[NTG-context] Easy insertion of Unicode symbols?

cormullion at mac.com cormullion at mac.com
Thu Jan 4 10:28:13 CET 2007

Thanks - with all your help I can now do this. For the record:


To insert the symbol for the planet Jupiter.

using Martin Vogels Symbole font:


using Roland Waldi Symbole font:

\setupsymbolset [wasy astronomy]


so I can get this bit finished...

> The following example is not very ConTeXt-ish, but it should work (if
> you got the unicode glyph right):
> \font\astro='name of your font with astro symbols or unicode font'
> \def\neptune{{\astro ♆}}
> \starttext
> \neptune
> \stoptext

Thanks - these will need the font metrics file installed, though (I  
think). A project for the future... :-)

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