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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How do the various LaTeX compilers (LaTeX, XeLaTeX, PDFLaTeX, ???) differ in terms of use(s), purpose(s), pros and cons? [duplicate]

How do the various LaTeX compilers (LaTeX, XeLaTeX, PDFLaTeX, ???, ConTeXt, fill-in-the-gap) differ? Is there an authoritive list of all currently available LaTeX-related compilers? Which are the ...
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fontspec does not work correctly. MiKTeX portable, no admin rights

I am trying to set up a TeX System at work, where I have no admin rights. So I went for MiKTeX portable. It is "installed" on my Desktop. I want to use fontspec with XeLaTeX to be able to choose the ...
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Emulating amsmath's \varGamma…\varOmega with unicode-math

While recompiling old documents with XeLaTeX and unicode-math I have run into the two problems: The amsmath \varGamma...\varOmega macros for slanted uppercase Greek math characters are not defined. ...
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Spurious dot with xeCJK, TikZ

I have a very strange problem when using TikZ and xeCJK. I managed to extract this MWE from my original sources: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{polyglossia} \setdefaultlanguage{english} ...
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XeLaTeX and bib entries with nocite

I am using xelatex to compile my document for the first time. I would like to know what exactly I am doing wrong, because it is no generating any bibtex entries with nocite command. Main File - ...
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XeLaTeX inside chroot jail

I'm using xetex 3.1415926-2.2-0.9995.2 (TeX Live 2009/Debian). I'm trying to run xelatex inside chroot jail. I've copied following binaries and directories: pdftex bibtex xdvipdfmx xelatex ...
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XeLaTeX: how do I make paper to be exactly the size of the content?

In LaTeX I can make a document to be exactly the size of the content: \documentclass{article} \usepackage[active]{preview} \begin{document} \begin{preview} \[ \pi = \sqrt{12}\sum^\infty_{k=0} ...
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Real number symbol (UTF-8: ℝ) in XeTeX

How can I get the 'real number' sign (something like \mathbb{R} with the amssymb package in LaTeX) in XeTeX?
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How to add LineFinal (falt) or WordFinal (fina) features to Garamond Premier Pro on XeLaTeX?

I'm still familiarizing myself with XeLaTeX and the fontspec package. I would like to access the OpenType feature LineFinal or WordFinal with the Garamond Premier Pro font from Adobe. For example, I ...
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xetex - myriad pro - want “bold” but not “bold condensed” font

Situation: I've got Myriad Pro included in xetex via: \setmainfont[Mapping=tex-text]{Myriad Pro} But when I use \textbf{this is a test} and see the result in Acrobat, I can see that I've gotten ...
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How can I add a background to every page except the first?

I want to make a company letterhead in LaTeX (example output here), and I did it using fancyhdr and absolute positioning, which, while horrible, worked fine so far. I must have updated XeLaTeX, ...
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Indentation after section title on a first item of “easylist” item

The code: % XeLaTeX \documentclass[12pt]{article} \usepackage{geometry} \geometry{letterpaper} \usepackage{graphicx} \usepackage{amssymb} \usepackage[50, sharp]{easylist} \usepackage{titlesec} ...
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Font Size Conversion

I am writing a document that is supposed to be typeset in Time New Roman or equivalent. The problem I have is that 12pt in font A is not the same as 12pt in font B. So is there a conversion table of ...
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How to specify self-installed fonts to XeLaTeX?

I successfully installed the font (*.tfm, *.pfb and *.vf files) of my university, I'm now struggling to use them with XeLaTeX. About my specifications: I am running TeXLive 2011 using AucTex 11.86. ...
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System: XeLaTeX, Circumstance: Automation, PROBLEM: error message “missing \item”

I am currently generating PDF's with variable contents from a template I made. Data is fetched from a database and used to create reports. This has been working greatly until recently I needed to ...
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fontspec: \setmainfont problem, bold/italic/bolditalic font error [closed]

A long time ago i posted about an error I occur when trying to set the mainfont using xelatex and the fontspec package, specifically the bold/italic/bolditalic fonts. My previous post from 2011 is ...
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Asana Math + XeLaTeX: missing math upon resaving or editing in Adobe Acrobat Pro [duplicate]

