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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PDF version issue when including PDF figures

I keep getting the following line in my log file ** WARNING ** Version of PDF file (1.5) is newer than version limit specification. with reference to each image I'm trying to include in my ...
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linebreaks for cjk languages?

What do I need to write documents in a CJK language? I'm getting no linebreaks at all on Japanese text. (overfull hboxes, text going off-page) Here is a (mostly) stripped-down test: ...
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xelatex+fontspec is slow (after a fast xelatex -no-pdf)

xelatex -no-pdf blazes through a single page diagram using pstricks+fontspec but xdvipdfmx on the .xdv output is VERY slow (about 20 seconds delay). Using xdvipdfmx -E -vv efa.xdv makes me think ...
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Add Metadata to XeTeX PDF's

Is it possible to specify the metadata in PDF's made with XeTeX? Here's an example of the type of metadata I'd like to set (and a speculative form for XeTeX): \pdfinfo { /Title (My Masterpiece) ...
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“pdf_open: Not a PDF 1.[1-5] file.” when typesetting TeX file in TextMate

I have a TeX file, which is typeset by XeLaTeX. The file has \includegraphics{coverimage.eps} on the first page, and coverimage.eps is located in the same directory as the TeX file. OS: MacOS ...
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How to get hanging hyphenation?

I am using XeTeX from TeXLive-2010-Basic in OSX with plain-format. My try was to follow the TeXbooks setup for commas et such (which I already have working nicely): \defaulthyphenchar=`‐% it is ...
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Stretch space characters horizontally

I'm using XeTeX to mimic another document, but I only have a similar font which I stretch using the extend and letterspace options. My main problem is though, that my font's spaces (U+0020) are only ...
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Why don't my images show up?

I am using LyX to create my documents. I then export them to plain LaTeX and use XeLaTeX to create a PDF output. My images show up in the LyX document but not in the PDF output. LyX generates this ...
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How to get straight quotation marks?

How do I get straight quotation marks, i.e., " and ' in TeX? (No, \verb changes the font and this is unacceptable.) [Edit] I forgot to mention that I’m using XeLaTeX, and fontspec is a necessity. ...
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Vertical alignment of fonts of different sizes on same line

In XeTeX, if I have a line with two font sizes, how can I arrange to have the smaller font aligned to either the center or top of the line? e.g. ...
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Getting vinculum in fractions with Asana Math and unicode-math

With this minimal example \documentclass[a4paper,12pt]{article} \usepackage{fontspec} \usepackage{unicode-math} \setmathfont{Asana Math} \begin{document} $\frac{2\pi r}{r} = 2\pi$ \end{document} I ...
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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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stringstrings replacement for XeTeX?

To construct a lower-case filename out of the mixed-case argument given to a command, I used stringstrings in LaTeX. Now I switched to XeTeX and it seems the fontspec-package has some interference ...
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Fix ligature mapping of obscure old font with LuaLaTeX or XeLaTeX

I have an old font I purchased a while ago. It comes with various ligatures that I need to use. The font was not intended for use with LaTeX, and even though it is a high-quality Type-1 font, the ...
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Problems with fontspec and titlesec packages

I've been trying to create a CV template by following the tutorial from here. Here's the latex code I used \documentclass[a4paper,10pt]{article} %A Few Useful Packages \usepackage{marvosym} ...
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xelatex+bibtex ignores my \bibstyle definition

Here is the relevant part of the preamble: \usepackage[natbib=true]{biblatex} \bibstyle{huszak} \bibliography{references.bib} I have a huszak.bst file in the same directory as the document. I ...
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How to input foreign unicode characters into XeLaTeX?

Friends, I am working on a XeLaTeX document. I am almost done with my document, but I need to input text from a foreign language. I am running Mac OS X. I go to Preferences > Language & Text and ...
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Xelatex, Biblatex: biber.exe not working properly (IPC::Run) error

I'm using biber.exe and biblatex with the following preamble in my tex document \documentclass[fontsize =10pt, BCOR=0mm, DIV=default]{scrartcl} \usepackage{fontspec} \usepackage{xunicode} ...
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How to achieve different formats for label and text in a subsection heading using titlesec

How to get a different formatting for the label and text of a subsection using titlesec? Reason: Italic numbers in the subsection heading hurts my eyes and should be avoided at all cost, Label of the ...
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fake math alphabet

in order to go over the "too many alphabets" usual error, I am creating fake math commands somehow. \documentclass[fleqn,a4paper,12pt,twoside]{book} ...
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Xelatex / Fontspec how to load fonts directly from diskfile (Postscript Type 1 fonts)

I have a directory containing a Type 1 Sabon font I want to use in Xelatex. I want to use the font by specifying the filenames using the fontspec package. I specifically define the bold and italic ...
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Ligatures with Century Schoolbook L in xetex [Ubuntu]

I don't get any ligatures, like the fi ligature. I'm using: URW Century Schoolbook L (afai can determine anyway) XeTeX, Version 3.1415926-2.2-0.9995.2 (TeX Live 2009/Debian) Ubuntu 10.04 This is ...
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XeLaTeX, WinEdt 6.0 and UTF-8

I'm using WinEdt 6.0 and need to write German umlaute. Using XeLaTeX, i need to save the tex-file in utf-8 to have native support for this - does anyone know how to tweak WinEdt so that it saves in ...
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XeTeX, change font usage when meeting greek characters (Sabon Linotype / Sabon Greek)

I love Sabon, and want to keep using it. However I'm running into a few problems when trying to use it with XeTeX. Problem is that Sabon LT does not contain the full greek alphabet, it is in a ...
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Biblatex / Biber.exe not displaying unicode characters in reference

I'm using Xelatex with biblatex and the biber.exe backend: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{fontspec} \usepackage{xltxtra} \usepackage{polyglossia} \setmainlanguage{english} ...
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Ligatures in Hoefler with XeTeX?

