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How to use a particular glyph with no unicode point for hyphens?

I’m typesetting some documents with XeLaTeX, using in the OS X distribution of Hoefler Text. Unfortunately, said font has had a nasty bug since forever: its default hyphen character is formatted for ...
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Tex Live Utility: “Listing Failed” [duplicate]

As of yesterday, TeX Live Utility is telling me "Listing Failed" anytime I try to perform updates, or even look at any packages/backups of packages on my machine. It was working perfectly fine two ...
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Powerpoint live presentation functionalities with LaTex beamer?

For most presentations, I find it easier to use LaTex than Powerpoint. However, one feature I really miss with LaTex is the handful of presentation functionalities of Powerpoint. Basically, while the ...
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How can I make fontspec avoid black italics with Charter in OS X Mavericks?

OS X Mavericks includes a copy of the font Charter in /Library/fonts/Charter.ttc. This file provides six variants: roman, italic, black, bold, black italic, and bold italic. As the following example ...
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Accessing Mac (mactex) install folder

I am forced to use a Mac for a while. My log-file says my class file is in: /usr/local/texlive/2010/texmf-dist/tex/latex/base/report.cls Does this mean my packages are in this folder? ...
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LuaLaTeX: use System font Monaco on Mac OS X

I'd like to use the Mac OS X (.dfont) Monaco with LuaLaTeX. With this input file \documentclass{article} \usepackage{fontspec} \setmonofont{Monaco} \begin{document} \begin{verbatim} foo ...
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How to use Verdana under Mac OS?

I am trying to use the Verdana font in LaTeX under Mac OS X. I have found some packages, like verdana or winfonts but I can't get around to install them. Can someone enlighten me of the best way to ...
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Cyrillic font for XeLaTeX in OS X

I'm switching to XeLaTeX and have a problem choosing a Cyrillic (Russian) font for the document. If I try just \documentclass[a4paper,12pt]{report} \usepackage{polyglossia} ...
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XeLaTeX on OS X doesn't recognise some diacritics signs

I've just moved to OS X 10.8.2 from Ubuntu. I have TeX installed as I guess from tug.org, but I'm not sure since it wasn't me who installed it. All my files created in Ubuntu compiles exept one ...
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Custom .sty directory with OSX 10.5 and pdfTeXk

I have a tex project using a custom .cls which builds in Windows 7 with TeXlipse + MikTeX. The .cls has a number of CTAN LaTeX contrib package dependencies, which I installed one-by-one with MikTeX ...
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Live-Preview of LaTeX on OSX

I use the following to live-preview my LaTeX files: latexmk -pvc -pdf my_file.tex However, in OS X, Preview only updates when you bring it into focus (e.g. you click on the the window). In many ...
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animategraphics not working on preview mac

I'm making a beamer presentation and in some slides I put animations in the following way: \animategraphics[autoplay,loop,scale=0.7]{10}{tsanim2}{}{}} where "tsanim2" is a pdf file. I'm using OSX ...
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Command line pdflatex vs TeXShop

In short my document is compiling without a problem with TeXShop and not at all with command line pdflatex. What is strange is that pdflatex does not recognize some basic packages, that are installed, ...
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LaTeX Command line in OS X

I need to run latex from command line for a project on OS X. LaTeX is installed in: /usr/local/texlive/2010 in the bin folder there are three folders: ...
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Difference between luatex and lualatex binaries [duplicate]

I installed MacTeX Basic on my laptop (OS X 10.10), and I got 2 binaries, luatex and lualatex. Those 2 binaries behave totally differently (lualatex is able to parse \documentclass, the other is not), ...
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Why do I get an empty page before my title page?

