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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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Curly quotes in non-default font with xelatex

I have the following: \usepackage{fontspec} \setromanfont [Ligatures={Common}, Numbers={OldStyle}]{Palatino} And compile with this: xelatex main.tex I use: ``word'' But the quotes are never ...
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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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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: ...
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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} ...
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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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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} ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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Problem with tikz picture and polyglossia with XeTeX

The problem is that the section headings disappear and herein there is a minimal example \documentclass{report} \usepackage{setspace} \usepackage{fontspec} \usepackage{polyglossia} ...
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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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Use XeLaTeX in Texmaker instead of pdfLaTeX

I use TeX Live 2010 and my editor is Texmaker Bidi. It was working probably good but from 2 months ago I've encountered with the error: !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ! ! Fatal ...
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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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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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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: 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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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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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 ...
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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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kpathsea/fontspec does not recognize a font whose name has a space in it

Using XeLaTeX and the fontspec package, I am experiencing problems using fonts whose name includes the space character. Here is a simple example: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{fontspec} ...
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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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Replacing Unicode non-breakable spaces by normal spaces

I am using the Neo keyboard layout, which uses all kinds of modifier keys to input all kinds of characters (e.g. Greek letters and mathematical symbols). It also has shift+Mod3+space mapped to Unicode ...
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Misplaced \omit when using \multicolumn within \multirow

I'm trying to put a \multicolumn within a \multirow environment in the following manner: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{multirow} \usepackage{array} \usepackage{mwe} \begin{document} ...
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BibLaTeX (chicago) - Single-spacing bibliography items

I'm using biblatex-chicago to format my dissertation, and everything works very well, except for one particular issue. My bibliography items are each double-spaced, rather than single-spaced, which is ...
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Selecting math font with unicode-math in beamer with XeLaTeX

I'm trying to use unicode-math in XeLaTeX to use Asana Math in a beamer presentation, but I am unable to use select the font for letters in math mode. See the following MWE: \documentclass{beamer} ...
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How can I install a Chinese font in a Ubuntu 13.10 in a way that xelatex can see it?

I am trying to make the second example from the answer here work. It is copied here below: % Compile with xelatex % UTF-8 encoding \documentclass{article} \usepackage{xeCJK} \setCJKmainfont{SimSun} ...
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Globally enable a font feature for libertine package

The libertine package works with both PDFLaTeX and XeLaTeX; with the latter it automatically loads and uses fontspec for OpenType font loading. Also with XeLaTeX, it's possible to load a font feature ...
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Tweaking Biblatex-chicago citation format

I'm hoping this hasn't been asked elsewhere already; if so, I apologize. My issue is that I am trying to format my dissertation using Chicago style (biblatex-chicago). I am using XeLaTeX + ...
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Combining \ifxetex and \ifluatex with the logical OR operation

I want to write in the preamble of a LaTeX document code that should be take into account by different compilers when the document is typeset. There are fragments that should be used: only by ...
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shader=faceted interp does not compile in Xelatex

I am using pgfplots \begin{figure} \centering \begin{tikzpicture} \begin{axis}[width=\linewidth] \addplot3[surf, mesh/cols=41,mesh/ordering=colwise,faceted color=black,shader=faceted ...
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Specific font for specific characters with mathspec package

I am trying to manipulate the font, font size and thickness of the mathematical characters individually. I came into this solution at stackexchange; XeTeX/mathspec punctuation issue ... \makeatletter ...
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Unicode Symbols [duplicate]

How do I use TeX to generate the Atom symbol? I tried the following code in XeLaTeX: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{fontspec} \usepackage{dejavu} \begin{document} \symbol{"269B} ...
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Alignment with Multicols and Polyglossia

I'm working with a two column multicol environment for an English-Yiddish dictionary (using XeLaTeX and Polyglossia). I have a couple of issues, and I'm putting them all together because I'm not sure ...
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Change from Times New Roman to Arial [duplicate]

pr. 3 sg. bhavati. 3 pl. bhavanti I am using Times New Roman as the main font in a XeLaTeX doc, wherein lines like the previous occur. But after some discussion, I now need to put just some ...