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Xelatex/LuaLatex build problem at Texmaker 4.5 in windows

I want to build with Xelatex, I run it by selecting Xelatex from the drop down menu. and it gives ! Fatal fontspec error: "cannot-use-pdftex"!! The fontspec package requires either XeTeX or LuaTeX ...
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Why does my two-column book have column breaks that leave huge empty spaces?

I have the following XeTeX document. You can view and play with it on ShareLaTeX. I have a two-column layout, and sometimes there is a column break that leaves a very huge empty space. \documentclass[...
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CM Concrete with Latin Modern bold in LuaLaTeX/XeLaTeX?

With LuaLaTeX or XeLaTeX, how do I use Concrete (or any other font family that already has a bold) as main font but use Latin Modern bold as bold? This doesn’t work: \usepackage{fontspec} \...
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Detecting overflow into margins of a compiled pdf

I have a fairly large pdf file compiled in Tex. I used XeTex to compile, though it doesn't matter for this question I think. I want to see if on any page of the PDF, any line, there is text ...
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several problems wih pgf-blur (doube shadow, loop in object hiearchy in xdvipdfmx)

I am trying to hunt down some bugs in pgf-blur, some of which have been reported here already (this for example). All the following experiments are done with TL 2016. There are two bugs: Bug: ...
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Problems using the fontspec package compiled with the XeLatex option

I'm new using Latex and I'm trying using the fontspec package: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{fontspec} \begin{document} Hello world! \end{document} I used to compile the XeLaTeXand the ...
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XeLaTeX and plolyglossia: Danish hyphenation

I can't figure out how to do this properly, and I'd hate to go through all my files and adding a zillion \-s. Here is my MWE: \documentclass[12pt]{memoir} \usepackage{polyglossia} \...
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How put footnotes in an ExPeX gloss line

When I put a footnote in tje environment \gla using the ExPex package, the footnote does not appear in the document. I tried to put a new definition of the command like in the manual of the (ExPeX) ...
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How to put CJK in subscript

I want to put a hiragana character in subscript. I have this: \documentclass[a4paper,fontsize=13pt]{scrartcl} \usepackage{xeCJK} \setmainfont[Mapping=tex-text]{Ubuntu} \setCJKmainfont{VL Gothic} \...
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Xelatex Fontspec Cannot Find Fonts

I've been working with a large document in Sharelatex for some time and I kept getting a fontspec error that it could not find the font file. However, despite this error message the document kept ...
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Very multilingual work

I've used pdfLaTeX for one year but I've got a specific issue and I'm considering switching to XeTeX or LuaTeX. I've seen several questions about pros and cons of each option but they don't really ...
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Undefinded control sequence \Chi XeLaTeX

I'm compiling with XeLaTeX and in my document, when I put \Chi, or \Alpha, or any normal symbol it raises the error Undefined control sequence This is my preamble: \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \...
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How do I create typeset a document containing obscure Chinese characters?

I have a document with a mix of English, simplified and traditional Chinese characters, and some obscure characters that are typically only used as components in other characters. I'm trying to ...
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How to replace italic small caps with upright small caps (using fontspec)?

I use XeLaTeX with fontspec and the EBGaramond font, and I would like to get rid of the italic small caps: when writing for example \emph{Lorem \textsc{ipsum} dolor}, I would like to get something ...
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Cannot find ifsym10 font

I migrated a working system that I created to a new computer. Formally, my TexLive package had been downloaded from the TexLive website. Instead of installing the TexLive package from the TexLive ...
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Error 1 (driver return code) — Works on old computer but not new one

I have MikTex 2.9.6022 and TeXMaker 4.5 installed on three different machines. All updated to the latest win10 build of 1511. I have two older machines that I have used for years and my resume ...
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The capability of inserting footnotes in the “longtabu” environment when the “XePersian” package is included

Using the XeTeX engine and specially the XePersian package, I came accross a cumbersome issue! I got my customized footnote command (\MyFootnote) which is working fine except in a multipaged "longtabu"...
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Abstract after Table of Content in CUED thesis latex

I am using CUED latex class for thesis. I wish to write abstract after list of tables, but it creates an additional line in header of abstract at second page as 'list of tables'. How can I remove ...
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Miktex xetex-def package installation

Miktex wants to install xetex-def package in order to compile. It cannot be installed automatically from package depository because of server error (error response from server:404). Package files can ...
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How to force source code to be written LTR in a RTL document?

