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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Fontspec package makes font weird compiling with XeLaTeX [closed]

I'm new to LaTeX. I'm using the 'fontspec' package and compiling the document with XeLaTeX (xetex), but when I use the package: \usepackage{fontspec} The font is all weird, not behaving like it ...
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XeTeX in OpenBSD

How could I get XeTeX in OpenBSD? I have tried to: pkg_add texlive_base-2012, but it tries to install so much more that I ran out of space. run the install-tl perl script for TL13, but even if I ...
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Measure rendering progress

I have some large reports that are automatically generated and compiled using XeLaTeX. Just wondering if anyone knows of a way to track the rendering progress as these reports can take over a minute ...
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Using specific fonts in XeTeX

I'm trying to use specific fonts in my LaTeX file. But fontspec can't find my desired fonts. I use family file | grep -i helvetica to know the names to use in XeTeX using fontspec ...
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Insert custom space into document

I want to insert a custom space at a given point. But am not sure how to implement it in the following MWE (needs to run in XeLaTeX). \documentclass[pagesize=pdftex, fontsize=10]{scrbook} ...
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XeTeX UNICODE Table

I would like to try to write a minimal XeTeX source that generates a comprehensive UNICODE table, substituting in local fonts as required by the current plane. I made the attached code as an MWE for ...
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How does fontspec actually work with the no-math attribute?

I'm trying to make a beamer presentation that has different fonts for math and text. As a MWE, when I write the following: \documentclass[english]{beamer} \usepackage{lmodern} ...
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MiKTeX Update: Error `\textfont is undefined` with Package `url`

The following MWE does not compile with XeLaTeX anymore after a MiKTeX update today: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{fontspec} \setromanfont[Path=./]{LinLibertine_R.otf} \usepackage{url} ...
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includegraphics inside a TikZ node with XeLaTeX is incorrectly positioned when width or height is given [closed]

Consider the following code: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{tikz} \begin{document} a\includegraphics[height=100pt]{example-image-10x16}b \begin{tikzpicture} \node[anchor=south west] at (0,0) ...
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Problems with xelatex and arc in tikz

When I use \setdefaultlanguage{thai} and arc command, output not smooth. How to set my XeLaTeX code? I think this ploblem about thai scale, or not. \documentclass{article} \usepackage{polyglossia} ...
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Why importing pgfplots changes behavior of \vfill? [duplicate]

When I import pgfplots, it affects behavior of \vfill. The following code works as expected: This should be at the top of the page. \vfill This should be at the bottom of the page. \eject \end ...
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xelatex and asian writing

I just managed to change font (thanks!) but now I have a problem... The text, once written in traditional asian form (top to bottom, right to left on pdflatex) is now normal. So my question now is - ...
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How to input characters into XeLaTeX

How do I input the non-keyboard characters into TeXShop? My minimum working example: \documentclass{book} % Font Settings \usepackage{fontspec} \newfontfamily\myfont{C64 Pro Mono} \begin{document} ...
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Uneven line height in XeTeX

I'm embarking on a journey to create a conference abstract book using XeTeX and got stuck within five minutes: The missing 'g' in 'somethin' influences the line height of the following line. ...
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How to install unicode-math on Ubuntu 12.04 (Precise Pangolin)? [duplicate]

I want to install unicode-math to use with XeLaTeX. I use ubuntu 12.04 LTS (because of some incompatibilities of later kernel versions with my HW). Is there a way to install unicode-math package? I ...
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How to align footnotes [duplicate]

I'm using XeLaTeX with the dblfnote package for two columns of footnotes and a modified footnote command to use letters instead of numbers. Currently my footnotes seem to be in a paragraph format, but ...
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Fonts for PolyTonic Greek

I am using XeLaTeX with the fontspec package for Polytonic Greek character support (Unicode solutions only, no hacks). The default font doesn't display most of the desired characters, but I like the ...
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When using unicode-math, how do I get the original calligraphic alphabet back?

I am happy with the great majority of what unicode-math does. But at times I find that I prefer a symbol the way it was before. With \varnothing and \complement, for example. In those cases I was able ...
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The unicode character U+2C7A

I already asked how to embed fonts from Dejavu Sans Extralight in Lates documents. This is the link to my original question : DejaVu Sans Light with XeLaTeX? None the less, the character U+2C7A (an O ...
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Approach to creating graphics in book - TikZ, SVG, PDF, Inkscape?

I have a series of "charts" I created with Excel (before discovering LaTeX) to show the ROM character patterns for an old computer for inclusion in a book on retrocomputing. My dilemma is how to ...
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How can one make RStudio pass options to Sweave()?

I'm trying to use a UTF-8 encoded .Rnw file in combination with xelatex in RStudio. Since xelatex uses native UTF-8 support i cannot use \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} in my .Rnw file, which would ...
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Linux Libertine small caps fail for some Unicode characters

I'm using XeTeX and Linux Libertine, since I want "true" small caps. However it seems that the small caps don't work for certain Unicode characters. Here is a minimal example: \documentclass{article} ...
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XeLaTeX : Problem with diacritics (using Gentium font)

I get three diacritical points in ' ї ' (U+0457) symbol using XeLaTeX and Gentium font, instead of two. This may be an issue only with Gentium, as other fonts work well. ...
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Small Caps Kerning for “Va” in Linux Libtertine (XeTeX)

Has anyone else noticed this kerning error in Linux Libertine small caps...? What are the (1) permanent solution & (2) quick local fix? Pretty important initial combo. Here's the code: %!TEX ...
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Xetex, how to fix/change “kpathsea” fontnames? [closed]

When running xelatex on our latex sources, we get the following error kpathsea: Invalid fontname `<dictsym.pfb', contains '<' ** WARNING ** Could not locate a virtual/physical font for ...
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Small Caps in Gentium Plus after MiKTeX update

I'm using Gentium Plus under XeTeX for quite a long time now, and it always worked like a charm. However, after updating MiKTeX (I'm running version 2.9.4902 now), small caps are not displayed ...
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Latex font error … I can't find 'hv'

I want to compile my PNAS journal document. I am unable to do so. Since I am new to this latex community I am not much aware of the packages that need to be installed. kpathsea: Running mktextfm hv ...
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Giving arbitrary unicode characters, passed as arguments, a math-active definition?

