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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Coloredlettrine Error: Did any one have any luck using the coloredlettrine package?

http://tex.stackexchange.com/revisions/69271/1 ^Raphink created the coloredlettrine package (https://github.com/raphink/coloredlettrine). I have tried to compile it in XeLaTeX to no avail. I ...
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Equation numbers are shown in reverse parentheses

I am using \begin{equation} a = b \end{equation} to write the equations in my paper. However, the problem is that the number related to each equation is not shown in the correct format like the ...
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TexPad and fontspec package

I am compiling a .tex file with XeTeX from the cloud on an Ipad with TexPad. Whenever I try to load the fontspec package, it fails. Does anyone have any experience with this problem? Can TexPad simply ...
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How can I add extra kerning around — (en-dash) in XeTeX

Is there a way to define some extra kerning around the en-dash – (Unicode) or -- (TeX ligature), when it is surrounded by digits in XeTeX? For – I can use the inter char tons, but this doesn’t work ...
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How to use (missing) digamma with GFS Porson?

With xeTeX and GFS Porson I can't use the digamma (ϝ) in text mode though the font seems to have the character (U+03DD GREEK SMALL LETTER DIGAMMA, UTF-8: 0xCF 0x9D, UTF-16: 0x03DD). Or is this a ...
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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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xetex: different glyphs between default languages (polyglossia and babel)

I write a thesis in German, but have to cite lots of Greek polytonic text. The strange thing is that when I set the default language to German and the other language to Greek, I get different glyphs ...
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supertabular in a twocolumn env

I write a document which represents a catalog of stuff. Most of the content is a long table with heders in two balanced columns. xelatex is used to build pdf. I planned to use longtabu from tabu ...
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Arabic/Russian interlinear text

I'm using the interlinear text model here described in Doing an interlinear text, but for other purposes I want to write a interlinear Arabic / Russian Text, but I don't understand why my code doesn'...
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How declare a new package language

I need writing normal text and some sentences in artifical conscript language. How writing small as possible package and how use it (include?) in file? My language have my own font and each glyphs is ...
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Latexing: Using `program` option to change tex engine does not work

I'm using LateXing with Sublime Text 2 for my TeX needs. In the LateXing documentation it says I can choose xelatex as the TeX engine by using the following line at the start of my TeX file: % -*- ...
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Suppression of a ligature in XeLaTeX

I'm trying to reproduce an old book with XeLaTeX, and it has the ct ligature but not the st ligature. The Ligatures=Rare option seems to turn either both on or off. Is there a way to select which ...
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punctuation numbers, polyglossia, and RTL languages [duplicate]

Why does the follow MWE example fail? If the default language is English, shouldn't numbers be set left-to-right by default? Is this a bug in bibi and/or polyglossia? \documentclass{article} \...
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Updated Miktex on Windows 7 and eps figures no longer appear using xelatex

I recently (April) updated MiKTeX on my Windows 7 machine and when I compile code that used to work using xelatex, my eps files no longer appear - only a space where they should go along with the ...
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How to control the offset of hrules and spacing of the text following a hrule?

I have used Tex at a very low level but I now need to try to format something a little more complex than I know how to handle. I have a large set of text files that I need to add a hrule in above and ...
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How can I reverse (flip horizontal) a table?

I want to reverse (flip horizontal) all columns in some tables like this: \documentclass{book}‎ ‎\begin{document}‎ \begin{center}‎ ‎\begin{tabular}{c|c|c}‎ ‎$p$ & $q$ & $p\vee q$ \\ \hline‎ ‎$...
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pdfcrop command with shell escape magic comment not working in TeXstudio [duplicate]

I would like to use pdfcrop to get a tight crop of this table (credit to Bernard) from my other question. I want to execute pdfcrop every time the document is compiled, so I have included at the end ...
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How to prevent Furigana (Hiragana put above Kanji) from being copied?

The following MWE will generate pages containing Kanji with Furigana. A Furigana is a text put above Kanji to let us know how to pronounce the Kanji. MWE \documentclass{book} \usepackage{xeCJK} \...
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XeLaTeX: Space between letters

I use XeLaTeX. I need that words look stretched in some places in the document. How I can configure the space between letters in a word?
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XeLaTeX font rendering tend to be slightly bolder compared to PDFlatex

I noticed that there is a subtle difference of font rendering result between pdflatex and xelatex. xelatex tend to be slightly bolder compared to pdflatex. Even the file thumbnails in file manager ...
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Period goes before number when a number ends a sentence while using polyglossia hebrew

I am using XeLaTeX, Windows, polyglossia. When I define \otherlanguage{} with a right to left language it causes sentences that end in a number to be displayed with the period before the number! \...
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How can I correct for a bug in ArabXeTeX that causes problems in left-to-right text?

There seems to be a bug in the arabxetex package that came with the new MacTeX 2016 distribution. The problem I have noticed is not in Arabic text but rather in ordinary left-to-right text. In ...
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How to do 3d barcharts in latex using tikz?

I wanted to do a barchart for annual report. I have made it in excel There are so many problems of using this in latex as it is since I dont want any backgroud for this. In the sense that it has to ...
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Use XeLaTeX in Texmaker instead of pdfLaTeX

I use TeX Live 2010 and my editor is Texmaker Bidi. It was working probably good but from 2 months ago I've encountered with the error: !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ! ! Fatal ...
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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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Why does setting \russianfont cause fontspec to find no support for Cyrillic in a font which works with \setmainfont and Russian as the main language?