I am writing an Arabic book in LaTeX where I have to put much C code in it. I am compiling it using XeLaTeX. To have a proper Arabic support I use polyglossia package. For source code, I use listings, ...
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Tabu embedding siunitx S columns into X columns doesn't work

I'm trying to make a table with S columns embedded into X columns. The MNWE is the following. \documentclass[a4paper,12pt]{article} \usepackage{array,tabu} \usepackage{siunitx} \begin{document} \...
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XeLaTex produces no curve with pst-dosage

When I run XeLateX and want to produce a titration curve with the pst-dosage package (http://melusine.eu.org/syracuse/pstricks/pc/pst-dosage/pst-dosage.zip) for only one macro \dosageAfBF it does not ...
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Creating a macro which draws rectangle on the edge of the paper

How can I write the following macro to compile in XeLatex The Paper to be divided into two columns by using a borderless table (middle | is for conceptualization purpose only. it will not be visible) ...
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\emph not working well in amsthm's “plain” style using XeLaTeX or LuaLaTeX

Consider the following MWE: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{fontspec} \usepackage{polyglossia} \usepackage{mathtools, amsthm} \usepackage{unicode-math} \setdefaultlanguage{english} \...
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LaTeX error: “kernel/property-unknown”

I just wanted to modify my old CV that I have written in LaTeX, however for some reason it doesn't compile any more. To the best of my knowledge, I haven't changed anything to the .tex file itself as ...
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LyX - Environments in XeTeX using Hebrew

Lately I've decided to try and use XeTeX instead of LaTeX when writing documents in LyX in Hebrew, as it was suggested to be more friendly towards different languages. More specifically, I can now use ...
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XeLaTeX Beamer and minted, some characters are invisible [duplicate]

fibonacci.tex: \documentclass[xcolor={dvipsnames,svgnames}]{beamer} \usepackage{pgfpages} \setbeameroption{show notes} \setbeameroption{show notes on second screen=right} \usepackage{minted} \...
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Trying to use pstricks with xelatex - almost working

Have fixed the problem – a bit unconventional though. I re-installed miktex (2.9), but the problem persisted. I found the executables for ghostscript on my system (they were there before I ever had ...
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How to break line into ExPex pack?

I want to transliterate a poem from ancient greek and keep the verse layout of the Poem. I tried to use \usepackage{verse}, \\ and \newline in the enviroment \gla, but did not work, the code does not ...
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Emacs+Xetex org-latex-export-to-pdf to create pdfs out of txt files saved as org

Please advise if there is a simpler way to do this but I'm hoping to use Emacs + Xetex for turning a text file into a pdf. So far I am saving the text file as .org and I currently have #+LATEX_CLASS: ...
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xetex: different glyphs between default languages (polyglossia and babel)

I write a thesis in German, but have to cite lots of Greek polytonic text. The strange thing is that when I set the default language to German and the other language to Greek, I get different glyphs ...
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How to use (missing) digamma with GFS Porson?

With xeTeX and GFS Porson I can't use the digamma (ϝ) in text mode though the font seems to have the character (U+03DD GREEK SMALL LETTER DIGAMMA, UTF-8: 0xCF 0x9D, UTF-16: 0x03DD). Or is this a ...
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Arabic/Russian interlinear text

I'm using the interlinear text model here described in Doing an interlinear text, but for other purposes I want to write a interlinear Arabic / Russian Text, but I don't understand why my code doesn'...
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How can I add extra kerning around — (en-dash) in XeTeX

Is there a way to define some extra kerning around the en-dash – (Unicode) or -- (TeX ligature), when it is surrounded by digits in XeTeX? For – I can use the inter char tons, but this doesn’t work ...
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punctuation numbers, polyglossia, and RTL languages [duplicate]

Why does the follow MWE example fail? If the default language is English, shouldn't numbers be set left-to-right by default? Is this a bug in bibi and/or polyglossia? \documentclass{article} \...
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How to control the offset of hrules and spacing of the text following a hrule?