I've been trying to write a LaTeX3 function to make arbitrary unicode characters math active and give them a definition. I'm using XeLaTeX. My solution inexplicably works for some examples but not for ...
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Why choose LuaLaTeX over XeLaTeX?

There are questions on TeX.sX already about what the differences between LuaLaTeX and XeLaTeX are (Differences between LuaTeX, ConTeXt and XeTeX), what one should be keep in mind when going from ...
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Selecting optical sizes for all fonts in a family

XeTeX and LuaTeX are able to assign optical sizes to fonts when they are provided. In those situations where XeTeX or LuaTex are unable to correctly assign optical sizes I am able to specify them but ...
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XeTeX giving option clash error [duplicate]

I'm trying to clear a maddening error from this .tex file: % % Syllabus template for use with http://kjhealy.github.com/latex-custom-kjh % \documentclass[11pt,article,oneside]{memoir} %% ...
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Bold type and font specification with fontspec

When I manually specify the Linux Libertine O font types fontspec should load, the bold type is significantly bolder than when I load the exact same font family as a system font. MWE: ...
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Problem with amsmath+fontspec+ulem

I have a problem when I tried to compile this using XeLaTeX. \documentclass{article} \usepackage{ulem,amsmath,fontspec} \begin{document} \[1+1=2\] \end{document} Is there any way to fix this?
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different fonts for two languages

I use Sanskrit 2003 for my bilingual document. But the English so generated result in a very uneven and poorly looking document. I can not modify the text in between \begin{document} and ...
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Polyglossia + right-to-left language + doublespacing with setspace affects footnote spacing

I have some Arabic text, so I use polyglossia and \setotherlanguage{arabic}. This however causes line spacing within footnotes to change, which looks odd, especially because the distance between ...
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Does the minionpro package has problems with spacing in math mode (like mathspec)?

I recently started using the open type Minion Pro font with mathspec in XeLaTeX. But I noticed a major drawback: mathspec has problems with character spacing in math mode because Minion Pro is not a ...
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How can I insert two pictures on the first page in xelatex? [closed]

My document has one "figure" section, but I don't want to show the title in the section, so I define a new command "nosection" to do this. \newcommand{\nosection}[1]{ \refstepcounter{section}% ...
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Bug with xelatex and -recorder option?

I try using xelatex to produce a record of all opened files: \documentclass{minimal} \begin{document} X \end{document} But the output is the following: PWD ...
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Switching to an “enhanced” latex

I'm a long time LaTeX user and have a pretty efficient workflow already set up for writing LaTeX document, however I've pretty much missed the entire wave of "alternate" and "enhanced" LaTeX ...
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ToC showing page number and then the chapter title

I would like to have the Table of Contents of the book I am editing showing first the pages of the chapters and then the chapter titles. Something like this book: I am working with XeTeX (through ...
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Outline text using TrueType fonts

I'd like to write outlined text. Here is a minimal example, what I'd like to achieve. \documentclass[a4paper]{minimal} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} \usepackage{xcolor} ...
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Will LaTeX work on any TeX?

As I understand it, latex is simply a macro package for tex, as in tex the program, not the format. (Again, weird, but I understand LaTeX to be a format of TeX.) Does this imply that LaTeX the ...
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DejaVu Sans Light with XeLaTeX?

In XeLaTeX, it is possible to directly embed Unicode fonts via \newfontfamily\name_to_use{font name}. So I can, for example, write: \newfontfamily\dej{DejaVu Sans}, and later write \dej{unicode ...
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WSUIPA package options?

Is there a package that contains the IPA fonts in SANS-Serif mode? WSUIPA is the most extensive package I see, but the fonts are serif. I would like a sans serif version, especially for the ...
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How to use pstricks package within beamer? I know the pure English typseting method using pstricks in beamer, but failed xelatex pstricks beamer

In order to display simple figure, I began to learn pstricks package. I copied a piece of sample code to a beamer file. When I compile it, something goes wrong. How can I fix it? Process ...
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How to get “XeLaTeX + unicode-math” output as close as possible to that of pdflatex? [closed]

I've started exploring XeTeX and the unicode-math package in order to use unicode in my input. Of the six math fonts described in unimath-symbols.pdf, Latin Modern Math seems to be closest to what ...
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Migration from Computer Modern to Times New Roman fonts

I had typed my LaTeX article using Computer Modern fonts. Now I want Times New Roman and double spacing. I'm getting so many errors regarding font packages. Please help. ...
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Using a handwriting font from myscriptfont.com

I'd like to use a font created from my handwriting at myscriptfont.com. It generates either OTF or TTF fonts, and they are usable (obviously with many limitations!) in various OS X programs. I can't ...
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XeLaTeX and TikZ - how do I ensure my PDFs are using the CMYK color model?

The place I want to print my document at needs the PDF to be provided in CMYK. The document is mostly text, except for a few graphs and plots which are done in TikZ or pgfplots. As suggested in this ...
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How does XeTeX typeset (math) symbols which are input as unicode?

I'm considering moving to Xe(La)TeX for the main reason that it allows me to use unicode in my LaTeX code, making said code easier to read, especially the math. But I'm confused on how XeTeX typesets ...