{fontspec} is a package for loading {opentype} fonts in XeLaTeX and LuaLaTeX.

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Accessing IPA characters when using Charis SIL

When using Charis SIL, how do I access IPA characters? Are there handy macros, as with tipa.sty? If I have to set up my own encoding using unicode numbers, how is this best done? (Code from those ...
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Add colour to margin notes

I'm using LyX with XeTeX and the KOMA-script article class. I'm trying secsty and fontspec for the first time. I'm trying to do a unique layout with large outer margins. On some pages I will put key ...
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Change XeTeX fonts automatically depending on Unicode blocks

I would like to move from p(La)TeX (which was a TeX system specifically tailored to Japanese in a pre-Unicode era) to Xe(La)TeX, and I'm having a problem. In p(La)TeX, Japanese fonts are only used ...
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LuaLaTeX sees a font while fc-list doesn't

I've got a fresh Arch Linux box with fresh full TeX Live installed. The installation seems to include cm-unicode fonts and lualatex seems to find them correctly, but when I run fc-list the output ...
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Historic font and missing ligatures

I am trying to compose a sort of old-style book. I would like to use a specific historical font for the entire text. This font includes ligature glyphs for: ff, fi, fl, ffl, and st (see Figure 1 for ...
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Setting default font size in \newfontfamily

When mixing fonts in XeTeX, some fonts have quite different aspects for the same size. Say, I'm using Linux Libertine as my main font and I want to use Latino Elongated for chapter headings. Latino ...
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How do I change the math italic font in XeTeX/fontspec?

I have a document where the main font is Gotham Book. So in my preamble I have: \usepackage{fontspec} \setmainfont{Gotham Book} As the fontspec manual describes, this sets the math roman font to ...
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Left and right quotation marks aren't correct when using fontspec

Using XeLaTeX the following document produces the correct result if \setmainfont{Arial} is never called (the quotation marks are proper left- and right-quotation marks). Once I try to set a font (even ...
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Problem using .ttf fonts with XeLaTeX

I have some .ttf fonts in ~/Library/Fonts that I would like to use with XeLaTeX, but it can't seem to find them. For example, this will compile: \documentclass[]{article} \usepackage{fontspec} ...
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How to add LineFinal (falt) or WordFinal (fina) features to Garamond Premier Pro on XeLaTeX?

I'm still familiarizing myself with XeLaTeX and the fontspec package. I would like to access the OpenType feature LineFinal or WordFinal with the Garamond Premier Pro font from Adobe. For example, I ...
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Removing ligatures when using fontspec

This is a follow-up question to Currency symbol: French franc. Consider the following code: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{fontspec} \usepackage{siunitx} \DeclareRobustCommand*{\myfranc}{% ...
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Linux Biolinum O messes up moderncv Package

Take the template.tex example file from http://www.ctan.org/tex-archive/macros/latex/contrib/moderncv/examples and add these two lines: \usepackage{fontspec} \setsansfont{Linux Biolinum O} Then run ...
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fakebold error in fontspec or lualatex

I have been trying to fake small caps which are not available in Myriad Pro. So I used the Scale and FakeBold options. Scaling is allright, but as you all know the glyphs slim out. To work against ...
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Latest MiKTeX-Update broke XeLaTeX with fontspec

I updated MiKTeX a few days ago and since then I cannot compile XeLaTeX with fontspec anymore. \documentclass{article} \usepackage{fontspec} \begin{document} Hello world! \end{document} When I try ...
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Combine kerning, small caps, and tracking in luatex

As is known, luatex requires the fontspec option Renderer = Basic in order to display small caps when microtype's tracking = true is used. \documentclass{article} \usepackage[tracking = ...
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How to have Helvetica or helvet font with lualatex having similar look as with pdflatex?

