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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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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Change language to chinese (XeLaTeX, memoir, polyglossia)

I am writing a document, which is to be available in english, danish, german and chinese (so far). Changing between the first three languages is easily achieved; by substituting the desired language ...
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\llap mystery with TeX--XeT

Consider \documentclass{article} \usepackage{xecolor} % loads fontspec by default \setmainfont{Times New Roman} \begin{document} \fontsize{60}{70}\selectfont TEST\llap{\textxecolor{red}{TEST}} ...
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Using Lucida Math Std

I'm trying to use Adobe's Lucida font with the corresponding Lucida Math font (as contained in Adobe Font Folio). Using Lucida as the main font works however when I try to use the math font I get the ...
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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 ...
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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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“pdf_open: Not a PDF 1.[1-5] file.” when typesetting TeX file in TextMate

I have a TeX file, which is typeset by XeLaTeX. The file has \includegraphics{coverimage.eps} on the first page, and coverimage.eps is located in the same directory as the TeX file. OS: MacOS ...
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Aligning text to bottom of page

I need to "justify" my text to the bottom of the page, like the image below. Is this possible?
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Color is not working properly with XeLaTeX RTL documents?

The following minimal example produced the desired results: \documentclass{article} \usepackage[usenames]{color} \begin{document} black {\color{red} red} black black \end{document} But the ...
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Want to add the Skype and LinkedIn Icon on the left side of Friggeri Resume?

\documentclass[]{myfriggeri-cv} % Add 'print' as an option into the square bracket to remove colors from this template for printing \usepackage{unicode-math} \usepackage{fontawesome} ...
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Set default sans serif font in XeLaTeX

How can I set the default sans serif font to the default in this example in XeLaTeX? I can only get Helvetica with \documentclass{article} \usepackage[a4paper,margin=5pt]{geometry} ...
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I am new to TeX. Should I use LaTeX, XeLaTeX, …?

I am starting to learn LaTeX and I really like what I am seeing. However, I get the feeling I should actually start with another 'TeX' version. I've been reading about different options. Some ...
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Rotated figures and tables with xelatex in PoD book [closed]

We produced several Print on Demand books and the printed copies have the pages with sideways figures rotated: This is the book. The figure is on page 5. I know about the auto-rotate option, but ...
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Acute accent and dot below problem in XeLaTeX for “i”

I want to add a dot below í, like this: "ị́." I am using XeLaTeX, with fontspec. My code looks like this: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{fontspec} \setmainfont{CMUSerif-Roman} \begin{document} ...
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XeLaTeX + kpfonts + Greek

Because of this question, I'm using the following code to typeset my XeLaTeX document. The problem is, there does not seem to be any support for Greek. The Greek text in the following comes out as ...
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Command \texteuro unavailable in encoding T1

I want to know how does LaTeX figures out if the Eurosymbol (€) is a glyph of a given T1 font. I tried \iffontchar but it seems the value is not unique. AFAIK it's not a standard symbol of the 256 ...
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FontAwesome is not working in Friggeri resume?

\documentclass[]{friggeri-cv} % \documentclass{article} \usepackage{unicode-math} \usepackage{FontAwesome} \definecolor{light-gray}{gray}{0.55} \definecolor{skype}{HTML}{12A5F4} ...
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Want to add the different icons in Friggeri Resume like email, phone, mobile, skype etc [duplicate]

Want to add the different icons in Friggeri Resume like email, phone, mobile, skype etc. \documentclass[]{myfriggeri-cv} \addbibresource{bibliography.bib} \begin{document} ...
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Why fontspec breaks extarrows package

Why \documentclass{book} \usepackage{extarrows} \usepackage{fontspec} \setmainfont{Times New Roman} \begin{document} $$Q\xLongrightarrow{\text{Maximum}} P$$ \end{document} produces this output: ...
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Combine Type1 and OpenType libertine fonts

I would like to use the Type1 libertine fonts provided by the package libertine and compile with XeLaTeX. According to the manual under section 4, this can be activated with the option type1: ...
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Best way to use Linux Biolinum Keyboard with fontspec?

I am trying to typeset keyboard shortcuts in my document, e.g. CTRL+SHIFT+S. The Linux Libertine font family includes a nice keyboard font that I would like to use. What's the best way to use it with ...
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Frequently loaded packages: Differences between pdfLaTeX and XeLaTeX

Until now, I have been compiling my LaTeX documents with pdfLaTeX. My standard document preamble includes the "usual suspects" for non-English speakers (inputenc, fontenc, babel) and a bunch of other ...
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Drawing a background grid based on \linespread value

I’m trying to help a friend set an Arabic book in LaTeX and I’m facing this very same uneven line spacing issue (except that the book is completely in Arabic). Now I’m trying to find the \linespread ...
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XITS font not found

I am running a recently updated TeX Live 2011 on a Mac (OS X 10.7 Lion). I wanted to use the XITS fonts, but the following file generates errors when processed with xelatex: \documentclass{article} ...
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Hoefler Text Swashes under Windows 7 XeTex

I'm using XeTeX on Windows 7 from the MiKTeX 2.9 package and I want to use the swashes from Hoefler Text. The common ligatures rendering well but I can't get the swashes. Here's the code I am using: ...
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Fontspec warning : “rename-feature-not-exist”

I want to use Xepersian package. But I get this error while compiling with Xelatex. fontspec warning : "rename-feature-not-exist" Can some one help me with this? \documentclass{article} ...
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Is there a simple way to manually change font with font size in XeTeX?

