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 (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 ...
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Scale font only vertically (poor man’s condensed of Libertine)

I’m using Linux Libertine to typeset the translation of a poem with eledmac/eledpar. The original text appears on the left pages and the translation on the right ones. Since the translated verses are ...
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Hyphenation of Russian text in utf8 encoding?

All my attempts to make hyphenation work in Debian Linux 6.0 for Russian text encoded in utf8 has failed. My search on internet indicates that hyphenation should work through babel at least with ...
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How to align text inside pie chart?

I'm creating pie chart using code below: \begin{center} \begin{pspicture}(-5,-4)(4,4) \psset{unit=1.2} \psChart[userColor={black!10,black!40},chartSep=10pt,shadow,shadowsize=3pt]{\above,\below}{}{3} ...
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using gnu make and xelatex

After switching to xelatex I had a look at my old makefiles. I want to reorganize them and have rules that relate any tex file to the pdf file. Also the files should not be compiled if not necessary ...
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Using specific font for the equation in XeLaTex

I want to use a specific font for a specific formula in XeLaTeX. Usually, the math font can be set up using mathspec package. \usepackage{mathspec} ...
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Remove Footer without removing the header

I created a header and footer using fancyhdr. I want to remove the footer from a particular page without touching the header. I tried changing the page styles but nothing worked. any idea?
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\href and \includegraphics not making hyperlinks in XeLaTeX [duplicate]

I need to make hyperlink on a image. For that, I setup as follows. \href{http://stackexchange.com/users/1170155/thekojueffect?tab=accounts}{\includegraphics[height=11pt]{stackexchange.png}} The ...
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\SetBgContents text size

I was trying to add custom page number style using the background package. here is my code \makeatletter \AddEverypageHook{% \SetBgPosition{0.5\textwidth,.05\textheight} ...
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How to select conditional text?

I've three variable statements : Statement1 = You are Great Student. Statement2 = You are average Student. Statement3 = You Need improvement on list of topics mentioned below. In the report ...
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Errors but compiling xetex

I use xelatex for my thesis. This is my preamble \documentclass[12pt, a4paper, oneside, openany]{book} \usepackage{xltxtra} \usepackage{xgreek} \usepackage{amsmath} \usepackage{amsfonts} ...
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XeLaTeX Bad/Inconsistent Kerning [closed]

I'm running xubuntu 12.04.3 LTS with tex-full 2013 package. The kerning is terrible. For example, I have fonts-linuxlibertine 5.3.0 installed, latest and greatest; when I compile using XeLaTeX, both ...
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Tamil/Indian Typesetting via ITRANS package

I am rather a beginner to LaTeX while I have already written quite some nice articles with it. Yet I am inquiring problems to get a particular package to run on Windows 7, namely itrans. I am using ...
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Problem with small caps in XeLaTeX

I'm not able to make small caps work with any font in XeLaTeX. Here is output illustrating the issue for Charis SIL, Garuda, and Times New Roman, respectively. Pasted below are a MWE and version and ...
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Does fontspec have a cache? [closed]

The mininimal working example is the following one: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{fontspec,xunicode} \setmainfont[Numbers=OldStyle]{Linux Libertine O} \begin{document} 0123456789 ...
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Question marks instead of text when writing Persian with XePersian

I am trying to write in Persian in TexShop(Mac) and keep getting question marks instead of my text. Here is my code: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{xepersian} \usepackage{bidi} ...
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Run .tex files in batch in xeLaTex [closed]

I have 50 similar .tex files that need to be run in XeLaTeX, and would like to run them in batch mode. Does anyone know if this can be done in Windows? File names are: file1.tex file2.tex file3.tex ...
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Quantifier spacing with unicode-math

When using consecutive quantification in a math formula, there is not enough spacing around the quantifiers. For example: \documentclass{article} \usepackage[colon=literal]{unicode-math} ...
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Can anyone provide me with a simple example?

I want to write in urdu with nastaleeq font. I have done quite a few things but i dont know how to write it. Plus i dont know how to use xetex. So can anyone give me a simple example writing urdu in ...
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TeXworks with XeLaTeX + MakeIndex + BiBTeX + shell escape?

I have tried following this answer, but it gives me: xelatex.exe: Invalid command-line option xelatex.exe: Data: unknown option Shell-escape is required for minted, and is enabled for ...
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Hyperref TextFields dont't work when in tabular environment with xetex?

I created a pdf fillable form in LaTex using hyperref text fields, then decided that I wanted to change the font of the whole form, so I tried to use XeTeX with fontspec. Unfortunately, when I do ...
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How to use a different font for a specific language with XeTeX?

I am trying to set a specific font for polutonikogreek. To make it easy to switch to that language, I defined the following command: \newfontfamily{\Vusillus}[]{Vusillus Old Face} ...