Related to this question: Asana-math + LuaTeX : missing greeks/arrows I experienced similar problems with a PDF produced by XeLaTeX (v0.9998) with MiKTeX 2.9 and Adobe Acrobat Pro IX or XI: The PDF ...
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Problem showing English characters with xepersian

I'm using TeXstudio in order to write a report and I use XeLaTeX compiler. However the following code : \documentclass[10pt,a4paper]{report} \usepackage{xepersian} \usepackage[left=1.00cm, ...
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Spaces inside Cyrillic listings

I want to include source file using listing package. In that file there are some cyrillic symbols in comments. I setup listings like: \lstset{extendedchars=\true,basicstyle=\ttfamily} And in ...
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TeXstudio 2.5.2 User Commands not visible

I am a newcomer to the world of LaTeX. After searching around on the net to see what others might think, I have installed Tex Live 2012 and TeXstudio 2.5.2. I understand that now I have to setup my ...
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Turn off fontspec's option Ligatures=TeX inside document

This question is in some ways similar to Display real apostrophe in parts of a document, but I am now asking about the possibility of performing a specific operation. I can turn on the typical TeX ...
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Reproducing Foreign Affairs Magazine's Style

I wanted to reproduce (or get something close to) the style the Foreign Affairs magazine uses (link to a sample article below) using fontspec and XeLaTeX. Right off the bat I don't know what their ...
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How is bytefield inducing differences between Pdf-and Xe-TeX and LuaTeX, and what's the fix?

This is a simplification of 'Please explain a strange interaction between bytefield, unicode-math, and mathtools', which arises from a comment by @JLDiaz (to whom my thanks). Here is the MWE: ...
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miktex 2.9, l3kernel installation fails [closed]

I freshly installed 2.9 I tried to compile a XeLatex document, which works fine on my work computer. I got the following error: expl3.sty missing. It tries to install l3kernel starting package ...
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“Undefined control sequence” error with fontspec

As a result of the most recent TeXLive update, an XeTeX document I'm working on no longer compiles. I've narrowed down the problem to the "Color" declaration of a font I define. Here is a minimal ...
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Use Type 1 fonts with XeLaTeX

I read many things about XeLaTeX and I wanted to give it a try, but I wasn't able to figure out how to make use of Type 1 fonts, in my case especially the font Lucida, which I bought from pcTeX (which ...
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\ttfamily is too bold for me

I use the following settings for my listings: \lstset{ %basicstyle=\ttfamily\tiny, % small basicstyle=\ttfamily\scriptsize, % middle } But the font in the listings is too bold for me. I tried a ...
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Test on same shaped with Tikz and PStricks

Following up at my previous question: let operation vs tkz-euclide Could Tikz fans and PStricks respectively give the same shaped, as following, as to see the advantages and disadvantages of each ...
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Adobe Caslon Pro, XeLaTeX, fontspec - how to change the “dollar” symbol that's used with oldstyle numbers

I am using XeLaTeX with Adobe Caslon Pro, and I would like to have oldstyle numbers. But when I use the option Numbers=OldStyle in fontspec, my dollar sign changes from a full-height S with two lines ...
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Font cannot be found

I tried to generate a pdf file from the following document using pdfLaTeX and XeLaTeX on Windows 7 (MiKTex 2.9). pdfLaTeX responded that I need to use XeLaTeX. When I used XeLaTeX, it said the the ...
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why this math mode in lettrine

Trying to use the lettrine package in XeLaTeX with the Georg Duffner's EB Garamond font results in: ! Bad USV code (-2411) Trial and error shows that the problem comes with these two lines in ...
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! Package inputenc Error: Unicode char \u8:äöü not set up for use with Latex — is my latex broken [duplicate]

When trying to compile the following document with xelatex: \documentclass{article} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} \usepackage[german]{babel} \begin{document} äöüÄÖÜ ...
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TIPA: suppress tonestembar no longer works in fontspec

Most of the features in tipa from TeXLive2009 seem to be part of fontspec in TeXLive2012 -- if you activate both, you get an error message: "Command sups already defined". The following code to ...
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Switching from PDFLaTeX to XeLaTeX is messing with my pgftext coordinates

