Polyglossia is a replacement for {babel} for use with XeLaTeX. It provides multilingual support for most languages and handles automatic script changing using the {fontspec} package.

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Hebrew/English bracket placement in short English passage using XeTeX and polyglossia is wrong

The following is a minimal example of the broken bracket placement I observe using Hebrew and English in one document. \documentclass[a4paper,12pt]{article} % sans serif fonts in math mode ...
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Customizing breakable boxes with tcolorbox

I use the tcolorbox package to produce coloured boxes in arabic environment (a right-to-left language), under the polyglossia package. I explain some of the commands in the environment example, in the ...
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How to switch back to main language after \foreignquote (csquotes, polyglossia, lualatex)? [duplicate]

csquotes' \foreignquote{language}{text} does not seem to switch back all the language specific font features automatically. In my opinion the language specific changes should be applied only locally ...
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Exact dimensions in tcolorbox and tikz nodes

I use tcolorbox in arabic document with polyglossia for theorems examples, and so. I put the titles of environments in tikz boxes what I put in the margin (in the right margin, the arabic is written ...
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setotherlanguage{arabic} makes inline-tikz not to be typset inline

\documentclass{article} \usepackage{fontspec} \usepackage{tikz} \usepackage{polyglossia} \setmainlanguage{french} \setotherlanguage{arabic} % comment that line, the problem disappears. ...
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LaTeX Kurdish Kurdi / كوردی (Sorani) problems

I'm trying to use arabic script but it seems I run into trouble, the output is just a mess of question marks, literally. I took this code from this page (I'm on Macbook Pro Yosemite, TeXLive, ...
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Defining different scripts with fontspec

My actual problem: I want to typeset Tigrinya text, which is using Ethiopic (Ge'ez) script. But the text also contains numbers (which are afaik. in the latin script). So I've defined a new font ...
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How to get rid of that ugly acute (“anw tonos”) in the greek alphabetical numerals?

When using subcaptions in a figure, in a greek document (LaTeX or XeTeX), the labels are numbered with (α'), (β'), (γ') and so on, as shown below. Is there a way to remove the 's ? ...
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XeLaTeX - gb4e example numbering in footnotes - Interaction with polyglossia package?

I thought the gb4e package for linguistic example typesetting would provide automatic switching of the numbering scheme between main text examples and examples in footnotes. This is not the behavior I ...
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Polyglossia difference between “\text<lang>{…}” and “\begin{<lang>} … \end{<lang>}”

Beside the syntax, are there any other differences and use cases when one should use \text<lang>{...} vs \begin{<lang>} ... \end{<lang>} to select another language, i.e., insert ...
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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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How can I re-enable hyphenation rules after breaking characters in polyglossia?

When using polyglossia to hyphenate my Turkish documents, I frequently have issues with very long words on short lines. I need it to be more aggressive about hyphenation wherever it can be. One ...
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Polyglossia and hookrightarrow

Can someone explain why there is a gap between the tail and the head of \hookrightarrow when I load polyglossia with French support ? I'm using LuaLaTeX for producing the .pdf. ...
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Why is XeLaTeX Pushing British English Text into the Margins?

I'm running into issues whereby TeX/LaTex/XeLaTex can't seem to calculate line breaks properly in regular paragraphs. This came about when I was experimenting with different fonts—in particular, Linux ...
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How can I retrieve (and conditionally act on) the language of my document?

I have a collection of documents that share a common style file that has all the functions and templating shared by this particular collection. The majority of these are all in the same language, but ...
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How can I use LuaLaTeX for `europasscv`?

I want to write a europasscv in the same format as my other material for application etc., for which I use LuaLaTeX. The problem up to now is that I can't even make use of TeX Gyre Heros as sansfont, ...
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Frame only around the boxtitle in Tcolorbox. Making “half-background”

Writing a book in arabic, using polyglossia, I use Tcolorbox to make examples, exercises, theorems and so.. I have two kinds of titled examples: one with Arabic title, in RighToLeft mode, obtained by ...
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Index with multind, polyglossia and right-to-left twocolumn

I use the multind package (to produce several indices..I know it's obsolete but...) to produce an index in Arabic language, and I obtain the index in twocolumns but written in LTR mode. How can I ...
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Latex with Hebrew

The babel attempt The following code, that contains Hebrew, is successfully imported to pdf using pdflatex: \documentclass{article} %\usepackage[T1, OT1]{fontenc} \usepackage[utf8x]{inputenc} ...
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Changing the language makes the font weight (semibold) go away

Here is a minimal working example: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{polyglossia,fontspec} \setdefaultlanguage{english} \setotherlanguage{latin} \setmainfont{Source Sans Pro} ...
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Polyglossia ignores my custom hyphenation

Polyglossia systematically ignores my custom \hyphenation, and generates overfull hboxes all over the place as a consequence. Here’s an example: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{polyglossia} ...
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Hyphenation with Polyglossia

I'm working with a document in English and Hebrew (using polyglossia), and am trying to add hyphenation in Hebrew wherever a hyphen might be. Based on other questions/answers on this site, I have ...
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Line Breaking Question with Polyglossia

I am working with multiple languages (with polyglossia), and I am having issues with extra line breaks where I don't expect them. See the minimal example below. The line surprisingly breaks after ...
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How to make an item bolder in description environment

Does anyone know how to make an item bolder in description environment : i tried to add \textbf{ } like this \item [\textbf{{\textarabic{سورة الإخلاص }}}] I have the following segement of code, ...
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Accented letters in french

I have experienced problems with the following Polyglossia xelatex fontspec does not recognize accented letters in french i'm using Texniccenter as editor of tex with the latest update to my ...
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Defining a new environment for chapter

I would like to define a new environment for chapter. to looks like this or much better (good-looking) without using \chapter*{1\ \textarabic{سورة الإخلاص }} and ...
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Biblatex authoryear-icomp doesn't work as expected with polyglossia hebrew support on

I use biblatex combined with polyglossia Hebrew support: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{polyglossia} \setmainlanguage{english} \setotherlanguage{hebrew} % Line which causes the problem! ...
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How to make itemize/enumerate/description environment start from right to left?

