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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Dot below letter [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: TeX accents do not seem to work with fontspec and xe/lua/latex Very frequently I need to write letters with dots below (like ḥ or ṭ) for transliteration. It's ok when ...
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Using simple quotes “” instead of \text{}

Is there a way to use newcommand or some other nice technique to transform any occurence of "bla" in math mode into \text{bla} The reason I ask is because it is easy, and doesn't interrupt the ...
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PSTricks transparency does not work with MikTeX's XeLaTeX

I use MikTeX and have updated all packages several minutes ago. The problem is that XeLaTeX produces a weird result where the transparency parts become opaque. It is not caused by preview as ...
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How can I make XeLaTeX use “display”, “subhead”, and “caption” varieties of a font when appropriate?

I am using Adobe's Garamond Premier Pro and it has various varities for use with larger and smaller forms of text (see http://www.adobe.com/type/topics/opticalsize.html). Is there a good way to make ...
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Want a big table in top-center of a two-column article page

\documentclass[11pt, twocolumn]{article} \usepackage{fontspec} %%Should compile with XeLatex \defaultfontfeatures{Mapping=tex-text} \setmainfont[SmallCapsFont = Delicious SmallCaps]{Delicious-Roman} ...
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Loading a math font with stylistic set in plain XeTeX

How does one activate a stylistic set in plain XeTeX? I have tried: \font\test="XITS Math:+ss01" % for calligraphic \textfont2=\test $ \fam2 A $ \bye but with no luck.
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fontspec with Helvetica breaks quotes

The usual quoting with `` and '' doesn't work anymore after including this (which also changes the engine to XeTeX): \usepackage{fontspec} \setmainfont{Helvetica} They are just printed verbatim in ...
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Working with XeLaTeX and Pygments

I am trying to use XeLaTeX typesetting engine together with Pygments syntax highlighter. XeLaTex enables me to use all the fonts that are available to the operating system; Pygments helps me to color ...
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Using a fancy font for mathmode, falling back to XITS for missing symbols

I'm using a silly font inside an environment, so that the text inside looks quite different than the surrounding text. However, I am having trouble getting mathmode to look silly, but legible. ...
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Getting Started with Minion Pro, XeLaTeX and mathspec

I have just started using Minion Pro and mathspec for my work and now I have the following in my preamble: \usepackage[MnSymbol]{mathspec} \usepackage{xltxtra} ...
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tufte-latex warning: Failed to convert input string to UTF16

I've been receiving this warnings every time I compile a document with tufte-latex class: ** WARNING ** Failed to convert input string to UTF16... Nothing happens, the document compiles fine, but ...
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How to access Webdings OpenType font in XeLaTeX

Is it possible to use the character set available in the "Webdings" OpenType font which is installed on my PC using XeLaTeX? Other non-symbol fonts seem to work fine, but I just get boxes for every ...
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Is there any specific reason to use LaTeX over XeLaTeX?

Is there any situation in which it would be easier to do things in LaTeX rather than XeLaTeX?
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xeCJK messes with punctuation

Neither a question nor really a complain, but I find I cannot use xeCJK in multilingual documents (in the present case French + English + Chinese), simply because it messes with the punctuation in the ...
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Using minted and tabs

I just started using the minted package. When I insert tabs as indentation, it gives me a bunch of characters instead: However, when I copy the example from the documentation it seems to work fine. ...
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Mixing uppercase, lowercase, and small caps?

The problem I want to follow The Economist's example for annoyingly mixed-case words: letterspace them, capitalize the first letter according to normal rules, and set all other capitals as small ...
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Troubleshooting font problems with XeTeX

When using XeTeX, I sometimes get errors like this: LaTeX Font Warning: Font shape `EU1/AdobeSongStd(0)/m/sc' undefined (Font) using `EU1/AdobeSongStd(0)/m/n' instead on input line 181. ...
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Do XeTeX and LuaTeX always use Unicode?

