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What have been the most important changes to LaTeX in the last five years? (2011โ€“2016)

I spent the last two years out of the loop and came looking for information about the recent advances within the (La)TeX ecosystem, basically to see whether the issues I found frustrating enough to ...
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xelatex and nag problem

Somet time ago xelatex stopped to compile my document. LaTeX Warning: You have requested package xpatch, but the package provides xparse. Package: xparse 2016/03/28 v6468 L3 Experimental ...
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How to combine different fonts

I know it's somehow possible, but I can't figure out how: I use a font-family, that doesn't have an italic font, so I want to use an italic font of another font family. Something like: ...
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TexStudio does not generate bibliography

I'm making my CV by using the template found here:friggeri. Since I need to print all my publication, I've used the command \nocite{*}, but when I open the pdf file there isn't any publication. I'm ...
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bmatrix sizes differ from each other

My problem is that the outputs of \bmatrix are a bit weird and not of the same height and the linespacings are different depending on element heights. I have put these on a blank document and I got a ...
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xelatex and Short Stylish Cover Letter

After installing el Capitan I can't compile ..I'm getting this error ! LaTeX Error: File `mathdesign.sty' not found. I didn't get these errors before. Any help ... I updated everything and changed to ...
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Problem with second-line indent when enumerating.

I am in trouble with the following situation. However, this is what I actually got. Here is my code: \documentclass[12pt,a4paper]{article} \usepackage{times} \usepackage[inline, ...
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Adding complex phonetic symbols to LaTeX

I am trying to add symbols from the International Phonetic Alphabet to my thesis. For some of the characters, I have no idea how to add them to TeX. The retroflex is giving me troubles. ...
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How to either: wrap image in text or place image at specific location

I am very new to Latex and I am struggling to place a picture of me at the top of my resume. I did my best to make a minimal working example since I have seen that it is appreciated while looking for ...
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How would I go about adding Unicode Emoticons into LateX?

How would I go about adding the large range of emotions (๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜ ๐Ÿ˜‚ ๐Ÿ˜ƒ ๐Ÿ˜„ ๐Ÿ˜… ๐Ÿ˜† ๐Ÿ˜‡ ๐Ÿ˜ˆ ๐Ÿ˜‰ ๐Ÿ˜Š ๐Ÿ˜‹ ๐Ÿ˜Œ ๐Ÿ˜ ๐Ÿ˜Ž ๐Ÿ˜ ๐Ÿ˜ ๐Ÿ˜‘ ๐Ÿ˜’ ๐Ÿ˜“ ๐Ÿ˜” ๐Ÿ˜• ๐Ÿ˜– ๐Ÿ˜— ๐Ÿ˜˜ ๐Ÿ˜™ ๐Ÿ˜š ๐Ÿ˜› ๐Ÿ˜œ ๐Ÿ˜ ๐Ÿ˜ž ๐Ÿ˜Ÿ ๐Ÿ˜  ๐Ÿ˜ก ๐Ÿ˜ข ๐Ÿ˜ฃ ๐Ÿ˜ค ๐Ÿ˜ฅ ๐Ÿ˜ฆ ๐Ÿ˜ง ๐Ÿ˜จ ๐Ÿ˜ฉ ๐Ÿ˜ช ๐Ÿ˜ซ ๐Ÿ˜ฌ ๐Ÿ˜ญ ๐Ÿ˜ฎ ๐Ÿ˜ฏ ...
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XeLaTeX can't find any packages (PdfLaTeX works)

I'm currently trying to build a document with XeLaTeX because I need it for a template. My OS is Scientific Linux 7.2 and I use texlive + Texstudio as an editor. Now the problem that I have is that ...
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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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Can't justify text

Let's say we have following code: \documentclass[a4paper,14pt,final,draft]{extreport} \usepackage[left=3cm,top=2.0cm,right=1.5cm,bottom=2.7cm]{geometry} \usepackage{changepage} ...
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Spurious punctuation in xelatex + biblatex + Cyrillic or Greek [closed]

Biblatex has a mechanism that prevents spurious punctuation. Generally, it works fine but fails with xetex and some languages. The MWE below compiles fine with pdflatex but with xelatex yields double ...
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RTL support in Arabic with ucharclasses

I'm having difficulties embedding Arabic in English text. Here's a MWE: \documentclass{article} \usepackage[no-math]{fontspec} \setmainfont{Noto Serif} \usepackage{ucharclasses} \usepackage{bidi} ...
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How to use 'BoldFeatures' to colorize bold texts, but override that color for individual text strings?