Using XeLaTeX on OS X 10.6 (texlive installed with MacPorts) I'm not getting any ligatures with Hoefler. Example code: \documentclass[10pt]{article} \usepackage{fontspec,xltxtra} ...
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How to use biblatex and XeLaTeX at the same time?

I tried to look for a similar problem but could not find any. I hope that anybody with a bit more experience can get me a bit more insight in how I should be using biblatex with XeLaTeX? I think ...
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Error in \setmainfont

I'm trying to follow the example on the Wikipedia page about XeTeX. But when I run the TeX code, I get this error: (/usr/share/texmf/tex/latex/etex-pkg/etex.sty) ...
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Good XeTeX Books

I'm looking for some good books on XeTeX to have them as references whenever I want to look up something or learn something new. Level doesn't really matter, either novice or advanced would do but I'd ...
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Arrows with Text (Using Unicode Devanagari fonts)

\documentclass[fleqn,12pt,a4paper]{article} % normal \usepackage[utf8x]{inputenc} \usepackage{fontspec,xltxtra,xunicode} \usepackage{fontenc} \usepackage{fancyhdr} \pagestyle{fancy} \usepackage{color} ...
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XeLaTeX portrait jpg photo insertion

I'm using XeLaTeX to produce photobooks. Searching for info on placing portrait jpg's on a page with adjacent column text similar to published photo books. Have no Problem with landscape mode with ...
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LuaLaTeX vs XeLaTeX [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Differences between LuaTeX, ConTeXt and XeTeX What are the differences between LuaLaTeX and XeLaTeX? Why should someone prefer one over the other?
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Exact font size and leading

I read couple of suggestions about setting exact font size and leading in LaTeX and XeLaTeX, so my question is, simply put, the following: is it the correct way to use LaTeX's method to XeLaTeX too, ...
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Is there any way to include an animated GIF directly?

Is there any way to include an animated GIF directly in either PDFLaTeX or XeLaTeX? I realize the animate package can include animations in a PDF, but it doesn't support animated GIFs and you have to ...
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XeLaTeX and stmaryrd

I'm using XeLaTeX and Minion Pro together with the \usepackage[MnSymbol]{mathspec} but I need the \llbracket and \rrbracket command from \usepackage{stmaryrd} package. Unfortunately, as such, I get a ...
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XeLaTeX and EPS figure with consistent fonts

I'm using Miktex 2.9 and XeLaTeX plus some EPS figures. For consistent fonts along the document, I used to play with psfrag or directly use pstricks. I'm facing the situation where none of the above ...
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Is there any site to get good and free font families?

Since I started to use XeTeX, I found out that having many font families installed is very useful when we want to change the look of the document? Does anybody know a place to get good fonts (if ...
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upright uppercase math letter with Minion and xelatex

just a quick question about Xelatex and Minion Pro. By default, uppercase letters as well as lowercase greek letters in math mode are italics. Can I get them upright by hand? So far, I am using: ...
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How can I replace fonts in XeTeX?

I'm using XeTeX because I want to use some fonts from my system. The next should work (I think). I have this: \documentclass[a4paper,11pt,spanish]{article} \usepackage[margin=2.5cm]{geometry} ...
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How do I select the hyphenation algorithm I want to use.

I'd like to use a particular hyphenation pattern, not linked to the language I defined as main language (with polyglossia in xelatex). Is there something like this:? \selecthyphenation{french}
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Using Graphite fonts on XeLaTeX

I want to use a Graphite font as the main font in a XeLaTeX document, but fontspec doesn't support Graphite fonts yet. Currently I'm using XeTeX's native way to change fonts, but that's cumbersome, as ...
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How do I include a click-to-zoom thumbnail picture in a non-beamer document?

The Beamer class for presentations provides a way (using the \framezoom command) to include a picture in the document on which one can click to zoom in, and then zoom back out with another click. How ...
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Changing math font to OTF in XeTeX using plaintex-format

How does one change the math font?
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Pros and Cons XeTeX vs pdfLaTeX [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What is XeTeX exactly and why should I use it? I have been using LaTeX for a while now and compiling via pdflatex on my Mac. I have recently started to want more ...
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Horizontal braces with XeTeX take too much space

After some experiments and tests, I managed to create the following code for \upbracefill and \downbracefill in Plain XeTeX, which it seems is that used for \underbrace and \overbrace: ...
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XeTeX big and small delimiter

I saw, that in plain.tex file, the delimiters are defines two characters at once. However for Plain XeTeX \XeTeXdelimiter macro description in the documentation only states one character. However I ...
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Create my own mapping for XeTeX fonts

I'm trying to create mapping files, to make use of Cambria Math italic calligraphic and double stroke letters in Plain XeTeX. However, I'm unable to do so. This is what I tried to create for the ...
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Does anything like a “pdfXeLaTeX” exist?

I have generally been using pdfLaTeX to typeset my documents. I recently heard about XeTeX which supposedly is the same thing, except has better support for things like unicode and fonts. Is there a ...
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Unicode characters in XeLatex

This is my LaTex script: \documentclass[a4paper]{article} \usepackage{fontspec} \usepackage{xunicode} \usepackage{xltxtra} \setmainfont[Mapping=tex-text]{Jenson Classico} \begin{document} ąęśćłó ...
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What is XeTeX exactly and why should I use it?

I have been using LaTeX for five years now and have been using PDFLaTeX ever since. I find it hard to monitor the progress of LaTeX development. Recently there is a lot of talk about XeTeX. What is ...