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how to create article with multiple (unicode) languages

I want to create a book that will help Asian people learn English. The requirements are - the book should contain text from 2 different languages, say, Hindi and English. I tried this multi-lingual ...
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latexmk separate build directory

I'm trying to use latexmk for the first time in Ubuntu. My project directory is the following: Project src build images In the src directory are the .tex and .bib files. I want the .aux, .bbl, ...
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Installing LYX&TexLive on Linux Mint 17 with Hebrew support

I'm trying to run install-tl-ubuntu script with "--hebrew" option, then install the LYX package from the repos. When I run install-tl-ubuntu I get the following error (see the original on ...
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TeXstudio's auto completion is completely not working on Fedora 20

I am a novice to the TeX community, and I am running Fedora 20 x64 on my workstation, with kernel version 3.17. I installed TeXlive and TeXstudio via yum, and compilation seems to be working fine for ...
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Checking available font styles and shapes

I am using a usefont{<encoding>}{<family>}{<series>}{<shape>} command, as described here, I use it with Lato fonts \usefont{T1}{fla}{l}{n}. My question is how can I check ...
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frenchb/babel has no effect

As the title indicates, loading the frenchb/babel with \usepackage[frenchb]{babel} does not properly format my document for french typography and special characters ('é' is replaced with 'é', etc...) ...
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Why is LuaLaTeX so slow and is there anything I can do about it?

A while back I started bumping into issues with LuaLaTex and switched to compiling a project in XeLaTeX. Since then it seems most of my issues have been resolved upstream or are fixable one way on ...
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How to install the newest TeXLive version on Linux Mint 17?

Because of tcolorbox I need the newest version of TeXLive! But how to get it on Linux Mint 17 Qiana Cinnamon? I tried to install it with some PPA's which doesn't worked. What to do? Kind regards!
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Installation of TeXLive 2014/2015 on Linux? [duplicate]

I have TeXLive 2013 on my Linux Mint Cinnamon 17. Is there any possibility to get TeXLive 2014/2015? Because I need usepackages like "tcolorbox", which aren't in TeXLive 2013 Version. Kind regards!
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Grammar-checking tool for use with LaTeX?

I am looking for a grammar-checking tool, i.e., something that checks for mistakes such as "two dog" or "a books". It has to work on Linux (Ubuntu). Also, since that I use macros to generate some of ...
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! LaTeX Error: File `minitoc.sty' not found

I'm using Fedora 21 as OS and Texmaker to compile my tex files, recently I used minitoc package but I got always the same error ! ! LaTeX Error: File `minitoc.sty' not found. I tried to install the ...
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texdoc won't work?

When i type the command "texdoc texdoc" in xterm it says: Sorry, no documentation found for texdoc. If you are unsure about the name, try searching CTAN's TeX catalogue at ...
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How should I install the fullpage package under Ubuntu?

I am using Ubuntu Software Center. I found the package, click Install and it says that the package is installed. BUT when I tried to compile my .tex file it says LaTeX Error: File `fullpage.sty' ...
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How to fix texstudio gui compatibility in linux mint dual monitor setup?

My texstudio clickable menus do not pull up whenever I have the dual monitor setup on my linux mint computer. How to fix texstudio gui compatibility in linux mint dual monitor setup?
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Compile all tex files within a folder at once

Is there a way to compile all tex files within a specific folder, from LINUX terminal, at once? I would like to do this using pdflatex or lualatex in a way to create a pdf file for each distinc ...
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Two installations of texlive

I installed TeXLive 2014 complete from a DVD on Fedora 21. I have set the PATH as per the instructions to /usr/local/texlive/2014/bin/x86_64-linux and it is working correctly. While installing auctex ...
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Making TeXworks use tikz package

I need to create a document (I am using TeXworks) that requires the following packages/libraries: \documentclass[spanish]{article} \usepackage[activeacute]{babel} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} ...
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How do I install an individual package on a Linux system?

