[tex-live] Bullet points missing in xetex

Ulrike Fischer news2 at nililand.de
Tue Sep 30 12:25:01 CEST 2008

Am Tue, 30 Sep 2008 10:52:45 +0100 schrieb Edd Barrett:

> I can reproduce the problem like so:
> \documentclass{article}
> \usepackage{gmverb}
> \begin{document}
> \begin{itemize}
> \item test
> \item 123
> \end{itemize}
> \end{document}
> pdflatex = bullet points present.
> xelatex = no bullets atall.
> Can someone let me know if this happens on their install.

gmverb redefines \textbullet. It does it even in a xetex aware way:

\@ifXeTeX{\chardef\textbullet="2022 }{\def\textbullet{$\bullet$}}

But this new definition works only if the current font is a unicode
font. The simplest cure is to loard xltxtra after gmverb which you
should do anyway. 

Ulrike Fischer 

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