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I use \textbullet and \textopenbullet (from textcomp package) in a beamer file. It gives just what I expect:

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However, when I add the lmodern package in the preamble (to avoid font warnings and discrepancies), it changes into some ugly squares:

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Is it possible to use lmodern AND get nice bullets?

MWE:

\documentclass[10pt]{beamer}

\usepackage{lmodern}
\usepackage{textcomp}

\begin{document}
\begin{frame}
\frametitle{MWE}
\textbullet\textopenbullet
\end{frame}
\end{document}
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Put \usefonttheme{serif} in the preamble.

\documentclass[10pt]{beamer}    
\usepackage{lmodern}
\usepackage{textcomp}
\usefonttheme{serif}

\begin{document}
\begin{frame}
\frametitle{MWE}
\textbullet\textopenbullet
\end{frame}
\end{document}

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    Wouldn't that change the font theme to serif for the whole document? I suppose sans serif is the default. Commented Jun 19, 2022 at 9:37
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For filled bullets I'd use $\bullet$

For itemize environment \setbeamertemplate{itemize item}{$\bullet$}

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  • Yes, for filled bullets $\bullets$ can be used, and for open bullets $\circ$. But to avoid unnecessary spacing, you have to write e.g. $\bullet$$\circ$$\circ$ instead of $\bullet\circ\circ$. Not as clear a code as I'd like, but working nonetheless!
    – Bibi
    Commented Sep 27, 2013 at 14:48
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Well, it turns out that:

  • if you put lmodern in the options of beamer, you get the nice bullets (\documentclass[10pt,lmodern]{beamer})
  • if you include the lmodern package, you get ugly squares (\usepackage{lmodern})

I don't know why.

\documentclass[10pt,lmodern]{beamer}
%\documentclass[10pt]{beamer}

%\usepackage{lmodern} 
\usepackage{textcomp}

\begin{document}
\begin{frame}
\frametitle{MWE}
\textbullet\textopenbullet
\end{frame}
\end{document}
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  • Are you sure giving lmodern as an option to beamer does not break features of the package? For instance, I loaded lmodern to get \textsc; this no longer works when given as an option to beamer. Commented Jun 19, 2022 at 9:41
  • Yes, it seems using it as an option instead including the package is not equivalent. I did not bother to investigate, though, since my problem was resolved.
    – Bibi
    Commented Jun 27, 2022 at 9:11

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