I need to install a new TeX/LaTeX/ConTeXt package on my computer. I'm running Ubuntu/Fedora/Slackware/Some-Version-Of Linux. What are the possible ways to do this? Note:   We get a ...
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Installing LyX over a vanilla TeXLive

As the title says, I would like to install LyX over a vanilla TeXLive. However, when I do yum install lyx the whole distro TeXLive is set to be installed, which I obviously don't want. On the other ...
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texstudio in ubuntu: gensymb.sty not found

I recently switched to Linux with Ubuntu and installed Texstudio. When I try to compile, it says that the gensymb and tikz-cd packages are not found, but I already had them installed. I have them ...
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Confusions about package management system in TeX Live

I am using LaTeX for a good amount of time. But recently I was looking at the configuration of TeX Live distribution and got confused about package management system using tlmgr. I have installed ...
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Many package are not installed in full installation of texlive 2014 in centos

When I install, I just use sudo ./install-tl. And when I open the tlmgr. I found many packages are not installed, like collection-wintools,etc.. Is it just for other operate system? just because ...
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PDF in Texmaker does not update changes

I just installed Linux Mint 17.1 (Cinnamon). I am using the embedded PDF-Viewer in Texmaker. Now when I make a quick build and click the arrow left of pdf-viewer, the old PDF without the changes stays ...
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Beamer pdf generated with pdflatex on Linux won't open with Windows/Adobe Reader [duplicate]

Apologies if this question is a duplicate, but I couldn't find anyone with the same problem as me: I'm using TexMaker 4.1 to compile .pdf's with the pdflatex command. My operating system is Linux ...
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Installing TexLive on tmpfs/RAM

I've head that installing TexLive on a ramdisk (i.e. tmpfs for Linux) could make it run faster, especially for LuaTeX. I want to try it and see as I have 16GB of memory, just in case, and I'll report ...
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LuaLaTeX performance with RAMdisk

This question may seem like it's been asked a million times over, but the relevant questions tackle XeLaTeX or plain LaTeX. What I want to know is if moving any filesystems/file locations to a ...
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Doxygen/LaTeX: What is TeX capacity, and how do I edit texmf.cfg to bypass “TeX capacity exceeded” errors? How is texmf.cnf relevant?

I am making some documentation using Doxygen, but getting the "TeX capacity exceeded" error when running the make command in the terminal to generate the PDF documentation. This is the relevant part ...
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Quattrocento in Ubuntu 14.04 (TeXLive 2014)

Although I went over here: Texlive 2014 on Ubuntu 14.04: Font WebOMintsGD not found and here: Installing missing fonts in Texlive on Ubuntu I'm unable to use quattrocento in my Ubuntu 14.04 ...
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Where are conflicts between biber and biblatex?

I have seen they're are a lot of problems between biber and biblatex on fedora, but I need it! I have fedora 20 with texlive-full and biber version 1.8 because of the old age of texlive fedora ...
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How to install texlive-fonts-recommended (from Debian/Ubuntu) into texlive2012 (CTAN)?

while compiling my tex file, I am getting lots of this error -- kpathsea: Running mktexpk --mfmode ljfour --bdpi 600 --mag 0+540/600 --dpi 540 zplmr7v mktexpk: don't know how to create bitmap font ...
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What Chinese fonts can I rely on to be in Mac and Linux?

See this comment; I am involved in a project that needs to have (automatic) XeLaTeX compilation of various language files on both Mac and Linux (usually Fedora or Debian or Ubuntu), and apparently ...
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Beamer + media9: acrobat reader closed automatically after playing embedded video

I don't know whether the question is related to latex or linux. I've played embedded mp4 video successfully in linux (ubuntu) environment using acrobat reader 9.4.1. But, I've one problem, the ...
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Increase TeX capacity, as non-root

I have a LaTeX document that uses many long pgf paths, and thus compiles only if one increases the TeX "capacity" by setting save_size=50000 in texmf.cnf. Unfortunately I cannot change the ...
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Libertine, ebgaramond garbled when printed from Evince

