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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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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Manchu and Mongolian script

I am trying to write a document including Manchu script on a Mac. Manchu is written with the Mongolian alphabet with the addition of some diacritics, but the extra diacritics are included in standard ...
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Computer Modern font with accented characters (in XeTeX)

I'd like to use Knuth's Computer Modern font with XeTeX in a way where I don't have to type accents in a \'-way and without any gimmick such as making accentuated characters active and then say ...
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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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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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Change section fonts

I am trying to emulate MS Word 2010 functionality with LaTeX since I am fed up with word. I am using TexShop, and I have been able to set the main font to Calibri through the use of XeTeX. How do I ...
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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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CJK: blank output for Japanese characters

I have just started using latex and I am trying to display Japanese characters on a beamer presentation. I use Miktex on a Windows 7 OS. I have tried every possible example file and tutorial that I ...
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Indentation after section title on a first item of “easylist” item

The code: % XeLaTeX \documentclass[12pt]{article} \usepackage{geometry} \geometry{letterpaper} \usepackage{graphicx} \usepackage{amssymb} \usepackage[50, sharp]{easylist} \usepackage{titlesec} ...
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Can XeLaTeX | LuaTeX import movies?

It seems that XeLaTeX cannot handle movies. I imported movies into PDF produced with pdflatex compiler using the multimedia package that comes with beamer. My search over various boards revealed that ...
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Using dash instead of point in headers

How can I set - instead of . as separator in headers? 1 Chap 1-1 Sec 1-2 Sec 1-2-1 SubSec 2 Chap 2-1 Sec I use XePersian package. The following does not work: \documentclass{book} ...
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Enable XeTeX for LyX [closed]

I am trying to enable XeLaTeX for LyX, but I have some problems. I am using Ubuntu 11.04 and LyX 2.0. I followed an online tutorial in order to install XeTeX. Then I opened LyX, but I can't enable ...
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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, ...
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XeLaTeX replaces characters present in font with missing character placeholders

I'm using XeLaTeX in order to have access to certain opentype Unicode fonts, including Calluna. However, XeLaTeX refuses to display certain characters which exist in the font. I know they exist in the ...
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Suppress character substitution in xetex

I have a situation where I need to place a combining ring above (U+030A) the character 'j'. Yes, it is silly, because the ring would collide with the dot above the 'j', but I want to combine them ...
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How do I make Portable Document Format — portable? [duplicate]

I prepared a document in XeLaTeX in Linux, fonts embedded, then I went to a printing guy on windows + lots of Adobe tools, and pdf looks the other way on his machine: some fonts get scaled which ...
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Load fonts that are in a ./fonts directory

I'm new to TeX. I have the following problem: How can I load a font from a file in a directory, which is located in the root of the project? Say I have something like: /project /fonts ...
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Someone has redefined \pdfoutput? [closed]

I am very confused by my TeX Live (2012). I used XeLaTeX to run a .Rnw file in RStudio and got the following message: Compiled PDF failed ...
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XeLaTeX warning: Redefining document command \oldstylenums with arg. spec. 'm'

I updated my MiKTeX to the newest version a few days ago, and after this when I compile documents with the fontspec package included, there's a warning. For example: \documentclass{article} ...
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Error using XeLaTeX and Biber to cite sources

I am using Biber to cite my sources with biblatex-apa, with the package apa6 on OS X. Everything was going smoothly until I added a certain source which caused xelatex to stop compiling with the ...
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Using different text and math fonts with unicode-math

When using pdfLaTeX it is sometimes possible, when using different text and math font sets, to take the fonts for operators like sin and cos from the text font even within formulae. Thus, using the ...
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Internationalization of output in package skak

I am using the skak package to print chess games with some success. I would like to ask if it is possible to output the moves, changing the names of the squares to another language. For example, for ...
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Biber: Cannot decode string with wide characters (encode.pm) [closed]

I have ran into problems with biber and Xelatex, so I decided to test a working example and see what's up. I used the test files from this question, but the result I got was: INFO - This is Biber 1.7 ...
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XeTeX font spacing awfulness [duplicate]

When using the Lato font (e.g., Google fonts or Lato fonts), I get completely overlapping text: When I view the PDF in Google Chrome's PDF viewer, it looks fine on the screen: but it still ...
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How to add the text from Google Input Tools - Gujarati language

I would like to add Text from http://www.google.com/intl/en/inputtools/cloud/try/ . It is an IME Tool where you can write in Gujarati language. I would like to copy+paste "સહજ ને કિનારે" from Google ...
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minted and Unicode: symbols missing

