# Cedi ₵ symbol in LaTeX

How can one include the Cedi symbol ₵ in a LaTeX document? More about this currency symbol can be found at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ghanaian_cedi

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• Welcome to TeX.SE! Nov 25 at 12:04
• Have a look at this answer.
– Jaap
Nov 25 at 12:05
• Do you mean cent symbol, if yes, try with \usepackage{wasysym} and the tag is \cent Nov 25 at 12:36
• @MadyYuvi it is actually a distinquished Unicode character, U+20b5 CEDI SIGN Nov 25 at 15:29
• @Jaap Thanks \documentclass[12pt,a4paper]{article} \usepackage{fontspec} \setmainfont{Linux Libertine O} % or whatever \newfontfamily{\currencies}{FreeSerif}[Scale=MatchUppercase] \newcommand{\curr}[1]{% {\iffontchar\font#1 #1\else\currencies#1\fi}% } \begin{document} \curr{₵} \end{document}
– sbkm
Nov 25 at 16:06

In addendum to the comments I can suggest to use textcomp package that provide to get the desidered symbols without to touch the CM font (default) symbols:

\documentclass[a4paper,12pt]{article}
\usepackage{amsmath}
\usepackage{textcomp}
\begin{document}
In text mode
\textcent, \textcentoldstyle, \textcolonmonetary,

In math mode

$\mbox{\textcent}, \mbox{\textcentoldstyle}, \mbox{\textcolonmonetary}$
\end{document}


• As of 2021, the textcomp package has been integrated into the kernel, making \usepackage{textcomp} redundant. (But harmless.) Older installations might still need it, though. Nov 25 at 18:10
• Very kind Davislor I have not understood the assert textcomp package has been integrated into the kernel! What is the real reason? Thank you very much.- Nov 25 at 21:28
• You’d can ask the LaTeX kernel maintainers what their reasoning was, but here’s my guess. Back in the ’90s, people often bought Type 1 fonts and wanted to convert them to LaTeX encodings. These fonts used different 8-bit encodings from TeX, and typically would support some but not all of the symbols in TS1. The original purpose of creating \usepackage{textcomp} instead of \usepackage[TS1,T1]{fontenc} was to attempt to detect which symbols your Type 1 font actually had. In this century, nobody does that any more. It’s more important that those symbols support fontspec`. Nov 26 at 0:18