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What is the latest progress in the realm of TeX? [closed]

Motivation TeX.SE as well as external resources contain information from as far as 2010 regarding e.g. LuaTeX, XeLaTeX, microtype, and popular dilemmas such as KOMA/memoir or babel/polyglossia, which ...
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Horizontal Alignment in LaTeX

\documentclass[12pt]{article} \usepackage[paperwidth=8.5in,paperheight=14in,left=1cm,right=1.5cm,top=1cm,bottom=0cm]{geometry} %margins \usepackage{amsmath,polyglossia,fontspec} \setmainlanguage{...
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XeTeX crashing when including PDF files with \includegraphics [closed]

I've only used XeTeX a little so far for Greek text and it's the first time I am trying to include figures. \includegraphics works fine with PNG images but when I try PDF files, it just crashes. Here'...
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Default language for both polyglossia and fixme

Is it possible to change the default language for both the polyglossia and fixme package at the same time? After v1.2.0 polyglossia no longer supports loading language definition files as package ...
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quotation mark (quotation sign) xelatex + polyglossia + csquotes

the problem I have is the "?" that shows instead of appropriate quotation marks (signs) when citing/quoting text in foregin language. I have searched manuals for the packages such as polyglossia or ...
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XeLaTeX and Roboto: No Ligatures

I'm trying to use the Roboto Font Family with XeLaTeX (or LuaLaTeX). When I'm writing a Document in XeLaTeX, no ligatures are used (but there are used on Android, so ligatures should be there). ...
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An equivalent of psfrag and polyglossia together?

I need to use psfrag, and Georgian language, for which the only available possibility to get correct hyphenation that I could find was polyglossia. However, seemingly psfrag does not work with xelatex ...
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Missing font in ubuntu (SimSun)

Previously I complied my file using Xelatex in window 7 using Miktex and it works fine. Now I install TexLive 2009 in Ubuntu 12.04 and compile the same file again, but the following error occurs after ...
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Small caps in fontspec on XeLaTeX

I'm trying to typeset my document with Times with XeLaTeX. Because Times does not include small caps, I want to use TeX Gyre Termes only for small caps. I tried this method, but it didn't work. A ...
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MonTeX and XeLaTeX fonts

This is my second question regarding MonTeX, a follow up to this one, which concerned a conflict between xelatex and MonTeX Since writing that question I contacted and received help from the author of ...
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Cannot use xgreek in XeLatex with Fedora

I am trying to enable greek hyphenation in a XeLatex document. But when I do I get: |Package `xgreek' version 2.4 by Apostolos Syropoulos |! Undefined control sequence. |\ds@monogreek ->\language \...
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Detect if all required glyphs are available

In XeTeX, a message is printed to the log file if a glyph is not available with the current font. The input \documentclass{scrartcl} \begin{document} α \end{document} leads to the following ...
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Section vertical position is displaced

Here are two pages of the same document, Image 1 shows the 2nd page, where \section{Tareas realizadas} is overlapping the textheight top, while the Image 2 shows the 3rd page (correct behavior). Why ...
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Xelatex compilation with command lines

I used to integrate .eps files into my xelatex documents. Now, I changed my MacBook, I installed the MacTeX distribution and made it up-to-date on Mavericks, but it does not seem to work any more ...
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How to use Fontawesome icons in LaTeX with moderncv?

I am trying to create a resume using this fork of moderncv. I am on Mountain Lion and using TexLive-2013 (v. 2.0 Build 150). I already have moderncv, which is located at: /usr/local/texlive/2013/...
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Tufte-book under XeTeX

I am trying to use tufte-book with either XəLaΤεχ or LuaΤεχ. Both give me a ‘Missing \begin{document}’ error, which is obviously not the real cause as it is indeed there. The whole skeleton I am ...
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XeTeX and miriad “Missing character” messages in log file [duplicate]

I have a XeTeX source which compiles "nicely" into PDF except for many messages of the following kind Missing character: There is no ೛ in font [Asana-Math]/ICU:script=math;language= DFLT;! First of ...
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Unicode and listings - still no luck

Although there are already some discussions on this issue, I can't get any of the proposed solutions to work for me. Take this document and compile it with xelatex: \documentclass[12pt,a4paper,...
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Unicode-math does not render the Gamma letter

(updated) I wonder why unicode-math does not render the letter Latin Gamma!? \documentclass{article} \usepackage{unicode-math} \setmathfont{Tahoma} \begin{document} $ɣ γ$ \end{document} This only ...
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Equation causes overfull hbox

I have the following code, which causes an overfull line. I don't know how to fix this. Any ideas? \documentclass{elsarticle} \usepackage[math-style=TeX]{unicode-math} \usepackage{amsmath} \...
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Cyrillic font for XeLaTeX in OS X

I'm switching to XeLaTeX and have a problem choosing a Cyrillic (Russian) font for the document. If I try just \documentclass[a4paper,12pt]{report} \usepackage{polyglossia} \setdefaultlanguage{...
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precision in xy axis in tikz

I have this code \begin{tikzpicture} \begin{axis}[% width=\figurewidth, height=\figureheight, scale only axis, xmin=0, xmax=1.5e-05, ymin=1.222e-07, ymax=1.224e-07 ] \addplot [color=red,line ...
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Accents with lmodern fonts on XeTeX

After loading the lmroman10-regular font in XeTeX, I can't access accents in TeX' good old ways: \' \" \c etc. I would need to write Erd\H os since because I don't have the appropriate "o" on my ...
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Problems with accented characters in xelatex

The accented Portuguese characters work well when compiled with pdflatex but not with xelatex giving an inputenc error. Why? \documentclass{article} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \usepackage[portuguese]...
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RTL theorem numbering problem - mdframed and xelatex

I have a problem with wrong numbering order when using mdframed theorem style. As in the MWE, the second theorem number should 2.1.1 (reading from right to left, 1.1 for the section and 2 for the ...
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Special Unicode characters with XeTeX

Most of the modern fonts out there are encoded in Unicode, but provide only a subset of the whole range of glyphs defined in Unicode. Most lack the Latin Extended Additional range (http://www.unicode....
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Fine-tuning letter space for small caps with fontspec

I'd like to have different settings for small caps letter space as a function of font size by using the appropriate fontspec settings when the compilation is done over XeLaTeX. So far I haven't been ...
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newcommand to count words?

