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.htf for Chinese utf8 fonts other than unisong*

In continue with this question: Producing html for Chinese documents with Tex4Ht Tex4Ht requires .htf fonts for converting Chinese documents. I've managed to make all the unisong*.htf fonts work ...
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About texhash and proper installation of TeXlive

So, I'm running linux Mint (but I guess the same applies to Ubuntu) and as is common knowledge, their TeX distribution tends to be slightly outdated. Now I can't have none of that and decide to ...
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Is there a similar manpage for LaTeX packages/template?

In Unix like systems, there are always manpages for the packages installed.When I'm using latex, I have to use some templates or packages. But I'm not familiar with the usage of some package.For ...
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TeXLive 2011 and pdf graphics problem?

A friend of mine updated TexLive from 2009 version to 2011 version over the weekend. Now he is having problems with pdf graphics files. The following is what he said. I am having trouble with ...
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Do I need to run non-tlmgr tools each time I use Tex Live Utility to update Tex?

I've made some modifications to my TeX installation outside of the TeX Live Utility, which I use primarily, as a convenient way to keep my installation up to date. For example, I've added some fonts ...
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tlmgr error: perl.exe has stopped working

I have been using TeX Live 2010 on my Windows 7 computer for some time now, without problems. Recently I decided to use the TeX Live Manager to check for updates, which were successfully installed. ...
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macports texlive can't find .sty file

I have texlive-fonts-extra installed: $ port installed texlive-fonts-extra The following ports are currently installed: texlive-fonts-extra @22691_0+doc (active) According to ...
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Compiles to PDF but not DVI

I just installed TeX Live on Ubuntu 10.04 using the install-tl-unx.tar.gz package. However, when I tested the installation I noticed that it cannot compile to DVI but it can compile to PDF. My ...
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TeX Live installs Makefiles as documentation

On my TeX Live installation there are about 200 Makefiles installed in the texmf-dist/doc subtree. They, of course, hardly count as documentation. Even strangier their placement seems in light of that ...
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Executing Tex Live by SSH command

I installed Tex Live by apt-get on Ubuntu, and I could access to latex commands both in Terminal and in web scripts; e.g. in PHP by shell_exec('pdflatex -version'); On a similar machine, I installed ...
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Installing full version of Tex Live

For installing Tex Live by apt-get in Ubuntu, we have two options: basic and full. I installed Tex Live from source. The installed folder is 3.1GB with 104,030 files. Obviously this full version ...
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Why does TeX Live's pdflatex produce smaller PDFs than MiKTeX's pdflatex?

When building my master thesis, I've found that the size of the produced PDF differs if I use Tex Live on Ubuntu compared to MiKTeX on Windows; for the latter, the size is about 50% greater (from ...
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Converting MS Word .doc to LaTeX by command line

There are many guides to convert .doc to .tex with text editor softwares (mostly under Windows); and this popularity has made it hard to search for command-based converting methods. I am looking for ...
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If I have TeX Live 2011 how to install a previous version of biblatex (1.0)?

I install from the internet TeX Live 2011. I have to use MLA to write all my papers, and I have this problem: biblatex-mla sometimes \autocite[prenote][pg]{key} is not printing the author's name ...
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How to install system wide packages without requiring an ls-R database (with texlive)?

Question How can I install packages for system-wide use, but without requiring the ls-R database to be updated? Background The texlive documentation indicates that user specific packages should be ...
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How to run Asymptote with TeX Live?

I'm using a clean installation of TeX Live on Windows 7, using TeXworks editor in pdfLaTeX mode. I've tried the following code: \documentclass{minimal} \usepackage[pdftex]{graphicx} ...
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Computer powered down during tlmgr update, now tlmgr won't update packages, nor itself

As title says, I was updating the packages in my TL installation (by tlmgr update --all) from the command line in Win7, but for some strange reason the computer just powered down during the update, ...
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Backing up and restoring texlive 2011 (Linux)

Is there an easy and safe way to back up and restore an entire texlive installation, e.g. before a fresh OS (re)installation or to put onto another pc (same architecture)? What I have in mind is to ...
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texlive does not find sty file

I am on Ubuntu 8.04 and just install TeX Live with : sudo apt-get install texlive-full. I tried to compile my .tex file with TexMaker. I get : xcolor.sty not found titlesec.sty not found How ...
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Successfully installed texlive-full but can't find it

Why is it that I can't find any icons or shortcuts of my LaTeX installation? I installed it using this: $ sudo apt-get install texlive-full. But when I look at my application, I can't locate ...
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MacTeX 2011, Xetex and Tex Live Utility

I tried several times to play with XeLaTeX (being used to "classical" LaTeX) but since I installed MacTeX 2011 and updated it with TeX Live Utility, I got that kind message : ...
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How to access style files in texlive-publishers from Kile

I installed texlive-publishers for Ubuntu 11.10 but I don't know where all the class files got installed. They look to be installed under /usr/share/texmf-texlive/tex/latex. So with my rudimentary ...
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Can't seem to get TeX working on my Mac

So I downloaded and installed BasicTeX, then I went and installed TeXLive with some setup options here. However, nothing seems to be working. A few months ago I tried installing MacTeX but to no luck. ...
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Update Mac binaries on Ubuntu server with tlmgr (TeX Live 2011)

How can I update the Mac binaries of a TeX Live installation on a Ubuntu server? The setup is the following: I have a headless Ubuntu 11.10 server running on which I have installed TeX Live 2011. ...
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tlmgr: command not found [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: tlmgr is not accessible after installing TeX Live 2011 on a Ubuntu system I just installed TeXlive with the install-tl-20120117 package. I expected to be able to use ...
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xetex complains about missing kanjix.map

I've just installed TL2011 on Windows 7 and updated it from the net. The installation produced no errors and everything is fine - but now xelatex (and not pdflatex nor lualatex) ends every invocation ...
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How to attach True Type Fonts in TeX Live LaTeX

The problem is: where one can read precise instruction on how to effectively install Windows "Truefonts" (.ttf files) in TeX Live LaTeX environment installed in Windows XP? But please, do not drive ...
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xfrac.sty not found

I am using Tex Live 2011 on Windows, and when I compile (vim-latex) my file: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{amsmath} % makes for prettier typography \usepackage{microtype} % For slanted ...
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What is the difference between install texlive through iso image and through apt-get in Ubuntu?