Continuing the migration to lualatex, how to have the same aspect for sans serif fonts in lualatex as with pdflatex ? Is there something I haven't install or is it the wrong commands ? ...
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Terminus with fontspec in XeTeX

When using \setmonofont with fontspec in XeTeX, I wonder what fonts (or type faces) I can use. fc-list yields among others: Terminus:style=Bold Terminus:style=Regular So I tried this: ...
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Whose responsibility is it to load fonts in LaTeX (or XeLaTeX)? (and how do I know which ones, if mine?)

I ran into a headache-inducing problem with LaTeX (actually I used XeLaTeX to compile, but I think this issue is independent) recently due to unwittingly attempting to modify the dimensions of a math ...
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Fontspec 2.4 and Scale=MatchLowercase causes error

I just updated to TeXLive 2014 and when compiling the following code using either XeLaTeX or LuaLaTeX I get an error: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{fontspec} \setsansfont{Latin Modern ...
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How to obtain proper justification with XeLaTeX and fontspec package?

I'm trying to obtain a justified paragraph with greek text using XeLaTeX and fontspec package, but there is always a word that exceed the right alignment. Note that with LaTex and the default greek ...
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\setmainfont{Linux Libertine O} uses pfb files instead of otf

(This is sort of a follow-up to libertineotf and xelatex - bold smallcaps broken?, based on a problem that I had noticed earlier, but hadn't put my finger on.) \documentclass{article} ...
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Problem with interword spacing in LuaLaTeX

I have a problem with LuaLaTeX and interword spacing using fontspec. This is my MWE: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{fontspec} \defaultfontfeatures{Ligatures=TeX, Scale=MatchLowercase} ...
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the macro \micro in siunitx does not work with fontspec

In recent versions of siunitx the macros \si{\micro} and \SI{0.550}{\micro\m} do not work with the package fontspec. Here is the MWE: \documentclass[12pt]{article} \usepackage{fontspec} ...
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XeLaTeX, Modern Latin and cyrilic

\documentclass{article} \usepackage{fontspec} \usepackage{polyglossia} \usepackage{unicode-math} \setmainfont{Latin Modern Roman} \setsansfont{Latin Modern Sans} \setmonofont{Latin Modern Mono} ...
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New version of fontspec gives WordSpace error

The new version of fontspec (February 1, 2016, version 2.5a) gives the following error (MacTeX2015): !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ! ./mathcal2016.tex:17: fontspec error: ...
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Mapping ‘space + character’ into ‘non-breaking space + character’

I have files containing fragments of Old English texts. These files use the letter wynn (ƿ (U+01BF) and Ƿ (U+01F7)) which I want to print as modern w (U+0077) and W (U+0057). This I have no problem ...
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Is using \addfontfeatures (much?) less efficient than defining a \newfontface?

Consider the following file: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{fontspec} \setmainfont[Numbers={Lining,Proportional},Ligatures=Common]{EB Garamond} ...
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XeLaTeX: Space between letters

I use XeLaTeX. I need that words look stretched in some places in the document. How I can configure the space between letters in a word?
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What does 'font name' in the fontspec package refer to on a Mac

On a Mac using XeLaTeX and the fontspec package, what is meant by font name? The Font Book application lists several possibilities: PostScript name Full name Family I.e. which name should I type ...
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XeLaTeX, fontspec and printing the name of the current font

Is it possible, using XeLaTeX and fontspec.sty, to write a macro, say, \printcurrentfont, such that it would print the name of the font currently in use? I have looked through the fontspec ...
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How to make the `url` package respect fontspec font options (stylisticset) with LuaLaTeX

I use the inconsolata zi4 font as the monospace font in my document but use the curved l as well as the straight quote thought the stylisticset option in fontspec. however, when using the url package ...
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XeLaTeX: Letterspacing with swashes

I'm trying to use XeLaTeX to typeset a word in EB Garamond, and I want only two of the letters in the word to have swashes. However, the swashed characters screw up the letterspacing: ...
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\'. gives error when fontspec package is used

