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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Polyglossia + right-to-left language + doublespacing with setspace affects footnote spacing

I have some Arabic text, so I use polyglossia and \setotherlanguage{arabic}. This however causes line spacing within footnotes to change, which looks odd, especially because the distance between ...
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Problem with tikz picture and polyglossia with XeTeX

The problem is that the section headings disappear and herein there is a minimal example \documentclass{report} \usepackage{setspace} \usepackage{fontspec} \usepackage{polyglossia} ...
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“! Argument of \xpg@nospace has an extra }” error message with polyglossia

I use a code – to be found at the end – for long citations in the french tradition. When I use french quotation marks inside such a long citation, I have no problem on compiling with xetex if I load ...
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Suspicious error using polyglossia with biblatex [closed]

I know that biblatex doesn't currently support polyglossia. I am the one trying to add support for this to biblatex ... I am looking for an opinion on this following strangeness which I am trying to ...
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Biblatex 2.7 and \DefineBibliographyStrings

I downloaded the latest version 2.7. If I use \DefineBibliographyStrings{brazil}{% namedash={---------},% volumeof={de},% url={Disponível em: },% shorthands={Abreviaturas} } ...
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Detect main/default language from polyglossia

I'm creating a mystyle.sty package that sets backgrounds, styles and an introduction. The main .tex file only contains few package loading and options, and of course the main text. One of the options ...
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How to use polyglossia with biblatex?

Using polyglossia and biblatex together leads to an error: ! Package biblatex Error: Patching 'babel' package failed. See the biblatex package documentation for explanation. Type H <return> ...
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Why there is a white space in the right side when using wallpaper & polyglossia in TexLive 2013 [closed]

when I use wallpaper & polyglossia there is a white space in the right side of the page. Please test this: \documentclass[a4paper]{book}% \usepackage[no-math]{fontspec} ...
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`keystroke` package doesn't work with polyglossia in TeXLive 2012

Example file: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{fontspec} \setmainfont[Mapping=tex-text]{Ubuntu} \usepackage{polyglossia} \setmainlanguage{russian} \usepackage{keystroke} \begin{document} ...
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Autohyphenation of compound Russian words

The title says it all... how? There are a lot of compound Russian words that have a hyphen and they need to be hyphenated just like any other word. Polyglossia can do this for German with "- and "= ...
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How to set language in Biber (1.6)?

I am using biber to manage my bibliography. I am using MikTeX with all updates installed. After updating to 1.6 however, my language settings don't work. Despite setting German as prime language, the ...
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Numbering in TOC does not work with Hebrew numerals

I have noticed the following odd behavior: With Hebrew as main language and Arabic numerals the numbering in the table of contents is just as it should be, but with Hebrew letters as numerals it does ...
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Error (Incomplete \iffalse) with enumerate and Hebrew [closed]

I have got the following problem: Trying to have an enumerate environment in an all Hebrew document (i.e. main document language is Hebrew) causes Incomplete \iffalse. The same with with German as ...
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Glossaries, polyglossia, xindy, naiive and ï

I'm getting error: ERROR: READ: comma is illegal outside of backquote when executing: polyglossia together with \"{\i} placed in the name field of newglossaryentry Also, it seems to have something ...
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How to typeset Tibetan in XeLatex with correct linebreaks?

I am trying to typeset Tibetan language in a document, but the text does not wrap at the margin. I think this could be easily fixed if I tell XeLaTeX to recognise the Tibetan tsheg character ('TIBETAN ...
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Syriac Abbreviation Mark

I'm trying to implement in XeLaTeX the Syriac Abbreviation Mark (see here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Syriac_Abbreviation_Mark). The code I came up with is the following: \catcode`^^^^070f=13 ...
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XeTeX: problem with g-brief2 and polyglossia

Today I discovered a problem with the polyglossia package and the g-brief2 class. I hope someone can help me to fix it. :) Here is my polyglossia MWE (polyg.tex): ...
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How to remove diaeresis after hyphen

To quote Wikipedia: In Dutch, spellings such as coëfficiënt are necessary because the digraphs oe and ie normally represent the simple vowels [u] and [i], respectively. However, hyphenation is now ...
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(missing space in) “today” formatting in Polish using polyglossia

Just discovered TeX few days ago :) Experimenting a lot now. I am trying to make a template for my thesis (which is going to use quotations and bibliography in a good few languages and some serious ...
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Problem with polyglossia with “babelshorthands” enabled and minted: .out.pyg file is not generated anymore

Since some years I'm working with polyglossia and the minted package in combination with XeLaTeX and English texts without any problems. Now I had to write a document in German with some code, so I ...
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subfloat reference label language?

I want to get russian subreferences in subfloats: I think it should be provided by \usepackage{polyglossia} % support for languages \setdefaultlanguage{russian} but it doesn't work. Here's a ...
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Faulty output because of Polyglossia issue [closed]

this is my first question on here so I hope I'll include all necessary information right away. I am running MiKTeX 2.9, set up for XeTeX; my Editor is TeXMaker and my OS is Windows 8, 64-bit. ...
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Liberation Mono: The current roman font does not contain the Cyrillic script!

Ok, so the problem is next, I use Liberation fonts in my XeLaTeX document: \setmainfont{Liberation Serif} \setsansfont{Liberation Sans} \setmonofont{Liberation Mono} \setmainlanguage{ukrainian} ...
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How to automatically adjust the emdash length according to current language?

In Russian typography the emdash, which is typed as the ligature --- in LaTeX, is 20% shorter than the standard emdash. The babel package cares this difference so that --- prints a shorter emdash if ...
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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. ...