I'd like install TeX Live, but I'd like know the best option: download the ISO image or install through apt-get command: apt-get texlivefull. I am using Xubuntu 11.10. Is there a significant ...
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How to publish a package that includes scripts and/or executables?

I'm preparing to publish my first package, and am not sure about the best way to proceed. I understand the standard CTAN publishing approach, but I'm dealing with a somewhat atypical case since my ...
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Pgfplots: How to get the data to be shown by hours instead of days? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: pgfplot: Datafile format for datetime field The solution to the following problem is probably very straightforward, but I've yet to find the right solution. I'm trying ...
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I have a problem with installing tlmgr [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: tlmgr is not accessible after installing TeX Live 2011 on a Ubuntu system My computer runs on Fedora 15 x86-64. I installed TeX Live using my package manager, but ...
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texlive manager fails to update packages

My TeXLive installation is corrupt (mdframed supposed to be installed, but it is not). Running update with the tlmgr, fails with regenerating fmtutil.cnf in C:/texlive/2011/texmf-var running ...
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TeX Live on a network

I don't really understand how TeX Live works over the network. Say, I have TeX Live installed on my Ubuntu server. Can I use my favorite LaTeX editor in Windows, and use the TeX Live that is on my ...
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Forward-inverse search using SyncTeX with the precison of a single word

I would like to know if SyncTeX supports forward search and inverse search in a precision of a single word. The "default" implementation in both TeXLive and MikTeX only seems to be able to synchronize ...
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Fundamental package texlive.infra not present [closed]

I am attempting to install TeX Live 2011 on a Windows Vista machine. The steps I followed were: Downloaded install-tl.zip from http://tug.org/texlive/acquire-netinstall.html. Double clicked on the ...
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TeXLive 2011: pdfLaTeX does not convert eps to pdf for eps files in subdirectories

As from 2010, TexLive has been converting .eps files directly to pdf file if the compilation is done with PDFLaTeX. Thus a file named coilsans.eps will be automatically be converted to a file named ...
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TeXLive 2011 does not update local directories

I am using TL 2011 with Windows XP. I have placed some custom files here: C:\texlive\2011\texmf-local\tex\latex and then I updated the filename database from the TeXLive Manager. Everything is ...
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Cannot run TexLive Manager for TeXLive 2008

I have simultaneous implementations of TL 2008, TL 2010 and TL 2011 on my Windows XP machine. However after installing TL 2011, I find that I cannot run the TeXLive Manager for 2008. The path for the ...
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Sorting tlpdb.tlu output [closed]

I get an output from tlpdb.tlu, which is unsorted. When I now use table.sort the output as a pdf is still unsorted. tlpdb = read_tlpdb( kpse.var_value("SELFAUTOPARENT") ) table.sort(tlpdb) Do I ...
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TeXLive/PDFTeX fonts loading problem

I'm using TexLive on Windows Please look at my error log This is pdfTeX, Version 3.1415926-2.3-1.40.12 (Web2C 2011) restricted \write18 enabled. entering extended mode (./APSBezierSegment_out.tex ...
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How to build my own TeXLive Distribution scheme?

how can I build my own TeXLive Distribution scheme? I needed a special scheme for distributional reasons, which means to include only the packages needed and also for a better redistribution. To be ...
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How to generate a TeX-file containing information of all installed packages of an actual TeXLive

Is it possible to generate a TeX-file with all information needed about the installed packages of a TeXLive distribution? If you want only certain elements of the table, you can use this snippet. :-) ...
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Installing packages on Tex Live 2011 (Mac)

I have Tex Live 2011, and I'd like to install the longtable package. But I have a few problems: Where do I get the packages? Is there a database with all the packages, somewhere? Is there a guide on ...
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“xelatex: Command not found.” on network installation

I installed a TeX Live 2011 distribution on a network drive, actually an Apple Time Capsule. Even though normal TeXing with LaTeX (via pdfTeX) in TeXShop works fine, when I try to use the %!TEX ...
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Installing and using XeTeX

I have tried to install XeTeX on my Debian system, but this does not appear to work. Here are the steps I took: I loaded TeX Live 2011 with tlmgr -gui. I loaded a repository. I selected "not ...
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installing comicsans to TeX Live, Windows

I need help to install the comicsans package and the fonts. My system is TeX Live 2011, and Windows 7. Below is what I did: Copied comic.ttf and comicbd.ttf in C:\texlive\texmf-local\fonts\ttf. (I ...
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Determining which TeX Live collection a package belongs to

When using the TeX Live Manager or browsing CTAN, sometimes I want to know what TeX Live collection a particular package is found in. What is a convenient way to check?
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Tlmgr works but nothing was installed

I just installed the latest version of Texlive 2011 from the iso; everything is fine, even tlmgr it's ok except the fact that it can't install new packages from the repository. root@tux-laptop:~# ...
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latex/xelatex works from command line, but not from Kile

I installed Kile and Texlive 2011. I wrote a very simple test document: \documentclass[11pt]{article} \usepackage{xltxtra} \setmainfont[Mapping=tex-text]{Linux Libertine} \begin{document} Русский: ...