Unfortunately, I get two empty pages before my title page. This is a code example: \documentclass[english,12pt, a4paper]{article} \usepackage{babel} \usepackage{times} \usepackage{graphicx} ...
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Can't make PDF through pdflatex on Texnicle (Mac)

I get this message, but there is no updated PDF: /Users/Arnstein/Library/Application Support/TeXnicle/engines/pdflatex.engine: line 50: /usr/texbin/pdflatex: is a directory *** ...
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$OSFONTDIR on OSX

I've been playing around with TeXLive 13 pretest on OSX, and I've been unable to tell luatex/luaotfload where to look for fonts. I know that luaotfload will look in the standard font directories and ...
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Why don't I see Latin Modern in my tex document?

a complete novice question: I have installed new version of TeX (>3.0) on my Mac (10.7.x). The packages lm and lm-math are installed (I have checked in TeX Live Utility) I have put the following ...
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Biber Problem in OSX: why references not compiled? [closed]

[Update] This is solved thanks to Adam Liter's contribution in chat. This is summarised to a community answer below. I cannot understand why the references do not get compiled. I am running Yosemite ...
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texshop cannot find xelatex or LuaLatex

I recently reinstalled MacTex on my mac (OS 10.8.4). The distribution of TexShop is new, version 3.26. For some reason, xelatex and lualatex have disappeared from the pull down menu of tex options. ...
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Texmaker: Check Spelling - Always Ignore

For the first time I have used the Edit > Check Spelling feature on Texmaker to extensively check a large document. During the process, I have clicked the Always ignore button for some words. Now, ...
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TexShop keeps converting apostrophes into curly ones [duplicate]

Whenever I type something such as The energy's source, TexShop changes the apostrophe into a curly one which does not print in the PDF. How can I stop future apostrophes from being changed without ...
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Problem getting 3D Asymptote to Work on Mac

I've been trying to get asymptote to work on my MacBook Pro running Yosemite. I downloaded asymptote onto the desktop and I tried to install it. I now have a "usr" folder on my desktop (is there a ...
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How to compile on a Mac after upgrade to Maverick (OS 10.9.2)

When I try compiling a document after upgrading to Maverick, I get the following error: "Can't find required tool. /usr/texbin/pdflatex does not exist. TeXShop is a front end for TeX, but you also ...
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Debugging font shape undefined in TeXShop

I am a LaTeX newbie on a Mac running OS X Mavericks, TexShop 3.26 and MacTeX-2013. I am writing a document and I keep getting the following warning: LaTeX Font Warning: Font shape `T1/phvr/m/n' ...
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TexLive installation unable to find system fonts in OSX Mavericks

It seems my TeX system on OSX Mavericks is no longer able to find my system fonts. My tex documents no longer compile, and when I do: $ xetex opentype-info.tex I get: This is XeTeX, Version ...
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TeXShop key bindings with backticks

I wish to create key bindings in TeXShop to replace accented characters I commonly use (è, à, é, ç, etc.) with their appropriate LaTeX entries. In the Key Bindings Editor, I add the character as ...
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Mountain Lion TexLive 2013 font installation problem

I'm stuck here for hours trying to install fonts for TeXLive 2013. I did the same stuff as always: unzip to /usr/local/texlive/texmf-local run sudo mktexlsr then sudo updmap-sys --enable Map 5ch.map ...
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Error: Can't find the format file pdflatex.fmt

I have TeX Live installed on my MacBook Pro running MacOSX 10.8 through macports. Recently on trying to compile a LaTeX file through pdflatex I got the error ...
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How to setup MacVim for ConTeXt (MkIV) and Skim?

This is a very basic question but I can't figure out how to configure MacVim (v7.3) properly to work with ConTeXt (MkIV) and Skim on Snow Leopard. Is there somebody who would kindly explain the steps ...
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Using TexMaker on OS X

I've started using TexMaker as an alternative to emacs (I work on both ubuntu and mac and I want to have the same programs on both) for typesetting LaTeX. TexMaker is easy to use but there is one ...
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Default to Single Window Mode in TeXShop

Is there a way to ensure that TeXShop always opens in single window mode? EDIT: I've been asked to explain how this is not a duplicate of this question but in truth, I don't see what they have in ...
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Setting TEXINPUTS in TeXstudio Mac OS X

I am a newbie using TeXStudio - and trying to set TEXINPUTS so that LaTeX can recursively search for my figures. I've run setenv TEXINPUTS :FIGURES//: at the command line, and then run LaTeX, which ...
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Why OSX Texstudio cannot compile this?

