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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Multilingual bibliography using XeTeX, biblatex and polyglossia

I am trying to write text in Russian language with some citations in Russian, English and German references using XeLaTeX + polyglossia + biblatex + biber. As a biblatex style I use biblatex-gost ...
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Lao, Vowels, XeLaTeX, fontspec

Can anyone see an error here? I'm using \newfontfamily{\L}[Script=Lao]{Lao Sangam MN} to switch to Lao, then using \L{ວຽງຈັນ}, but getting ວຽງຈ ັນ in the PDF. No luck in other fonts (all ...
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Polyglossia vs Babel

Could someone summarize features which are (1) common and (2) different for the babel and polyglossia packages? I know that babel 3.8 (current version) fails to run for some languages (eg, Russian) ...
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File expl3.sty not found when trying to compile a *.tex file with XeLaTeX [closed]

I've installed XeTeX to my Fedora 17 recently (before that, I was using pdfLaTeX). The main reason for switching to XeTeX was the polyglossia package I'd like to make use of. Unfortunately, whenever ...
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A tool for creating a dictionary with right-to-left script

I'm trying to typeset a dictionnary, using Arabic script. I would like to create a list of words in three columns, with Arabic word in right column aligned to the right, its Polish translation aligned ...
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xelatex doesn't change the font with polyglossia [closed]

This is a follow-up question to Setting English font size in non-English documents in XeLatex Well, I'm new here and this is my first question. I've compiled the following code with xelatex but in ...
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Fix message about outdated xelatex

I'm a new to (La)Tex. The problem I'm having it that every output document (pdf) starts with Your xelatex format appears to be outdated!Please update your system and recreate it with fmtutil. ...
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XeTeX + polyglossia: Trying to get greek text in PDF bookmarks

Although I've googled extensively to find a solution, most of the related information online is about babel. I'm working with polyglossia and can't get the pdf bookmarks to appear in greek, although I ...
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Cannot find LaTeX Error

I get an error and I don't know the reason: (d:/texlive/2012/texmf-dist/tex/latex/enumitem/enumitem.sty) (d:/texlive/2012/texmf-dist/tex/latex/tools/xspace.sty) ...
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How to include both English and Telugu content in Latex where the majority of the content is English?

I am trying to use polyglossia and fontspec. \usepackage{fontspec} \setmainfont{Pothana2000} \usepackage{polyglossia} \setdefaultlanguage{english} \setotherlanguage{telugu} \begin{document} ...
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Polyglossia and Verbatim problem

After having some hyphenation problems with my text (in greek and english) I changed some of my packages. In the beggining I was using: \usepackage{mathspec} \usepackage{xgreek} ...
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How to indent only the second line of a paragraph?

I am not an expert in Hebrew typesetting, but the majority of the works I study has the second line of each paragraph indented. Is there a package that would allow me to do this, or will this need to ...
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Change the font of \hyphenchar

I'm using Tex with Telugu and English languages. When a word is hyphenated, the hyphen symbol, as apparently is not found in Telugu font, appears as undefined symbol. I want to change it's font to ...
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Invalid right aligned chapter and section titles

I'm trying to write a bidirectional (English/Hebrew) document in xelatex and polyglossia. For some reason, when I enable Hebrew as a secondary language, all the chapter and section titles become ...
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Problem with persian-bib package [closed]

I have a document where the main language should be English with only some Arabic text. In my references I have English as well as Arabic references. The main direction of the document should be from ...
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Xelatex, verbatim and hyphenation [closed]

I have the following problem with XeLatex, Russian language, hyphenation and verbatim. Consider the following tex file (text below). It is compiled with XeLaTex, and before verbatim hyphenation is ...
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Broken quotes with polyglossia

I have used the following setup to typset Telugu text using polyglossia and xelatex. But the quotes seem to be broken. They appear as typed in the source and are not transformed to the curly ones (as ...
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Cyrillic symbols in math equation xetex

I use Times New Roman font for my report. But in the math expressions are not displayed Cyrillic characters. Example: \begin{equation} S_{ном.} = S_{123} \end{equation} output ...
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Tables are not numbered using Polyglossia in Hebrew

I have a problem using Polyglossia in Hebrew: While defining main language as Hebrew, my tables are not numbered in the caption(It appraes as just "Table" (טבלה) instead of "Table 1" (or "טבלה 1"). If ...
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MultiScript Bibliography using biber/xelatex/polyglossia

I have succeeded in having a multiscript document using polyglossia. I tried to use biber to have a multiscript bibliography. Every thing compiles well but the Arabic Script in the .bib file doesn't ...
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XeTeX + Polyglossia: Incorrect presentation of Bengali glyph - how can I correct it?

I started using XeTeX with polyglossia for typesetting Bengali. I use the following command for turning on language-specific ligatures: \newfontfamily\bengalifont[Script=Bengali]{FONTNAME} ...
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Cyrillic monospaced font in XeLaTeX

I've installed full TexLive 2011 using "install-tl" script in Ubuntu 12.04. When I was using TexLive 2009 from repositories the following file was compiled without any errors. ...
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Xelatex hyperref problem [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Hyperlinking a drawing I need a drawn line hyperlinked a specific page in the document. In the following MWE when I comment out polyglossia package and use PDFLatex, it ...
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Xetex not running in Hebrew Lyx

I am trying to use Polyglossia package through Lyx. When compiling with XeLaTeX, I get undefined control sequence error and the file won't compile. Working with Windows 7, Lyx 2.03 and MiKTeX 2.9. ...
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Why does media9 need babel?

