[XeTeX] Beamer and xelatex (or rather fontspec)

Nathan Sidoli nathan.sidoli at utoronto.ca
Sun Jun 10 07:55:36 CEST 2012

It seems like fontspec and beamer don't play well together.

When I used fontspec in a beamer document, various things behave 
strangely, like quotes and dashes.

Does anyone know why this is happening, or if there is some way to 
resolve it.

I have included a minimal example, below.

Any ideas would be welcome.




%% Comment out the next three lines to see changes


\frametitle{First frame}
“If we use unicode ‘curly’ quotes, we get the right output,” but not if 
we use ``ASCII'' quote marks.


\frametitle{Second frame}
Without fontspec double n-dashes will be joined into one m-dash -- like 
so -- but with fontspec, we have to use a unicode m-dash – viola. \\
None of the unicode glyphs show up when we comment out fontspec.


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