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Different compilation times with different Operating Systems

I have noticed that when compiling or rather typesetting with XeLaTeX, I experience very different compilation times on different Operating Systems. When I typeset on Windows, the compilation process ...
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XeLaTeX Fontspec: restore original fonts

I'm trying to use a TTF font for my code excerpts, but want to use the standard latex fonts for the rest of the document. I'm using the following code, as recommended by this question. ...
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Alternate Q in Garamond Premier Pro with XeLaTeX

My question is closely related to Glyph substitution: alternate capital Q in URW-Garamond? (LaTeX, Mac OS X) but I am using XeLateX. It looks like there is a hidden mechanism that I do not understand. ...
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XeTeX + Polyglossia: Incorrect presentation of Bengali glyph - how can I correct it?

I started using XeTeX with polyglossia for typesetting Bengali. I use the following command for turning on language-specific ligatures: \newfontfamily\bengalifont[Script=Bengali]{FONTNAME} ...
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Terminus with fontspec in XeTeX

When using \setmonofont with fontspec in XeTeX, I wonder what fonts (or type faces) I can use. fc-list yields among others: Terminus:style=Bold Terminus:style=Regular So I tried this: ...
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Glyph alternates break hyphenation

Alan Munn explined in Use stylistic set variations only for certain glyphs how to enable glyph alternates for a certain subset of glyphs. I'm using the second method he described (the other method ...
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XeLaTeX exit codes

I'm running XeLaTeX from a shell script and would like to check for exit codes, to see if an error was encountered during processing. So I'm looking for a list of possible exit codes. I've checked ...
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MultiScript Bibliography using biber/xelatex/polyglossia

I have succeeded in having a multiscript document using polyglossia. I tried to use biber to have a multiscript bibliography. Every thing compiles well but the Arabic Script in the .bib file doesn't ...
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Substitute italic ampersand with alternative ampersand in Linux Libertine O

Based in this answer I want to create a command \amper that uses the alternative ampersand of Linux Libertine O and leaves the regular \& alone. The problem with the MWE below is that hyperref ...
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How do I add a for loop to a class file function?

I'm using this XeLaTeX class file to write my resume. One of the features is for section headings it colors the first 3 letters: \section{experience} This is hardcoded to the first 3 letters, and ...
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How to tell when to use pdflatex, latex, and xelatex for any given tex file?

I'm writing an automatic compiling pipeline that should be able to compile any given tex file into a pdf. The diversity of the input tex files mainly shows up in what format of figures they use and ...
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Xelatex, Biblatex: biber.exe not working properly (IPC::Run) error

I'm using biber.exe and biblatex with the following preamble in my tex document \documentclass[fontsize =10pt, BCOR=0mm, DIV=default]{scrartcl} \usepackage{fontspec} \usepackage{xunicode} ...
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Cyrillic monospaced font in XeLaTeX

I've installed full TexLive 2011 using "install-tl" script in Ubuntu 12.04. When I was using TexLive 2009 from repositories the following file was compiled without any errors. ...
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TeXLive2011, XeLaTex and Beamer won't compile lists

Approximately a year ago I created a beamer presentation using TeXLive 2009 on Ubuntu and XeLaTeX (since I wanted to use system fonts). Meanwhile I upgraded to TeXLive 2011. Yesterday I tried to run ...
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Unnecessary first line shift in XeTeX

Using XeTeX I noticed how first line is shifted with \usepackage{indentfirst} in a document which I don't want to happen. In LaTeX everything works Ok. Examples: XeTeX: ...
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Xelatex hyperref problem [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Hyperlinking a drawing I need a drawn line hyperlinked a specific page in the document. In the following MWE when I comment out polyglossia package and use PDFLatex, it ...
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XeLaTeX weird characters in numbering and headers

When I build my document, several weird characters appear. Take a look at the picture below: The most strange thing, is that exactly the same tex file compiles fine on an other computer of mine. I ...
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Xetex not running in Hebrew Lyx

I am trying to use Polyglossia package through Lyx. When compiling with XeLaTeX, I get undefined control sequence error and the file won't compile. Working with Windows 7, Lyx 2.03 and MiKTeX 2.9. ...
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Where does XeLaTeX look for smallcaps shapes in fonts?

