Ê character used in a template leads to square characters being added

I've downloaded a CV template to play with from here, all is going well when I'm outputting with XeLaTeX apart from one thing, I can't understand the use of the string

Ê Ê Ê Ê&


In this piece of markup

\begin{tabularx}{0.97\linewidth}{>{\raggedleft\scshape}p{2cm}X}
\gray Period & \textbf{March 2009 --- August 2010 (Part Time)}\\
\gray Employer & \textbf{Buy More} \hfill New York, USA\\
\gray Job Title & \textbf{Supermarket Clerk}\\
Ê Ê Ê Ê& Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Donec et auctor neque. Nullam ultricies sem sit amet magna tristique imperdiet.
\end{tabularx}


Outputting with that string in makes the document format properly however leaves behind four square characters, removing them causes the format of the entire document to fall apart.

What's going on here? I'm using a different font to the template as I don't have the font specified on my OS (linux mint).

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does the log file report missing characters, you need to use a fon that has those characters. Please always post complete small documents so that any problems may be reproduced, and which show all packages loaded/ –  David Carlisle Jan 6 '13 at 1:07
@Max the OP tagged as xetex so I assume he needs fontspec rather than inputenc/fontenc –  David Carlisle Jan 6 '13 at 1:19
If you just remove the Ê Ê Ê Ê the table format should be unaffected other than that string going as the first column is fixed width –  David Carlisle Jan 6 '13 at 1:20
Latex just assumes the first column is empty if the line starts with &, nothing special. –  Max Jan 6 '13 at 1:25
Because you want the text Lorem... to be in the second column, without that & it goes in the first column. Most likely the accented E were a mistake due to some encoding messup. –  David Carlisle Jan 6 '13 at 1:27

I would guess your log says

Missing character: There is no ï¿½ in font cmcsc10!
Missing character: There is no ï¿½ in font cmcsc10!
Missing character: There is no ï¿½ in font cmcsc10!
Missing character: There is no ï¿½ in font cmcsc10!
Missing character: There is no ï¿½ in font cmcsc10!


Which is what I get from the (complete) document

\documentclass{article}
\usepackage{tabularx}
\usepackage{color}
\def\gray{\color[rgb]{.5,.5,.5}}
\begin{document}

\begin{tabularx}{0.97\linewidth}{>{\raggedleft\scshape}p{2cm}X}
\gray Period & \textbf{March 2009 --- August 2010 (Part Time)}\\
\gray Employer & \textbf{Buy More} \hfill New York, USA\\
\gray Job Title & \textbf{Supermarket Clerk}\\
Ê Ê Ê Ê& Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Donec et auctor neque. Nullam ultricies sem sit amet magna tristique imperdiet.
\end{tabularx}

\end{document}


\usepackage{fontspec}


To change the font choice but I'm not sure of a font that has the accented letters in small caps. (None of the ones I tried did)

I assume you don't want exactly that string typeset but if you don't want the small caps accented letters at all, just miss them out:

\documentclass{article}
\usepackage{tabularx}
\usepackage{color}
\def\gray{\mbox{}\color[rgb]{.5,.5,.5}}

%\usepackage{fontspec}

\begin{document}

\noindent
\begin{tabularx}{0.97\linewidth}{>{\raggedleft\scshape}p{2cm}X}
\gray Period & \textbf{March 2009 --- August 2010 (Part Time)}\\
\gray Employer & \textbf{Buy More} \hfill New York, USA\\
\gray Job Title & \textbf{Supermarket Clerk}\\
& Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Donec et auctor neque. Nullam ultricies sem sit amet magna tristique imperdiet.
\end{tabularx}

\end{document}

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This did it, thanks again David. –  Ben Jan 6 '13 at 1:31