XeTeX is a Unicode-capable variant of the TeX engine. Use this tag if your question is about Xe(La)TeX specific problems and is not related to standard (La)TeX.

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Wrap word in table cell

I have such table: \begin{tabularx}{\textwidth}{ |p{0.5cm}|X|p{1cm}|p{0.8cm}|p{1.1cm}|p{0.9cm}|p{0.9cm}|p{1.2cm}|p{0.9cm}|p{0.9cm}|p{1.5cm}| } ...
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context to run side by side with LaTeX in Windows 8 64bit

I have installed context in Windows 8 64 bit. Already I have been running MIKTEX 2.9 successfully. Now when I try to test context in CLI I get the following error message. ...
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Getting bold digits with XeLaTeX and mathspec

I'm trying to achieve something that I assumed was quite simple but it made me waste an insane amount of time so far. I'm using XeLaTeX for a document and I'm setting “Arno Pro” as my font. I'm using ...
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Translating LaTeX document to XeLaTeX or LuaLaTeX

I'm writing a Thesis on the ''use of history to teach mathematics''. The first four chapters are already typed and compiled in pdfTex, I used the memoir document class. Recently I read this Lua post ...
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Beginner Concepts about how latex works

I'm a beginner in latex, I understand that latex requires a Tex editor to compile the code and a distribution to get the libraries installed. However, there are many concepts that still I want expert ...
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How to achieve this cover design using LaTeX?

I am about to print the dissertation in an online printing house in A4 format 222 pages adhesive binding. The printing house asked to send the cover of the dissertation in a separete file as a double ...
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utopia mathdesign and biber incompatibility

I have a problem using utopia fonts with xltxtra and biber when using non-ascii characters. The problem disappears if using computer-modern (off-shelf LaTeX) or bibtex instead of biber. Here's an ...
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Is using \addfontfeatures (much?) less efficient than defining a \newfontface?

Consider the following file: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{fontspec} \setmainfont[Numbers={Lining,Proportional},Ligatures=Common]{EB Garamond} ...
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Lilyglyphs how to design stem

I need to set a new command for drawing a minim with mensural notehead using LilyGlyphs. So far I have made a notehead which is a single character: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{lilyglyphs} ...
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Usage of a new font

I have found a font that I like and I want to use it in XeLaTeX but I have no idea what to do. I have downloaded the specific font and installed it although I don't know if I should have done that. ...
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How to enable two-column view with cventry in ModernCV?

I currently have a list of cventrys structured like this: \cventry{}{Example 1}{}{}{}{}{ \begin{itemize} \item Sample 1 \item Sample 2 \end{itemize}} \cventry{}{Example 2}{}{}{}{}{ \begin{itemize} ...
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attachfile does not work inside captions

In the caption of some figures I want to link to files using the attachfile2 package. But when I try to compile the following example with XeTeX, MiKTeX and TeXstudio I get the warning ** WARNING ** ...
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Why do eps images do not show TexLive2014?

I want insert my university logo that is .eps format with xelatex. but that do not show. my TexLive version is 2014. Why do eps images do not show TexLive2014?
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Scanned PDF inclusion problem with XeTeX driver

I have this specific problem about inclusion of my scanned PDF pages with existing LaTeX document. I use an iPad application Scanner Pro to scan and create PDF copies of my hand-written notes. Then I ...
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Problem with XeLaTeX and Devanagari font

I am writing a document in Devanagari. I am using Google's newly released font: http://www.google.com/get/noto/pkgs/NotoSansDevanagari-hinted.zip I used the following code sample to incorporate that ...
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Text Editor to Keep Bilingual Versions of Text in Sync [closed]

I'm going to write two versions of a book simultaneously in two different languages, with math, data, and figures thrown in. The end product will consist in two books, each written in a single ...
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Biblatex/Biber problems with Texlive 2014 (no problems 2013) [closed]

