[XeTeX] How to get the French item symbol, using polyglossia

Fr. Michael Gilmary FrMichaelGilmary at MaroniteMonks.org
Fri Aug 28 15:50:51 CEST 2009

Alain Delmotte wrote:
> Hi!
> I am using polyglossia:
> \usepackage{polyglossia}
> \setdefaultlanguage{french}
> But the item symbol is still a bullet, not the "--" used in French 
> typography.
> How to get this "--"?

Hi Alain ---

Here's one way --- just redefine the \labelitemi (or \labelitemii etc)


\item This is first.
\item And this is second.


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