I am really, really hoping someone has a neet trick for my problem.

I have three Unicode symbols I need to put inside my verbatim environment

├ ─ └ 

all others are not important to me and most definitely will not be. I am used to LaTeX and Texmaker and would want to avoid any shifts to new versions or alternative tools whatsoever at this point. Is there someone out there that can help me with this problem?

  • Just a sidenote to your 'new versions and alternative tools' bit: I can't of any downside to using XeLaTeX instead of pdfLaTeX. Just use xelatex on the command line instead of pdflatex. If you're using latex | dvips | ps2pdf because of postscript-y things, xelatex handles them in a single pass (in my experience). Commented May 19, 2015 at 16:14
  • Do you have a monospace font with those symbols? Commented May 19, 2015 at 16:14

1 Answer 1


Just load pmboxdraw:



verbatim { ├ ─ └ }


enter image description here

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    Thank you !! it works. it may be is "just" for you bt to me this was an enormous problem . thnx once again :)
    – user78516
    Commented May 19, 2015 at 16:16
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    @user78516 I didn't mean it was easy: “ just” refers to the simplicity of the solution. I happened to remember one of the umpteen packages by Heiko Oberdiek.
    – egreg
    Commented May 19, 2015 at 16:18

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