In response to a deleted post, here is my attempt at formulating a question to an answer: Where does XeLaTeX look for smallcaps shapes in fonts, on an Ubuntu system?
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Use of \scshape or \textsc with fontspec/xelatex

I've already tried Use of \scshape or \textsc in beamer \institute fix with \rmfamily in the MWE below, but it doesn't work - I've seen A problem with \textsc as well, but I don't think I should load ...
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Last step in moving to XeTeX: Font shape problems

I am trying to move to the XeTeX distribution. My current problem is the following: If I leave these packages I have no problems with the Helvetica. \usepackage[portuges,english]{babel} ...
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Avoiding increase of number of fonts (families) with fontspec/xelatex?

(I actually came to a solution with this, which I've posted separately, but I thought it'd be good to document anyways - and of course, any comments to this are welcome) This is the problem - I need ...
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Problem with setting correct custom page size with 'geometry' in xelatex

I'm trying to set the page size using the geometry package as shown in the following MWE, compiled with xelatex test.tex: \documentclass[12pt]{article} \usepackage[b5paper,pass]{geometry} ...
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combine two sans fonts for xelatex/lualatex

I'm still finding my way around latex, so forgive me is this is an obvious question... I have two sans serif ttf fonts available at my workplace that I want to use in xelatex or lualatex. The serif ...
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How do I activate hanging punctuation with XeteX under ConTeXt?

I'm noob at ConTeXt. I want to use auto2 font with ConTeXt, I think the easiest way to do that is using the XeTeX backend. ConTeXt can do some protrusion with pdfTeX and LuaTeX, but with XeTeX it ...
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How to use Arabic text inside addcontentsline

I am using arabxetex package. I need my TOP be all in Arabic script including page numbers. \addcontentsline works with Latin [English] text, but not with Arabic. \phantomsection ...
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layouts package reads all length as zero with tikz/fontspec/xelatex?

After getting the suggestion to use the layouts package for visual debugging of lengths, I came up with the following example, which I compile with xelatex test.tex: ...
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Error in amsmath as primitive \eqno no longer primitive [closed]

I am trying to typeset (with XeLaTeX) a simple Tufte-LaTeX example (http://tufte-latex.googlecode.com/files/Week5Lecture.tex) and getting an error message like the following: ...
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Strange latex font warnings with fontsize, tikz, fontspec

This is mostly the same code as in: Problem with itemize indentation in minipage in tikz node ... but with a few changes - notably, it uses fontspec with Junicode font, and so needs to be compiled ...
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XeLaTeX: WordInitial, Inner and WordFinal seem to match everywhere

I am creating a blackletter font and would like to use it with XeLaTeX. I try to use initial/medial/final substitution for letters, like s/ſ, but the context seems to match even when it should not. ...
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Centering full-page tikz images - with mid-document paper size change

I just got this question answered: xetex - Centering full-page Tikz image on page without margins with xelatex? - TeX - LaTeX ... and all works there.   However, here is my problem - I ...
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Centering full-page Tikz image on page without margins with xelatex?

I'm trying to export some full-page SVG images via inkscape2tikz, and then trying to include these tikz-code images in a Latex document; but there seems to be a slight problem with xelatex. After ...
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avilable XeTeX editors [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: LaTeX Editors/IDEs Can anybody please list Unicode compatible XeTeX editors for Windows which support RTL languages? (I know TeXmaker and Texnic 2alpha ) Update: ...
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changing font of one (or a small number of) text character only [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Font substitution with XeLaTeX I am using a text font that unfortunately does not have accents for the letter e, which I need. But I have found a very similar font, and ...
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MacTeX 2011, Xetex and Tex Live Utility

