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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XeLaTex and TexMaker “cannot-use-pdftex”

I would like to use the CV template provided by this link. In the .tex file the author recommends to compile with XeLaTeX. In TeXmaker 4.0, I've used the right option to compile but the following ...
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Cannot create animation in beamer with xelatex using the animate package

I 'm not a TEX expert and I am trying to ceate some animations in a beamer presentation using the animate package. Making the animations in a "normal" document (not a presentation) everything is fine. ...
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XeTeX and xdvipdfmx problem in Texstudio (2)

I'm issuing the same problem like in this question, but unfortunately it was closed for whatever reason: XeTeX and xdvipdfmx problem in Texstudio When I try to compile the .tex file from the ...
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Minion Pro Symbols

I searched the site but I couldn't find an answer. I'm trying to use Minion Pro. Some symbols don't seem good to me. Can you explain how to change them? (Maybe into mathpazo or better one.) ...
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Whatever happened to \newfontinstance?

I just installed a pretest version of TeXLive 2010 and tried compiling some files as a test. None of my XeLaTeX files compile because apparently the command \newfontinstance (which was defined in ...
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xelatexmk complains of old perl version but is wrong - TeXShop/Mac10.6.8/TexLive2013-Intel64

So I've recently switched from pdflatexmk to xelatemk (moved the inactive engine out of the inactive folder on my Mac [10.6.8 so TexShop 2.xx]), but only xelatex will run, not xelatemk. It states, ...
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How to do a proper Bibliography in Arabic language with XeLaTeX and Biblatex-Biber backend?

I want to add bibliography to a document mainly written with Arabic language but intervened with some English text. Therefore, I opted for arabxetex approach rather than polyglossia, becasue IMHO ...
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How to make page numbers appear in Hindi numbers instead of Arabic numbers using XeLaTeX?

I have a document written with a majority Arabic text and few English text. The page numbers as seen in the output appeared in Arabic (1,2,3,etc) numbers instead of the desired Hindi numbers as ...
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How to show figure captions in Arabic language?

I want to show the caption of the figure in Arabic language. Given the unpredictable interactions with other packages, I tended to keep them in the preamble of the MWE. Questions How to set the ...
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New warning on Console

I've just started getting the following warning (or rather, two warnings) on my console: ** WARNING ** Too thin line: width=655 (0.00995717 bp) ** WARNING ** Please consider using "-d" option. What ...
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RTL theorem numbering problem - mdframed and xelatex

I have a problem with wrong numbering order when using mdframed theorem style. As in the MWE, the second theorem number should 2.1.1 (reading from right to left, 1.1 for the section and 2 for the ...
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Unicode, right to left characters in command names

What is the status, in terms of category codes, of all the Unicode letters above ASCII in XeTeX (using XeLaTex+fontspec) and LuaTeX (using ConTeXt)? Can I define a macro using Unicode characters (ex. ...
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XeLaTeX Ghostscript call for EPS to PDF conversion failing

Updated with properly minimalistic example.. I've been wrestling with this for a while now. I had a setup using pdfLaTeX with epstopdf that works nicely, but I need mathspec so I've moved to XeLaTeX. ...
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How to easily use UTF-8 with LaTeX?

It's probably a stupid question, but I cannot find any easy answers online, and the answers are sometimes contradictory. I am writing a document that uses a few strange alphabets. I want to use some ...
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FontAwesome font not found?

