# [XeTeX] Prime + Unicode-math

José Carlos Santos jcsantos at fc.up.pt
Sun Oct 3 19:26:51 CEST 2010

Hi all,

If I compile this file:

\documentclass{article}
\usepackage{fontspec}
\usepackage{xltxtra}
\usepackage{unicode-math}
\begin{document}
$P'$
\end{document}

I get this error message:

! Undefined control sequence.
<argument> \um_prime_single_mchar

l.6 $P'$

Why is that? The unicode-math documentation says:

In regular LATEX, primes can be entered with the straight quote
character ', and multiple straight quotes chain together to produce
multiple primes. [...] For Unicode maths, we wish to conserve this
behaviour.

Therefore, I don't see why this happens.

If, instead of the straight quote character ' I use a prime ′, then I
get no error message, but I get:

Missing character: There is no ′ in font cmr10!

What should I do in order to get the prime?

Best regards,

José Carlos Santos