Code: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{minted} \begin{document} \begin{minted}[mathescape, linenos, numbersep=5pt, gobble=2, ...
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On Ubuntu 10.10 with texlive-full installed, xelatex is rotating my figures 90 degrees counterclockwise

I am using the latest ubuntu with the texlive-full package. When I do a simple \includegraphics like this: \begin{figure}[h] \centering \rotatebox{-90}{\includegraphics[width=8cm]{problem1}} ...
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Removing the bold attribute from a specific unicode alphabet

I am using unicode-math with XeTeX and XITS fonts. Instead of writing \mathcal, I want to use the unicode characters 𝓐, 𝓑, …, 𝓩 and have them render like \mathcal A, \mathcal B, …, \mathcal Z. ...
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Scale font only vertically (poor man’s condensed of Libertine)

I’m using Linux Libertine to typeset the translation of a poem with eledmac/eledpar. The original text appears on the left pages and the translation on the right ones. Since the translated verses are ...
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Using pst-barcode, fontspec and standalone at the same time?

I am trying to generate a series of labels using TikZ and the standalone document class. Normally, this works fine, but this time I want to use a system font and to include a barcode. Below is an ...
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Hyphenation of Russian text in utf8 encoding?

All my attempts to make hyphenation work in Debian Linux 6.0 for Russian text encoded in utf8 has failed. My search on internet indicates that hyphenation should work through babel at least with ...
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using gnu make and xelatex

After switching to xelatex I had a look at my old makefiles. I want to reorganize them and have rules that relate any tex file to the pdf file. Also the files should not be compiled if not necessary ...
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Math operator names with Neo Euler in XeLaTeX

I am writing a document in XeLaTeX using Libertine and Neo Euler as fonts: \usepackage[math-style=upright]{unicode-math} \setmainfont{Linux Libertine G} \setsansfont[Scale=MatchLowercase]{Liberation ...
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How to align text inside pie chart?

I'm creating pie chart using code below: \begin{center} \begin{pspicture}(-5,-4)(4,4) \psset{unit=1.2} \psChart[userColor={black!10,black!40},chartSep=10pt,shadow,shadowsize=3pt]{\above,\below}{}{3} ...
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Using specific font for the equation in XeLaTex

I want to use a specific font for a specific formula in XeLaTeX. Usually, the math font can be set up using mathspec package. \usepackage{mathspec} ...
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Remove Footer without removing the header

I created a header and footer using fancyhdr. I want to remove the footer from a particular page without touching the header. I tried changing the page styles but nothing worked. any idea?
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\href and \includegraphics not making hyperlinks in XeLaTeX [duplicate]

I need to make hyperlink on a image. For that, I setup as follows. \href{http://stackexchange.com/users/1170155/thekojueffect?tab=accounts}{\includegraphics[height=11pt]{stackexchange.png}} The ...
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\SetBgContents text size

I was trying to add custom page number style using the background package. here is my code \makeatletter \AddEverypageHook{% \SetBgPosition{0.5\textwidth,.05\textheight} ...
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How to select conditional text?

I've three variable statements : Statement1 = You are Great Student. Statement2 = You are average Student. Statement3 = You Need improvement on list of topics mentioned below. In the report ...
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Errors but compiling xetex

I use xelatex for my thesis. This is my preamble \documentclass[12pt, a4paper, oneside, openany]{book} \usepackage{xltxtra} \usepackage{xgreek} \usepackage{amsmath} \usepackage{amsfonts} ...
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XeLaTeX Bad/Inconsistent Kerning [closed]

I'm running xubuntu 12.04.3 LTS with tex-full 2013 package. The kerning is terrible. For example, I have fonts-linuxlibertine 5.3.0 installed, latest and greatest; when I compile using XeLaTeX, both ...
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Can anyone provide me with a simple example?

I want to write in urdu with nastaleeq font. I have done quite a few things but i dont know how to write it. Plus i dont know how to use xetex. So can anyone give me a simple example writing urdu in ...
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Tamil/Indian Typesetting via ITRANS package

I am rather a beginner to LaTeX while I have already written quite some nice articles with it. Yet I am inquiring problems to get a particular package to run on Windows 7, namely itrans. I am using ...
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Problem with small caps in XeLaTeX

I'm not able to make small caps work with any font in XeLaTeX. Here is output illustrating the issue for Charis SIL, Garuda, and Times New Roman, respectively. Pasted below are a MWE and version and ...
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Run .tex files in batch in xeLaTex [closed]

I have 50 similar .tex files that need to be run in XeLaTeX, and would like to run them in batch mode. Does anyone know if this can be done in Windows? File names are: file1.tex file2.tex file3.tex ...