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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PDF compatibility, how to validate? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: PDF conformance tool I have created PDF-files using XeLaTeX and there has been no problem when I have shared these files with co-workers using Acrobat Reader. But when I ...
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Xelatex, mathspec and microtype - weird error messages

I've tried to compile a document with XeLaTeX (TeXLive 2012) and both mathspec and microtype (version 2.5 which supports XeLaTeX). I need a 10.5pt font in the document, so I redefine the \normalsize ...
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Lyx/Xetex/Texlive2009, error: Font \zf@basefont=Arial at 10.0pt not loadable: Metric (TFM) file or installed

I just lost my laptop and reinstalled Ubuntu (12.04) on my new laptop (texlive 2009, as it comes pre-installed). My local TEXMF tree had luckily been backed up via Ubuntu 1. After installing I have ...
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XELATEX error : l.52 make_char_active:n

I am using WinEdt 7.0 in WINDOWS 7. I was trying run a tex file using XeLaTeX. The error reads as follows: ! Undefined control sequence l.52 \char_make_active:n{"20}% Please suggest on this. ...
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Physymb not working with fontspec unless a different font is loaded not via fontspec

I am having trouble using the physymb and fontspec packages together. When I compile using PDFLaTeX, everything works, even with the lmodern package. However, when I compile with XeLaTeX, it does not ...
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Scaling problem with fontspec package and \footnote.

footnote does not scale properly with using fontspec. Any idea how to solve this problem? Already tried realscripts and xltxtra but no luck. Thanks, \documentclass[12pt]{article} ...
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Missing bullet points when using unicode-math in beamer

I'm using XeLaTeX on TeXShop trying to set up a presentation with the Beamer class, and wanted to take advantage of the Zapfino font in the frame titles. If I'm understanding correctly, in order to do ...
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Why would two apparently identical TeX installations produce different results?

I have XeLaTeX with TeXShop installed on two different machines. One compiles documents without a problem. The other throws weird errors. As far as I can tell they're set up identically, so I don't ...
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Xetex compiling not working [closed]

I am running Opensuse 12.4, with kde 4.8.5. I try to compile a tex file using xelatex, but it always give me this output: restricted \write18 enabled. (Fatal format file error; I'm stymied) I don't ...
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fontspec LuaTeX error

I have installed "ProTeX" with "TeXstudio 2.3" & "Miktex 2.9". I get an error ! The fontspec package requires either XeTeX or LuaTeX to function when I attempt to run \documentclass{article} ...
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Ornamental hyphenation character with Xe(La)TeX

Using Xe(La)TeX, how could the hyphenation character be set to any particular glyph in a given font? I'd also like to have the possibility to set a color for the glyph when used for that task and to ...
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Libertine's discretionary and historical ligatures with ConTeXt and XeTeX

I would like activate Libertine's discretionary and historical ligatures with ConTeXt and XeTeX compilation. Currently, I'm using this: \definetypeface[Libertine][rm][Xserif][Linux Libertine O] ...
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Using tree-dvips with XeLaTeX

I try to switch to XeLaTeX, but the package tree-dvips causes problems. It seems to require PostScript and pdftricks which causes a lot of other problems (puts a \begin{center} environment around ...
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Unicode-math and \Re

I'm experimenting with Unicode-Math. I am using Neo-Euler with Concrete so I am generating my document with xelatex. I want \Re to give me the AMS-style double-lined \mathbb{R} but I am having ...
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xelatex multilingual book with framed pages [closed]

I am compiling a multilingual book (Arabic+English), ~1400 pages, using the memoir class, and have been trying to frame each page with a simple black border using the following: ...
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Additional white spaces with xelatex and fancyvrb/Verbatim

I've tested xelatex with the following code: \documentclass[b5paper,11pt]{article} \usepackage{fontspec} \usepackage{xeCJK} \usepackage{fancyvrb} \setCJKmonofont{Adobe Ming Std} \setmonofont{Courier ...
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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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XeLatex: problem with aux-directory and include-directory options on TexLive?

I am trying to port some app from MikTex to TexLive (Windows to Ubuntu basically). The options that works perfectly fine with MikTex just ended up as not recognized for TexLive The options in ...
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XeLaTeX on Mac OSX: Using User Fonts

I recently started using XeLaTeX on Mac OSX, and was not able to get XeLaTeX to recognize the fonts that I had installed. After opening Font Book, bringing up the Preferences dialog, and opting to ...
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How to disable 'totpages' anchor link created by 'hyperref'?

I've been searching like hell for this, trying to hack the totpages and/or the hyperref packages but to no avail... The totpages package automatically creates link on every reference to the total ...
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How to get devanagari numerals in latex or xetex

How to get devanagari numerals in xetex or latex - especially in enumerate environment? I can use unicode to write devanagari text but I am unable to get devenagari numerals in section numbers, ...
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Stop counting pages and printing footers after X pages

I'm making my CV with the europecv package and I would like to customize one tiny detail, but I have no idea how. Let's assume my CV is 3 pages. After these 3 pages I have 2 more pages, they are ...
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Using WrapFigure near an environment. (Some text inside environment is not wrapped by the wrapfig)

To count words in a document, I am using a custom environment, as suggested here on tex.stackexchange. As can be seen below, when this environment is used next to a wrapfigure, the wrapfigure fails to ...
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Setting English font size in non-English documents in XeLatex

Consider a non-English document compiled in XeLatex, the standard font size is equal for all English and non-English text. How is it possible to set the size of the English text and change the font ...
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Putting Left-to-right reference in right-to-left document in XeLatex using BibTex

The whole document in XeLatex is in a right-to-left language, but all the references are in English. I want those references to be left-to-right.
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MikTex CJK Windows font issue

I usually use the MS Mincho font for doing Japanese stuff. However, with XeLatex the following creates gobbledegook: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{xeCJK} % Font should be available on windows ...
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unicode-math and various fonts fail at giving decent spacing in formula

I want to check if this problem is due to my configuration or if it is some kind of bug. This are the packages I load and the configuration for them (all very minimal in order to test the problem). ...
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Backquote in Arial font

Is there a workaround for the ugly backquote in the Arial font? For example, running xelatex on the following: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{fontspec} \setmainfont{Arial} \begin{document} ...
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XeTeX: better using system fonts or packages?

