[XeTeX] dealing with $ character

Hans Hagen pragma at wxs.nl
Thu Jul 8 10:12:03 CEST 2004

Jonathan Kew wrote:

> On 7 Jul 2004, at 11:40 pm, Jon Breitenbucher wrote:
>> I actually found that \$ used the cm fonts to create the $ glyph and 
>> not Garamond Pro. That was my reason for starting the post about 
>> \textdollar a while ago. I guess it is the same issue as \" and friends.
> Well, in plain TeX \$ is simply defined as \char"24, so it should 
> print a dollar sign in any normal font. But LaTeX may do something 
> different with it.

hm, the problem is that computer modern si non standard and that in some 
cmr fonts there is a pound symbol instead; this is one of the reasons 
why font systems in tex are often so complex ... they start with cmr and 
then have to handle all kind of exceptions


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