I want to use a custom symbol in my document that is treated like any other letter or math symbol by LaTeX. I do not want to superimpose existing symbols in order to create a new one but rather create one from scratch.
Is there a way to just create the symbol using, say, Inkscape and tell LaTeX to print that when I call a specific macro? There is of course the possibility of using
\includegraphics[height=1em], but I imagine that that is not a very effective approach. Can I let LaTeX use my symbol like any other math symbol?
Do I have to create an entire font (consisting of only one character) or is it possible to this in a simpler manner?