I like the default bullet symbols for itemize that babel sets up with the spanish option, and I would like to change the default latex symbols to match via \labelitemi et al. What are the symbols that spanish' babel uses for itemize?

  • See § 2.1,Listas, p.3 of the babel-spanish documentation. – Bernard Jan 7 '17 at 21:04

You find this in spanish.ldf:

    {\leavevmode\hbox to 1.2ex
      {\hss\vrule height .9ex width .7ex depth -.2ex\hss}}%

which is an indirect way for setting

  \leavevmode\hbox to 1.2ex{\hss\vrule height .9ex width .7ex depth -.2ex\hss}%
  • Thanks! Do you know what \m@th does? The bullets symbols are already enclosed in $s. – ltcomdata Jan 7 '17 at 21:16
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    @ltcomdata It is a precaution in case a style file sets \mathsurround to a nonzero value; the parameter sets an an additional kerning around math formulas, which is not wanted in this case. It's zero by default, but better safe than sorry. – egreg Jan 7 '17 at 21:18
  • I think you have an extra } at the end of the last renewcommand line? – ltcomdata Jan 7 '17 at 23:00
  • @ltcomdata Yes, removed – egreg Jan 7 '17 at 23:07

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