If I try to print a PDF produced with pdflatex from within the Evince document viewer on Debian Wheezy, the print output is garbled. This is also true if I "print to file": it looks as shown below. ...
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Lyx/Tex installation problems on Linux Mint 17

I've spent two days messing about with this now! If I install TexLive from the repositories, I'm unable to use tlmgr to update it, and Lyx can't find any of the document classes. the "Tex ...
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Texlive + Texmaker+Ubuntu missing sty

I installed Texmaker and Texlive in my Xubuntu (basically = Ubuntu). I want to use the kbordermatrix package, but when I compile the document in Texmaker I get the following error: ! LaTeX Error: ...
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Generate only aux file for external files

I use an external document by both \input-ting it and cross-referecing labels. It looks a bit like this: \zexternaldocument*{external} In picture \ref{external-link}, you see ... \input{external} ...
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Closest equivelant to TexShop on Windows or Linux? [duplicate]

Just finishing up my thesis which I've created in TexShop in osx. I'd like to allow others to edit my document. I've got a desktop that's got Windows and Ubuntu installed that they could do this on ...
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How can I change the converter for SVGs previews in LyX?

I've been using SVG files in my LyX documents, on Arch Linux (LyX 2.1.1), but found that when converting to PDF, the default rsvg-convert does a poor job, with many artifacts (e.g. lost text, lost ...
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TeXStudio and SVN + Linux

I cannot in any way understand how the heck I'm supposed to ->connect<- to a SVN server through TeXStudio! I've googled guides for two hours and can't find a simple answer to how to connect to an ...
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PGFplots (windows and linux) compile problem

So I am writing a report with a group where I am using Debian with texlive and my groupmates are on both Win 7 and Win 8 with miktex. I have made some plots using PGFplot on my machine, looks like ...
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Xelatex has problem in generating pstricks tex file with colors [duplicate]

I have a piece of simple tex code which compiles on all of my computers. But it doesn't show properly on my laptop \documentclass{standalone} \usepackage{pstricks-add} \psset{gridcolor=green, ...
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How to split a table vertically? [duplicate]

\begin{tabular}{ |p{3cm}||p{3cm}|p{3cm}|p{3cm}| } \hline \multicolumn{3}{|c|}{States} \\ \hline cpu & Higher--Lower & Lower-Higher \\ \hline ...
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Problem with TexLive installation on Fedora 17 to 20

I just upgraded to Fedora 17 and tried to install TeX Live, as usually, by downloading the install script, install-tl from tug.org. When I run ./install-tl I get this output: ...
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sudo does not find tlmgr

I have just installed texlive 2014 on a machine running Ubuntu 14.04 LTS at work. When I enter tlmgr update --self to the terminal for example, it returns the following: tlmgr: package repository ...
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Installing bbm.sty in linux

How does one install the bbm.sty package in Linux Mint? I followed the instructions on http://www.ctan.org/tex-archive/macros/latex/contrib/bbm/ and have generated the bbm.sty file, but I am not ...
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non-root non-sudo installation not working; how to install-tl using custom --profile?

I'm trying to install TeX Live in my home directory in Ubuntu 12.04, where I don't have sudo rights. I'm installing from the Live CD. But install-tl always wants to install in /usr/local/bin and ...
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epstopdf / ghostscript can't find fonts

I have the following setup $ epstopdf --version epstopdf ($Id: epstopdf.pl 31784 2013-09-27 22:43:16Z karl $) 2.18 $ gs --version 9.10 $ tex --version TeX 3.1415926 (TeX Live 2014/dev) $ uname -a ...
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Create a local texmf tree in Ubuntu

I am running Ubuntu 12.04 which came with TeX Live 2009 pre-installed. I want to create a local texmf tree at the location ~/Dropbox/mylocaltexmf/, so that I can place my own .sty files in my Dropbox ...
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XeLaTeX on centos 7 does not work

I tried to compile some trivial LaTeX files with the shipped XeLaTeX on centos 7: $ xelatex trivial.tex This is XeTeX, Version 3.1415926-2.5-0.9999.3 (TeX Live 2013) restricted \write18 enabled. ...