# [Ipe-discuss] LaTeX symbol

Yang Zhang fz15 at cse.msstate.edu
Fri Mar 20 12:03:53 CET 2009

Hi all,

I am using Ipe 6 preview 30.  Is it possible to use LaTeX symbols such
as dingbat provided by the package "bbding"?  I tried to put them in
the text label object and Ipe reported "Something is wrong with the
PDF file generated by PdfLaTeX. Please consult the stderr output to
identify the problem."  The pdfLaTeX I am using is from texlive
"pdfTeX using libpoppler 3.141592-1.40.3-2.2 (Web2C 7.5.6)".  The
stderr message does not seem to reveal a problem.  Here is the
"text.tex" file left in "~/.ipe/latexrun"

=================
% preamble skipped...
\begin{document}
\begin{picture}(500,500)
\setbox0=\hbox{\normalsize
\color[cmyk]{0,0,0,0}%
\PencilLeft%
}
\count0=\dp0\divide\count0 by \bigpoint
\pdfxform attr{/IpeId /b6a20658 /IpeStretch 1 /IpeDepth
\the\count0}0\put(0,0){\pdfrefxform\pdflastxform}
\end{picture}
\end{document}
=================

The problem seems to be related in the use of "\setbox0=\hbox", but I
don't know much about lower level TeX commands.  Can any one help on
this problem?

Thanks,

--Yang