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Define an invisible caption

Short Question: How can I make a caption, which is not shown in document? Long version: I am using xelatex with memoir and trying to make a figure going over 2 pages. Basically, something like: ...
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Arabic with colored vowels and colored suffix … possible?

is it possible to do this with XelaTex? (Im using texmaker): I already tried some of the suggestions posted here, for instance by using Arabtex. But I wanted to this with arabic type text and not ...
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titlesec with the explicit option messes up toc title

When using titlesec with the option explicit the toc title "Contents" is formatted using settings from the (where the explicit #1 parameter must be used). I think the MWE shows it all. %!TEX ...
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Wrong pdflastxpos value with XeLaTeX+bidi

The answer from Vala helped me to rephrase my question. See the original one below. Using pdfsavepos to get absolute position of texts on the page, I faced the following problems when using XeLaTeX ...
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Times font with polyglossia package

How to configure Times font to work with XeLaTeX's polyglossia package? I tried configuring it same as with PdfLaTeX, but this way does not work: bold and italic are shown as normal font. Minimal ...
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Do I need XeLaTeX to compile a file which uses the unicode-math package?

I have found some information on Wikipedia concerned with XeTeX and the unicode-math package. My question is, if I include the unicode-math package in my document, is it enough to have LaTeX installed ...
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What are XeTeX and LuaTeX? [duplicate]

I have been using LaTeX for nearly a year now, but I have never heard about XeTeX and LuaTeX. What is the difference between them and LaTeX? Since I use the TeXMaker as interface for LaTeX, can I ...
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How do I modify the placement of the prime symbol?

Some colleagues and I are writing a series of math notes and the house style (not up to us) is to use the Gotham Book family of fonts. So our math italic font is Gotham Book Italic. We're noticing ...
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Basic Persian in plain XeTeX

I am trying to write Persian in plain-XeTeX as follows: \font\frmnorm = "Nazli" at 24pt \let\rm = \frmnorm \uselanguage{farsi} \rm این فقط یک آزمایش است \bye ...but it does not work for me well: ...
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Unable to load picture or pdf file, XeTeX, Win 8

I was A-OK with my previous Win 7. I have been having this problem ever since I changed to Win 8. I use TeXstudio to edit my files. I get the error below: Unable to load picture or PDF file ...
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aside in XeLaTeX can't break line automatically

I downloaded a resume template and try to modify it. However, when I modify the email address on the left aside. Since my email address is much longer than the previous mail address within the file. ...
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XeLaTeX won't use superscript-table of OTF

The following MWE will show you the problem I encountered today. As asked, the problem I see, is that in math-mode the numbers aren't displayed as in the first line. David Carlisle stated, that this ...
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What are the incompatibilities of pdftex, xetex and luatex?

[Please correct me if my statements are wrong] TL;DR: pdftex, xetex and luatex exhibit different behaviour. What are these differences and why are they present. I know of three engines, which ...
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Index, Indic words, XeLaTeX

I am hoping to learn how to make an index that displays words sorted in accordance with the Indic alphabet after having been input directly in Unicode.
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svg from inkscape — doesn't work in xelatex?

I want to make use of "svg in tex" technology. Here's a tex: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{color} \usepackage{graphicx} \newcommand{\executeiffilenewer}[3]{% ...
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Foreign currency signs in XeTeX

I'm creating an invoice document using LaTeX that is supposed to have any currency symbol in the document. However, when converting to PDF, the signs never show up, most likely because I'm not using ...
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Generating PDF without any intermediary files (stdin/stdout)

I am programmatically generating PDF's from a template and would like to avoid hitting the hard-drive all the time. Not so much for optimization but because I run parallell threads on all the cores ...
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tcolorbox and bidi behaviour

When using bidi with tcolorbox package the box is not inline with the text. Running the MWE with bidi commented or not makes it all clear. Can somebody explain this behaviour and possibly come up with ...
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XeLaTeX in TeXworks can't find xdvipdfmx, crashes [closed]

I recently upgraded from Mac OS X 10.7 to Mac OS X 10.10, and I'm finding that running XeLaTeX in TeXworks no longer works. It does work, though, if I run XeLaTeX from the terminal. The first ...
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An annoying overflow in mdframed environment with tufte-handout

I'd like to highlight a text block in a Tufte style document. I defined myblock environment based on mdframed package. \documentclass{tufte-handout} \definecolor{MyGray}{rgb}{0.95,0.95,0.98} ...
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Emoji Characters

I'm trying to display Emoji Characters inside my XeLaTeX Document. It seems to work for some glyphs like the numbers and pound sign but not for all. Here is a MWE: \documentclass{scrartcl} ...
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How to achieve Glyph Level Kerning in Xelatex

In the image below: The legacy font for Kannada is rendering correctly. Indic fonts have poor lookup table which makes rendering incorrect. So is there a possibility to automatically kern these by ...
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Select first available font XeTeX

How to select first available font from the list of suitable fonts? Currently I use \setmainfont{Liberation Serif} command in Ubuntu and \setmainfont{Times New Roman} in Windows environment. I would ...
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Pst-geo3d sans / without contours

Je me demande s'il est possible de dessiner une carte sans contour avec pst-geo3d (compilation: xelatex). J'ai besoin de zones de couleur pour la terre et pour l'eau et de la possibilité de placer les ...
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Can fontspec temporarily change a feature for a specific font on the fly?

Question After setting up fonts in the preamble with \usepackage[quiet]{fontspec} \newcommand{\fontspath}{/path/to/fonts/} \setmainfont[% AGaramondPro Path = \fontspath , Extension = .otf , ...
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How to add outline to a character under xelatex?

