# How to show a symbol from amssymb package in XeLaTeX?

I would like to use the \bigstar symbol (amssymb package) as bullet (itemize environment) in Beamer using XeLaTeX but I cannot get it. Any solutions?

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You can change the symbol by:

\setbeamertemplate{itemize item}{$\bigstar$}


Here the MWE:

\documentclass{beamer}
\usepackage{amsmath,amssymb}
\setbeamertemplate{itemize item}{$\bigstar$}
\begin{document}
\begin{frame}
\begin{itemize}
\item foo
\item bar
\end{itemize}
\end{frame}
\end{document}


Here the start of my log file:

This is XeTeX, Version 3.1415926-2.5-0.9999.3 (TeX Live 2013) (format=xelatex 2013.5.31)  8 JUN 2013 15:35
entering extended mode
\write18 enabled.
%&-line parsing enabled.
**test.tex
(./test.tex
LaTeX2e <2011/06/27>
Babel <3.9f> and hyphenation patterns for 78 languages loaded.
(/usr/local/texlive/2013/texmf-dist/tex/latex/beamer/beamer.cls
(/usr/local/texlive/2013/texmf-dist/tex/latex/beamer/beamerbasercs.sty
Package: beamerbasercs 2013/01/04 (rcs-revision 9a97a4eee358)
)
Document Class: beamer 2013/01/04 3.26 A class for typesetting presentations (r
cs-revision e81e0c94bcc6)

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Yes, I know that it works in pdfLaTex but ... I have a problem with this using XeLaTeX compiler (I am using XeLaTeX to have an access to OTF fonts) - it does not display the star! –  Vladimir S. Jun 8 '13 at 13:31
@VladimirS.: I used XeLaTeX. See my added header of the log file. –  Marco Daniel Jun 8 '13 at 13:36
Thank you, Marco! Finally I have found that was my problem. To set a new bullet I used a wrong command: \setbeamertemplate{items}[$\bigstar$] instead of \setbeamertemplate{itemize item}{$\bigstar$}. –  Vladimir S. Jun 8 '13 at 14:02
@VladimirS.: Important is that it works now. –  Marco Daniel Jun 8 '13 at 14:11