I tried several times to play with XeLaTeX (being used to "classical" LaTeX) but since I installed MacTeX 2011 and updated it with TeX Live Utility, I got that kind message : ...
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Changing the font for braces

I managed to successfully hack mathspec to use parentheses () and brackets [] from the specified font via e.g. \DeclareMathSymbol{]}{\mathord}{\eu@DigitsArabic@symfont}{`]} Obviously, I'd like to ...
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Abstract with amsart class and fontspec (with XeLaTeX)

There is an error message which I do not understand when I use amsart in conjunction with fontspec. The math text in the abstract seems to be deemed too small? The error is \textfont 6 is ...
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unscalable oldstyle numbers through \newfont with XeLaTeX (Minion)

In what is below, the \newfont command does not scale the numbers. I would like to know why. \documentclass{book} \usepackage{fontspec} \setmainfont[Ligatures={Common}, Numbers={OldStyle}]{Minion ...
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XeTeX hebrew problem with LyX

I am using LyX and trying to write in Hebrew using XeTeX. I get the following error messages: undefined control sequence Package polyglossia error Is this a package I should get manually? I would ...
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AUCTeX XeLaTeX preview fails: fontspec cannot-use-pdftex error

I am struggling setting up AUCTeX preview in a way that I can use it with XeLaTeX documents. When I try to generate the previews I get the following error cannot-use-pdftex generated by the ...
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How to make XeLaTeX recognize linked fonts with Windows?

I can not get fontconfig, which XeLaTeX relies on, to recognize fonts that are in the Fonts folder as shortcuts (to fonts in other folders). fc-cache and fc-list ignore the shortcuts, which do not ...
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Set font in listings in XeLaTeX

I want to set specific font just for listings in XeLaTeX. \newfontfamily\consolas{Consolas} \lstdefinelanguage{MyLanguage}{ basicstyle=\ttfamily, .... % my language definition } ...
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LTR sequences within RTL text - alternative to cumbersome markup?

I am writing a book in Persian that is full of text in Latin scripts scattered all over book. I have to wrap every Latin script with \lt{} to guide xetex to align words from left to right. It's ...
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How to change the appearance of the optional argument of \cite in amsrefs?

Continuing my odyssey with oldstyle numbers, I'd like to disable them also in the optional (second) argument of \cite{...}*{...} in amsrefs. Any hints how to do that? (I'm using XeLaTeX, but this is ...
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How to avoid sub-stacks being squeezed onto the baseline?

I'm using XeLaTeX on Linux (just to pre-empt any questions about that...) I think my question is best described with this Picture: As you can see in the red circles, the n \to \infty line got ...
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Using Cambria Math in XeLaTeX

Take a look at the following images, XeLaTeX typeset formula: Word generated formula: Note specifically the difference of the \hat implementations at g_i and g_i^2 in XeLaTeX. In Word the two ...
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Remapping fonts in unicode-math has no effect on e.g. `\mscrC`

For some reason, in this setup, \mathscr{C} and \mscrC produce different results: \documentclass[12pt,a4paper]{article} \usepackage{unicode-math} \unimathsetup{math-style=TeX} \setmathfont{Cambria ...
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Arrow is too long when \vec followed by subscript or superscript after using unicode-math package

The code is below \documentclass[12pt]{article} \usepackage{unicode-math} \setmathfont{XITS Math} \begin{document} \large $\vec{a}^{12345}$ \end{document} Then the arrow of ...
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Why does \movieref not work under XeLaTeX? [closed]

I have a long-standing problem with the button produced by the \movieref command from movie15 package. Briefly saying, it does not work at all if my document is compiled with XeLaTeX whereas the ...
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Check for missing fonts/characters in XeLaTeX?

Because I began to use many Unicode characters (Japanese, some unusual diacritics, etc.) I switched from LaTeX to XeLaTeX to render my documents. Unfortunately, if a font is missing, the letters are ...