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!
    – Mensch
    Nov 25, 2021 at 12:04
  • Have a look at this answer.
    – Jaap
    Nov 25, 2021 at 12:05
  • Do you mean cent symbol, if yes, try with \usepackage{wasysym} and the tag is \cent
    – MadyYuvi
    Nov 25, 2021 at 12:36
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    @MadyYuvi it is actually a distinquished Unicode character, U+20b5 CEDI SIGN Nov 25, 2021 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, 2021 at 16:06

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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:

In text mode
\textcent, \textcentoldstyle, \textcolonmonetary,

In math mode

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

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    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.
    – Davislor
    Nov 25, 2021 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.-
    – Sebastiano
    Nov 25, 2021 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.
    – Davislor
    Nov 26, 2021 at 0:18

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