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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Changing the Greek math font with mathspec

I've recently changed from pdftex to xetex to be able to write documents in Bembo Std but I'm not quite there yet. While trying to typeset some notes from one of my classes, I tried to typeset Greek ...
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Does XeLaTeX automatically select optical sizes for a given font, if available?

I've been intrigued by a great feature of XeLaTeX (perhaps it was already a feature of (La)TeX) for a long time -- its ability to automatically select the appropriate optical size of a font for a ...
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Localise appendix numbering?

I'm using XeLaTeX with fontspec. I write Russian document and get appendix numbered with latin letters: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{fontspec} % enables loading of {True/Open}Type fonts ...
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Vertical Chinese text that contains characters in a “CJK fallback family font”

I am having trouble with vertical (i.e. rotated) Chinese text that contains characters in two different fonts. Rare characters requiring the "CJK fallback family font" are not displaying in the ...
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question about pgf-blur package in xelatex

Here is my code: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{pgfplots} \usetikzlibrary{shadows.blur} \begin{document} \tikzfading[name=fade down, top color=transparent!30, bottom ...
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How do I create a visually pleasing tree hierarchy from a difficult to read CSV File (MySQL Export)?

Ok here is the deal: I am working on an endangered language project. The data is contained in a MySQL database. I can run a query to produce a hierarchy, but the hierarchy is difficult for humans to ...
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Set minimum math font size

Example: \begin{equation} \begin{array}{ll} \textrm{stejne rozptyly:} & U = \frac{ \bar{x}_1 - \bar{x}_2 }{ s \sqrt{ \frac{1}{n_1} + \frac{1}{n_2} } } \\ \textrm{ruzne ...
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\pdfglyphtounicode with XeTeX

One well known problem with using the font Linux Libertine (presumably other fonts too), is that its many ligatures are not recognized in the resulting pdf-file, so that it's not possible to search ...
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Syriac Abbreviation Mark

I'm trying to implement in XeLaTeX the Syriac Abbreviation Mark (see here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Syriac_Abbreviation_Mark). The code I came up with is the following: \catcode`^^^^070f=13 ...
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fail to add Chinese punctuation after CJKnumber in chatper title in xeLaTeX

I'm writing my thesis in Chinese with xeLaTeX and I've to format the chapter name and section name. The following command works ok: \usepackage[CJKnumber][xeCJK] ...
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Russian language within figure captions in unicode-aware systems [duplicate]

When I try to compile the following document caption package seem to convert caption text to \cyr.. sequences and fontspec don't understand them. Is it possible do somehow get around that without ...
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Smart replacement of missing fonts

The Open Sans Condensed fonts only have Bold and not Bold italic, so when I use \setmainfont{Open Sans Condensed Bold} and then try to use \textit{Foo}, it doesn't render it in italic, since there ...
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XeLaTeX hang on Defining document command \newfontfeature with arg. spec. 'mm' on line 118

I am using TexMaker 4.0 on a Windows 7 (64bit) machine, with MiKTeX v2.9, and I am trying to compile this template (with no modifications) with XeLaTeX using the instructions contained in the first ...
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XeTeX with CJK: wrong font for numero sign

I'm using XeTeX in a MiKTeX 2.9 environment on Windows. Recently, I've added the xeCJK package to a larger document for including a short passage in Chinese. This, however, caused (among others) the ...
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Problem with un-clear error messages (using LaTeXmk[fls file] and XeLaTeX[bad file descriptor]) [closed]

More or less out of the blue, I've gotten the following: xelatex: Bad file descriptor Latexmk: fls file doesn't appear to have been made I've no clue about the first and the second is confusing in ...
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How to customise the numbering system of subequations with IEEEtranstools?

I'm using IEEEtrantools's IEEEeqarray, and in there I can print sublabeled equations like x^2 (1a) y^2 (1b) with: \begin{IEEEeqnarray}{rCl} x & = & y \IEEEyessubnumber \\ z & ...
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Listing with mixed english and russian symbols in comments

I'm using the listings package for formatting .cpp code in LaTeX. My code needs to have mixed English and Russian words in comments. The font must be monospaced (preffered Courier family). /* Prints ...
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xelatex vs. xelatexmk compilation – what’s the difference?

I'm using TeX Live 2012 in a Windows environment. I used to compile with xelatexmk, which isn't included in TeX Live's "Processing tools". When I wanted to switch from LaTeX to XeLaTeX, I read ...
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Combining mark over ligature (Devanagari)

I want to typeset the combination m̐llo in Devanagari with XeLaTeX. When I use the correct Unicode ल्ँलो, there is no ligature of the ls. When I place the candrabindu on the ligature the o is not ...
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How to prevent combining a character?

"EB Garamond" font combines ʿ character and the preceding letter. Consider following document: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{fontspec} \setmainfont{EB Garamond} \begin{document} aʿ bʿ cʿ dʿ ...
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How to make pdf show current date? [duplicate]

Is there a way to make a pdf show the current date (not the date when it was compiled, but when it was opened/printed)? I'm making some sign sheets and it would be great if I could put the date in ...
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XeTeX: problem with g-brief2 and polyglossia

Today I discovered a problem with the polyglossia package and the g-brief2 class. I hope someone can help me to fix it. :) Here is my polyglossia MWE (polyg.tex): ...
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How do I install and use nlatexdb? (or latexdb, ratexdb)?