Does anyone know how to make itemize/enumerate/description environment start from right to left ? i read this documentation: Enumitem but with no luck \documentclass{book} \usepackage{setspace} ...
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Customizing \pointpoints in Exam class, for arabic language

I re-send a problem, posted with an other, here Redefining \pointname for exam class I have a problem, related with the customization of the command ''\thepoints'' in Exam class. The command, ...
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Beamer in arabic language doesn't accept footnotes

Using beamer in arabic language, we adapt many of its commands and themes to this language, but when I put a footnote if the arabic language is charged, I have the error message '! LaTeX Error: No ...
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Clash polyglossia and pagenote?

I encounter a problem of which I speculate it might be a clash or bug in polyglossia. In the MWE when \usepackage{polyglossia} is commented out, running pdflatex or xelatex yields the same .ent ...
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How is the support for polyglossia in LuaLaTeX?

The polyglossia manual states that Polyglossia is a package for facilitating multilingual typesetting with XeLaTeX and (at an early stage) LuaLaTeX. However, I could not find any words about ...
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The tableofcontents in beamer arabic

I have asked two question about arabic beamer in the following link: RTL tableofcontents) in arabic (or polyglossia package) beamer And they have solved well. Now i have a problem. When I have ...
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RTL tableofcontents) in arabic (or polyglossia package) beamer

I have read this link (The best way to write arabic in beamer) and i have used the code proposed by "selumi" there successfully. But i have now a new problem with. How I can write an RTL table of ...
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Polyglossia's nohyphenation breaks justified alignment in endnotes

I am using XeLaTeX to typeset a multilingual book with the help of polyglossia. I have footnotes as well as endnotes in multiple languages, and I need to turn-off hyphenation for the entire book. I ...
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babel for greek text using XeLaTeX

Recently I found out that babel can be used with XeLaTeX for hyphenating greek texts. This is a welcome addition to polyglossia, which still has some bugs, and xgreek, which seems somewhat limited ...
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Russian in document with Japanese as main language (LuaLaTeX + ltjsarticle)

I need to use some Russian text fragment in ltjsarticle class, which provides the Japanese settings like Japanese caption for LuaLaTeX. In the current MWE, There are big intervals between Russian ...
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Why does hyperref complain about “token not allowed in a PDF string” in my glossary when I've set the default language?

I have a glossary defined with the glossaries package, and I use the hyperref package to control aspects of the generated PDF file. When I set the document's language with polygossia's ...
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Font Selection: XeLaTeX with polyglossia and Greek [duplicate]

I am writing a document in English that contains words and passages in ancient greek. XeLaTeX seems ideal to this purpose because one doesn't need to mark the text. Loading polyglossia and choosing ...
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Khmer page number in beamer

I have just translated gloss-khmer.ldf, which is a part of the polyglossia package. I have tried to use it with the beamer class using theme Madrid. The theorem number is displayed as a Khmer number ...
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Does polyglossia with LuaLaTeX hyphenate greek text?

Is there a way to tell polyglossia to hyphenate a Greek text when run with LuaLaTeX? I tried quite a lot (greek as defaultlanguage, as backgroundlanguage, as otherlanguage, with german, with english, ...
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Change Bibliography Title using Natbib, Polyglossia, BibTeX, and XeLaTeX

I'm writing a document in Hebrew, but my references are entirely in English. Because of issues with text alignment in RTL languages, the bibliography is contained in an English block: ...
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line spacing broken by \begin{english}

I am trying to produce an A4 page for our doors. I have used LuaLaTeX. In the spirit of exploration, I tried to use \begin{czech} and \begin{english} from polyglossia package. The MWE is this: ...
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greek character of GFS Porson is missing with LuaLaTeX (fontspec, polyglossia)

When I LuaLaTeXify a document with GFS Porson as greek font, it doesn't print the Greek semicolon (·) when written as ·, it uses the latin semicolon when written as ;. If I am right, · is ...
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Pushing down the rule of heading

Writing a book of probability in arabic, and using the titleps package for the headpage, I obtain some non-beautiful result when there is in the headings some "long-down" letters like the arabic ...
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Is cyrillic actually missing in LinLibertine monospace?

If you consider this MWE, then for me lualatex does not display texttt{Привет, мир!} but non-monospaced cyrillic text is displayed fine. \documentclass[notitlepage,oneside]{article} ...
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Remove indent from 1st paragraph after chapter, section, subsection in memoir class

i have 2 issues with my document A. First of all i never thought it would be so difficult to have 0 indent in 1st paragraph following chapter, section an subsection headings. I've read that it's 0 by ...
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Set hyphenation with polyglossia

If babel doesn't know how to hyphenate a word, I can inform it of good line breaks with \babelhyphenation: \documentclass{article} \usepackage[nynorsk]{babel} ...
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drawing vertical lines on top of symbols

I need to add a vertical bar above and below a few letters. I'm using the tipa package, and it works as long as that's the only package I load. I also need to load polyglossia to type a few foreign ...
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XeLaTeX, Texlipse, polyglossia german language issue

I'm trying to set up an Eclipse Environment with TexLipse using XeLaTex which is throwing the following error during "build": xelatex.exe> ("C:\Program ...