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 add {author}, {tableofcontents} and {date} for each {chapter} or {section}

I was composing a book (using xelatex) that each chapter comes from different author, is there any environments/packages that can put these message near each chapter/section instead of the heading ...
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Accessing special glyphs in a font with xeLaTeX

The Palatino Sans Family contains a special font for arrows that I'd like to use from xeLaTeX. The Windows font preview shows examples using the German sentence "Franz jagt im komplett verwahrlosten ...
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Measuring the true height of a character

Suppose you have got a character that sits above the reference point. When you measure its height, the empty space above reference point gets also included in its height measurement but that is not ...
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Bold italics is hard to distinguish from italics

The aim of any special mathematical notation for a particular class of objects is to allow the reader immediately recognise objects of this class in expressions. For instance, the good old arrow ...
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The pdf generated by xetex cannot be “copy-and-paste” [closed]

I just began to use xelatex generating my resume. As a matter of fact, I want the generated pdf file to be searchable, and the contents can be "copy-and-paste". But some parts of the pdf can be well ...
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upside down question/exclamation mark

I'm trying to use the urw-garamond font to write some text in spanish, but the upside down question and exclamation marks aren't recognised properly.. I've saved the source document as utf8, so ...
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How to use SciType font in LaTeX?

I saw a font with math support inside OTF glyphs. How to use it (with lualatex or xelatex for example)? Especially how to deal with stylistic sets with LaTex. Here is the link : SciType font ...
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XeTeX loads Lido STF incorrectly

This is a followup to Are the Lido STF font installation instructions up-to-date?. I have the Lido STF fonts installed as described there. I also have them installed in OpenType format in ...
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TexLive installation unable to find system fonts in OSX Mavericks

It seems my TeX system on OSX Mavericks is no longer able to find my system fonts. My tex documents no longer compile, and when I do: $ xetex opentype-info.tex I get: This is XeTeX, Version ...
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Use cmbright with unicode text under XeLaTeX

XeLaTeX has been my preferred LaTeX engine because it straightforwardly handles text in Unicode (UTF-8 encoding). I know this can be done using \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} with other engines, too, but ...
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Consolas: Straight Quotes

I am using the listings-Package to display code. As I am using The Consolas Font as the Monotype-Default I expected straight quotes which isn't the case (check my MWE) ...
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Polyglossia and toc

I'm using xelatex, with the package polyglossia (french). I've got a problem with the formatting of the table of contents, using xetex and the package polyglossia (language: french). I don' manage to ...
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Replace quotation marks (or: use << and >> as csquote like auto-quotes)

I use french quotation marks (<< and >>) in many documents. Is there any way I can define in the style file to replace all french quotation marks by english ones? Furthermore I'd like to ...
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Accents and unicode-math

Why are certain accents in math mode invisible? I am using unicode-math and compile with XeLaTeX. Here is a MWE: \documentclass{scrartcl} \usepackage{unicode-math} \begin{document} x̃ŷz̄ $x̃ŷz̄$ ...
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Programmatically generating many Tagged PDFs with XeLaTex

Is it possible to create a tagged PDF with XeLaTex or any other Tex Engine? (I need to be able to use TrueType fonts). Furthermore I need to create tagged PDFs of around 70 Books so doing it ...
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Compile with TikZ external library

As explained in the pgf manual under 32.4 and in various other questions/comments here on TeX.sX (http://tex.stackexchange.com/a/44508/9077, http://tex.stackexchange.com/a/32363/9077, ...
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How can I figure out which parameters are passed to xelatex by Rstudio?

