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 to generate compounded diacritical fonts for Sanskrit with XeTeX and LuaTeX?

I'm trying to use diacritical marks for Sanskrit with a font that does not natively support all the marks (Minion Pro). So they are compounded somehow by XeTeX. This works almost fine in using: ...
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Multiple accents on Greek letter in XeLaTeX [closed]

I'm new to XeLaTeX and having trouble combining a macron and breve over Greek letters. I input \textgreek{ᾱ̆}, but the breve is sitting right on top of the macron. How do I raise it up? Or, ...
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mathspec selects the wrong math font

I am trying to use DejaVu Sans Light as a math font. It doesn't have a comprehensive set of math characters, but it has what I need (Roman numerals, beta, gamma, epsilon, and just a few other ...
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XeLaTeX: \includegraphics with a .png file shows filename in output. How do I hide this? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to include graphics with spaces in their path? Ok, I was creating graphs in GNUPlot and inputing them in my XeLaTeX file as I usually do, and then I realized that ...
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amsmath - bidi - siunitx possible bug?

MWE: \documentclass{article} \usepackage[english]{babel} \usepackage{fontspec} \usepackage[detect-all]{siunitx} \usepackage{amsmath} \usepackage[math-style=ISO,bold-style=ISO]{unicode-math} ...
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libertineotf and xelatex - bold smallcaps broken?

It seems like bold smallcaps don't work with libertineotf any longer? I am currently adjusting an old template which I was using with pdflatex, and I need those bold small caps: ...
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Coloring Arab suffix without losing connection

How can I change the color of Arab word endings without losing the connections? It's just ugly and loses readability. I'm using Tex Live 2012: arabxetex with xelatex but any package and/or engine is ...
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xelatex select local math font

The problem I am facing is that I am typesetting with MinionPro-Regular.otf as the main font and MinionPro-Cn.otf for the captions. However I have to declare only one math font for the whole document, ...
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Why do I get this error when using babel? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: \tableofcontents encoding issue with lualatex I tried adding babel package to my file - to get proper hyphenation for my language. But I get strange error, related ...
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Same font embedded twice when including graphics created with standalone

I use XeLaTeX, TikZ and standalone to create a figure, e.g. a flowchart. When I use includegraphics{} to include that figure into another document which uses the same font, then that font will be ...
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Is XeTeX a complete rewrite of LaTeX/TeX?

I have been looking into XeTeX for type-setting Unicode Text. I looked into the source code of it. XeTeX source distribution comes with Web2C. Is XeTeX a complete rewrite of TeX? If not, how did it ...
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How to make a PDF/A document [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to generate PDF/A and PDF/X? Are there any options that I could give to pdflatex and xelatex to make sure that all outputted documents adhere to the PDF/A standard? ...
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Sideways text with rule as table label

I've been trying to achieve the following vertical sidebar effect in LaTeX for my resume, but turns out it's far more difficult than I thought (created easily in InDesign): I've tried everything ...
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Indic special characters on XeLaTeX

I am using XeLaTeX (XeTeX, Version 3.1415926-2.4-0.9998 on TeX Live 2012/W32TeX). There are some special Indic unicode characters which XeLaTeX does not seem to support. I am trying to produce ...
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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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biblatex won't compile with XeLaTeX and print bibliography

I have been testing out biblatex to get more control over the bibliography format that you get from BibTeX. Therefore I have been trying to get this to compile. The problem is that bibliography does ...
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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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Jpgfdraw and transparency problems [closed]

I have built dozens of shapes with jpgfdraw . The problem I have is problems with the transparency of shapes. Why this happens? is there a solution? I take this as an output in pdf after I've done ...
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Texmaker / TeXstudio does not compile XeLaTeX with MiKTeX portable

I am trying to migrate from TeXworks to Texmaker (just for the fact that it is better for handling multi-files projects). I am using portable versions of both MiKTeX and Texmaker, so, in Texmaker I ...
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XITS and \not\models

When using XITS (with xelatex), the \not is displayed way too high on certain commands. For instance: \documentclass{standalone} \usepackage{unicode-math} \setmathfont{XITS Math} ...
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Fix message about outdated xelatex

I'm a new to (La)Tex. The problem I'm having it that every output document (pdf) starts with Your xelatex format appears to be outdated!Please update your system and recreate it with fmtutil. ...
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XeLaTeX longtable full justification with Devnagari Text

I am a digital publisher of Sanskrit works. I earlier used pdfLaTeX, but recently I moved to XeLaTeX. I am on Windows using MikTeX 2.9 with TeXWorks 0.4.3. As I am typesetting epic poems with long ...
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ConTeXt keeps trying to create “missing” font files

I'm running ConTeXt/XeTeX on a file that uses the Gentium Book Basic font. The problem I'm having is that XeTeX appears to spend a large amount of time trying over and over again to create that font ...
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XeTeX + polyglossia: Trying to get greek text in PDF bookmarks

Although I've googled extensively to find a solution, most of the related information online is about babel. I'm working with polyglossia and can't get the pdf bookmarks to appear in greek, although I ...
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How to Install mathdesign on TeXlive — mktexpk and updmap errors [closed]

I'm trying to install the mathdesign package on TeXlive, and running into a slew of issues involving maketexpk and updmap failures. Are there any step-by-step instructions to accomplish this? Here's ...
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Have XeLaTeX use the default Times font in Ubuntu

Using the Texlive PPA backport to Ubuntu 12.04, I am having trouble getting XeLaTeX to use a standard times font (i.e. one that would not be embedded). I am using e.g. \setmainfont{times} and ...
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Unicode characters changing order in listings (XeTeX)

I am trying to input code listings with unicode characters and everything seems to work (more or less) except some unicode characters being displayed out of order. For example instead of służąca ...
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How to use color by number?

