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 & Overprinting

My printing house asked me to set black overprint feature on for my book which includes a lot of background images. I have no idea what is overprinting and after spending a long time of googling I ...
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Non-uniform spacing in table of contents (XeLaTex book, tocloft, Indic script)

I am typesetting a book in XeLaTex (TexLive 2012 on Windows) in Sanskrit. I am using the tocloft package for table of contents. I want the font size to be bigger in the TOC, for which I use the ...
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XeTeX (xdvipdfmx) Option to reduce all graphics to 300dpi

I am preparing a Document to be downloadable from the web. The original file has some really high resolution images included (png result images, some >1200dpi), so the original file is 23 MB. Using a ...
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Problems with font display under Adobe Reader [duplicate]

I am using the commercial fonts "Flexo" and "Brix Slab" with XeLaTeX: \documentclass{book} \usepackage{fontspec} \defaultfontfeatures{Mapping=tex-text} \setmainfont{HVD Fonts - BrixSlab-Light.otf} ...
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Square root sign has dotted line (PGF/TikZ + XeLaTeX). Is this a bug? Is there a workaround? [duplicate]

I am encountering a number of problems using XeLaTeX and PGF/TikZ. One concerns the spy library and seems well-documented. Today I have encountered another. Here is a minimal working example. ...
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Compressing with Ghostscript - transparency turns cyan

I'm about to finish my paper on fractals, and because fractals can get very detailed I'm including a lot of EPS files at high DPI and lots of pictures... And that way the 40 pages long PDF is nearly ...
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XeLaTeX size of Indic script in header

I am using XeLaTeX (TeX Live 2012 on Windows) and my Sanskrit document is entirely in Devanagari. Even the page numbers, section numbers and section names are in Devanagari. I use fancyhdr but quite ...
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Problem with XeTeX normalization and \char [closed]

Is there any way in Xe(La)TeX to enter a unicode character by its code, but still have XeTeX perform normalization on the resulting string of characters? For example, the following code does not give ...
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Change default font size while using fontspec

I'd like to set the main font size (i.e. all text which isn't a heading or something else with an explicit font size) to a particular font size, in this case, 9.5pt. I can't use the default package ...
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Suddenly, a problem with boldface Greek symbols; bm package doesn't work

I've added the following packages: \usepackage{fontspec} \usepackage{xunicode,xltxtra,url,parskip} \usepackage[usenames,dvipsnames]{xcolor} \usepackage{hyperref} ...
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XeLaTeX fonts don't work well on Windows?

I have recently downloaded the template for a CV from http://www.latextemplates.com/template/plasmati-graduate-cv. It is supposed to be compiled using XeLaTeX, with previous installation of the Fontin ...
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Accessing user-selectable features in GentiumPlus in XeLaTeX/LuaLaTeX

Specifically, the combination of f plus î in the italic ends up with the upper curl of the f smashed into the peak of the circumflex (other fonts have the same problem, but the result is even uglier). ...
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Equation number enclosing parentheses misplaced with Polyglossia+Hebrew+amsmath

I am compiling the following MWE using XeLatex within TeXnicCenter and get a garbled equation number: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{amsmath} \usepackage{polyglossia} \setmainlanguage{hebrew} ...
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Why php exec() fails .tex→xelatex→.pdf, but succeed .tex→xelatex→.xdv→xdvipdfmx→.pdf?

The call of command: $dir = "/path/to/source/file"; exec("cd $dir;xelatex filesource.tex", $output_array[0]); always fails, but: $dir = "/path/to/source/file"; exec("cd $dir;/usr/texbin/xelatex ...
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How to redefine the colon-symbol with unicode-math (spacing problem)

I want to change the usual role of : and \colon. Consider the following code \documentclass{scrreprt} \usepackage{amsmath} \usepackage{unicode-math} %\unimathsetup{colon=literal} ...
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XeLaTeX, unicode-math and Linux Libertine: changing the look of \overrightarrow

I am using Linux Libertine and thus far everything has been working flawlessly with regard to the math mode, fonts look very well and match the text perfectly. However, I found that I do not like the ...
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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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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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Kiviat Diagram with scale always aligned to first axis

I'm using Kiviat Diagram to draw graphs, sample code for same is mentioned below: \begin{center} \psframebox*[fillcolor=white]{ \begin{pspicture}(-6,-5)(5,5) \psset{unit=1.2} ...
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XeTeX (I think) problem with Mac OS X.9 [duplicate]

Just upgraded to Mac OS X.9 Maverick and XeTeX (at least us used from TexWorks, which is all I've tried) now seems to be broken though it was working before. Error message when I try to typeset with ...
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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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Which fonts can be used with *unicode-math* package?

What can i put into \setmathfont{<...>.otf} for the unicode-math package to make it all work (with XeLaTeX or LuaLaTeX)? There are several suggestions on the GitHub page of unicode-math, but ...
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Double stroke fonts with unicode-math to match with Linux Libertine

After reading this question, Double stroke fonts with unicode-math like dsfont, I remembered that the font which comes with OpenOffice (Linux Libertine G) has a beautiful (but I don't know if useful) ...
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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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XeLaTeX RAM usage problem (bug?)

There is something wrong with Xe(La)TeX's memory-management with some fonts: Compiling the following MWE with up-to-date xelatex on Mac OS X 10.7.5 uses up to 2.2 GB of the total 4 GB RAM available ...
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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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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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Access Specific Alternate Glyph in XeTeX

I'm trying to use Minion Pro Italic font, specifically I would like to use the italic "g" with an open tail - instead of the default two-story version. I found that it is defined as an alternate ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Index, Indic words, XeLaTeX

I am hoping to learn how to make an index that displays words sorted in accordance with the Indic alphabet after having been input directly in Unicode.
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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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Lightweight xelatex

On my winXP machine MikTEX installation folder is almost 500M. That's ok when I use it myself. I want to bundle installation package or pre-installed latex distribution (I need xeLaTeX especially) in ...
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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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Xetex Hebrew PDF output problem in Lyx

I am trying to compile a document that contains both English and Hebrew. The problem is, that although I have selected Documents | Settings | Use non-tex fonts via XeTeX |LuaTeX, there is no option to ...
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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 ...