I'm using Rstudio to create a nice pdf report using sweave and xelatex. I can process the sweave file in Rstudio, but I'm trying to wrap this into a script, so I need to figure out what parameters are ...
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polyglossia & fontspec's script feature in 'setotherlanguage'

My fonts are able to give the wanted output. My fonts have both the Latin and Hebrew characteres, and even Greek needed. Is there any other way in which I can have the result wanted? Do I need the ...
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Strikethrough Cyrillic text in XeTeX preserving hyphenation

I was looking for the way to create a strikeout text in XeTeX. After some googling I found two packages that supposedly could do that: ulem and soul. However, it turned out that both of them have some ...
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XeTeX & Overprinting

My printing house asked me to set black overprint feature on for my book which includes a lot of background images. I have no idea what is overprinting and after spending a long time of googling I ...
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Non-uniform spacing in table of contents (XeLaTex book, tocloft, Indic script)

I am typesetting a book in XeLaTex (TexLive 2012 on Windows) in Sanskrit. I am using the tocloft package for table of contents. I want the font size to be bigger in the TOC, for which I use the ...
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XeTeX (xdvipdfmx) Option to reduce all graphics to 300dpi

I am preparing a Document to be downloadable from the web. The original file has some really high resolution images included (png result images, some >1200dpi), so the original file is 23 MB. Using a ...
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Problems with font display under Adobe Reader [duplicate]

I am using the commercial fonts "Flexo" and "Brix Slab" with XeLaTeX: \documentclass{book} \usepackage{fontspec} \defaultfontfeatures{Mapping=tex-text} \setmainfont{HVD Fonts - BrixSlab-Light.otf} ...
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Square root sign has dotted line (PGF/TikZ + XeLaTeX). Is this a bug? Is there a workaround? [duplicate]

I am encountering a number of problems using XeLaTeX and PGF/TikZ. One concerns the spy library and seems well-documented. Today I have encountered another. Here is a minimal working example. ...
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Compressing with Ghostscript - transparency turns cyan

I'm about to finish my paper on fractals, and because fractals can get very detailed I'm including a lot of EPS files at high DPI and lots of pictures... And that way the 40 pages long PDF is nearly ...
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XeLaTeX size of Indic script in header

I am using XeLaTeX (TeX Live 2012 on Windows) and my Sanskrit document is entirely in Devanagari. Even the page numbers, section numbers and section names are in Devanagari. I use fancyhdr but quite ...
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Problem with XeTeX normalization and \char [closed]

Is there any way in Xe(La)TeX to enter a unicode character by its code, but still have XeTeX perform normalization on the resulting string of characters? For example, the following code does not give ...
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Change default font size while using fontspec

I'd like to set the main font size (i.e. all text which isn't a heading or something else with an explicit font size) to a particular font size, in this case, 9.5pt. I can't use the default package ...
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Suddenly, a problem with boldface Greek symbols; bm package doesn't work

I've added the following packages: \usepackage{fontspec} \usepackage{xunicode,xltxtra,url,parskip} \usepackage[usenames,dvipsnames]{xcolor} \usepackage{hyperref} ...
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XeLaTeX fonts don't work well on Windows?

I have recently downloaded the template for a CV from http://www.latextemplates.com/template/plasmati-graduate-cv. It is supposed to be compiled using XeLaTeX, with previous installation of the Fontin ...
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Accessing user-selectable features in GentiumPlus in XeLaTeX/LuaLaTeX

Specifically, the combination of f plus î in the italic ends up with the upper curl of the f smashed into the peak of the circumflex (other fonts have the same problem, but the result is even uglier). ...
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Equation number enclosing parentheses misplaced with Polyglossia+Hebrew+amsmath

I am compiling the following MWE using XeLatex within TeXnicCenter and get a garbled equation number: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{amsmath} \usepackage{polyglossia} \setmainlanguage{hebrew} ...
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Why php exec() fails .tex→xelatex→.pdf, but succeed .tex→xelatex→.xdv→xdvipdfmx→.pdf?

The call of command: $dir = "/path/to/source/file"; exec("cd $dir;xelatex filesource.tex", $output_array[0]); always fails, but: $dir = "/path/to/source/file"; exec("cd $dir;/usr/texbin/xelatex ...
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How to redefine the colon-symbol with unicode-math (spacing problem)

I want to change the usual role of : and \colon. Consider the following code \documentclass{scrreprt} \usepackage{amsmath} \usepackage{unicode-math} %\unimathsetup{colon=literal} ...
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XeLaTeX, unicode-math and Linux Libertine: changing the look of \overrightarrow

I am using Linux Libertine and thus far everything has been working flawlessly with regard to the math mode, fonts look very well and match the text perfectly. However, I found that I do not like the ...
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TeX Gyre fonts in XeLaTeX and LuaLaTeX: call by name or file name?

