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 and Microtype [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Margin kerning in Xe(La)TeX for TeXlive 2010: how to enable? Is it possible to get microtype to work with XeLaTeX? Is there any other alternatives to that kind of ...
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Drawbacks of XeTeX/LuaTeX

Currently I use pdflatex to process my documents, but I want to be with the cool kids and switch to XeTeX or LuaTeX. My documents are moderately multilingual (main text in portuguese or english, ...
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Computer Modern in XeLaTeX

I love XeLaTeX for things like $a≠b$ ⇔ $ a⊧a↑Ω$ All days before I used DejaVu fonts and Asana-Math for unicode-math. But today I have to get visual compability with LaTeX. So I installed Computer ...
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hyperxmp + xelatex bug: duplication of pdfkeywords

I found an annoying bug(?) relating to the pdfkeywords metadata field which hyperref allows to set. When hyperref is used in combination with hyperxmp and the document is compiled with xelatex the ...
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pst-barcode, textpos and XeLaTeX

Please consider the following MWE, which shall place a QR code (pst-barcode package) at a fixed position on the page using the textpos package: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{pst-barcode} ...
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Whats the appropriate paper size command with xelatex these days?

i am trying to use xelatex from the mactex 2012 package to build a paper at DIN A4 paper size. using any of the following commands does not do the trick, it keeps set at 21,59 × 27,94 cm which is ...
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color of unicode-math in xetex

My question is based on the example which may be found here in teh second answer. Actually, I discovered this feature of unicode-math some time ago, but suspected that I am doing something wrong. ...
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How to change default font size with XeLaTeX compiler and style file [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Making default font size 16pt I need to change font size to 14 points with XeLaTeX. I used: \documentclass[a4paper, 14pt]{report} But the result is still 10pt. I ...
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Using TIPA with fontspec

I'm trying to write a document that will contain characters in many different scripts (for which I am using fontspec and rendering with xelatex) and IPA symbols (for which I am using TIPA). ...
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How to achieve line spacing when using custom font

I would like to be able to determine the line spacing in the following example: The line spacing is clearly not good. My TeX code looks as follows: \HRule \\[0.5cm] { ...
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Psfrag or comparable tagging method with XeTeX

I understand from this question that using psfrag to replace tags in eps-files works well with pdfLaTeX. I also think I understand from this question that there was no working mechanism to accomplish ...
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Typesetting documents that are a mix of Arabic and Latin script without annoying markup

How can I insert LTR script directly within RTL text without cumbersome markup? (consider a Language learning book. ) What is most clean method to write following texts? Aa bb cc ااا ببب تتت dd ee ...
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How do I typeset ‘long’ waveforms with tikz-timing?

I'm typesetting with the book class (so, one column), and I need to typeset various waveforms with tikz-timing. When I was using it for two-column documents, I never had a problem, but now I've come ...
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How to work with large projects

I am working on a project and i want to slim it down a litle so please help me with the following. I have a document structure like this: /DocumentRoot |-main.tex |-title.tex | |-/chapter-1 | ...
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Customizing \chapter command

Here is the picture: The code is from this post. \documentclass[a4paper,12pt]{book} \usepackage{graphicx} \usepackage{lipsum} \usepackage{fontspec} \usepackage{titlesec} \setmainfont{EB Garamond ...
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Sans Serif headings, Serif Body text

I'm using ConTeXt, with XeTex. So I'm compiling my document: texexec --xetex foo.tex I would like to follow the convertion of having my headings all in Sans Serif, and my body text in Serif. I want ...
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Use font in XeTeX not installed on my system

Using XeLaTeX, how can I use a font that I have downloaded in a folder, but have not installed on my system? I have tried to specify the path in setmainfont{Path = C:/MyFolder/MyFonts/, but I receive ...
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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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Parentheses differ (XeLaTeX, fontspec, newtxmath, libertine)

After Internal error: bad native font flag I stumbled upon another weird problem with the combination XeLaTeX/fontspec/Libertine/newtxmath: \documentclass{scrartcl} \usepackage[no-math]{fontspec} ...
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URLs set with lining figures regardless font settings

I’ve noticed during my XeLaTeX typesetting with hyperref package that since not so long ago, URLs (using \url) have been typed in lining figures (as opposed to the oldstyle figures) whatever my ...
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mathaccent skewchar with XeTeX

How can I get the dots in the correct position: \font\test="XITS Math:script=math;mapping=italic" \skewchar\test=127 \XeTeXmathchardef\beta="0"1`β \def\ddot{\XeTeXmathaccent"7"1"0308} ...
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Poor opentype font quality when printing xelatex generated PDF

I've been trying to print a PDF created with Xelatex, and the text (using opentype) is not as crystal clear as the same text printed directly from word (the edges are jagged/grainy). Any suggestions? ...
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TkiZ: \spy is behaving unexpectedly, it does not spy there where I'm magnifying

I'm running in a bizar problem with \spy: it does not spy there where I specify. To illustrate the problem, here is my simple code: \documentclass[border=1cm]{standalone} \usepackage{tikz} ...
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How to create multilingual (English, Japanese) and multi-format bibliographies with biblatex and biber

As a follow-up to this thread, I would like to know if it is possible to extend this further to change the citation format depending on whether kanji or romanization is selected. Japanese entries ...
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Putting quotation marks in TeX document

Have to put double quotes mark for a sentence. I am using Xetex. For the input string ``The work'', the output is also ``The work'' whereas it should be “The work”. Below is the list of packages and ...
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Cannot add metadata to pdf [closed]

i noticed that i am not able to add metadata to my pdf.. any clues? Here is a minimal working example. The produced pdf has no author or title metadata. I am using miktex and texworks. % !TeX program ...
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File size difference between XeLaTeX and pdfLaTeX

