par symbol in TeX
Once upon a time I wrote some MetaFont to generate an upside down
ampersand for use as Girard's par symbol, and occasionally I get
enquiries about it. This message is to advise you that I don't
intend to maintain or supply it any more, because there's a whole
font full of interesting symbols, and macros compatible with both the
original Lamport and new Mittelbach-Schoepf font selections.
It is called "stmary" and was written by Alan Jeffery, now at Sussex (England).
You can get it from the International TeX Archive at
Stuttgart, ftp.uni-stuttgart.de, 126.96.36.199
Aston, ftp.tex.ac.uk, 188.8.131.52
or SHSU, ftp.shsu.edu, 184.108.40.206
in a directory with a name like
There are both MF and PK files available.
To use it, do \documentstyle[stmaryrd]
then the par symbol is called \bindnasrepma.