Published: 20th February 2013M / 9 Rabiulakhir 1434H, We.
Assalamualaikum warahmatullah. My husband wanted to use the Z Notation domain antirestriction symbol, see Pic 1, in his assignment.
I was unable to do a thorough search in the list of fonts in LibreOffice Writer because the Special Character dialog hang for unknown reasons. Up to that point there was no similar symbol to be found. I shutdown his laptop then moved-on to my laptop to do an online search.
Scrolling through the list of symbols here:
Unicode Characters in the 'Symbol, Math' Category
... I finally found the symbol. See Pic 2.
Part A: Test your browser
To check whether or not your brower supports the symbol in Pic 1, simply click this link:
Browser Test Page for Unicode Character 'Z NOTATION DOMAIN ANTIRESTRICTION' (U+2A64)
The unsupported symbol will look pixeled like in Pic 3 while the supported symbol will look smooth like in Pic 4; that is unless the symbol is originally created to have a pixeled-look like the GNU Unifont in Pic 6.
Pic 3 means:
"You don't have the font in your system so the symbol is not displayed correctly in the browser."
Pic 4 means:
"You have the font in your system so the symbol is displayed correctly in the browser."
Proceed if you need to install the font.
Part B: Local fonts check
To check the fonts in your system that supports the symbol in Pic 1, see Pic 5, simply click this link:
Local Font List
Prior to this post, no fonts in my system can display the symbol correctly. So a font that supports this symbol needs to be installed.
Part C: List of fonts that supports the Z Notation characters
Click the View All text-link to preview the symbols in the list of fonts installed on the FileFormat.Info server that supports the Z Notation symbols, see Pic 6, here:
Z NOTATION DOMAIN ANTIRESTRICTION (U+2A64) Font Support
Among the fonts that supports the Z Notation characters are:
- GNU Unifont
- Unicode BMP Fallback SIL
Note that only the bolded fonts are available in Ubuntu Software Center.
Part D: Installing a font that supports the Z Notation characters
In Part C, I chose to use the STIXGeneral-Regular font.
1. Run Ubuntu Software Center.
2. In the search field, type-in the search term, see Pic 7:
stixThe search results will auto-filter.
3. Click the...
Scientic and Technical Information eXchange fonts... package. See Pic 7.
Then choose either:
A. Click the Install button (see Pic 7) to install right-away.
B. Click the More Info button (see Pic 7) to read more about the package and click the Install button later. See Pic 8.
4. The Authenticate dialog will pop-up. See Pic 9.
Enter the password in the Password: field then click the Authenticate button.
Allow the installation process to take place.
5. After the installation process is completed, either:
- test your browser, refer to Part A; or
- try the local font check, refer to Part B, (the STIXGeneral font is used in Pic 5); or
- try-out the newly-installed font in LibreOffice Writer.