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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Issue with arabxetex and equation numbers

There seems to be some issue with printing equation numbers when using the arabxetex package. Here is a minimal example: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{arabxetex} % %\usepackage{bidi} % ...
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Skip \setsansfont if the font is not available

Is there a way to make \setsansfont conditional on the font being available, or to skip over that line if it gives an error? I'm using fontspec with XeLaTeX to use the TeX Gyre Heros font for a ...
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pdflatex problem

I just use latex to grid a pdf file. the code like follow \documentclass[ letterpaper, 10pt]{article} \usepackage{tikz} \usepackage{pdfpages} \newcommand\su[1]{ \begin{tikzpicture}[overlay,remember ...
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Is it possible to get EPS output from XeLaTeX

I need to get a good way to produce quality equations in MS Word documents. There is no simple way to produce vector graphics in TeX, that Word natively understands (EMF, WMF). There is yet another ...
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Problem with tikz picture and polyglossia with XeTeX

The problem is that the section headings disappear and herein there is a minimal example \documentclass{report} \usepackage{setspace} \usepackage{fontspec} \usepackage{polyglossia} ...
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What are the drawbacks of XeTeX/XeLaTeX vs standard LaTeX? [duplicate]

I'm planning to switch back to \LaTeX{}, but I would like to be able to use any .ttf font that I need. Back in the time I used to format any document with LaTeX I was comfortable with the terribly ...
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How to set the resolution of bitmap fonts in XeTex?

I would like to use the Calibri font for text and the concmath font for math. The latter is a bitmapped font and therefore it is rendered with rough edges by default. In pdflatex, one can set the ...
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Use XeLaTeX in Texmaker instead of pdfLaTeX

I use TeX Live 2010 and my editor is Texmaker Bidi. It was working probably good but from 2 months ago I've encountered with the error: !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ! ! Fatal ...
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Fonts issues in xelatex

I would like to know what is the right way to define all the text font as a specific size. I use \documentclass[20pt]{article} but it won't change the font size in xelatex. And these symbols (" and ') ...
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Polyglossia with Biblatex (and Historian) and American English

I am having some issues with XeLaTeX, Biblatex, and American English in Polyglossia. According to the Biblatex manual, it uses polyglossia to determine the variant style of english and sets the style ...
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Prevent page breaks between item heading and item content

I have headings that appear before items in an enumerated list. The problem is that I think it looks ugly when a heading appears at the end of a page with the content of that heading on the next page. ...
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which texlive package has times new roman for xelatex

I have following in my latex header: \usepackage{fontspec} \setmainfont[Mapping=tex-text]{Times New Roman} This results in "font not found" error when compiled with xetex. I installed all packages ...
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XeLaTeX: Using \foreignlanguage results in an error [closed]

I'm trying to switch to XeTeX, because I would love to have a better integration of postscript code (and pstricks) in my PDF files. However, I did not succeed completely, one error is left and present ...
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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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Cyrillic bibliographic entry using Biblatex and Polyglossia (initials broken)

I have a problem with either getting the correct font type in the bibliography, or (when enforcing the language setting in the bibliographic entry) getting the author first name processed as it ...
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Unwanted extra lines appearing in bibliography

When I compiled a very lengthy paper with a lengthy bibliography, I noticed that at some places in the bibliography, an extra line had been entered between entries: I tried to cut down the document ...
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kpathsea/fontspec does not recognize a font whose name has a space in it

Using XeLaTeX and the fontspec package, I am experiencing problems using fonts whose name includes the space character. Here is a simple example: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{fontspec} ...
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XeLaTeX problem with a vector arrow

I am trying to write $\overrightarrow{V}_{AB}$ with the vector over only V, but when I do this then the subscript AB goes far from V. On the other hand when I use the vector over the V and AB it seems ...
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Problem with defining new unicode character

I have a document that takes text from source file via pandoc (that doesn't matter anyway) and inserts it instead of $body$. The source document contains the only one symbol that's shown in hex-editor ...
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Replacing Unicode non-breakable spaces by normal spaces

I am using the Neo keyboard layout, which uses all kinds of modifier keys to input all kinds of characters (e.g. Greek letters and mathematical symbols). It also has shift+Mod3+space mapped to Unicode ...
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Misplaced \omit when using \multicolumn within \multirow

I'm trying to put a \multicolumn within a \multirow environment in the following manner: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{multirow} \usepackage{array} \usepackage{mwe} \begin{document} ...
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BibLaTeX (chicago) - Single-spacing bibliography items

I'm using biblatex-chicago to format my dissertation, and everything works very well, except for one particular issue. My bibliography items are each double-spaced, rather than single-spaced, which is ...
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Selecting math font with unicode-math in beamer with XeLaTeX

I'm trying to use unicode-math in XeLaTeX to use Asana Math in a beamer presentation, but I am unable to use select the font for letters in math mode. See the following MWE: \documentclass{beamer} ...
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How to define translations for text inserted by a custom command?

How would I go about having the output of a custom command depend on the language chosen (e.g. insert "Example" in English, "Exemple" in French and "Beispiel" in German)? I'm using XeTeX with ...
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Frequently loaded packages: Differences between pdfLaTeX and XeLaTeX

Until now, I have been compiling my LaTeX documents with pdfLaTeX. My standard document preamble includes the "usual suspects" for non-English speakers (inputenc, fontenc, babel) and a bunch of other ...
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How can I install a Chinese font in a Ubuntu 13.10 in a way that xelatex can see it?