In my document preamble I use the following code to set my desired font and at the same time to set as default text colors different gray values for italic, bold and bold-italic text: ...
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Spacing around CJK text with ucharclasses package

I'm modifying a .sty file that's used with documents that includes Latin, Arabic and Japanese text intermingled without specific markup. I am using xeCJK to identify the Japanese text and ...
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Why choose LuaLaTeX over XeLaTeX?

There are questions on TeX.sX already about what the differences between LuaLaTeX and XeLaTeX are (Differences between LuaTeX, ConTeXt and XeTeX), what one should be keep in mind when going from ...
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XeLaTeX: mathtools, unicode-math and \text spoil \mathtt

I work on a big XeLaTeX document and encountered a rendering bug(?) with my MiKTeX installation (all packages are updated as per April 10, 2016). Here is a minimal example: \documentclass{article} ...
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XeLaTeX, fontspec and printing the name of the current font

Is it possible, using XeLaTeX and fontspec.sty, to write a macro, say, \printcurrentfont, such that it would print the name of the font currently in use? I have looked through the fontspec ...
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How to install ttf fonts on xelatex + BSD for www user?

I have a web application that runs on apache tomcat. The user for the process is "www". The home directory of this user is "/nonexistent" and I do not want to change that. (It is set to a nonexistent ...
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cannot see bold and italic char in xelatex

I am writing a Persian article using Xelatex typesetting and the xepersian package. My problem is that I cannot see characters get bold or italic using textbf and textit respectively. This is my ...
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Problem in making a custom format for plain xetex

I have lots of macros and so would like to create a format out of them. I am using xetex as engine. Suppose format.ini is a file which looks like this: \input plain [lots of macros] \dump If ...
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Forcing \alph to latin symbols in a multilingual document

If I use \alph{..} inside a hebrew block in a XeLaTeX document, I get a Hebrew numeral instead of a latin numeral. For example: \documentclass{standalone} \usepackage{polyglossia} ...
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Can fontspec use fonts from SkyFonts?

On my Windows 7 system I installed via SkyFonts from Fonts.com: Sabon Next Display The font does not appear in C:\Windows\Fonts. However, it shows up in certain desktop applications, for example Xara ...
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Modern TeXes handling of Unicode [closed]

I just may be misinformed, but roughly: Is still true that PDF is in principle able to use only 8bit encoding vectors? If not, how do LuaTeX/XeTeX handle larger glyph sets?
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including own fonts in xelatex with fontspec doesn't work for “bold” “italic” font faces

can't solve this problem. For my thesis I am forced to use ugly "times new roman", using the free "times" won't do it. That's why I tried {font spec} (only under XelatTex) to include my own font ...
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Change the shape of a tikzpicture

I am making a party hat using XeLaTeX with TikZ. Clearly for this to work the shape of the tikzpicture has to be triangular. How can I accomplish this? And, for the sake of generality, how can you do ...
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Problem with accentuation of polyglossia using xelatex

\documentclass[10pt]{article} % Font size - 10pt, 11pt or 12pt \usepackage{fontspec} \setmainfont{Minion Pro} \usepackage[hmargin=1.25cm, vmargin=1.5cm]{geometry} \usepackage{polyglossia} ...
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Changing the width of second page and so on in friggeri cv, keeping first intact?

Lots of people are interested in this at different places, but I couldn't find a direct solution. One can use the template from here. A part of it is answered here and a simple tweak would be to ...
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Awsome-CV print margin settings

I am using awsome-cv for creating resume. Default settings are \documentclass[11pt, a4paper]{awesome-cv} When i print the pdf file created by XeLatex, extra margins are added. My printer settings ...
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xelatex Hangs with 100% CPU usage when using it with the switch: -interaction=batchmode and select error messages

I have been running xelatex on many .tex files some of which may contain syntax errors. I will be handling errors by checking the return code of xelatex. This works well most of the time in that when ...
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change the default font to mcode font for Matlab file in XeLatex

I am writing my thesis and got stuck up with this problem. I am using Times New Roman as default font by loading \usepackage{fontspec} \setmainfont{Times New Roman} and I compile the TEX file ...
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Blank Output for Chinese Characters in LaTex

I have installed all the .sty packages that needed to type Chinese in LaTex, and I used the code below: % UTF-8 encoding % XeLaTeX \documentclass{article} \usepackage{xeCJK} ...
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FontAwesome font not found?