This example is from ScumCoder's question, based on Grigory M et al.'s answer. If I compile the following code with XeLaTeX, all is well: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{fontspec} \usepackage{...
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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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downloading and installing frutiger.sty

I want my document to have font frutiger. However I found that it is not using frutiger. I have searched online to downlaod and install frutiger.sty but I could not find the proper source. I have also ...
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Overview of Arabic fonts available for LaTeX/XeTeX?

is there an overview available for Arabic fonts in LaTeX / XeTeX? Ideally with output examples, so that it becomes clear how they compare. So far, I'm aware of Geeza Pro, Amiri (and its variants), ...
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How to attach a digital signature to my pdf created by xetex?

I want to create a locked document created by XeLaTeX, using \special command. The instructions are provided here. By setting perm as 0x0904 the document can be signed in Acrobat (If there has been a ...
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xetex.fmt: Permission denied (apache/centos)

Been having this issue with xetex, it says: [Fri Jun 24 11:36:44 2016] [error] [client 10.100.1.17] /usr/local/xetex/bin/i386-linux/xetex: , referer: http://development.nathanprofiler.com/cgi/auth/...
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XeLaTeX + biber cannot handle umlauts and ć in bibliography

This is a minimum working example of my original document. \RequirePackage{filecontents} \begin{filecontents}{bib.bib} @article{luka, author = {Luka Modri\'{c}}, journal = {Euro}, pages = {1--...
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how to set Latin Modern Mono Proportional in Xelatex

I am using xelatex and fontspec: I tried something like: \setmonofont[Mapping=tex-text, CharacterWidth=Proportional]{Latin Modern Mono} but this does not exist (?). How can I set the mono font to ...
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Math Operators and beamer

I'm using xelatex and I'm having a very strange problem: while \documentclass{article} \usepackage{xparse} \usepackage{subfig} \usepackage{amsmath} \...
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Biber breaks bibliography when citing mulitple references crossref'ing same entry

I'm using xetex to build my TeX file and just migrated from BibTeX to BibLaTeX / biber to get support for @online-references asf. I like biber, however it seems to break my bibliography, because ...
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Why does the picture appear in a different position in XeLaTeX?

Min reprex: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{graphicx} \usepackage{adjustbox} \usepackage{showframe} % just to illustrate \begin{document} \adjustbox{trim={.5\width} 0 0 0,clip}{\includegraphics{...
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How to specify font preferences in XeTeX math mode?

I would like to use specific fonts in the math formulas in a document I am writing. I mainly want to use the "great escape" font. After some search on the web I tried the following code: \...
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overfull \vbox warning in table of contents, TOC doesn't break to a new page

I'm having the overfull \vbox problem in TOC. As you can see in the following image there is an overwrite on the footer. The warning I get is: "Overfull \vbox (188.96039pt too high) has occurred while ...
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setting font size in XeLaTeX

Previous questions have sought a straightforward way to specify font size (e.g., in points) of a new font family when using fontspec. One reason for why this might be needed is that some journals ...
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How can I use a Gurumukhi font to typeset Punjabi with XeLaTeX or PDFLatex?

Folks I'm having a hard time using a non-English font with my LaTeX file. I've struggled for the last few days without success. Some background I'm using Kile on Windows (with MikTeX). I know I need ...
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scrartcl 14pt with unicode-math and XITS math: strange prime

Please consider this minimal example. Compiled with XeLaTeX. \documentclass[fontsize=14pt]{scrartcl} \usepackage{unicode-math} \setmathfont{XITS Math} \begin{document} Test $\exists a'$.%^\prime: ...
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gaps between word and greek angle quotes [closed]

I use XeLatex to write a thesis in greek. My problem is that writing «word» displayed as « word » , with a gap before and after the word. How can I change that? I don't want these gaps. Thank you
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Use pdfx with customized XMP packet

When using pdfx for producing PDF/A-1b documents, one should supply the necessary metadata in a file named _texname_.xmpdata, which will be translated later to the XMP packet proper, pdfa.xmpi. (...
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Uppercase Gamma not appearing in mtpro2 package with fontspec, Baskerville, and XeLaTex

Please help with the stated problem. I can't get \Gamma command to render an upper case straight gamma greek letter. I am using TextPad on a MacTex distribution with mtpro2 lite and Baskerville font ...
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Vanishing math font styles in unicode-math due to a mess of mathtools, mathtt and using math fonts with ranges

I’m using TeXLive 2015. Okay, so I have some sort of poltergeist in the following code. I compile it with either XeLaTeX or LuaLaTeX. \documentclass{article} \usepackage{ fontspec, % mathtools,...
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Aboriginal fonts cause wrong page size warnings

On texlive on Ubuntu I've installed texlive-xetex and texlive-humanities. I find that on a simple document with only a \maketitle, using \setmainfont{Aboriginal Serif} creates many warnings. \...
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XeLaTeX French guillemets non-breaking space best practice

What is the best approach to get a non-breaking space just before the closing French guillemet » ? I wish to be able to type in the natural style, which in French is « bonjour » with non-breaking ...
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How to set a font family with pandoc?

I have some reports written in MultiMarkDown and want to convert them to pdf (via xelatex) with pandoc. As I am in an professional environment, a certain font-family is mandatory. The fonts are ...
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Log paragraphs with more than n hyphenations

The (large) body of text I have written has a few paragraphs with an large number of hyphenated words. My goal is to examine these paragraphs, with the aim of rewording them. Is there a way I can make ...
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Error while compiling XeLaTeX document

Have been trying to compile a XeLaTeX document, and have been getting the following error: ! Package ucharcat Error: \Ucharcat is defined in xetex releases from 2015 only The odd thing is that I ...