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For my control lecture, I like to include a right pointing hand in my LaTeX document. I have seen this in some Text Books and in MS-Word document, I insert symbol (Wingdings2: Character code 67) but in some text books I have seen better symbols of right pointing hand. I wish to do something similar for my lecture notes. Your help is highly appreciated, thanks.

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    ther are several fonts, or for even more choice just use \includegraphics with an image Mar 19, 2022 at 17:00

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There are hand symbols in fontawesome5.

\documentclass{article}
\usepackage{fontawesome5}
\begin{document}
\verb|\faHandPointRight|: \faHandPointRight

\verb|\faHandPointRight[regular]|: \faHandPointRight[regular]
\end{document}

The symbol output with \faHandPointRight[regular] (or at least a very similar one) is also available in fontawesome as \faHandORight.

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There are several hand symbols in the comprehensive symbol list. Here are a few examples:

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\documentclass{article}

\usepackage{bbding,pifont,utfsym,dingbat}

\begin{document}

Package \verb`bbding`: \HandRight

Package \verb`pifont`: \ding{43}

Package \verb`utfsym`: \usym{261E} 

Package \verb`dingbat`: \leftpointright 

Package \verb`dingbat`: \rightpointright 

\end{document}
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  • Is there any reason to use \verb`...` rather that \texttt? Dec 14, 2022 at 1:55
  • Not in this example.
    – Sandy G
    Dec 14, 2022 at 2:45
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Adding to the other answers, it's even an official Unicode character ☞ U+261E WHITE RIGHT POINTING INDEX. There should be quite a number of fonts supporting that glyph.

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