# [XeTeX] typesetting hyphen in xelatex

Rembrandt Wolpert r.f.wolpert at gmail.com
Wed Dec 19 16:33:46 CET 2012

try

\defaultfontfeatures{Mapping=tex-text}

/rfw

On 12/19/12 4:15 PM, Sasi Kumar wrote:
> Dear friends,
>
> When I enter two consecutive "minus" signs, it does not typeset in the form
> of a long dash as in latex. Instead, it appears as two small dashes
> together. So, what should I enter to obtain a long dash? Perhaps, the same
> difference exists in the way three dashes are also typeset in xelatex. If
> it does, could someone please guide me on how to get the corresponding
> dashes in xelatex that one gets in plain latex? I have another doubt too.
> This is regarding what is usually called "smart quotes". You know those
> cute-looking quotes with a bulb at the bottom instead of the straight
> dashes. I am not able to get them in xelatex, whereas they used to appear
> by default in latex when the appropriate quote symbols are used.
>
> Thanks in advance for any help.
>
> Regards,
> Sasi
>
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