[tex-live] Bullet points missing in xetex

Jonathan Kew jonathan at jfkew.plus.com
Mon Sep 29 13:28:41 CEST 2008

On 29 Sep 2008, at 11:55 AM, Edd Barrett wrote:

> Hi,
> I have a document which seems to have its bullet points missing in
> xelatex only (not in pdflatex).
> Examining the logs i see (for the xelatex run, but not for the  
> pdflatex run):
> Missing character: There is no â\x80¢ in font bchr7t!
> (many times)
> Also I tried with the default font, and you get the same but with
> 'cmr10' instead of bchr7t.
> I'm assuming this is a font map problem, but I thought xetex would use
> the same maps as pdflatex.
> Does anyone have any idea what I can investigate next?

Hard to tell without seeing a minimal test case.

If you run sample2e.tex (should be found in tex/latex/base) with  
xelatex, do the bullets appear ok? If so, I'd guess your document has  
some font encoding and/or input encoding stuff that isn't xetex- 

(By the way, this would probably be better asked on the xetex list, as  
it looks like a xetex question more than a texlive one.)


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