[OS X TeX] Unicode en-dash problems on XeLaTeX

Chris Lott chris at chrislott.org
Sun Feb 14 20:24:19 CET 2016

Given the simple document below, why does the en-dash (and only the
en-dash) unicode character cause this error:

./dash-testing.te.tex:13: Undefined control sequence.
l.13 Hello\UTF

I've tested with various fonts, all of which have this common
character in the proper Unicode "position" in the font (verified with
InDesign Glyph Viewer, etc).

The filetype is UTF-8:
$ file -I dash-testing.te.tex
dash-testing.te.tex: text/x-tex; charset=utf-8

Here is what the file looks like if I "Continue" past the error:

Why does just the en-dash hate me?

\setmainfont{Gentium Plus}






Demonstrating that “other” unicode characters work:


Baby, it's cold° outside.


Chris Lott <chris at chrislott.org>

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