I am writing some functions to manipulate strings. A typical way to produce a character with a given character code is the \lowercase primitive. The following code produces a character with code 234, ...
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Follow up question: TeX accents do not seem to work with fontspec and xe/lua/latex

This is a follow up to this question. How would the same look for the dot above? That is, what's the standard definition for \. ? Or does somebody in the meantime know a better solution to the whole ...
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Unicode “undefined control sequence” in XeLaTeX

I have got a TeXLive 2011 on an Apple Time Machine and TeXShop on my local MacBook. When I try to typeset the XeLaTeX template from TeXShop, I get “undefined control sequence” for some of the Unicode ...
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LaTeXmk, xelatex and Texmaker

I am trying to set up Texmaker, so I can use latexmk with xelatex, as biber seems already supported by latexmk. I confess I do not understand how I should proceed about it. For latexmk, I am actually ...
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“xelatex: Command not found.” on network installation

I installed a TeX Live 2011 distribution on a network drive, actually an Apple Time Capsule. Even though normal TeXing with LaTeX (via pdfTeX) in TeXShop works fine, when I try to use the %!TEX ...
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Which fonts to use with pinyin?

I have a document which contains some pinyin. I find that many fonts I tried, however, don't contain all of the tone marks. I have set up the following test file which shows all of the possible ...
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long URL's containing “-” in bibtex going beyond page

I have tried several top answers with no luck. Here is what I have in my preamble(compiling with xelatex and bibtex). \documentclass[a4paper,12pt]{article} \usepackage{fontspec} \usepackage{natbib} ...
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Installing and using XeTeX

I have tried to install XeTeX on my Debian system, but this does not appear to work. Here are the steps I took: I loaded TeX Live 2011 with tlmgr -gui. I loaded a repository. I selected "not ...
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Is there a way to control scope of fontspec font change?

I would like to limit the scope of \fontspec to just one or a couple of words in my paragraph, for example: Vivamus gravida lacus a sapien \fontspec{The Font Name}{interdum} eget interdum mi ...
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SyncTeX points to a wrong location in source or preview document

I have the following pretty simple document: \documentclass[11pt]{article} \usepackage{xltxtra} \usepackage{fontspec} \usepackage{amsmath} \usepackage{polyglossia} \setmainlanguage{russian} ...
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Strange behavior of XITS Math in XeLaTeX for \underset and \underaccent commands

Prompted in part by the question Is there an "underscript" command?, I started wondering if the \underset (from amsmath) and \underaccent (from accents) commands work equally when using XeLaTeX ...
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XeTeX and XeLaTeX in TeXworks editor

In TeXworks editor in the Typeset dropdown menu among others I can select XeTeX or XeLaTex typesetting formats. If I understand correctly XeLaTex and XeTex is exactly the same thing, so why does ...
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how to typeset RTL document with two columns flush AND two-column footnotes

I'm working on a set of documents in Hebrew. My general workflow is I type reStructuredText, run it through rst2xetex and then typeset with XeLaTeX. What I can't figure out how to do is create a ...
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How to use \texttt with CMU Typewriter Text in XeTeX?

The following example won't compile \documentclass[xetex,sans,mathserif]{beamer} \usepackage{fontspec} \setmainfont{CMU Serif} \setsansfont{CMU Sans Serif} \setmonofont{CMU Typewriter Text} ...
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Using XeLaTeX + BiBTeX in TeXWorks

I'm trying to define a run configuration for using XeLaTeX with BiBTeX from within TeXWorks, but I'm coming up empty. I tried following this guide and adapt it to what I wanted to do, and ended up ...
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Bibtex references not compiling because of LastPage package?

I am trying to compile an essay and it has references in it. I am using BibTeX and XeLaTeX. Here are the last few lines of the log LaTeX Warning: Reference `LastPage' on page 4 undefined on input ...
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latex/xelatex works from command line, but not from Kile

I installed Kile and Texlive 2011. I wrote a very simple test document: \documentclass[11pt]{article} \usepackage{xltxtra} \setmainfont[Mapping=tex-text]{Linux Libertine} \begin{document} Русский: ...
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Force auto-pst-pdf or pst-pdf to work with xetex

Is it possible to force auto-pst-pdf or pst-pdf to create PDF images and include them if I’m using xelatex? Background I have to typset a Book that needs OpenType fonts so I choose xelatex. The ...
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Can one set a specific font variant in xelatex for uppercase letters only?

