[XeTeX] typesetting hyphen in xelatex

Wed Dec 19 18:13:57 CET 2012

```Hello Sasi,

the document you should study is the documentation of the fontspec package.

http://mirrors.ctan.org/macros/latex/contrib/fontspec/fontspec.pdf

Otherwise, we can only help us, if you post a minimal example of file
not working as you like.

ciao

Toscho

On 19.12.2012 18:49, Sasi Kumar wrote:
> Thank you for both suggestions.So sorry. I did try both separately, but
> still did not succeed. I couldn't get either the smart quotes or the
> long dash. Am willing to study any document that is available online if
> that would help. The reason I am insisting on this is that I am
> preparing a document for publication and I would like it to look as
> "authentic" as I can.
>
> Thanks for the help and sorry for the trouble.
>
> Best regards,
> Sasi
>
>
> On 19 December 2012 21:03, Rembrandt Wolpert <r.f.wolpert at gmail.com
> <mailto:r.f.wolpert at gmail.com>> wrote:
>
>     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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