I have tried the following MWE on Windows 7 and OSX (Mavericks) with different front ends. Windows Tex system is Miktex 2.9 and on OSX it is MacTeX 2013. In all cases PdfLaTeX is run and write18 (or ...
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Use new Beamer theme [duplicate]

I am sorry for the silly question, but I am new to TexShop and new to Mac as well. However, I have been looking for a solution in the last two days between the documentation .pdf and various forums. ...
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XeLaTeX stops working after a few days

I have recently (October) moved to a Mountain Lion-based laptop from Snow Leopard. I find that if I have not rebooted within the last week or so, XeLaTeX will just die in the middle of a run. The ...
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LuxiMono on OS X / TeXShop

This is perhaps a very stupid question -- I'm trying to get the luximono font activated for listings in a LaTeX document. I'm not very LaTeX savvy concerning the whole TeX installation architecture. I ...
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Installing Language Tool in TexStudio under OSX [closed]

I have installed LT in TexStudio in my tablet who runs win7. But I could not realise this under OSX. I don't know why. Is there any body doing this under OSX? Or, is there any useful link like this ...
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LuaLateX (luaotfload & blacklist) do not work in Mac OS X Mavericks (Segmentation error) [duplicate]

I have the same problem as already stated by Till A. Heilmann under: Lualatex (luaotfload) broke after upgrading to Mavericks After updating to Mavericks, LuaLaTeX does no longer work for me and when ...
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Tooltips compatible with Mac OS X preview.app

I would like to achieve hover-over tooltips for bibtex entires as mentioned in this previous question, but all solutions (e.g. involving cooltooltips, fancytooltips) do not seem to be compatible with ...
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Is there any way to use mac fonts in texlive distribution of LaTeX on ubuntu?

I want to try more fonts in my moderncv latex file and what font is suitable. I've already import Windows fonts into my Ubuntu OS and got the fonts work well with my tex file. So can I import the ...
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how to launch skim from auctex on mac os? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Launching an external PDF viewer from Emacs/AUCTeX on a Mac OSX fails. I am using emacs 24.2.1 with mac os (Mountain Lion). I am using auctex to edit my latex document. ...
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How do I install a style file on Mac 10.8? (Other answers don't seem to work.)

I know this question has been asked before but the solutions given do not apply/work for My 10.8 system for one reason or another. I am attempting to install a style file. I place it in the ...
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How to change my default TeX editor under Mac OS X? [closed]

I'm using Mac OS X and the default tex editor is TexWorks, but I want to utilize TexShop as the default one.
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Is it possible to alt+space instead of ~ to produce a non-breaking space in LaTeX on osx?

I learnt recently that alt+space produces a non-breakable space on macs, and I would like to be able to use it with LaTeX, if possible. Here is the error I get so far: Package inputenc Error: ...
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Other editors with autocompletion shortcuts similar to those in TeXShop [duplicate]

There's one particular feature I really like about TeXShop. It's the ability to type something like \bali + escand you get the entire \begin{align} structure or try typing something like \bite + esc. ...
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How to remove page flipping effect in beamer?

I have a feeling that my beamer slides are set so that whenever I flip a page in osx's PREVIEW, there is a page flip effect. Right now I suspect it is either PREVIEW itself (the viewing software) or ...
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How to configure Texmaker to work on Mac with MacTeX?

I installed Texmaker for mac and download MacTeX and installed this .zip: I couldn't find the files in /usr/ or /bin/. What are the preferences I should enter in these cells? Please give me the ...
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How to open TeXShop remotely the command line

How would one open TeXShop, say, via command line using ssh and X-forwarding?