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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XeTeX: Line numbering in a book with Devanagari and polyglossia

I am typesetting a book in XeLaTeX with both Samskrita in Devanagari script and English. I am trying to include line numbers for proofreading purposes. I want to use the lineno package which works on ...
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How to install font “lmmath-regular.otf”?

I have downloaded a cv template from here, and I want to use it for my CV. This is the first time I am trying to use tex to do something. I have got stuck with the following error !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!...
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two t characters next to each other form one tt glyph

I am using xelatex and linux libertine font. When I write in my text something that contains two t characters next to each other, such as "rotten", it changes these two ts into one tt character. It ...
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how to execute external commands from (Xe)(La)TeX?

i'm trying to capture output from an external command in a XeLaTeX document. as per http://tex.stackexchange.com/a/20566/28067 and http://stackoverflow.com/a/8929976/256361, i'm specifically doing \...
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Taking advantage of auto-pst-pdf when XeLaTeXing

I use a lot of PSTricks-based graphics. Since graphics generation takes an awful long compilation time over XeLaTeX, I resort to pdfLaTeX first using the auto-pst-pdf package. On a later run, meaning, ...
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Using oldstyle numbers in XeLaTeX math mode for ONLY inline math

Is there any way to use OldStyle numbers for text and inline math only, while using Lining in the align and equation environments? Ideally via mathspec, but I'm open to other solutions.
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ifetex always true

I am working on a document preamble that allows me to compile a document with pdlatex and with xelatex. I found that the \ifetex condition to check whether the document is going through e-tex is ...
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Problem using XeLaTeX and fontspec with arial font

I'm using LaTeX to write my reports, recently I have discovered XeLaTeX as an alternative to use different fonts with LaTeX. I'm using MiKTeX 2.9 as LaTeX compiler and TeXnicCenter 2.0. I'm newbie in ...
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Conflict between eplain urls and pgf(math)

I tried to insert a hyperlink with xetex and eplain, and here is what happens. \input eplain \enablehyperlinks \input pgfmath \href{http://www.google.com}{google} \bye prints this weird error in ...
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/ActualText in small cap hyperlinks

I'm using the frenchlinks option for hyperref, which due to solicitous care of XeLaTeX + Linux Libertine, gives bona fide small-caps links on the page. The problem is, when I cut and paste out of the ...
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Changing page margins in {pdf-,Xe-}TeX

In TeX, changing the \hsize and the \vsize changes the main text size and the page size of the dvi output. When I compile a document with pdftex or xetex, the page size remains at A4. How can I change ...
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How do I write in Armenian inside a math expression?

I have this code which I compile with xelatex. \documentclass[a4paper]{article} \usepackage{polyglossia} \newfontfamily{\armenianfont}{DejaVu Serif} \setmainlanguage{armenian} \begin{document} ...
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Several questions about migrating to XeLaTeX

I am using LaTeX for years now but I am considering to migrate to XeLaTeX. The main reason for this change is the babel package which change a lot the layout of my documents according to my language ...
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how to add conditions inside itemize list?

List mentioned below is having three items. There are four variables : 1] varone 2] vartwo 3] varthree and 4] sub ; which are coming from external CSV file. Item 2 with "Value B" will be displayed if ...
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\mathscr (LaTeX or XeLaTeX) [duplicate]

I'm trying to use \mathscr in my documents, but it just doesn't show up. I'm using MacTeX, with pdfTeX and XeTeX version 3.1415926 and TeXShop version 3.26. As an MWE, I can use: %!TEX TS-program = ...
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Combining Helvetica and Symbol fonts with mathspec

I want to combine Helvetica and Symbol fonts so that Helvetica handles the Latin letters, while Symbol handles the Greek letters. Mathspec and XeLaTeX does a reasonably good job of this, but I cannot ...
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TikZ 3.0.0 (release) produces strange shadings if used with XeLaTeX and standalone

I would like to use shadings in my TikZ graphics together with the standalone package and XeLaTeX, but for some reason it is broken if I try with the new 3.0.0 release (download here). Any other ...
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How to reassign — and — in unicode fonts?