I wonder why the media9 package, a new replacement for movie15, needs babel? And what will happen if I would want to load polyglossia instead of babel as it is required for XeLaTeX to compile Russian ...
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Polyglossia and biblatex-apa

I am trying to typeset a document in British English, using XeLaTeX, Polyglossia and BibLaTeX, with APA-style references. Unfortunately, I get the following error: ! Undefined control sequence. ...
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Can't type Hebrew with polyglossia

My ultimate goal is to create a beamer presentation in Hebrew. While toying with things, I got stuck with an error: ! Package etoolbox Error: Toggle 'Hebrew@RL' undefined. which is thrown on the ...
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Custom hyphenation for different languages in XeTeX

When I define custom hyphenation with \hyphenation in XeTeX, it seems to only work for the main body of the text, but not for the bits inside \text<language> (as in \textgerman) environments. I ...
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Renew autoref caption titles when using polyglossia

I am trying to renew autoref caption titles when using the polyglossia package. Newer versions should, according to the manual, support the \addto command similar to Babel. However, I am unable to get ...
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Transliteration of sanskrit or devanagari texts using polyglossia or other packages

I wanted to know if there is a way to transliterate devanagari texts within LaTeX itself. I have been using the wonderful polyglossia package, and I am able to enter Unicode devanagari texts into ...
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How can I make AUCTeX use the spelling dictionary in the same language as polyglossia is loaded with?

Is it possible to setup AUCTeX so that it loads the spelling dictionary in the same language as the language used by polyglossia? For example, is it possible to load the Danish ispell dictionary when ...
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polyglossia and minted - The current roman font does not contain the Hebrew script!

Trying to use minted with Hebrew as the default language with polyglossia: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{minted} \usepackage{polyglossia} \setdefaultlanguage[calendar=hebrew, ...
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RTL theorems with ntheorem and xetex have separator in wrong place

(This is a split-off from another RTL ntheorem issue.) When you have a theorem in RTL language text (e.g. Hebrew), using XeTeX+polyglossia(+bidi)+ntheorem, the theorem separator comes out before, ...
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Placing \section, \subsection in the right margin of an RTL document

Rather than the default placing of \section and \subsection on their own line, I'd like to place them on the right margin (in a Right To Left document). My current usage looks like this: ...
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different constructs of inline English yields different fonts in polyglossia

I'd like to use the English font when interleaving English with Hebrew (the latter is the main language). It appears however that the Hebrew one is used, as shown by this example: ...
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\theoremindent adds space to left side when used with RTL languages

Trying to use ntheorem's \theoremindent seems to indent the left side rather than the right side when used with polyglossia and right-to-left languages: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{ntheorem} ...
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xeCJK messes with punctuation

Neither a question nor really a complain, but I find I cannot use xeCJK in multilingual documents (in the present case French + English + Chinese), simply because it messes with the punctuation in the ...
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polyglossia and algorithmicx - Missing \endcsname inserted

Trying to compile a simple document using polyglossia with Hebrew as the default language: \documentclass[a4paper]{article} \TeXXeTstate=1 \usepackage{amsmath, amssymb} \usepackage{polyglossia} ...
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Problematic interaction between fontspec and beamer?

There seems to be some problem in the way fontspec passes font info to beamer. The following example compiles and displays as it it should in XeLaTeX % !Mode:: "TeX:UTF-8" \documentclass{article} ...
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Is babel a proper place to reset document layout?

The babel package, when called with some language options, changes global document layout. For exapmle, \usepackage[french]{babel} forces first paragraph after sectioning command to be intented, ...
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British hyphenation with either xelatex or lualatex

For several reasons, I am working on a source file that should be compilable by either xelatex or lualatex. I would like British hyphenation for the text and am using csquotes and biblatex with ...
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polyglossia adds extra kerning to csquotes

When I use csquotes with polyglossia, an extra kerning is added after the first quotation mark. \enquote{Werk} becomes „ Werk“, not „Werk“. This doesn't look nice, especially when you have a word ...
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problem with polyglossia after update of MiKTeX 2.9 packages [closed]

I updated all MiKTeX packages today (2011-10-11) and my files no longer compile. I traced the problem to the polyglossia package. Even an empty file won't compile: \documentclass[a4paper]{article} ...
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How to insert Greek with “ascii keyboard” and XeTeX, Polyglossia

How can I write greek without entering the greek characters directly? With babel, I can do this: \documentclass{article} \usepackage[polutonikogreek]{babel} \begin{document} ...
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polyglossia error after MiKTeX update [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: xelatex stopped working after TexLive2011 update 2 days ago Sorry, I don't know where I could report bug that appeared after MiKTeX Update. Here is a test file: % ...
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xelatex stopped working after TexLive2011 update 2 days ago

I updated Tex Live 2011 a couple of days ago and I can't run XeLaTeX anymore on a document I was working on. When it runs it gets stuck and I have to abort it. Resulting in the following error. I've ...
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Using mathspec’s \setallmainfonts with Russian in polyglossia causes hang during compilation

I’ve just run into a problem with the combination of mathspec’s \setallmainfonts command and polyglossia with language set to Russian. I’m using MiKTeX 2.9 and compiling with XeLaTeX and when I use ...
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Hebrew numerals

There appears to be three different numbering commands in the polyglossia package. Which one is the most correct to use? I can understand the argument for the \Hebrewnumeralfinal one since it seems ...
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How to create multilingual (English, Japanese) bibliographies with biblatex, biber and polyglossia

I would like to update my bibtex file in a way that allows me to create multilingual bibliographies. Since I publish in English and Japanese, I will need this to work in a way that: In an English ...
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Writing Biblical Hebrew texts with different coloring for consonants, vowel and accent signs

I have got the following problem: I am using Biblical Hebrew texts written in XeTeX but I would like to color consonants as well as vowel and accent signs differently. I have read Coloring combining ...