I'm working on a template for an automated report (using knitr). I created a title banner for my organization using TikZ; the last step to finish the branding was to switch to my organization's fonts. ...
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Can't compile XeLaTeX document with biblatex and gb4e together

The following document will not compile (using xelatex, biber) if the package gb4e is activated. If you comment out the gb4e package it works fine: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{fontspec} ...
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Adding a photo on top corner of a two column CV template

How can I add a photo on the top right/left corners to this CV Template ? http://www.latextemplates.com/template/two-column-one-page-cv I tried to use variants of the following code to insert the ...
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xelatex and pstricks [closed]

I am using miktex 2.9 with texworks & windows 7 ultimate SP1 to compile my code. I am compiling using xelatex however, my code is not compiling. What should I do ? Here is my code: ...
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Looking for links, pointers to info on type specimen generation

So far I've found the following: opentype-info.tex by Jonathan Kew TypeSp01.tex -- TypeSp10.tex by Stephen Moye t1testpage.exe by Eddie Kohler I'm hoping that I've missed a package (or two) as ...
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knitr how to label and call a figure number in a text

As a knitr beginner I don't know how to label a figure and call it. For my first figure I've tried the following code witouth succes... <<fig.cap="Dendrogram of GDP ...
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How to convert a XeLaTeX template to LuaLaTeX? [closed]

My article used a template which can only be accepted by XeLaTeX. Now I want to convert it to LuaLaTeX. How to do this? Especially for this template. SLEN template \usepackage{ctex} ...
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Towards a \ucshape and \textuc command for uppercase text (XeTeX, LuaTeX)

While we have \textit and \textsc, \itshape and \scshape etc., there's no \textuc and \ucshape to typeset its argument in uppercase. There is \MakeUppercase, but -- as uppercase is not a font style -- ...
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How to get a 1-click compilation of XeLaTeX with Biber using arara?

I want to use XeLaTeX as typesetting engine and Biber for my references. I want to have a 1-click-compilation setup, preferably in a GUI editor. I work on Windows, thus a solution for TeXworks or ...
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How to get XeLaTeX do proper hyphenation and full justification?

I want to use XeLaTeX to design a paperback (11x19cm) using Adobe's Garamond and Myriad as custom fonts. It is entirely written in German. However, both hyphenation and full justification are a mess: ...
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What' wrong with this article? It failed in compilation via XeLaTeX [closed]

I wrote an article as follows. \documentclass{article} \usepackage{fontspec} \usepackage{unicode-math} \setmathfont{Asana Math} \setmainfont{Bitstream Vera Serif} ...
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XeTeX/mathspec, more than one math digits font

When using the mathspec package, is it possible to have more than one math digits font in different places in the same document. Mostly, I want the font for my math digits to be the same as my main ...
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Clickable hyperlink with \overset and XeLaTeX

I would like my document to have clickable hyperlinks inside \overset environments. I'm using XeLaTeX because of the fonts… This is a (rather) minimal example: \documentclass[a4paper, 12pt]{article} ...
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Is there any textbook for XeLaTeX?

I usually use PdfTeX. Currently I have to learn XeLaTeX which I am not familiar with. So Is there any textbook for XeLaTeX? How to use numerous math fonts in one article? E.g. use mathrsfs, ...
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Missing characters in gnuplot generated eps while compiling pdf [closed]

tTis has bug me for a few days: when I import a gnuplot generated eps into my LaTeX file, the characters are always missing. The number and text with in the figure is not complete, for example, it ...
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Is there a way to change the TeX engine from PDFLaTeX to XeLaTeX in Ipe?

In my document, I have to use XeLaTeX to get the output. On the other hand, I'm using Ipe to produce some graphic files with some labels on them. I want to have these labels in Persian. Is there a ...
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Why am I receiving a undefined-control-sequence error when compiling this custom letter class? [closed]

I've read through the Kopka & Daly book, "A Guide to LATEX", 3ed., and I'm attempting to re-crate the example custom letter that begins on page 305. The custom-letter class "mpletter" ...