I'm using the latest version of MacTeX 2013 on OS X 10.8.4. All of my Tex Live packages are fully up-to-date. Tex Live also lists the fontawesome package as installed. I'm trying to use the ...
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Use of enumitem breaks Bengali enumeration

Consider the MWE below. Here, I am trying to use Bengali numerals for enumeration as per the solution found here. \documentclass{article} % For bilingual document \usepackage{fontspec} ...
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Does XeLaTeX in TeX Live 2015 force unicode quotation marks? [closed]

Using XeLaTeX in TeX Live 2015 seems to break classic LaTeX quotations (or force unicode entry, depending on how one looks at it). Results TeX Live 2014 fontspec.sty 2015/03/14 v2.4c Font ...
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How to tell fontspec to load a font using a specific glyph variant not available as a CharacterVariant

I would like to use OpenType Vollkorn with xetex but its "1" causes me problems. It has an alternate glyph (whose glyph name is "one.ss01"), which I can trigger via StylisticSet={1}. But this also ...
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ucharclasses misbehaves with Spacing Modifier Letters and Combining Diacritical Marks

The ucharclasses package makes it possible to automatically switch fonts (or do other useful things) based on the Unicode block of characters. However, it seems to be having trouble resetting the ...
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overlappings when texgyrepagella is used with stmaryrd

Consider running xelatex or lualatex on the following code: \documentclass[compsoc]{IEEEtran} \usepackage{unicode-math} \setmathfont[Extension=.otf]{texgyrepagella-math} %\usepackage{mleftright} % no ...
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with rmarkdown tufte-handout template xtables placed at the document end

I cannot understand why the chunks in rmarkdown would place tables at the end of the document. If I allow ECHO = TRUE in the chunk header, the code gets output in the correct place, but the table ...
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TexPad and fontspec package

I am compiling a .tex file with XeTeX from the cloud on an Ipad with TexPad. Whenever I try to load the fontspec package, it fails. Does anyone have any experience with this problem? Can TexPad simply ...
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Devanagari Combined Glyphs

Having some trouble with combined (ligature) glyphs in LaTeX. Not a hindi speaker (native or otherwise) but have been tasked with transferring translated documents in hindi into TeX format. When I ...
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Luatex vs Xelatex automatic graphs drawing

I have question about automatic graphs drawing with latex. So I want to use \usegdlibrary To generate my graphs layout automatically without my interruption where to put states and nodes. Is it ...
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Japanese font with good kanji coverage for xelatex on linux

Can anyone recommend a font that has good coverage of kanji characters that I can use with xelatex on Linux? My immediate problem is typesetting the name Suzuki Matoshi (้ˆดๆœจ็œžๅนด). I'm not sure that a ...
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What's wrong with my bibliography? [duplicate]

I am running my thesis.tex file, but something strange persists. It said ./thesis.tex:96: Extra }, or forgotten $. <recently read> } l.96 ...hy[heading=bibintoc, title={ๅ‚่€ƒๆ–‡็Œฎ}] I went back to ...
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File format preference with graphicx

I'm using Mathematicato produce some of my graphics (when i'm not able to just TikZ them easily). All these images are availabvle as .eps and .pnghaving the same file name - let's use img.eps / ...
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Geometry package working but having trouble w/ headheight, headset etc

When the code below, the compiler does seem to take into account the command headheight, headsep though it seems to respond to the other ones (voffset,show frame,etc...) What am I doing wrong ? ...
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Fonts with well-behaved stacking diacritics?

My documents (compiled using XeTeX for the most part) make use of the transliteration system adopted by the Brill Encyclopedia of Hebrew Language and Linguistics. I had hoped to use Linux Libertine as ...
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xeCJK l3-too-old

I started using XeTeX and whenever I use the xeCJK package I get the following error: ! Critical xeCJK error: "l3-too-old" ! ! ! Support package 'expl3' too old. ! ! Please update an up to date ...