I have used Tex at a very low level but I now need to try to format something a little more complex than I know how to handle. I have a large set of text files that I need to add a hrule in above and ...
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pdfcrop command with shell escape magic comment not working in TeXstudio [duplicate]

I would like to use pdfcrop to get a tight crop of this table (credit to Bernard) from my other question. I want to execute pdfcrop every time the document is compiled, so I have included at the end ...
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How can I reverse (flip horizontal) a table?

I want to reverse (flip horizontal) all columns in some tables like this: \documentclass{book}‎ ‎\begin{document}‎ \begin{center}‎ ‎\begin{tabular}{c|c|c}‎ ‎$p$ & $q$ & $p\vee q$ \\ \hline‎ ‎$...
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Period goes before number when a number ends a sentence while using polyglossia hebrew

I am using XeLaTeX, Windows, polyglossia. When I define \otherlanguage{} with a right to left language it causes sentences that end in a number to be displayed with the period before the number! \...
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How to do 3d barcharts in latex using tikz?

I wanted to do a barchart for annual report. I have made it in excel There are so many problems of using this in latex as it is since I dont want any backgroud for this. In the sense that it has to ...
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How can I correct for a bug in ArabXeTeX that causes problems in left-to-right text?

There seems to be a bug in the arabxetex package that came with the new MacTeX 2016 distribution. The problem I have noticed is not in Arabic text but rather in ordinary left-to-right text. In ...
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Why does setting \russianfont cause fontspec to find no support for Cyrillic in a font which works with \setmainfont and Russian as the main language?

This example is from ScumCoder's question, based on Grigory M et al.'s answer. If I compile the following code with XeLaTeX, all is well: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{fontspec} \usepackage{...
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XeLaTeX can't find font

Yes, I've seen this question. It is (1) five years old, (2) answered with answers that do not work for me, and (3) I don't have enough reputation to comment (and posting question as an answer seems ...
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downloading and installing frutiger.sty

I want my document to have font frutiger. However I found that it is not using frutiger. I have searched online to downlaod and install frutiger.sty but I could not find the proper source. I have also ...
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How to put a text at the end of the last sentence of a document with xelatex?

I have a lot of documents witch all have to share the same last text. But this text have to follow the last sentence immediately — without line break —. I try to modify the document environment but ...
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XeLaTeX + biber cannot handle umlauts and ć in bibliography

This is a minimum working example of my original document. \RequirePackage{filecontents} \begin{filecontents}{bib.bib} @article{luka, author = {Luka Modri\'{c}}, journal = {Euro}, pages = {1--...
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xetex.fmt: Permission denied (apache/centos)

Been having this issue with xetex, it says: [Fri Jun 24 11:36:44 2016] [error] [client 10.100.1.17] /usr/local/xetex/bin/i386-linux/xetex: , referer: http://development.nathanprofiler.com/cgi/auth/...
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How to attach a digital signature to my pdf created by xetex?

I want to create a locked document created by XeLaTeX, using \special command. The instructions are provided here. By setting perm as 0x0904 the document can be signed in Acrobat (If there has been a ...
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Math Operators and beamer

I'm using xelatex and I'm having a very strange problem: while \documentclass{article} \usepackage{xparse} \usepackage{subfig} \usepackage{amsmath} \...
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Biber breaks bibliography when citing mulitple references crossref'ing same entry

I'm using xetex to build my TeX file and just migrated from BibTeX to BibLaTeX / biber to get support for @online-references asf. I like biber, however it seems to break my bibliography, because ...