I'm trying to use Bettini's QSource Highlight IDE to colorize my python code. Generated LaTeX output is something like: \noindent ...
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How to generate PDF/A using XeTeX? [duplicate]

Title says it all. I need to generate PDF/A compliant documents, and I'm using XeTeX. I couldn't find anything about this; here there's only info about pdfLaTeX (using pdfx) and ConTeXt. Any help is ...
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Footnote line spacing is wrong [closed]

I am using a lyx package to make footnotes in a XeTeX document that compiles to a PDF. The package is: #\DeclareLyXModule{Bigfoot} #DescriptionBegin #Adds some additional footnote insets. Based upon ...
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Fatal format file error; stymied. fmtutil: infinite recursion

I'm using texlive / ConTeXt / Xetex, but I don't know which of those might be relevant to the problem. The summary is that when I run TeX, I get a "Fatal format file error; I'm stymied" message. ...
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\dotfill linebreak problem

I am generating an address book in XeTeX and found a problem I cannot solve. So an address book is a list of Names, addresses and number split in columns. Ideally, one entry should look like this ...
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Problem with fontspec and EBGaramond

Im trying to typeset a book using fontspec and the EB Garamond font. I try first to use Lualatex because I wanted to experiment with some features of the impnattypo (french typography) package. ...
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PDFs included by XeLaTeX are rotated

When I include an image in pdf format, the image in the file is normal when compiling with pdfLaTeX, but it is rotated counterclockwise 90 degree when using XeLaTeX. The questions are: Why? How to ...
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Why can't I access alternate glyphs in Linux Libertine when using fontspec?

When I try to build Dario Taraborelli's CV example using fontspec font designations and Linux Libertine O, the ampersand glyph breaks. Here is the MWE: %------------------------------------ % Dario ...
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Myanmar (Burmese) line breaking with XeLaTeX

I am having trouble getting Myanmar text to break at the end of lines properly. The previous question How do I wrap text that doesn't use SPACE character to segment word would appear to solve my ...
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Modifying another checkmark, or adding another one?

I should explain beforehand, that I use XeLaTeX, so I have access to all kinds of fonts, and Unicode support. Now, I'm using the "BALLOT BOX" (U+2610) and "BALLOT BOX WITH CHECK" (U+2611) quite often ...
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xeCJK l3-too-old

I started using XeTeX and whenever I use the xeCJK package I get the following error: ! Critical xeCJK error: "l3-too-old" ! ! ! Support package 'expl3' too old. ! ! Please update an up to date ...
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“improper alphabetic constant” with hyperref and bidi packages

I'm getting an "improper alphabetic constant" error in xelatex which appears to be due to an interaction between the bidi and hyperref packages, when I redefine the \section cmd. Here's an MWE: ...
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Fix for CJK punctuation kerning in xetex?

When using xelatex with xeCJK to typeset a document in English with Japanese quotations, I get rather unsightly kerning with Japanese punctuation. In general, punctuation is shifted to the left, so ...
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Command \nobreakspace unavailable in encoding EU1 if i use xelatex

This is my preamble: \documentclass[11pt, a4paper]{scrartcl} \usepackage{iftex} \ifXeTeX \usepackage{xunicode} %Если не ошибаюсь, то этот пакет уже загружает fontspec \usepackage{xltxtra} ...
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How to make compilation faster? [closed]

I have a rather large document (about 150~200 pages) with plenty of cross-references. I can, of course, use \include and \includeonly, but I do not only have new chapters, I also use \input for ...
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Beamer shadows are different in pdfLateX and XeLaTeX

I am getting different results on the shadows beneath the boxes (title page and all others) depending on whether I compile with pfdLaTeX or XeLaTeX. When compiling with pdfLaTeX the shading works as ...
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What's the difference between XeLaTeX and XeTeX? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: I am new to TeX. Should I use LaTeX, XeLaTeX, …? Can't find any information or i don't know where to search. Anyone can explain, please?
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bigfoot footnotes overrun text area [closed]

In writing a rather complex critical edition, I often encounter problems with XeLaTeX typesetting bigfoot footnotes so that they overrun the text area and spill into the bottom margin. How can I ...
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utf8 math characters from source code file with minted in XeLaTeX

I want XeLaTeX/minted to display all my mathematical characters from my .java source file. More detailed: I file my programming homework in PDF documents in my university. I have been using LaTeX and ...
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Can I use an easy programming language with XeTeX?

TeX is frustrating me. It has only the basics - and even then, I have to search how to divide two numbers. The question is this: can I write my macros in more convenient language like Ruby or Lisp? ...
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Achieve Linebreak in DOI in biblatex

In my references (using XeLaTeX, biblatex and Biber) I have one specific DOI that is hanging over more than a centimeter after line-break. All other DOI are correctly wrapped. Even inserting a (wrong ...
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superscripts with xelatex? (footnotes, natbib)

This example illustrates some conflict between xelatex and natbib- and footnote-generated superscripts. The semi-colon between distinct citations is not typeset as a superscript, nor is the dagger. ...
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Make xelatex cache font families in Windows 7? [closed]

I'm using TeXLive + TeXMaker to write a paper and I need to include the font Scala Sans Pro, which I have as a set of otf files in the local directory as part of the file. After much wrangling with ...