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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} ...
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'Standalone' TikZ pictures

I want to create a TikZ picture in an external PDF file, which then can be included in my main document via \includegraphics. However, compiling a document with a TikZ picture in it produces a whole ...
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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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Xelatex Crashes on item-bullets

I have installed a local version of the latest TeXLive distribution and xelatex crashes with the following error message, using the little document below. This is XeTeX, Version ...
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SyncTeX wrongly placed when XeTeX called with -aux-directory [closed]

I am using MikTeX 2.9 and compiling "hello.tex" containing: \documentclass{minimal} \begin{document} text \end{document} with: xelatex --synctex=1 --aux-directory=auxdir hello.tex produces a ...
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XeLaTeX, \includegraphics and \hyperlink

I have question regarding XeLaTeX. I have switched from LaTeX to XeLaTeX because I wanted to use ttf fonts and now I have a problem with \hyperlink. It works with text, but it doesn't with images. So ...
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How to use texi2dvi to run latex generating PDF?

I use xelatex instead of pdflatex to generate PDFs, but now I want to use texi2dvi to generate them, however every time it shows errors as follows: texi2dvi(file="Letter__Oct11.tex",pdf=TRUE) failed ...
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Can XeTeX | LuaTeX use MetaFont fonts?

Can XeTeX | LuaTeX use MF fonts invented for TeX ? By default (when fontspec package is not loaded) they load Latin Modern fonts as the following exception from eu1enc.def file shows: ...
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Can't use fontspec with xelatex after tlmgr update

I updated my MacTeX 2011 installation yesterday. Now, compiling the following with xelatex fails: \documentclass[xetex]{article} \usepackage{fontspec} \begin{document} hello \end{document} The ...
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Half Brackets Not Showing in XeLaTeX

I have a XeLaTeX document with lower half brackets ⸤⸥ (U+2E24,U+2E25) and upper half brackets ⸢⸣ (U+2E22,U+2E23). In the log file I get the complaint like Missing character: There is no ⸤ in font... ...
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XeTeX \left and \right problem

I have a problem with the 〈 and 〉 symbols (Unicode encoding: 27E8 and 27E9) which replace the \langle and \rangle, when I try to combine them with \left and \right commands. The following examples ...
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Including different content based on whether xelatex or pdflatex is invoked [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can I write a document that is compilable with both latex and xetex? I use XeLaTeX for my documents, and have a font set that I like. However, I also work with coauthors ...
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How to insert Greek with “ascii keyboard” and XeTeX, Polyglossia

How can I write greek without entering the greek characters directly? With babel, I can do this: \documentclass{article} \usepackage[polutonikogreek]{babel} \begin{document} ...
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How best to run through a series of elements {a,1,i}, {b,2,ii}, etc

I am rewriting a package I wrote for XeLaTeX to handle unicode blocks. This means dealing with setting up character classes for all characters from block "BlockName" starting at codepoint 1234 and ...
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Can I use Wolfram Mathematica fonts in XeTeX / LuaTeX?

Wolfram Mathematica comes with full (?) set of math fonts. Is it possible to use these fonts in XeLaTeX and LuaLaTeX? I mean something like \usepackage[math-style=ISO,bold-style=ISO]{unicode-math} ...
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XeTeX compiling

How can I create a PDF file from .tex file using xetex.exe? What should I enter to console? I tried different combinations like xetex -pdf filepath and so but it doesn't work.
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xetex installation broken?

I have xetex installed on a Mac with the texlive 2011 installation. here is my source file: \documentclass[11pt]{article} \begin{document} Web 安全与电子商务 \end{document} here is my error: $ xetex ...
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How do I change font in pgfplots with plain XeTeX?

I have tried: \font\figfn="Myriad Pro:mapping=tex-text" at 8pt \input tikz \tikzset{font=\figfn} \input pgfplots \pgfplotsset{ width=\hsize, compat=1.3, every axis label={font=\figfn}, tick ...
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xelatex -Undefined control sequence

So I am trying to work with this tex file for CV available at http://kjhealy.github.com/kjh-vita/ The only thing I change is the font from pragmata to consolas. 2 problems I get a pdf output, with a ...
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Error in fontspec.sty

I downloaded a template for CV and one of the requirements was installation of fontspec.sty. Now when I compile the file the code file of fontspec.sty pops up in a new tab in TeXnicCenter and it ...
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Problem including PDF 1.6 files in XeTeX with MikTeX

Here's the MWE for my problem: \documentclass[11pt]{article} \usepackage{graphicx} \usepackage{fontspec} \setmainfont{Adobe Garamond} \begin{document} text \begin{figure} \centering ...
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polyglossia error after MiKTeX update [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: xelatex stopped working after TexLive2011 update 2 days ago Sorry, I don't know where I could report bug that appeared after MiKTeX Update. Here is a test file: % ...
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Compiling latex directly from R

I want to find a programmatic way of converting a .tex latex document to pdf. What I usually do, and this works in most cases, is to use: tools::texi2dvi(latexfile, pdf = TRUE, clean = TRUE) ...
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Powerdot cannot be compiled under xelatex; how to solve it?

I use Tex Live 2011 and test a simple example: \documentclass{powerdot} \begin{document} \begin{slide}{a slide} Contents of the slide. \end{slide} \section{first section} \begin{slide}{another slide} ...
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Inkscape → PDF → includegraphics → XeLaTeX → changed colors

I have an SVG file, which I have made/edited with Inkscape. I want to include this image in my thesis. The svg file is here: http://brussense.be/temp/theSVG.svg (because Inkscape uses a non-standard ...
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XeLaTeX preventing beamer from using different backgrounds

I'm having an odd problem---it seems like XeLaTeX isn't working so well with beamer. I'm using MacTex 2011 and have updated to the latest packages using the TexLive utility. The problem is that ...
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XeTeX package fontspec: Use previously defined \newfontfamily with \setmainfont [closed]

Because of some problems in Windows with system-installed Linux Libertine/Biolinum Open Type fonts, I decided to define their usage w.r.t. different font shapes in XeLaTeX with the fontspec package: ...
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Can \includegraphics be used to change an image color?

I'm including a number of PDF images in my document using \includegraphics. I'm wondering if there's a way for LaTeX to adjust their color profile, hopefully the same way it can flip images upside ...
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How to debug hanging xetex compilation

I'm experiencing a weird problem. After updating my MikTeX installation my thesis document no longer compiles. Compilation (with xelatex) hangs and takes up all of one of my CPU's cores. However, if ...
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How to display proper ranges in index using Xindy and XeLaTeX?

When I generate my index with XeLaTeX using xindy as described here: How to use xindy with XeTeX/LuaTeX? I struggle with proper ranges being displayed. Essentially, the dashes are missing and the page ...