I am trying to make the second example from the answer here work. It is copied here below: % Compile with xelatex % UTF-8 encoding \documentclass{article} \usepackage{xeCJK} \setCJKmainfont{SimSun} ...
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Globally enable a font feature for libertine package

The libertine package works with both PDFLaTeX and XeLaTeX; with the latter it automatically loads and uses fontspec for OpenType font loading. Also with XeLaTeX, it's possible to load a font feature ...
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Tweaking Biblatex-chicago citation format

I'm hoping this hasn't been asked elsewhere already; if so, I apologize. My issue is that I am trying to format my dissertation using Chicago style (biblatex-chicago). I am using XeLaTeX + ...
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Combining \ifxetex and \ifluatex with the logical OR operation

I want to write in the preamble of a LaTeX document code that should be take into account by different compilers when the document is typeset. There are fragments that should be used: only by ...
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shader=faceted interp does not compile in Xelatex

I am using pgfplots \begin{figure} \centering \begin{tikzpicture} \begin{axis}[width=\linewidth] \addplot3[surf, mesh/cols=41,mesh/ordering=colwise,faceted color=black,shader=faceted ...
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Specific font for specific characters with mathspec package

I am trying to manipulate the font, font size and thickness of the mathematical characters individually. I came into this solution at stackexchange; XeTeX/mathspec punctuation issue ... \makeatletter ...
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Unicode Symbols [duplicate]

How do I use TeX to generate the Atom symbol? I tried the following code in XeLaTeX: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{fontspec} \usepackage{dejavu} \begin{document} \symbol{"269B} ...
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How can I access a specific glyph in LuaLaTeX/Fontspec?

The OTF version of Minion Pro contains several Dingbats glyphs I would like to access. Some of them are not unicode, so I can not just copy the specific unicode character I want to access into my text ...
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Generating a table of all glyphs – including meta data like name, Unicode etc

The answers to Generating a table of glyphs with XeTeX cycle through character positions in the font and output a glyph (and its ordinal number) if one is assigned to that position, which is only ...
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Alignment with Multicols and Polyglossia

I'm working with a two column multicol environment for an English-Yiddish dictionary (using XeLaTeX and Polyglossia). I have a couple of issues, and I'm putting them all together because I'm not sure ...
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Change from Times New Roman to Arial [duplicate]

pr. 3 sg. bhavati. 3 pl. bhavanti I am using Times New Roman as the main font in a XeLaTeX doc, wherein lines like the previous occur. But after some discussion, I now need to put just some ...
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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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Caveats of newtxmath and fontspec together

I'm able to typeset a ~50 page set of lecture notes with heavy math using \usepackage{libertine} \usepackage[libertine]{newtxmath} with both PDFLaTeX and XeLaTeX. I know that the libertine package ...
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Unicode, right to left characters in command names

What is the status, in terms of category codes, of all the Unicode letters above ASCII in XeTeX (using XeLaTex+fontspec) and LuaTeX (using ConTeXt)? Can I define a macro using Unicode characters (ex. ...
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Hyphen between page number gets (blured/diluted) in reference when viewing

Title says this weird problem. The hyphen in the end, between the page number 770-808, gets blurred and diluted. (In this case, if I select and paste in somewhere else, 770808 will show and the hyphen ...
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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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Package hyperref Warning: Token not allowed in a PDF string [duplicate]

My document contains section titles that are formatted by the listings package. (The section names are names of configure script switches.) ...
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Font Awesome Skype icon doesn't work with moderncv

I am using MiKTeX 2.9 and XeLaTeX. Here is my minimal working example: \documentclass[11pt,a4paper,roman,english]{moderncv} \moderncvstyle{classic} \moderncvcolor{blue} ...
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Detect if a character is Chinese character

(XeLaTeX + XeCJK) I am trying to translate an English document. I need to convert all '.' to '。' if the antecedent character is a Chinese character. I am using xstring to accomplish this object but I ...
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Left and right quotation marks aren't correct when using fontspec

Using XeLaTeX the following document produces the correct result if \setmainfont{Arial} is never called (the quotation marks are proper left- and right-quotation marks). Once I try to set a font (even ...
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XeLaTex compilation error using bclogo (mps image problem)

I am trying to change from LaTeX to XeLaTeX, and I have some problems with the .mps images included by the bclogo package. Here is a minimal example: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{lipsum} ...
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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} ...
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Adding “see:” and “: pg. ##” to Biblatex/apalike/authoryear-comp in XeLaTeX

In the Mimic BibTeX "apalike" with BibLaTeX - (biblatex-apa broken?) the answer supplied is working fine until one needs to add a page number or "see:" to the citation the whole thing gets ...
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siunitx disturbs spacing of \, in math with xelatex

In the following example - compiled with XeLaTeX - the spacing of \thinspacing/the value of mu (used by \,) is disturbed if \SI is used in the math before: \documentclass{article} ...
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Stripped ending utf8 chars if set as caps

I am using xelatex and while formatting by \caps (packages soul, soulutf8, polyglossia), the ending utf8 signs get stripped ("gītā" gets "gīt", see image below). Did anybody notice this issue and ...