The following minimal example: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{fontspec} \begin{document} The logo `\TeX\'. \end{document} produces the error: ./test.tex:5: Argument of \end has an extra }. ...
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Scale font only vertically (poor man’s condensed of Libertine)

I’m using Linux Libertine to typeset the translation of a poem with eledmac/eledpar. The original text appears on the left pages and the translation on the right ones. Since the translated verses are ...
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Replace all standard LaTeX fonts with [arbitrary fonts] for journal submission

A physics journal I'm submitting to requests that image files not contain any non-standard fonts. Standard fonts, as far as they are concerned, are: Times-Roman, Times-Italic, Times-Bold, ...
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Strange interaction between fontspec, lua and pgfplots

While trying to combine some Lua code with plots written in pgfplots something went completely wrong. I have no idea what causes the problem, as the error message is a bit opaque to me. Here is the ...
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Fontspec causes long underscores

My collaborator added \usepackage[no-math]{fontspec} to a document we're working on. The result is that \_ underscores become v. long: cf. pictures below. \documentclass{article} ...
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How do I get fontspec to work with text color white in XeLaTeX

In a previous question ( How do I globally set the text color in XeLaTeX ), I've asked how to globally set a text colour in XeLaTeX and got some excellent answers. However, while the proposed ...
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LuaLaTeX: Replace character “ß” in CMU fonts

The glyph for the character "ß" differs considerably between Latin Modern and the CMU fonts (CMU Serif, CMU Sans Serif etc., which use the same glyphs for ß as cm-super; see this answer): I much ...
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Bold type and font specification with fontspec

When I manually specify the Linux Libertine O font types fontspec should load, the bold type is significantly bolder than when I load the exact same font family as a system font. MWE: ...
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tipa with fontspec redux: tilde above characters

I'm trying to use the tipa package with fontspec, but they don't play nice together. I've read previous questions trying to solve the issues that come up (like this one), and that's the solution I've ...
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xelatex hangs when using fontspec

I'm using TexStudio 2.5.1 on Windows 7 with MiKTeX. The following brief .tex file will cause xelatex to hang: \documentclass[12pt]{article} \usepackage{fontspec} \begin{document} Test \end{document} ...
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Optical font sizes: how do I set a fixed value?

This is, for the moment, just an experiment with Minion Pro optical font sizes. I'm trying to produce a large letter g to compare the Caption, Normal, Subhead, and Display-size fonts. Here's the code: ...
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Table of Contents Style

I really enjoy the table of contents formatting (all sections of a chapter in a single paragraph), of the Motion Mountain's physics books. Does anyone know how to reproduce that kind of style? Is ...
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\text<language> (polyglossia) changes font

I'm using polyglossia to switch between languages in my documents and fontspec to define various fonts. The combination gives me the following problem. An MWE: \documentclass{article} ...
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Is it possible to use the punctuation of one font within another font?

I'm in the process of trying to turn an English document into Hindi based on a translation in Word. However, I'm struggling to find a font that does what I want. As I'm working with an existing ...
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how to set font feature file for a specific font file and not the whole font shape

I'm looking for having my document set with specific ligatures, such as 's' replaced by 'longs', 's t' by 'longs_t' etc. and using the Linux Libertine G font. To do this, I'm writing my text ...
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Using CJK (Chinese/kanji) characters in math using unicode-math on lualatex

I'm trying to persuade the unicode-math package to let me insert CJK characters (Chinese ideograms) in math formulæ. Here's a sample input (the first few lines are merely to check that basic ...
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Outline text using TrueType fonts

I'd like to write outlined text. Here is a minimal example, what I'd like to achieve. \documentclass[a4paper]{minimal} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} \usepackage{xcolor} ...
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Fine-tuning letter space for small caps with fontspec

I'd like to have different settings for small caps letter space as a function of font size by using the appropriate fontspec settings when the compilation is done over XeLaTeX. So far I haven't been ...