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Writing in texmaker these lines

(the mount heigh is $1200m$).
we saw it in \ref{chapter1}.
width=6.02099737532808in           (inside tikzpicture environment)

all the dots (fullstop) get replaced by this symbol

strange symbol

When I compile the document then it behaves like a dot, and get rendered as a dot/fullstop. Even if it's not a problem thou, I would like to understand what this symbol means and if it has some reason to exist...

Anyone has a clue?


Compilable version:

(the mount heigh is $1200m$).
we saw it in \ref{chapter1}.

marked as duplicate by egreg, Malipivo, Joseph Wright May 22 '14 at 15:09

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  • As I said there is no error, nor wrong output during compilation. I add a compilable version, but this behaviour is only visible in the editor and not in the output. I guess this is only visible with TexMaker. – Luca Amerio May 22 '14 at 14:23
  • Go to Preferences >> Editor and check what the editor font encoding is. Is it UTF-8 or something else? – jub0bs May 22 '14 at 14:23
  • UTF-8. I'm running on a Mac – Luca Amerio May 22 '14 at 14:26
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    Found the solution here tex.stackexchange.com/questions/154500/… I called it "strange symbol" and "fullstop" so didn't find that while looking through existing answers. Sorry – Luca Amerio May 22 '14 at 14:31

Use a monospaced font for the editor like Lucida Sans Typewriter or DejaVu Sans Mono

  • Monospaced ... thanks. Monotype is an old printing maschine – user2478 May 22 '14 at 15:19
  • I encountered teletype. – user4686 May 22 '14 at 15:25

Changing the font to Apple Braille in texmaker editor fixes the problem.

Texmaker > Preferences > Editor > Editor font family > Apple Braille

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