# [XeTeX] Character mangling in verbatim environments

Mon Jul 6 21:28:01 CEST 2009

```On 6 Jul 2009, at 19:37, Brian Aydemir wrote:

> Hi everyone,
>
> I have a verbatim environment with text that includes character
> sequences such as
>
> [1] --- (three dashes in a row)
> [2] -- (two dashes in a row)
> [3] '' (two single quotes)
>
> Outside a verbatim environment, LaTeX will typeset these as an em-
> dash, en-dash, and a double quote.  Inside a verbatim environment, I
> expect these sequences to be typeset as they are.
>
> When I use XeLaTeX, these sequences are still typeset as an em-dash
> and so on inside a verbatim environment.  Does anyone here have any
> ideas as to what is going on?  I feel like I might have read about
> this somewhere, but I can't find where.

In general, you'll get better responses if you provide a minimal but
complete example to show exactly what you're doing.

However, I think I can guess: I suspect that the font you're using (in
the verbatim environment) was loaded via fontspec, probably with
\setmonofont, and you specified the [tex-text] mapping, either in the
\setmonofont declaration itself or with \defaultfontfeatures. If you
want "---" to remain three separate hyphens, etc., then you *don't*
want [tex-text], which replaces those sequences with single Unicode
characters, to be applied to your monospaced font.

So remove that option from \setmonofont, or put your \setmonofont