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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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\namedglyph disables kerning

In XeLaTeX, I am using \namedglyph to test unencoded glyphs in a font I'm designing. Unfortunately, namedglyphs don't kern: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{xltxtra} \begin{document} WAW W\...
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Embed complete fonts (not subsetted) in XeLaTeX PDF

I have an application that requires the use of PDFs with fonts completely embedded. The source is a simple TeX file: % !TEX encoding = UTF-8 Unicode % !TEX TS-program = XeLaTeX \documentclass[border=...
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(top) vertical alignment of tabular

I am a total beginner, I manage to make small changes in a template, but I don't quite understand LaTeX syntax yet. I have this code: \newenvironment{cvskills}{ \begin{center} \setlength\...
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Problem putting tikzpicture as background for all pages with background package

UPDATE: I'm using XeLaTeX, as I use polyglossia and fontspec packages. @PeterGrill pointed out that with pdflatex the picture is perfectly placed. I'm trying to put a TikZ picture as background for ...
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Custom Build (Sublime Text, Latextools)

I'm trying to customise the build function on Sublime text 3 to include separate outputs for the build files and the pdf. I am using Miktex and xelatex (by adding %!TEX program = xelatex) at the top ...
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XeLaTeX: Counters not working correctly with expex

I'm using expex for glossing translations of foreign languages. I want to label certain words in the gloss which I want to explain later with numbers in superscripts. Then I plan to use enumerate to ...
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Fontspec BoldFeatures font not found

I'm trying to fiddle TeX Gyre Heros' Small caps into Helvetica using fontspec and xelatex; here's an MWE of my code: \documentclass{standalone} \usepackage{fontspec} %v2.5a %\setmainfont{...
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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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Improving compile time with xelatex

I'm currently compiling a document using xelatex. I've included a lot of packages that I think slow it down. Here's my preamble: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{cite} \usepackage{pdfpages} \...
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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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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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Using minted package on Ubuntu: .w18 file not found error

I am trying to run the following code through XeLaTeX, using the -shell-escape option: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{minted} \begin{document} \end{document} The file is named guess.tex and ...
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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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“No room for a new \mathgroup” when trying to set math font style on XeLaTeX [closed]

There's a similar question (http://tex.stackexchange.com/questions/86343/no-room-for-a-new-mathgroup) which doesn't help me because the original poster only needed a few glyphs and the answers seemed ...
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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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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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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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Cannot use pgf-blur twice with XeLaTex

The following code \documentclass{article} %\def\pgfsysdriver{pgfsys-dvipdfmx.def} %this line does not matter \usepackage{tikz}\usetikzlibrary{shadows.blur} \begin{document} \begin{tikzpicture} ...
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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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polyglossia or bidi bug: [\d\.] gets inverted to [\.\d]

After bidi was updated to v. 19.6 (2016-05-23), using at least one RTL language with polyglossia leads to number and following dot being inverted. Cf. \documentclass{book} \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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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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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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Why 'xelatex' fails to find the font?

I'm using xelatex the create a PDF from a tex file. Normally I use the command: \setmainfont{DejaVu Sans} \newfontfamily{\hebrewfont}{DejaVu Sans} Which successfully loads the font. Though when I ...
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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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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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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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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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Beamer and ampersands (XeLaTeX)

There are some known problems with ampersands and beamer (as discussed here, for instance), but I haven't been able to find a good reference... Anyway, the concrete problem I have is with tables (...
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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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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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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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What is the XeTeX equivalent of \pdfcreationdate?

I need the time to 1-second resolution. datetime uses \pdfcreationdate for this, but only under pdf(La)TeX. As a result under XeLaTeX, this: \usepackage{datetime} ... \newtimeformat{hhmmss}{\...
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XeLaTeX rotating my figures in Beamer

Whenever I compile my beamer presentations with xelatex, it forces any .pdf figures I've included with \includegraphics to rotate 90 degrees. If I compile with pdflatex or lualatex, I do not have this ...
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xetex and tikz fadings don't work

Here is the following simple code \begin{tikzpicture} \fill[black] (0,0) rectangle (8,1); \fill[white,fading=west] (0,0) rectangle (8,1); \end{tikzpicture} I use it with the following library \...
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Four columns footnotes in a two columns layout

Is it possible to get 4 columns footnotes in a 2 columns layout? And also frame a thin line around the footnotes zone? A layout like this: That's what I achieved: \documentclass[11pt,twoside]{...
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How to fix or change randomly marked json snippet?

So my problem is that my json snippets are marked red, but I don't want to mark them red. How my JSON looks like: [ {obj1} {obj2} {obj3} ] And my snippet looks like: [ {obj1} ... ] And that ......
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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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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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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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Can't load system font by name with XeLaTeX but with LuaLaTeX

I installed a TrueType font in windows 10. Now I want to use it with XeLaTeX. The font can't be loaded. The first message is Sorry, but miktex-makemf did not succeed for the following rea son: The ...
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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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XeLaTeX and ifplatform/catchfile (loaded by “minted”): Errors on compilation

I'm using minted along with XeLaTeX, but recently I've run into strange problems. To illustrate what I mean, consider the following MWE (the filename is main.tex): \documentclass{minimal} \...
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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 ...