# [XeTeX] escaping \ and $Pablo Rodríguez oinos at web.de Sun Jun 18 19:11:40 CEST 2006 Jonathan Kew wrote: > On 18 Jun 2006, at 5:42 pm, Pablo Rodríguez wrote: > >> For some strange reason, I get errors in the following file: >> >> \documentclass[12pt]{article} >> \usepackage{fontspec} >> \setromanfont[Mapping=tex-text]{Gentium} >> \begin{document} >> Price 25\$\ or 25€. Romeo \&\ Juliet. Backslash (\\{})
>> \end{document}
>>
>> '&' is escaped right, but '\' and '$' 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.)

Thanks, for your help.

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

My fault. I did know that, but I forgot.

Thanks,

Pablo