[XeTeX] escaping the pipe

Herbert Schulz herbs at wideopenwest.com
Wed Mar 3 03:05:51 CET 2010

On Mar 2, 2010, at 7:22 PM, maxwell wrote:

> ...
> I'm using the Deja Vu Sans Mono.  But you're right, with just a plain char
> to the left of the pipe, I'm not getting this.  But I do get the pipe
> overwriting the previous character if that character consists of a base
> char + the Unicode combining macron (U+304).  I was so sure that couldn't
> be the problem that I didn't try it without the macron.
> So here's a minimal example that results in the pipe over-striking the 'a'
> + macron:
> \documentclass{article}
> \usepackage{xltxtra}
> \setmonofont[Scale=MatchLowercase]{DejaVu Sans Mono}
> \usepackage{alltt}
> \begin{document}
> \begin{alltt}
> a \{ā|c\} d
> \end{alltt}
> \end{document}
> Hmm, this is showing up oddly in my browser, too.  The characters to the
> right of the escaped open curly brace are: 'a' 'combining macron' 'pipe'.
> I just now tried inserting a ZWSP between the macron and the pipe, and
> things only got worse... guess I'll try some more experiments.
>   Mike Maxwell


Seems to be font related. When I use Monaco I get

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(I don't have DejaVu Sans Mono).

Good Luck,

Herb Schulz
(herbs at wideopenwest dot com)

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