This question is related to this question regarding typesetting a MySQL database using UTF-8 encoding with Xelatex. I ask this in desperation as it involved printing 552 rows for my thesis! I need ...
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How to make circumflexes wider but still of a fixed size in XeTeX?

Circumflexes looks too small and they are to close to the symbol in the PDF generated by XeLaTeX from UTF-8 source with Asana Math font for mathematics: Source: \documentclass[12pt]{article} ...
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Vector images rasterized when converting to PDF? (XeTeX)

I've been using LyX with vector images in *.eps format for the longest time. Now I've moved to a new machine (a mac), tried to get the same work environment back, and ran into this problem: Creating ...
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List of all post original TeX control commands

Is there a well documented list of all control commands added by all post Knuth's Tex like PdfTeX, e-TeX, XeTex, LuaTeX?
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Font Handling in XeTeX

Knuth's original Tex implementation uses TFM files to use font information for typesetting. Since XeTeX supports TrueType and OpenType fonts through fontspec package, how does it use these type of ...
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XeLaTeX Errors on Windows 7 [closed]

I'm trying to get a minimal XeLaTeX document to compile in Windows 7 with MiKTeX 2.9. I have updated all of my installed MikTeX packages and am still getting many errors during compilation. ...
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What are lccode and uccode used for?

In TeX, each of the 256 bytes has an associated \lccode and an \uccode, integers in the range [0,255] which indicate among other things how \lowercase and \uppercase act. There are of course a bunch ...
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Can xeCJK be used with the font Times?

The following minimal example fed into xelatex: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{xeCJK} \setCJKmainfont{MingLiU} \usepackage{times} \begin{document} Test 汉语 \end{document} typesets the CJK ...
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epspdfconversion problems in xelatex

I am using xelatex and I am trying to use epspdfconversion package to on-the-fly remove unnecessary empty margins from my figures. The figures themselves are dynamically generated and calculating a ...
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Editing page numbers

How can I make the page numbers begin from 2, and hide them in the first two pages in LaTeX document which is using the report class.
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Could not insert pdf graphics

Using \includegraphics[width=\linewidth]{mypdf} I tried to insert a PDF image to my XeLaTeX document. But instead of the images empty area places in its place. \documentclass{article} ...
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Can't use \left. … \right| in a custom environment

I'm writing a Hebrew (RTL) document with equations and I compile it with xelatex. The equation numbers are wrong and I have found that placing \LTR tag before the equation fix this. I have created an ...
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How to input b with stroke?

I want to use the symbol ƀ (b with stroke) in my document. I use it for the blank symbol in the formal definition of Turing machines. I use XeLaTeX, so I should be able to use the Unicode symbol, but ...
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Custom font not loaded

I have an .otf font in same dir with .tex files. I'm using XeLaTex to work with this font, consider following code \documentclass[a4paper,12pt]{article} \usepackage[xetex]{graphicx} ...
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(missing space in) “today” formatting in Polish using polyglossia

Just discovered TeX few days ago :) Experimenting a lot now. I am trying to make a template for my thesis (which is going to use quotations and bibliography in a good few languages and some serious ...
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Punctuation in superscripting with Natbib in Xetex

I'm trying to use the achemso package for my bibliography and citations. I'm also trying to using Xetex to use the Minion Pro fonts. When I just typeset with LaTeX and do everything in Computer Modern ...
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XeTeX font problem (font-not-found) on Mac OS X 10.8

I installed Gotham font by copying otf files to /Library/Fonts/Gotham. Although Font Book cannot show the installed Gotham font properly (characters are borken), but Font Validation was fine, and it ...
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Xelatex: Accent and macrons on capital letters. Multiple accents on a single letter?

I have trouble getting capital letters with a combination of accent and macron in XeLaTeX. I used this: \'{\=A}, but I didn't get the accent where I expected it to be. Also, i was wondering if it is ...
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How can I typeset with LaTeXDB using XeLaTeX? [closed]

Related question Using the sample code on this site, http://hgesser.com/software/latexdb/workshop.html, I would like to query my MySQL database and typeset using XeLaTeX. This is because all of ...
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First time XeLaTeX UTF8 bibliography in TeXworks

I see people having various problems related to bibliographies in TEX.SE, but I cannot really benefit from answers, because I'm not sure how to use any bibliography let alone UTF8. Could anybody ...
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Font problem with XeLaTeX

When trying to compile my .tex file using the xelatex command in TeXmaker (with MiKTeX), I get this error message: ! fontspec error: "font-not-found" ! ! The font "Linux Libertine O" cannot be ...
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how to control font and paragraph formatting in margins

i'm having a hard time to figure out how to control the exact appearance of margin text (such as is output by the \marginpar command). i'm using XeLaTeX with packages such as geometry, fontspec, ...
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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 ...