When working with MacTeX 2010, I noticed that XeLaTeX generates files considerably smaller than pdfLaTeX on the same input. Even with the small example \documentclass[11pt]{article} \begin{document} ...
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Use mathrm by default for uppercase Latin characters

I'm trying to mix Optima and AMS Euler using eulervm and mathspec in XeLaTeX. The relevant bit of code in my source file is as follows: \usepackage{eulervm} \usepackage{mathspec} ...
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Change the font of \hyphenchar

I'm using Tex with Telugu and English languages. When a word is hyphenated, the hyphen symbol, as apparently is not found in Telugu font, appears as undefined symbol. I want to change it's font to ...
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Shortcuts using double quotes in combination with mathspec

Basically, I have encountered the same error as answered here and the workaround suggested by Andrey Vihrov reenables me to compile the document. The problem now is, that any shorthand defined by the ...
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When using more than 16 math alphabets, \mathtt uses italic font

I know that in TeX, you can only use 16 math alphabets but XeTeX extends this so I was curious to enlarge the number of my math alphabets and I had to redefine some internals of LaTeX. Here is my ...
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One of the glyphs used for zero in Chinese does not appear

I use XeLaTeX with TeXShop v. 2.47 and have generally good results with the SimSun and PMingLiU fonts. However, I find that the glyph ○ (U+25CB), which is used for zero in some of my sources, is ...
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Simple xelatex or latex document which contains an apple command character [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to typeset the special mac's keyboard's symbols? I don't know how to get an apple command sign in a latex or xetex document. I know that this has been ...
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inserting a pdf file in the beginning in xelatex

I was creating a book using XeLateX. I've got a front page created by someone else which is in pdf format. Now my question is how can I insert the pdf file to the beginning? I have done this in LaTeX ...
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Can't use installed fonts

I use Linux and if I go to installed fonts I can see that the 'Adobe Helvetica', for instance, is installed. I also find it if I do fc-list. But I can't use it with XeTeX. If I do ...
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Problem when bidi & hyperref packages are used with custom document class (XeLaTeX)

There is a problem when bidi & hyperref packages are used together and custom document style is used. For example: \documentclass[unicode]{myreport} \usepackage{xltxtra} \author{Author} ...
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How to achieve bold section titles in a Europass CV via europecv package?

I have a problem getting the section headers of my Europass CV to appear bold in the europecv package. Neither \bf nor \textbf{} seem to work. I am using XeLaTeX and this is how my document looks: ...
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Weird problem with pgfsys-xetex.def and fadings (xelatex) [closed]

[...] Your graphic driver pgfsys-xetex.def does not support fadings [...] That's what the following MWE returns: \documentclass{beamer} \usecolortheme{rose} \usecolortheme{seahorse} ...
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How to create trapezoidal multicols?

I would like to create a XeLaTeX layout where multicol's columns (two in this case, no figures, text only) are tilted where they meet. The lines still should be ordinary lines below each other, but ...
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Blank pages with a message [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I make pages which were “intentionally left blank”? I want to produce the effects as in a conventional book, wherein you have \cleardoublepage with a ...
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Invalid right aligned chapter and section titles

I'm trying to write a bidirectional (English/Hebrew) document in xelatex and polyglossia. For some reason, when I enable Hebrew as a secondary language, all the chapter and section titles become ...
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Xelatex, verbatim and hyphenation [closed]

I have the following problem with XeLatex, Russian language, hyphenation and verbatim. Consider the following tex file (text below). It is compiled with XeLaTex, and before verbatim hyphenation is ...
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Broken quotes with polyglossia

I have used the following setup to typset Telugu text using polyglossia and xelatex. But the quotes seem to be broken. They appear as typed in the source and are not transformed to the curly ones (as ...
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Text appearing bold on some pages with images [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Why are some pages in my PDF coming out bold? For some reason, all the text on certain pages is appearing bold when there is a picture on the same page. I saw the other ...
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Moving from pdfLaTeX to XeTeX - what do I need to know?

I've used pdfLaTeX for some time, but have encountered problems wanting to use other fonts than the defaults. I've been recommended to use XeTeX instead, as this supports usage of system fonts ...
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Can't add \raisebox to ToC in XeTeX

In XeLaTeX I've defined the following command: \newcommand*{\PoETeX}{P\kern -.15em\raisebox{-0.21em}{O}\kern -.05em E\TeX} as a simple (non-robust) way to create a silly logo styled after \LaTeX. ...
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Numbers in Newcommand

I have some thousands of special text lines specifically numbered. 001001=aaaaaaaa 001002=bbbbbbbb 001003=cccccccc 002001=dddddddd 002002=mmmmmmmm 002003=jjjjjjjj 003001=uuuuuuuu 003002=iiiiiiii ...
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AUCTeX, preview-latex and Xelatex [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: AUCTeX and Xetex sometimes I have to edit tex files with xelatex. Those files can be successfully compiled from the console. Auctex work fine with regular tex files and ...
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Long lines don't wrap when characters are input by number

Why doesn't the following long line wrap and how to force it to? \documentclass[a4paper]{article} \usepackage{polyglossia} \setmainlanguage{english} \setotherlanguage{arabic} ...
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Using active characters to swap fonts?

I should probably say in advance that this question is inspired by sheer bloody-mindedness, and also apologize in advance if it's unanswerable or just silly. I've gotten it into my head that when I ...