Need (a font with) special symbols
Thread poster: Lise Smidth

Lise Smidth  Identity Verified
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German to Danish
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Aug 1, 2002


I\'m currently working on a translation of a scientific article from 19th century (about arachnids ... icon_eek.gif )

As you might guess I have the text only as a hardcopy and I would need a font (or some other solution) with special symbols used in the text - such as the symbols for male, female or a laterally reversed \"c\"

any suggestions are much appreciated

thanks in advance



I am very sorry to have posted this twice - server had a hung up icon_frown.gif

btw: already found the \"c\" - it\'s in the IPA-font - can be downloaded here:

still need those other symbols though...

[ This Message was edited by: on 2002-08-01 16:01 ]


Jack Doughty  Identity Verified
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Female & Male Symbols Font Aug 1, 2002

A font for these symbols can be downloaded from

The same site has a lot of other weird and wonderful fonts so you may find any other symbols you want there too.

Hope this helps.


Nina Khmielnitzky  Identity Verified
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Insert symbol Aug 1, 2002


Usually, MS Word has tons of symbol, but you\'ll have to browse. Go in \"Insert\" and \"Symbol\" and have a look in \"Symbol\", \"Windings\", \"webdings\". Depending of your edition, you might have more. In the hebrew fonts, I found one that looks like a revered c.

Good luck,



Florence Bremond  Identity Verified
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fonts Aug 1, 2002


usually a lot of connexions, and sometimes unavailable - but a lot of fantasy fonts.

If you want to make or modify your fonts yourself (that\'s what I do sometimes) there is \"fontCreator\" from

There is a free trial period of 30 days, then the price is only $50 (much cheaper than Fontographer.



GertV  Identity Verified
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male and female symbols Aug 1, 2002

I don\'t know which word processor you use. I know that in Word 2000 (and maybe in earlier versions too) it is relatively easy to \'conjure up\' the male and female symbols.

Just click \'Insert\' - \'Symbol\'. Choos the \'Times New Roman\' font and in the (very extensive) list of symbols, you will find the male and female symbols.

Is this of any help to you?


Trudy Peters  Identity Verified
United States
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Look in Bookshelf Symbol 3 Aug 1, 2002

for male/female.



Lise Smidth  Identity Verified
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thanks - wonderful to get so much help :-) Aug 2, 2002

I want to thank you all for your helpfulness.

I chose the font, that Jack suggested as it fits perfectly with Times New Roman.

You saved my day icon_smile.gif



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