Create multiple bullet formats for unordered lists

Create additional bullet schemes for additional levels of unordered list, such as for second- or third-level list items.

According to your spec, you need to use the Unicode "black square" ((■)) for top-level bullet list items and the Unicode "em-dash" (—) for nested bullet list items.

  1. Open DITA-OT/plugins/org.dita.pdf2/cfg/common/vars/en.xml and copy the Unordered List bullet variable:
    <variable id="Unordered List bullet">•</variable>
  2. Paste it into your en.xml.
  3. Delete the bullet character and enter &#9632; as the variable value.

    You could just type (■) directly into the variable value, but to be on the safe side and make sure you always get the character you intend, you might ...