I have a TEX file which works OK with Texlive 2013 but is no longer working on 2014 (using OSX). It gives no error in the 2014 edition, but it does not produce the expected output. Here is a minimal ...
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Parenthesis not aligned with characters inside in arabic, using Xelatex

I re-ask the same question, more precisely... I'm using Polyglossia to write a book of probability in arabic, and I've recently formatted my machine so I lost the last installation of fonts etc.. but ...
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Lilypond-book with Xelatex fails to detect textwidth

I apologize if this sounds similar to other questions. Apparently I cannot find a solution in other posts, maybe some packages I use are conflicting (fontspec?). Even running lilypond-book with the ...
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Problem with preparing presentation slides in persian/arabic language

I am trying to make my thesis presentation slides in persian language using beamer and xelatex or bidi; I am using texlive but when I run the following code without any error, the persian fonts do not ...
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Spacing of fractions in TeX Gyre Pagella Math

Using TeX Gyre Pagella Math with xelatex, some objects like \frac12 just seem way too large compared to the rest of the equations. Have a look: In the first line, the numerator looks like it's ...
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Why do I get black areas instead of pattern fills when compiling with xelatex? [duplicate]

I want to draw this picture with TikZ. I've used the following code. But the outcome was not good (fig1). While the Fig 2 is the correct form. I do not know where is the problem? My texlive version ...
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Implementing \DeclareUnicodeCharacter in LuaLaTeX an XeLaTeX

In my code, I used to write \DeclareUnicodeCharacter{27E6}{\begin{description}} % ⟦ \DeclareUnicodeCharacter{27E7}{\end{description}} % ⟧ \DeclareUnicodeCharacter{2022}{\item} % • which worked ...
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Createspace package with XeLaTeX

I'm getting this compilation error from the createspacepackage \PackageError{createspace}{no PDF supported engine detected}{recompile this document using PDFLaTeX} I'm using TeXShop typesetting ...
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Font Management Problem

I'm trying to re-create a title in Peter Wilsom's examples, ftp://ftp.dante.de/tex-archive/info/latex-samples/TitlePages/titlepages.pdf I downloaded the free font Bergamo and also bought the font Mona ...
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Set SC font for Dialogue Package?

Is there a way to set the small caps font for use in the Dialogue package? If I use the tgtermes font everything works fine; unfortunately I'm working in another language so I need an Open Type font ...
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Problem with arabxetex transliteration

I have a problem with Arabic transliteration in arabxetex. When I run the code below I get the transliteration as shown in the attached image. The transliteration is just the italicized version of ...
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XeLaTeX seems to perform no kerning, here. Why?

For some reason, XeTeX isn't providing any kerning no matter font I use. The font I want to use is Goudy Old Style, which looks like this: However, I also tried it with Garamond: And here it is ...
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An Error with XeLaTeX and fontspec

So I get the following error with some of my fonts and not the others: xdvipdfmx:fatal: Type2 Charstring Parser: Parsing charstring failed: (status=-1, stack=5) Output file removed. Is there a way ...
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Something like \hfill with pstricks and XeTeX

I have a line of text in a pspicture environment and I need to distribute the words in a way like \hfill could do. Here is an image of what I want: I currently have this minimal example ...
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Convert included .eps files to .pdf with xetex during the first compilation only

Is there a way to have xetex convert .eps files, included with \includegraphics, to .pdf during the first compilation only and subsequently use the generated .pdf files, as pdflatex does?
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pstricks rput does not place stuff precisely

Description I want to use pstricks to place some stuff in a large (almost A0) pspicture. Any stuff I place in the picture with the \rput command, is not placed precisely. Why? The farther away from ...
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How to use icon fonts properly?

I have downloaded the icon font "Font Awesome" to use unicode icons to illustrate my documents. Using XeTeX, I was able to declare a new font family like this: \newfontfamily\fontawesome[ ...
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How to continue a framed box which is defined in floating environment [duplicate]

I have defined a floating environment. It defines a framed box using \mdframe. Here is the code I used. \documentclass{article} \usepackage{mdframed} \usepackage{lipsum} \usepackage{caption} ...
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How to simulate a bold font if I only have a Regular Height TTF file?

