[Tex/LaTex] Using “◌” in Latex – “Unicode char \u8:Γùî not set up for use with LaTeX”


How can I use the character (25CC): http://www.fileformat.info/info/unicode/char/25cc/index.htm ?

I am using MikTex (pdflatex) under Window; I am importing the following packages:


When pasting the character into my document, I receive the following error message:

! Package inputenc Error: Unicode char \u8:Γùî not set up for use with

I read about using utf8x instead of utf8, but this package is incompatible to biblatex.

How can I solve this one?

EDIT: Thanks for all the responses and the various ways to draw circles! I should have mentioned that I need the circle to be combined with diacritic marks (see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dotted_circle ) – the result then looks like this:


Thus, the XeLaTeX seems to be the way to go in my case.

Best Answer

As suggested in the comments, you could set your font to one that supports Unicode (this solution requires XeLaTeX):



\setmainfont{Arial Unicode MS} % Other fonts that might work: Hiragino Maru Gothic Pro, Lao Sangam MN, Inaimathi, Microsoft Sans Serif


\noindent a b c \\
◌ \\
ä ë \\
à è \\

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