# [XeTeX] escaping \ and $Jonathan Kew jonathan_kew at sil.org Sun Jun 18 18:53:15 CEST 2006 On 18 Jun 2006, at 5:42 pm, Pablo Rodríguez wrote: > For some strange reason, I get errors in the following file: > > \documentclass[12pt]{article} > \usepackage{fontspec} > \setromanfont[Mapping=tex-text]{Gentium} > \begin{document} > Price 25\$\ or 25€. Romeo \&\ Juliet. Backslash (\\{})
> \end{document}
>
> '&' is escaped right, but '\' and '$' aren't. > > Am I missing something or is it a bug in the Linux version? You're missing the xunicode package, which should fix \$ for you.
(Though I must admit I don't really understand why \\$ misbehaves in
the way it does, in the absence of xunicode; something about LaTeX
font encodings, I guess.)

Is \\ supposed to generate a backslash? I thought it was used for
other things such as forced line breaks.

JK