I would like to typeset a short, letter-like document using the Zapfino font, with the following twist: I'm OK using Zapfino's "standard" (i.e., Variant 0) glyphs for lowercase letters, but I'd like ...
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British hyphenation with either xelatex or lualatex

For several reasons, I am working on a source file that should be compilable by either xelatex or lualatex. I would like British hyphenation for the text and am using csquotes and biblatex with ...
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XeLaTeX fontspec Century Gothic not using ligatures

I'm trying to use my Century Gothic TrueType font in a document, but it's failing to use the fl and fi ligatures. The input's below: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{xltxtra} ...
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XeTeX and xdvipdfmx problem in Texstudio [closed]

I am using MacTex2011 and the installation is standard installation, I didn't change a thing.Below is some information of my environment. Sean@mac:~ > which xelatex /usr/texbin/xelatex Sean@mac:~ ...
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Font color in XeLaTeX tables

I defined the font and color of my text in the document preamble with the commands \setmainfont{ConduMoveReg.otf} \setmathfont{ConduMoveReg.otf} \definecolor{darkblue}{cmyk}{1.00, 0.50, 0.00, 0.40} ...
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Can't find Metrics for opentype font; why does XeTeX need them?

I want to use an OpenType font for a document, so I'm trying to compile it with xelatex. I followed the answers on this question: How do I use an OpenType font with my LaTeX document? However, when ...
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TikZ example involving Spies won't typeset properly using XeLaTeX

The example in this answer, illustrating the use of "spies" using the Tikz package, fails to typeset correctly when using XeLaTeX: the magnification circle appears empty. Using pdfLaTeX and LaTeXmk ...
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Is there any way to find what \settextfont[Scale=XXXXX] equivalent to font size? [closed]

I want to know how can I match \settextfont[Scale=XXX} with MS word font size? For example if I want to write essay in font of 14 in Ms word what should I set instead of XXX in ...
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XeLaTeX: xtabular package fails to work

I am trying to make my resume neat and tidy. So, going for LaTeX/XeLaTex. Resume Here The problem is, even though I use the xtab package to put my long tables across multiple pages, for some reason, ...
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Analog of \pdfelapsedtime for LuaTeX and XeTeX

In pdfTeX, the \pdfelapsedtime primitive gives access to the time since this pdfTeX run was started, in "scaled seconds" (1/65536 seconds). This is useful to benchmark code: repeat it many times, and ...
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Externalising TikZ pictures using XeTeX

I'm trying to use TikZ's external library with XeTeX, for example, and I'm running into some issues. Having set external/system call={xelatex \tikzexternalcheckshellescape -halt-on-error ...
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New fontspec key/value pairs syntax?

I updated the packages in my TexLive distribution earlier today and noticed that one line of code in my project no longer worked properly, namely the one I used to set the fake options for my ...
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\mathrm and \Omega in XeLaTeX

When I write $\mathrm{\Omega}$ and compile it with LaTeX, I get capital omega symbol normally. But when I do the same with XeLaTeX, I get empty symbol. I don't use any special packages or fonts. ...
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Tweaking numeral height (and baseline)

I am using the Computer Modern Unicode Bright font, in the OpenType version (see http://cm-unicode.sourceforge.net or http://www.ctan.org/tex-archive/fonts/cm-unicode) in a XeLaTeX-compiled document. ...
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tikz/eso-pic watermark isn't transparent on the first page

I'm seeing odd behavior when trying to use a watermark with tikz and eso-pic. Here is my example document: \documentclass[10pt]{article} \usepackage{eso-pic} \usepackage{tikz} ...