# XeLaTex: — sign

I use following code:

\begin{center}
\begin{tabular}[]{llcl}
\hline
\rowcolor[gray]{.9}\textbf{Parameter} & \textbf{Description} \\\hline
-c, --create & Do something\\\hline
\end{tabular}
\end{center}


So after I created the PDF document, the "--" is converted to:

-create

Is there any possibility to fix that, because I need both "-".

• Add an empty group between the two hyphens: -{}- – lockstep May 3 '13 at 8:03
• You can avoid XeTeX joining the two hyphens into an en-dash by loading the font without the Ligatures=TeX option. – egreg May 3 '13 at 9:25

   \begin{center}