I'm using the latest version of MacTeX 2013 on OS X 10.8.4. All of my Tex Live packages are fully up-to-date. Tex Live also lists the fontawesome package as installed. I'm trying to use the ...
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XeTeX problem: no italics with i+tilde

When I use \emph{\~\i} to create an i with tilde in XeTeX (using Linux Libertine), the i is not typeset in italics. Does anyone know a workaround? You can see a MWE here: ...
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pdfpages and XeLaTeX: including pdf with uppercase .PDF extension

here's the problem I'm finding. I have to include some PDF files in a LaTeX. The LaTeX code is generated at runtime, and has to include whatever PDF file it finds in a given directory. These files ...
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Detect if all required glyphs are available

In XeTeX, a message is printed to the log file if a glyph is not available with the current font. The input \documentclass{scrartcl} \begin{document} α \end{document} leads to the following ...
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“n.d.[a]” missing in bibliography [duplicate]

Basically I am trying to implement this solution: http://tex.stackexchange.com/a/127158/17533 using this MWE: \documentclass{scrartcl} ...
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Hyphenation, long words, linebreaks and extdash

Currently I am using LaTeX to write a document in German (= containing many long words). Sometimes, I wish to place a hyphen at the end of the word. For example: Averylongword-, Anotherverylongword- ...
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Cannot use xgreek in XeLatex with Fedora

I am trying to enable greek hyphenation in a XeLatex document. But when I do I get: |Package `xgreek' version 2.4 by Apostolos Syropoulos |! Undefined control sequence. |\ds@monogreek ->\language ...
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How to blend two different documents?

Below is document one with its associated .lco file: .lco \ProvidesFile{standard.lco}[% 2002/07/09 v0.9a LaTeX2e unsupported letter-class-option] \usepackage[english]{babel} ...
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Is it possible to provide alternative text to use when copying text from the PDF?

I’m using XeLaTeX within MiKTeX and have the following problem. Let there be some acronym, e.g. USA. I would like to write it in real small caps using \textsc{usa} but these are, of course, ...
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Big brackets are always opening and square when using fontspec with MnSymbol

I have here a strange problem I don't get. When using the fontspec package in combination with MnSymbol package all big brackets in math mode are square and opening... when I deactivate one of the ...
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Write in Urdu font

I want to write some lines in Urdu font in Tex writing. Someone help me that which packages I must use and how I write in .tex file, either in Urdu text or in English text. Please help me with a ...
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Accessing special glyphs in a font with xeLaTeX

The Palatino Sans Family contains a special font for arrows that I'd like to use from xeLaTeX. The Windows font preview shows examples using the German sentence "Franz jagt im komplett verwahrlosten ...
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biblatex multiple sourcemap : add field to entry

I am trying to add a field to biblatex entries in the texfile. I am currently not able to apply a rule to one entry then apply it other rules to other entries. I defined a command to add a field. ...
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16th century French Bible compilation

How should the tex file for this project (dowload zip) be compiled? I use TeXLive 2011 and texmakerx22b12_win32 for editing. I have found it in this post.
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An equivalent of psfrag and polyglossia together?

I need to use psfrag, and Georgian language, for which the only available possibility to get correct hyphenation that I could find was polyglossia. However, seemingly psfrag does not work with xelatex ...
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Font “AGaramondPro-semibold” cannot be found

I have a document [CV template taken from Paul Gessler. I am having difficulty finding AGaramondpro-Semibold font from fontspec package. I have already upgraded the fontspec package from package ...
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XeLaTeX crashing only in AUCTeX

I'm running xelatex installed from TeXLive 2013 running on Cygwin, and it works fine compiling from the commandline with xelatex input.tex or latexmk, but for some reason running the same file through ...
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Parentheses and square brackets contextually in small caps

In a book publication I use references in parentheses with an open type font. The references are set in small caps (both letters and numbers): % xelatex xetex 0.9999 texlive 2013 windows ...
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math font for xelatex

I'm looking for a math font to be used in xelatex. Right now I use Asana Math, which actually looks nice, but is too bold for my purposes. For normal text I use the Roboto font, if I write normal vs. ...
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Indexing through texindy in imakeidx with custom .xdy style fails to produce desired order in index

I am trying to produce an index using texindy through the imakeidx make that follows the Sanskrit alphabetical order. I am working in XeLaTeX. I created a custom .xdy style file to be called as an ...
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xelatex compilation of devanagari documents looks BAD!