I've recently switched to XeTeX. In my document I use this code to set the fonts: \usepackage[math-style=ISO,bold-style=ISO]{unicode-math} \usepackage{xunicode} \usepackage{fontspec} ...
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Strange error when unicode-math and hyperref are combined in xelatex

The following is an MWE for a problem that I'm facing: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{hyperref} \usepackage{unicode-math} \setmathfont{Asana Math} \begin{document} \section{$2\times 2$} $2 ...
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How to make footnotes left-right and the numbers in English in Persian documents?

The document is compiling in Xelatex and the whole document is Persian using the package xepersian. The footnotes are all in English but they are aligned right and the numbers are persian. I want the ...
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English References in mainly Persian Document (XeLateX, BibTeX)? [closed]

I am compiling my document in Persian using XeLaTeX, but the references are all in English and I'm appending them using BibTeX. At the end of the document, the references are all unknown characters, ...
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Special characters

I'm using XeLaTeX to compile my document. If I write in my document --- I don't get —, but --- in my PDF document. Same for – (--) character. I'm sure that font which I'm using have this character ...
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Using Linux Libertine in math mode with unicode-math (XeLaTeX)

I'm trying to use the Linux Libertine font for my thesis. Libertine in fact does have mathematical symbols, but I didn't manage to use them properly in unicode-math. The following example sums up my ...
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Is it possible to change text color for all headings?

I want to change only the color (not font size, etc.) of all headings in my documents (\section, \subsection, \subsubsection, ...). I want to keep all other settings fixed. Is there a way to do ...
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MikTeX cannot find the file

Why is it that MikTeX's XeTeX cannot find my file? Dude, you're right there in the same directory as the file, why can't you see it?!
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XeLaTeX, otf fonts and dotless i

I am on an ubuntu machine with XeLaTeX and have been facing this annoying issue. On setting roman font to any of my otf files (Adobe Jenson Pro, Adobe Garamond Pro etc), the dotless i and j characters ...
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Xelatex issue when using Xelatex template

I'm experiencing a problem when using a cover letter template I downloaded from http://www.latextemplates.com/cat/cover-letters. Here's my preamble: \documentclass{scrlttr2} \usepackage{fontspec} ...
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Can PDF search find words with ligatures in XeLaTeX-documents?

Is there some way allow PDF search to find words with ligatures? I use XeLaTeX. \documentclass{book} \begin{document} Prefix. \end{document} In the resulting pdf file, searching for the word ...
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How to setup XeTeX on Ubuntu?

I am fairly new, but have some experience with using LaTeX. I mostly use it for various mathematical and scientific documents and school papers. However, seeing as how my native language uses various ...
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Where does MacTeX store fonts in texmf?

Where does MacTeX store fonts in texmf? Specifically, I want to know where it stores XITS and whether or not I have to add it to the fonts list to use XITS with XeTeX.
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Create a fancy page layout

In the following picture (desired layout) the grayed area is reserved for the header. It is supposed to be fancy looking with tikz pictures, chapter/section names with pretty fonts etc. The ...
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How can I improve my Turkish Small Capitals (XeTeX)

Status update In a private email, Bogusław Jackowski (to whom my sincere thanks) has recognised this as a bug in the TeX Gyre fonts. As the TeX Gyre team are all working hard on another piece of the ...
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\sqrt[x]{y} Breaks With unicode-math

I’m having trouble with XeLaTeX (0.9998) and unicode-math (0.7a). If I use \setmathfont more than twice, the \sqrt command breaks when a superscript is specified. \documentclass{minmal} ...
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Command \nobreakspace unavailable when switching to T1 encoding under XeLaTeX

I'd like to use the luximono face for monospaced typesetting under XeLaTeX. Since it is already installed in the MikTeX distribution under T1 encoding, I switch to the latter when I need monospaced ...
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why isn't a blank page inserted?

Shouldn't the following code \documentclass{book} \usepackage[absolute]{textpos} \providecommand{\insertblankpage}[0]{ \newpage \leavevmode \thispagestyle{empty} \newpage } \begin{document} ...
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Insert pdf to the begining

Using pdfpages when I add a pdf like \documentclass[10pt,twoside,draft]{book} \usepackage{log} \newfontfamily\dejavu{DejaVu Sans} \begin{document} %-----------------------------Cover ...
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TeX Live 2012, XeLaTeX, moderncv, error “Failed to convert input string to UTF16”

I'm getting this error from moderncv version 1.1.1. With earlier version everything was ok and I did not make any changes to my tex document. I don't use any special font. File encoding is set to ...
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Why does xelatex need fontspec to output non-ASCII characters?

I thought the point of XeTeX was to allow Unicode to work out of the box (in addition to leveraging system fonts). So how come the following does not output anything unless I use the fontspec package? ...
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XeLaTeX rotating my figures in Beamer

Whenever I compile my beamer presentations with xelatex, it forces any .pdf figures I've included with \includegraphics to rotate 90 degrees. If I compile with pdflatex or lualatex, I do not have this ...