controls (127.11,183.64) and (124.08,186.67) .. (120.36,186.67) .. controls (116.63,186.67) and (113.6,183.64) .. (113.6,179.91) -- cycle ;
\draw  [draw opacity=0][fill={rgb, 255:red, 255; green, 255; blue, 255 }  ,fill opacity=1 ] (195,141) .. controls (195,138.24) and (197.24,136) .. (200,136) .. controls (202.76,136) and (205,138.24) .. (205,141) .. controls (205,143.76) and (202.76,146) .. (200,146) .. controls (197.24,146) and (195,143.76) .. (195,141) -- cycle ;
\draw  [fill={rgb, 255:red, 0; green, 0; blue, 0 }  ,fill opacity=1 ] (154.65,179.7) .. controls (154.65,190.58) and (139.02,199.41) .. (119.74,199.41) .. controls (100.46,199.41) and (84.83,190.58) .. (84.83,179.7) .. controls (87.23,189.3) and (101.95,196.67) .. (119.74,196.67) .. controls (137.53,196.67) and (152.25,189.3) .. (154.65,179.7) -- cycle ;
\draw  [draw opacity=0][fill={rgb, 255:red, 255; green, 255; blue, 255 }  ,fill opacity=1 ] (125.45,172.24) .. controls (125.45,170.4) and (126.94,168.91) .. (128.78,168.91) .. controls (130.62,168.91) and (132.11,170.4) .. (132.11,172.24) .. controls (132.11,174.08) and (130.62,175.57) .. (128.78,175.57) .. controls (126.94,175.57) and (125.45,174.08) .. (125.45,172.24) -- cycle ;
\end{tikzpicture}
}\kern-.5em}
    
    \begin{document}
    This is a \frontaleye frontal colored eye in text mode and in math-mode
    \[d\colon \frontaleye \to \mathbb{N}\]
    
  
    \end{document}

enter image description here

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    The green eye looks cool!
    – hola
    Sep 12, 2020 at 13:11
  • @xxx--- LOL :-)))) You are free to change the color of the eye.
    – Sebastiano
    Sep 12, 2020 at 15:45
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After checking user TrongVuong1998's answer, I went to the linked answer out of curiosity. And I discovered fontAwesome. So, here's my two cents to my own question:

\documentclass{standalone}
\usepackage{fontawesome}
\begin{document}
\fontsize{24}{0}\selectfont
\faEye
\end{document}

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If you use the dingbat package, you will get a frontal view of an eye by typing \eye.

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Also pst-optic package have your original \eye as shown in this MWE:

\documentclass[a4paper,12pt]{article}
\usepackage{pst-optic}
\usepackage{graphicx}
\newcommand*\latseye{%
       \scalebox{0.25}{\begin{pspicture}(-1,-1)(1,1)
\rput(1,-.5){\eye}
\end{pspicture}\kern1em}}
\newcommand*\latdeye{%
       \reflectbox{\scalebox{0.25}{\begin{pspicture}(-1,-1)(1,1)
\rput(1,-.5){\eye}
\end{pspicture}\kern.2em}}}

\begin{document}
\latseye and \latdeye
\end{document}

enter image description here

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Another eye is that of protosem package:

\documentclass[a4paper,12pt]{article}
\usepackage{protosem}
\begin{document}
\textproto{\Aayin}
\end{document}

enter image description here

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  • You're a genius!
    – hola
    Sep 14, 2020 at 22:22
  • @xxx--- Definitely not a lamp genius :-))). I am a humble person like many others in this world and I want to stay that way.
    – Sebastiano
    Sep 14, 2020 at 22:24

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