Many typfaces come with different fonts for different font sizes. For example Surveyor Pro has a Book style for main text and a Display style for headings (or in general, large text). Another example ...
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XeTeX is printing explicit space characters inside quoted strings

I'm using XeLaTeX with this: \usepackage{fontspec} \usepackage{polyglossia} \setdefaultlanguage{spanish} But when I write this listing \begin{lstlisting}[style=Pyshell] >>> print ...
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moderncv \social commands

I would like to use moderncv \social commands without using moderncv as a document class. I tried using: \usepackage{moderncv} but then xelatex complains with: ! LaTeX Error: File `moderncv.sty' not ...
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xelatex and tcolorbox incompatibility?

I have a serious problem when using xelatex with tcolorbox: the text that follows a breakable tcolorbox simply disappear! The problem does not arise with pdflatex, just with xelatex. I am using ...
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Start chapters on the left side of the PDF files

How is it possible to start each chapter on the left papers (odd pages). Because in Persian books, chapters start on the odd pages because it is a right to left language. I use XePersian and use this ...
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XeLaTeX can't use TikZ 3 features?

I copied this code from this answer. \documentclass[tikz]{standalone} \begin{document} \tikz [blend group=screen] { \fill[red!90!black] ( 90:.6) circle (1); \fill[green!80!black] (210:.6) ...
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Color in pstricks not showing

I'm compiling this MWE with xelatex, I don't get any compilation errors, but the texts are all big black regular ones without any style applied. I'm using TexLive 2013 by the way. How should the file ...
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XeLaTeX and the characters “éèàç”

Using accented characters (éèçà...) I get a space in my output rather than the correct symbol in all of my tests. I am using XeLaTeX: what is wrong? \documentclass[a4paper,twoside,12pt, ...
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Cannot typeset cyrillic text in italics and bold at the same time using the LinuxLibertine font

I cannot tell if the following is a bug in the LinuxLibertine OTF files or if it is a bug in XeLaTeX (or both?). The problem is: when I try to typeset cyrillic text in italic and bold, the glyphs ...
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How to produce layers of running commentaries?

I am looking to make a quite common document for which I'm nevertheless having difficulty finding the right package/setup. I want to produce a Sanskrit document (using xelatex) of a base text with ...
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How to get chapterthumbs match their chapter titles in KOMA-Script?

This is an add-on question to a previous one on chapterthumbs. Please consider the MWE below, the chapterthumbs are not matching the chapter titles (Discussion should appear instead of Materials & ...
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xelatex mathspec with polyglossia

How to use mathspec package and polyglossia for the russian language? MWE \documentclass[14pt]{extreport} \usepackage{mathtools} \usepackage{amsfonts} \usepackage{amsmath} \usepackage{commath} % ...
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fontspec related font setting compiles on Linux, but not on Windows

I have this portion of code: \documentclass{scrartcl} \usepackage{amsmath, fontspec} \usepackage[math-style=TeX, bold-style=TeX]{unicode-math} \setmathfont[StylisticSet=0]{xits-math.otf} ...
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How to get “xelatex.ini” in order to make a xelatex format?

I've retrieved xetex from TUG's 2013 TeX Collection disk for experimental use in private space, and I want to use xelatex. In trying to run xelatex on a tex file, some part of it begins to generate a ...
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baposter with XeTeX

I can't set the header color in baposter. I don't get any error message. Here's the MWE: \documentclass[landscape,a0paper]{baposter} \begin{document} \begin{poster}{ headerborder=closed, ...
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Neo Euler won't display greek letters

I'm trying to use the Neo Euler math font in a document, compiled using XeLaTeX: \documentclass{scrartcl} \usepackage{amsmath} \usepackage{blindtext} \usepackage{unicode-math} \setmainfont{Palatino ...
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Problem working fontspec, babel and datetime with cyrillic

I have discovered that fontspec with russian babel settings doesn't work with datetime package. I tried to compile such code: \documentclass[a4paper,11pt]{article} \usepackage[T2A]{fontenc} ...
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Finding a way to get mathscr and unicode without using xelatex, which is stymied

This really should be a comment to \mathscr (LaTeX or XeLaTeX) Which is about running XeLatex to get \mathscr fonts. The sample program provided in that post is \documentclass[a4paper]{report} ...
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How to typeset an i with asterisk above?

I tried it with a modification of \overset as suggested by Werner in this question: Creating non-math mode substitutes for \overset and \underset not dependent on the amsmath package With the new ...
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Disabling ligatures in xelatex like rmligs

Ligatures set by Latex are often wrong in German (i.e. between combined words like "Auflaufform"). To set these words correct I often use rmligs which is a great tool to disable ligatures when the use ...