Environment that counts words inside does like the title says, but prints the words that it counts, too. Is there a way to count the words without printing them? \countCommand{Four and twenty ...
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XeLaTeX problem with section centering

I am trying to center sections and subsections in an article with \begin{center} \end{center} and although it works for one when I try to center the second section or subsection it doesn't work. What ...
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What does this error mean in Mathtools-colon?

I have not been able to produce the minimal example, but I get this error * LaTeX warning: "xparse/redefine-command" * * Redefining document command \oldstylenums with arg. spec. 'm' on line 128. ****...
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How to change the 'verbatim' font in biblatex references?

Cross-post of http://latex-community.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=48&t=24483 but since I get no answer there I'm hoping someone over here can help. The Goal: I want to use a custom font (Calluna and ...
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Greek capital letters with Latin Modern and TeX

Copying the plain TeX format, my formatting file contains the lines \font\tenrm="[lmroman10-regular.otf]:mapping=tex-text" \textfont0=\tenrm \def\rm{\fam0 \tenrm} to load a unicode font. However, ...
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How to get better error messages? [closed]

When running XeLaTeX on my document, I frequently get error messages like this: ) Runaway argument? ! File ended while scanning use of \next. <inserted text> \par <*> ...
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Skim 1.4.8 with Aquamacs : not opening Skim

I just started using Aquamacs and Skim but I cannot even launch Skim from Aquamacs when I compiled latex. I can use Adobe Acrobat Pro but I think I will get sync in Skim. I am using this .emacs file. ...
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Is it possible to get EPS output from XeLaTeX

I need to get a good way to produce quality equations in MS Word documents. There is no simple way to produce vector graphics in TeX, that Word natively understands (EMF, WMF). There is yet another ...
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Skip \setsansfont if the font is not available

Is there a way to make \setsansfont conditional on the font being available, or to skip over that line if it gives an error? I'm using fontspec with XeLaTeX to use the TeX Gyre Heros font for a ...
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pdflatex problem

I just use latex to grid a pdf file. the code like follow \documentclass[ letterpaper, 10pt]{article} \usepackage{tikz} \usepackage{pdfpages} \newcommand\su[1]{ \begin{tikzpicture}[overlay,remember ...
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What are the drawbacks of XeTeX/XeLaTeX vs standard LaTeX? [duplicate]

I'm planning to switch back to \LaTeX{}, but I would like to be able to use any .ttf font that I need. Back in the time I used to format any document with LaTeX I was comfortable with the terribly ...
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How to set the resolution of bitmap fonts in XeTex?

I would like to use the Calibri font for text and the concmath font for math. The latter is a bitmapped font and therefore it is rendered with rough edges by default. In pdflatex, one can set the ...
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Fonts issues in xelatex

I would like to know what is the right way to define all the text font as a specific size. I use \documentclass[20pt]{article} but it won't change the font size in xelatex. And these symbols (" and ') ...
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Issue with arabxetex and equation numbers

There seems to be some issue with printing equation numbers when using the arabxetex package. Here is a minimal example: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{arabxetex} % %\usepackage{bidi} % \...
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Polyglossia with Biblatex (and Historian) and American English

I am having some issues with XeLaTeX, Biblatex, and American English in Polyglossia. According to the Biblatex manual, it uses polyglossia to determine the variant style of english and sets the style ...
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which texlive package has times new roman for xelatex

I have following in my latex header: \usepackage{fontspec} \setmainfont[Mapping=tex-text]{Times New Roman} This results in "font not found" error when compiled with xetex. I installed all packages ...
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XeLaTeX: Using \foreignlanguage results in an error [closed]

I'm trying to switch to XeTeX, because I would love to have a better integration of postscript code (and pstricks) in my PDF files. However, I did not succeed completely, one error is left and present ...
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Cyrillic bibliographic entry using Biblatex and Polyglossia (initials broken)

I have a problem with either getting the correct font type in the bibliography, or (when enforcing the language setting in the bibliographic entry) getting the author first name processed as it should....
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Unwanted extra lines appearing in bibliography

When I compiled a very lengthy paper with a lengthy bibliography, I noticed that at some places in the bibliography, an extra line had been entered between entries: I tried to cut down the document ...
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Prevent page breaks between item heading and item content

I have headings that appear before items in an enumerated list. The problem is that I think it looks ugly when a heading appears at the end of a page with the content of that heading on the next page. ...
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XeLaTeX problem with a vector arrow

I am trying to write $\overrightarrow{V}_{AB}$ with the vector over only V, but when I do this then the subscript AB goes far from V. On the other hand when I use the vector over the V and AB it seems ...
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Problem with defining new unicode character

I have a document that takes text from source file via pandoc (that doesn't matter anyway) and inserts it instead of $body$. The source document contains the only one symbol that's shown in hex-editor ...
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fontspec and xeCJK conflict: tie (\t{}) over Latin character displaced one position

I want to create a tie over ng by typing: \t{ng}: The following minimal example causes the tie over ng to be displaced one position to the right, so that it appears over the g and empty space. The ...