[XeTeX] pointing angle brackets

Bruno Voisin bvoisin at mac.com
Wed Apr 9 15:11:21 CEST 2008

Le 9 avr. 08 à 12:21, Sven Siegmund a écrit :

> Hello, I cannot typeset two characters:
> The only fonts on my system, which contain these characters are the
> DejaVu series (free to download). Nevertheless these signs do not get
> typeset.
> I have written the characters directly into the unicode encoded
> tex-file (they are embracketing the string "file path"). But what I
> get in the resulting PDF are empty squares. )-:
> I can of course use the sign for "greater than" and "lower than"
> instead of these pointing brackets, but i think the pointing brackets
> are typographically more correct in this case, arent't they?

Have you tried using instead, still in math mode, \langle and \rangle?  
That's what's supposed to be used, I think, in quantum mechanics for  
bras and kets.

xunicode.sty includes provision for using these characters in text  
mode, but the corresponding lines are commented out owing apparently  
to the characters being absent from most fonts:

%\DeclareUTFcharacter[\UTFencname]{x2329}{\textlangle}% few fonts
%\DeclareUTFcharacter[\UTFencname]{x232A}{\textrangle}% few fonts

Bruno Voisin

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