It will be like: How to change color of edge of characters? The codes seem not to work under xelatex envirnment. Does anyone know how to do this with xelatex? Thanks
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soul package for wavy underline with bidi does not compile

I am using the soul+tikz code provided by Gonzalo Medina in Red squiggly imitation to get a wavy underline All works well until I include the raqgged2e and bidi packages. At compile time I get ! ...
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What companies provide translation services for LaTeX (XeLaTeX UTF-8) documents?

Question What are one's possibilities for getting UTF-8 .tex files translated? This is more of a wiki-style question. If anybody says to do a google search, errrr. Criteria source language: ANY ...
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How to force a math font regardless of any other factors? [duplicate]

I am using Charter for math (mathdesign package) and Bitstream Vera for body text (through XeLaTeX's fontspec package. However, when using things like \text{} in math mode, the text still appears in ...
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How to format a language tree?

I would like to format the a language tree with XeLaTeX. The question is how to balance it so that it fits within the page width. Monospaced font In a mono-spaced font it looks like indicated ...
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Boisik font in combination with fontspec

I'm trying to use fontspec (XeLaTeX) in combination with the Boisik font, which turns out to be hard. The following order \usepackage{boisik} \usepackage{fontspec} leads to fontspec overriding ...
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Typesetting text in multiple languages without repeating the text

I am working on typesetting an Indian text in three languages using ITRANS + XeTeX. I have pasted an example below. How do I avoid having to repeat the text for getting three different outputs. Can I ...
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Line number in cross reference

Cross references in Latex allow me to print the page number of a reference. How can I print the line number too (for instance the word Lily appears on page xxx, line xx)? Thank you, A
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Multiple language index in XeLaTeX

I would like to make an index with keywords in different languages. What should be the options for xindy?
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Change caption font using xelatex

I'm new to xelatex, but I've managed to change the font of the chapter, sections, and so on. Now, I want to change the global font of the float captions (figures, tables...). I've named the font ...
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pdfLatex exitcode when running with timeout

I'm using latexmk for compilation of my document and want to limit time for every compile cycle. In order to do it I use timeout util in following way: latexmk -f -pdf -bibtex \ -pdflatex="timeout ...
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Problem with fonts and rerunfilecheck package Miktex 2.9 in Windows

I'm trying to compile a document that I download from here: http://www.latextemplates.com/template/plasmati-graduate-cv It works on one computer, but not in my new PC. The error comes from ...
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siunitx disturbs spacing of \, in math with xelatex

In the following example - compiled with XeLaTeX - the spacing of \thinspacing/the value of mu (used by \,) is disturbed if \SI is used in the math before: \documentclass{article} ...
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What best combination of fonts for Serif, Sans, and Mono do you recommend?

Now that Xe(La)TeX is being increasingly used to deliver nifty documents, I am wondering if any recommendations have been published or discussed about the best combination of font families for mixing ...
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Bug with XeLaTeX \setmainfont{CMU Serif} command displaying Bold/Italic/BoldItalic fonts

Bold/Italic/BoldItalic fonts with \XeLaTeX's \setmainfont does not work correctly. For example (below), the \textbf{English} and \textit{English} looks like normalfont. With \LuaLaTex it is works ...
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Is there a way of using changebars with XeLaTeX?

Is there any way of using the changebars package with XeLaTeX? The current release of changebars doesn't support a xetex option. Almost three years ago there was a discussion on comp.text.tex about ...
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Using \fontsize in XeLaTeX and LuaLaTeX

In the Wikibooks/TeX article on fonts, it is stated that The \tiny...\Huge commands are often enough for most contents. These are fixed sizes however. In most document processors, you can usually ...
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Makefile that prevents tex directory from being cluttered with build output

I am using xelatex, biber and makeglossaries to generate my bachelor thesis. All of them are creating a huge amount of temporary files that are cluttering, not only my root document directory, but the ...
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spaces in font names

I have an updated TeXLive distribution. Following Fonts for PolyTonic Greek I copied the code exactly: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{fontspec} \defaultfontfeatures{Ligatures=TeX} ...
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font-not-found error: font “HoeflerText” cannot be found — LuaLaTex error! [closed]

I am running this CV/Resume example from here: Here is a relevant fraction of the code: \documentclass[10pt]{article} %!TEX encoding = UTF-16 % See geometry.pdf to learn the layout options. There ...
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How to install and run beamer theme on MikeTeX 2.9 [duplicate]

I've been trying to use this beamer theme: https://github.com/ppletscher/beamerthemezurich/. When I try to compile the sample .tex file included it gives me an error that reads: ! Fatal fontspec ...
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Selecting optical sizes for all fonts in a family

XeTeX and LuaTeX are able to assign optical sizes to fonts when they are provided. In those situations where XeTeX or LuaTex are unable to correctly assign optical sizes I am able to specify them but ...
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latexmk requires two runs to finish job

I do latexmk --xelatex foo.tex to compile my job, and the program always needs another run to finish. When I run it the first time it ends saying Maximum runs of pdflatex reached without getting ...
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Custom environment with minipage and align*

I would like to have an environment that puts two equations side by side. The following works but Is there a way to make this a dedicated newenvironment? \documentclass[10pt]{article} ...
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Choosing TeX engine for novel — just how unstable is LuaTeX?

I am using LaTeX for typesetting some novels and am in a dilemma about which engine to use. pdfLaTeX has full microtype support, but I am not free to choose the font I want For XeLaTeX, the ...