In XeTeX, after loading the font lmroman10-regular.otf, -- and --- are not matched to en- and em-dashes. Here-have--some---text. \font\rm="[lmroman10-regular.otf]" \rm Here-have--some---text. \bye ...
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dealing with thin spaces in XeLaTeX and LuaLaTeX

In the following small example I get unexpected but different results in XeLaTeX and LuaLaTeX: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{fontspec} \setlength\parindent{0pt} \newcommand*\x{\rule{1cm}{1cm}} ...
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Multiple instances of xelatex in parallel without overwriting generated PDF's

I've one TeX file abc.tex which is executed using xelatex abc.tex to generate the PDF file abc.pdf Inside abc.tex I'm using the datatool package to read data from an external CSV file (say pqr.csv). ...
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Xelatex Calibri without serif math

I have to write a document in Calibri. Please find my minimal example thereafter. The issue is when I include some math, the design looks "ugly". Is there a way to change the serif math font and ...
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How to make vim short key for xelatex and pdflatex both?

I have learned that the following setting in _vimrc will let \ll compile by engine pdflatex: let g:Tex_DefaultTargetFormat='pdf' let g:Tex_CompileRule_pdf = 'pdflatex -aux-directory=F:/Vim/...
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XeLaTeX with fontspec not recognizing ANY fonts on a windows platform (with miktex) [closed]

Getting the message: font-not-found see fontspec documentation. I'm using cls file abbreviated at the bottom of this page whose origin is latextemplates.com/template/friggeri-resume-cv. I've tried all ...
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Font not found error fontspec using WinEdt in Windows [duplicate]

I'm trying to compile a document and (as usual) I'm getting stuck with the fontspec package. These are the only lines of code that I are giving me grief. \RequirePackage[T1]{fontenc} \...
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Drawing a background grid based on \linespread value

I’m trying to help a friend set an Arabic book in LaTeX and I’m facing this very same uneven line spacing issue (except that the book is completely in Arabic). Now I’m trying to find the \linespread ...
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Insert pages from password protected pdf file in latex

If I have a password protected PDF (my own document, source unfortunately lost), and I want to include a portion of it in a new document, can that be done? This previous question explains how to do ...
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latex in org mode of emacs and regular latex

What is the difference, advantage or disadvantage of using org mode in emacs? If there are advantages, would you like to explain how it is used and what codes goes into using it. I am new (3 days) to ...
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It doesn't hyphenate words ending with “—”

UPDATE Well. After a while, I decided to see again about this “problem”, and just discovered that in pdfLaTeX, using \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} and the — (the unicode —, not the ligature ---) it ...
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XeLaTeX and microtype protusion problems at hyphens [closed]

I was excited to learn that XeLaTeX finally has microtype support (I had asked about that earlier). However, after adding microtype to my document, I noticed that line breaks at hyphens now go wrong. ...
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How to make hyperref link boxes in XeLaTeX as big as they are in pdfLaTeX

When typesetting the following sample using xelatex, the various clickable link-boxes produced using \ref, \cite, \footnote, \href, etc. are small and ugly, and sometimes make it hard to read the ...
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LuaTeX won't end a line at Unicode emdash

I'm using LuaLaTeX instead of XeLaTeX for my book, mainly because it supports microtype's expansion feature, to produce the optimal word spacing and line breaking that will result in the most uniform ...
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Difference in PDF loading in lua- and xelatex

Someone is trying to install a package of mine (http://www.ctan.org/pkg/lilyglyphs) in MiKTeX on Windows 7. After some hassles with file and font paths we managed to get him going, but there is one ...
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esopic and repeating part of document

This answer nicely illustrate the use of eso-pic to repeat part of document. Repeating part of document on every page But when the text entered is large, it is cut-off from the page. It possibly ...
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Rubber Fails Using XeLaTeX