Is there any downside of using file names with \setmainfont, except for the fact that it takes more typing? I ask because I am experiencing problems with using names for TeX Gyre fonts on my Linux ...
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Customizing font used by algorithmicx

I am using algorithmicx to typeset my algorithms in XeTeX. Using fontspec, I set the default font to be Linux Libertine with historical ligatures (e.g., ct, st). Unfortunately, this is also the font ...
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How to include part of an external git hash as text inside a document?

This is my first time asking a question on a site like this. Please tell me if I should do something differently, thanks! I want to include a short version of the latest commit hash from git as a ...
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Error 32512 (driver return code)

I'm using XeTeX, Version 3.1415926-2.4-0.9998 I'm creating tex file using PHP and storing it on linux server. [ex: abc.tex] Then creating .sh file with command to execute *.tex file using xelatex ...
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Kiviat Diagram with scale always aligned to first axis

I'm using Kiviat Diagram to draw graphs, sample code for same is mentioned below: \begin{center} \psframebox*[fillcolor=white]{ \begin{pspicture}(-6,-5)(5,5) \psset{unit=1.2} ...
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XeTeX (I think) problem with Mac OS X.9 [duplicate]

Just upgraded to Mac OS X.9 Maverick and XeTeX (at least us used from TexWorks, which is all I've tried) now seems to be broken though it was working before. Error message when I try to typeset with ...
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Using Dingbats font in xelatex

This must be a real-newbie-level question (which is kind of embarassing having used plain TeX to write my PhD thesis in 1992), but I am not be able to find an answer. Even if there are 5 millions ...
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Embedding a complete rather than a partial font

Is it possible to make XELatex embed a full rather than a partial font? The reason I ask is that I am trying to induce a fillable form to use the body font (a question asked before by several ...
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Problem with XeLaTeX xdv2pdf mode and font compilation

I recently upgraded to TexLive2013 (Basic) and this broke the setup I use for letters of recommendation. I need to use a legacy university font which requires XeLaTeX in the mode xdv2pdf. MWE is below ...
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Which fonts can be used with *unicode-math* package?

What can i put into \setmathfont{<...>.otf} for the unicode-math package to make it all work (with XeLaTeX or LuaLaTeX)? There are several suggestions on the GitHub page of unicode-math, but ...
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Double stroke fonts with unicode-math to match with Linux Libertine

After reading this question, Double stroke fonts with unicode-math like dsfont, I remembered that the font which comes with OpenOffice (Linux Libertine G) has a beautiful (but I don't know if useful) ...
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Problem viewing document in TEXmaker “Fontspec requires XeTeX or LuaTeX” [duplicate]

I'm trying to use a template from online and when I upload the zip into Texmaker it gives the following error "! Fatal fontspec error: "cannot-use-pdftex" ! ! The fontspec package requires either ...
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XeLaTeX and Biber/BibLaTeX: switching font for cyrillic references

My main font unfortunately does not have support for Cyrillic script. Mixing it with Linux Libertine (which does have the required glyphs) works fine in the main text where I can simply switch the ...
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XeLaTeX RAM usage problem (bug?)

There is something wrong with Xe(La)TeX's memory-management with some fonts: Compiling the following MWE with up-to-date xelatex on Mac OS X 10.7.5 uses up to 2.2 GB of the total 4 GB RAM available ...
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Biber: problems with UTF8 files

I am running Biber 1.7 (newest) and the matching Biblatex (newest) on AMD64, the distribution is Gentoo with UTF8 locale. The editor being used is Kile and the MWE is compiled with XeLaTeX. MWE, ...