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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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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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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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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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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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 + Ubuntu 12.04

I want to setup latex environment on Ubuntu 12.04 64bit Machine. As I am making a backup system for Windows 7 machine. I have installed the latest version of Texmaker 3.3.4. Now I want to know which ...
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Fix message about outdated xelatex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 The problem I'm having it that every output document (pdf) starts with Your xelatex format appears to be outdated!Please update your system and recreate it with fmtutil.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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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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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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XeTeX and GraphicX

When processing with XeLaTeX, some .pdf (I really don't know the difference between them) files give the following error: ! LaTeX Error: Cannot determine size of graphic in xxxx.pdf (no BoundingBox). ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Exact font size and leading

I read couple of suggestions about setting exact font size and leading in LaTeX and XeLaTeX, so my question is, simply put, the following: is it the correct way to use LaTeX's method to XeLaTeX too, ...
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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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Getting pax/pdfpages to work with xelatex?

Please consider the following MWE, in a form of a batch file, which creates two tex files (one of them gets \includepdfd in the other): cat > insert.tex <<'EOF' \documentclass{article} ...
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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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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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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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hyperref bad references

After cleaning up my project and compiling a tex file 10 times in a row: rm temp.toc temp.pdf temp.out temp.html temp.aux xelatex temp.tex # executed 10 times! I still get bad references with ...
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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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Dynamic stretching of text

For the needs of a running title (in header), I would like the text of a running title (in header) to be stretched over the page. So far, I stretch it manually (using LetterSpace and WordSpace in ...
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XeLaTeX and stmaryrd

I'm using XeLaTeX and Minion Pro together with the \usepackage[MnSymbol]{mathspec} but I need the \llbracket and \rrbracket command from \usepackage{stmaryrd} package. Unfortunately, as such, I get a ...
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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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compilation problem: “Extended mathchar used as mathchar” with mathastext

When compiling a file using XeLaTex in TeXShop on Mac OS X, the console persistently hangs after the detection of the XeTeX driver: *geometry* driver: auto-detecting *geometry* detected driver: xetex ...
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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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Using parindent within the longtable environment

Here is a simple test case of the problem I'm having: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{longtable} \begin{document} \begin{longtable}{p{2in}|p{5in}} foo & \parindent=1in bar \\ ...
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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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How to make a new tex command in org-mode-latex?

In a general tex-file, one can easily define a new command, for my case, let me take this as an example: To put this code in header \newcommand{\dd}{\,\mathrm{d}} I can use the shorter command to ...
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Unexpected scoping issue using \XeTeXinterchartoks

Minimal example (compile with xetex): \XeTeXinterchartokenstate = 1 \newXeTeXintercharclass \classa \XeTeXcharclass `\a \classa \XeTeXinterchartoks 255 \classa = {\begingroup} \XeTeXinterchartoks ...
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Execute xelatex

My xelatex application in "C" directory. My Tex file is in "D" Directory. How can I run my tex file in "D" Drive? and cmd prompt?
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Makeindex fails when called from a script

I've written a (python) script to automate my XeLaTeX run. What it does: creates a temp dir copies necessary tex, bib and image files into it from the cwd runs xelatex on the tex file runs ...
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Compressed beautiful font for the headers

I am currently writing my dissertation. I am looking for a compressed font like the picture below for my headers. What is the nearest font to this, preferably open type? I am using xelatex and memoir ...
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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 ...
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Inkscape → PDF → includegraphics → XeLaTeX → changed colors

I have an SVG file, which I have made/edited with Inkscape. I want to include this image in my thesis. The svg file is here: http://brussense.be/temp/theSVG.svg (because Inkscape uses a non-standard ...
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Can I use XeTeX to produce a PDF/Xn file?

I am using the XeTex typesetting system on a Macintosh running Snow Leopard. I would like it to produce a PDF/X file. Is this possible? I am mainly concerned with ensuring the fonts are embedded.
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How is possible to set interline inside this block of code?

Have this code that generate an aside section: \RequirePackage[absolute,overlay]{textpos} \setlength{\TPHorizModule}{1cm} \setlength{\TPVertModule}{1cm} \newenvironment{aside}{% ...
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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 ...