My document builds just fine using xelatex, but now I am trying rubber and I get the following error: $ rubber --module xelatex proposal Source path uses special characters, error tracking might get ...
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XeTeXpicfile in vertical mode

Given a minimal like \line{% \vtop{\hsize=.6\hsize Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Suspendisse tempor lectus sit amet laoreet convallis. Quisque at est lacinia, porttitor ...
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XeTeX problem compiling when I have a table

I'm trying to compile using XeTeX and I get this error ...ab:Quizzes-open-times}Quizzes open times} Your command was ignored. Type I <command> <return> to replace it with another ...
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How can you use both fontspec and xmpincl?

Is there a way to use both the fontspec and the xmpincl packages? Using PDFTeX returns Fatal fontspec error: "cannot-use-pdftex" The fontspec package requires either XeTeX or LuaTeX to ...
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XeLaTeX Quiet Output and Halt on Error

I find the output of XeLaTeX excessively verbose. I am really just interested in errors (not warnings), and the offending line number. I also would like xelatex to halt (exit) on error. Is there a ...
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Address book similar to BibTeX to be used on LyX

I have a list of addresses. While writing the report (not in letter), I need to add address repeatedly. Is their something similar to BibTeX, which I can use with LyX for automating inclusion of ...
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Shorthand characters in section titles (Xe(La)TeX)

I have learnt how to define shorthands by the commands \useshorthands{(a character, e.g. ')} in the preamble and \defineshorthand{(shorthand code)}{(expansion)} just after \begin{...
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Strange linebreaks with microtype & LuaLaTex [duplicate]

I have a weird problem. If I compile with LuaLaTex and microtype some of my line breaks are messed upped, but I don't get any warnings. XeLaTex with/without microtype or LuaLaTex without microtype are ...
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Beamer: problem with \framezoom and XeLaTeX

I have a problem getting the \framezoom command to work when compiling with XeLaTeX, using fully updated MikTeX 2.9. Here is an example: \documentclass{beamer} \usepackage{mwe} \begin{document} \...
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Adding a picture before abstract in extended abstract format

I am writing a conference paper in the Extended Abstract Format (with the chi-ext class, distributed by SIGCHI). The problem I am getting is to inserting a picture under the section of authors ...
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Pie Chart : Overlapping Text

I'm able to draw pie chart using tex code mentioned below: \begin{center} \begin{pspicture}(-7,-4)(7,4) \psset{unit=1.2} \psChart[userColor={black!10,black!40,black!70},shadow,shadowsize=...
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Xelatex convert PNG image to Bitmap

\documentclass{article} \usepackage{fontspec} \usepackage{lipsum} \setmainfont{Palatino Linotype} \begin{document} \lipsum[1] \includegraphics[scale=0.7]{EIGHT} \end{document} I'm using xelatex (cf....
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Is there a punctuation mark that does not take up any space?

I'm typesetting a text from a 17th century Chinese woodblock print. The original text is printed vertically, and I'm printing it horizontally. The text has the same number of Chinese characters per ...
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Vertical Chinese text in Italic and bold with uplatex

I want to typeset some ancient writings in Chinese, but there is no derictly class of document to use. Then I try uplatex. I create a sim.map file whose content is: urml UniGB-UTF16-H simsun....
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Adobe Reader does not open file created with [xetex]{\attachfile2}

I have been using \attachfile2 successfully to create PDF documents with LaTeX already. However, when switching to XeTeX, I find the Adobe Reader says it cannot open the file due to security settings....
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How to obtain proper justification with XeLaTeX and fontspec package?

I'm trying to obtain a justified paragraph with greek text using XeLaTeX and fontspec package, but there is always a word that exceed the right alignment. Note that with LaTex and the default greek ...
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Plain TeX: missing symbol

I've tried to compile (both pdfTeX and XeTeX) simple code: ☺ \bye But in result I have a plain page, without anything. What's wrong?