[Tex/LaTex] \star printing as \ast


I would like to use both \star and \ast in my document, but they produce the same character (*), whether or not \star is in math mode. I am using pdflatex in MikTeX 2.9 with the times package. What package do I need to get the \star character?

Best Answer

Computer modern has a star symbol. Since it is a rather stylistic symbol let's use it:


    Foo\mystar bar*

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