Here is the MWE: \documentclass[b5paper]{memoir} \usepackage{fontspec, polyglossia, devanagaridigits} \setmainfont[Script=Devanagari, Scale=1.5]{DejaVu Sans} \newcommand{\devanagarinumeral}[1]{% ...
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TeX capacity exceeded with a 13 columns 18 rows spreadtab

Originally I had a spreadsheet with 13 columns and 18 rows. Applying pdflatex or xelatex to this sheet I got: ... cell K15 ! TeX capacity exceeded, sorry [save size=80000]. Then I reduced the ...
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Failed pre-flight: How do I repair .notdef and incorrect glyphs?

I am trying to get a document that is written with XeLaTex printed as a book by a professional printer. The PDF I sent to the company did not pass their pre-flight check, however. Their tool ...
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How to handle TTF fonts with strange names with XeLaTeX?

I am trying to use this font http://www.dafont.com/ecran-monochrome.font?fpp=100, called "Écran Monochrome" in XeLaTeX. As you can see it has a strange name, both because the accent and the space. ...
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Create a font table for all available characters for a particular font

Similar to the question: Lualatex: Font table with examples I have several ornamental fonts and I'd like to create key maps. That is, I want to know what symbol the letter a maps to by having a nice ...
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Using algorithm2e with polyglossia produces undesired emphasized text

Here's a minimal working example: \documentclass[a4paper]{article} \usepackage{fontspec} \setmainfont{CMU Serif} \setsansfont{CMU Sans Serif} \setmonofont{CMU Typewriter Text} ...
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How to change the PDF producer metadata with XeLaTeX on MikTeX

I tried to change the PDF Producer of the generated PDF file with XeLaTeX, but it always be "MikTeX-xdvipdfmx (0.7.8)", if the PDF is generated with pdflatex, it will change as I wish, does anybody ...
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How to use arrowheads from a unicode math font in TikZ diagrams under XeLaTeX or LuaLaTeX?

I like arrowheads in my TikZ diagrams to match the math font arrowheads. For Computer Modern, this is no problem: the TikZ arrows library provides matching arrowheads. But I often use other fonts ...
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latexmk with xelatex xdv mode

I want to know how to use latexmk with xelatex and tell it to write to xdv file a number of times until all the references are correct, then use xdvipdfmx once to generate the final output. This is ...
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xdvipdfmx out of memory

I have a big thesis that, when using xdvipdfmx to convert the xdv file generated by xelatex to pdf, generated the error message "Out of memory" and it listed that 4 Gig memory is asked for a xdv file ...
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How to install TeX on android phones?

I used VerbTeX app in my android phone. But this app do not support XeLaTeX. Also I need internet connection for using of that. Is there any distribution of TeX for android? How I can install TeX on ...
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XeLaTeX font choice for separable ligatures in PDF, redux

I've read previous question/answers on this topic (e.g. this), but am still in the dark. The problem I'm trying to solve: Which font combination for XeLaTeX will at the same time provide a legible and ...
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Beamer with XeLaTeX on TexLive2013: enumerate numbers in black

Using TeX Live 2013, with this combination: Beamer (version 3.26) Copenhagen theme. Compiled with XeLaTeX. Using enumerate environment. I get the numbers (usally as white font inside blue circle) ...
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Starting with TeX (not LaTeX)

I've been using LaTeX for 3 years and I'm decided to switch to (plain) TeX. For the moment I'm reading The TeXbook for the third time (I quietly start to read the double-danger signed paragraphs) and ...
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XeLaTeX, xindy, imakeidx “Could not find file ”tex/inputenc/utf8.xdy"

I'm trying to use XeLaTeX, imakeidx and xindy for a german book with multiple indexes. Based on an answer on this page, (which works) I tried to switch to xelatex and imakeidx. Calling xelatex ...
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A rather peculiar problem: XeLaTeX, hyperref and lots of warnings

When I compile my document using XeLaTeX I get the following error: ** WARNING ** Can't begin an annotation when one is pending. ** WARNING ** Interpreting special command bann (pdf:) failed. ** ...