[XeTeX] Long dash "--" in Latex

Bob Kerstetter bkerstetter at mac.com
Thu Jul 1 14:44:25 CEST 2004

On Jul 1, 2004, at 7:37 AM, Atip Asvanund wrote:

> Using some fonts, "--" will appear as a long dash, however with some 
> other
> fonts "--" will appear as double regular dashes.
> I assume that is because "--" is not available with all fonts?
> Is there a work around that would either display "--" as a single 
> regular
> dash in the fonts without the long dash, or would find a substitute 
> from a
> differnt font? For example, how would I get this to work with Warnock 
> Pro?

With XeTeX, don't you just type the character from your keyboard or 
enter it from the character palette? Are not  -- and --- just for the 
TeX fonts and those converted to TeX?

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