How can I simulate a bold font if I only have a Regular Height TTF file? I'm trying to use Ibarra Real font, but I have only Italic and Regular font files. Using xelatex and a preamble like: ...
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Source code listings - proper indenting [duplicate]

I'm doing a project where I need programming source code printed throughout a PDF, with syntax highlighting and keeping the original spacing and indentation intact so copy/pasting works. Because I ...
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Some Chinese fonts cannot be used in xelatex

I'm using xelatex for I have to deal with Chinese characters. However, something weired bothers me. \usepackage{xeCJK} ... The following command has no bold effect: \textbf{\fontspec{SimSun} 中文} ...
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Why don't appear the accents and the diagrams together?

In this situation, when I compile for LATEX-PDF I have the correct text, with all the accents but does not show the diagrams. When I compile for XeLATEX the result displays all diagrams, but the text ...
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Helvetica-Light in Beamer disrupts the math fonts

I am trying to make the font of a Beamer presentation match that of a co-author who is using Powerpoint. The Powerpoint font is Helvetica Light. In XeLatex I used \usepackage{fontspec} and ...
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New class prevent XeLaTeX to compile the section title

I created a new class, called capitulo to prevent a page break with every chapter. But when I activate those code lines, the section number won't print. Here's a MWE: ...
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Copy/Pastable output in Friggeri's CV

I'm rather new to TeX, but I find the editor a great tool and I'm starting to use it as much as I can - love the clean output you can achieve with it! Speaking about outputs, I have a problem when ...
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What is happening to the quotes?

Here is my MWE: %!TEX TS-program = xelatex \documentclass[a4paper]{report} \usepackage{xltxtra} \defaultfontfeatures{Mapping=tex-text} \setromanfont{Times New Roman} \begin{document} ``abcde'' ...
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How to use Eastern Armenian month names instead of Western Armenian?

When using for example the datetime package and printing month names, LaTeX uses Western Armenian month names: Յունուար Փետրուար Մարտ Ապրիլ Մայիս Յունիս Յուլիս Օգոստոս Սեպտեմբեր Հոկտեմբեր Նոյեմբեր ...
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How to make \chapter and \part align right and get a quote under them?

Consider this example: http://jmvdveer.home.xs4all.nl/algol68g.pdf Section and chapter titles are set so they align with the right margin, how do I do that? and more importantly, how do I make them ...
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using paracol with breakable box (tcolorbox)

see this MWE \documentclass{article} \usepackage{lipsum} \usepackage{tcolorbox} \usepackage{paracol} \tcbuselibrary{breakable} \begin{document} \begin{paracol}{2} \begin{rightcolumn} \lipsum[1-2] ...
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Problem with documentclass memoir + pgfplots from data file

I'm using the documentclass memoir and I want to make a plot from a file.dat of two rows, nothing special. But I keep getting that pgfplots could not open the file. The point is that if I make a new ...
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FiraSans and XCharter — XeLaTeX

I found both packages and wanted to use Fira Sans as sans serif font and XCharter as serif, body text font. But for some reason, only compiling with pdflatex works with both fonts at the same time. ...
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Testing if XeTeX is being used [duplicate]

I'm writing a package. One of its options is supposed to do some font selection. However, the commands it uses are XeTeX-specific, as far as I know: \newfontfamily, \setromanfont and so forth. So I ...
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Stopping the accidental absorption of digits into literals

I recall that I was once writing some TeX code, and I encountered something like this \count\foo \foo=2\otherMacro [\the\foo] If \otherMacro was defined as something like \def\otherMacro{9 cats is ...
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Problem with dash using XeLaTeX

I am writting with LaTeX my bachelor thesis. I am using XeLaTeX because you can easily highlight text with the xesearch package. My problem is that words with a dash like HTML-Request are not broken ...