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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Runtime of the TeX family

I have been searching in vain for statistics about the runtime of pdfTeX, LuaTeX and XeTeX. My impression is that (ordering by increasing runtime), LuaTeX > XeTeX > pdfTeX, but exactly how big is this ...
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How To Fix Rendering of Persian Font With XeLaTeX?

I am trying to typeset a poem with XeLaTeX using the IranNastaliq font, and I am running into problems with the glyphs rendered for many words. I have a PDF file I rendered from the same source tex ...
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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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XeLaTex error with spaces in name MiKTeX 2.9 update [closed]

Since the last MiKTeX 2.9 update, I am unable to compile .tex files with spaces in names, e.g. "file with spaces in name.tex" Any minimal file, as \documentclass[12pt, twoside]{report} ...
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including book name and chapter name above section name in memoir

I am using memoir with xelatex for typesetting a book with multiple chapters and sections. I would like to include the book name (or part name), and chapter name above the section title for each ...
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Xetex on Texlipse

I want to enable the use of unicode text in my latex files. How can I compile using Xetex in Texlipse? I can't seem to find the option to select which builder to use like in other IDEs.
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Why is \setmainfont case sensitive with XelateX but not with LuaLaTeX?

Consider the following MWE \documentclass{article} \usepackage{lipsum} \usepackage{fontspec} \setmainfont{tex Gyre Pagella} \begin{document} \lipsum[1] \end{document} If I compile it with LuaLaTeX ...
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How to define translations for text inserted by a custom command? [duplicate]

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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how to specify font for superscripts using ucharclasses with xelatex

Lohit Tamil Classical font that I am using with Xelatex does not have a glyph for superscript 4. (please see https://github.com/pravins/lohit/issues/68) I have tried using ucharclasses for automatic ...
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Defining different scripts with fontspec

My actual problem: I want to typeset Tigrinya text, which is using Ethiopic (Ge'ez) script. But the text also contains numbers (which are afaik. in the latin script). So I've defined a new font ...
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Normal text is invisible when using beamer with notes and XeLaTeX

I'm using beamer with xelatex to prepare a talk. If I switch on notes on right I'm experiencing strange behaviour: When using csqoutes in the title, all normal text afterwards becomes invisible (or ...
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FontSpec Error in Ubuntu and TexStudio

I am using this code: \usepackage{fontspec} \setmainfont[Mapping=tex-text]{Courier New} I am getting this error: The font "CourierNew" cannot be found \setmainfont[Mapping=tex-text]{Courier New} ...
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Is this the best way to put unicode in a non-UTF-8 source?

I want to put the following phrase into a book. Khabarovsk (Russian: Хабаровск) is located 30 kilometers (19 mi) from the Chinese border. The source is NOT UTF-8 and I don't have the option to ...
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Secondary math font definition

We are using XeTeX, and struggling to map mathematics fonts for secondary fonts. \documentclass{article} \RequirePackage{mathspec} \setmainfont{Palatino Linotype} \setmathrm{Palatino Linotype} ...
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XeLaTex and Noto fonts

I get an error - xdvipdfmx:fatal: sfnt: Freetype failure... - when trying to use Google Noto fonts. How should I proceed? MWE: \documentclass[a4paper,12pt]{article} \usepackage{xeCJK} ...
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Should I use fontspec with XeLaTeX + xeCJK?

Everything is in the title. I am currently typesetting a bilingual (French/Japanese) document using XeLatex. xeCJK takes care of the Japanese part and polyglossia takes care of the French part. ...
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Font not found by XeLaTeX

Hi LaTeX gurus out there. I understand that you could use XeLaTeX to use any system font. Well, recently I downloaded a LaTeX template for a CV from http://www.latextemplates.com The template uses ...
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xetex fontspec error ubuntu

I'm using a custom style (not made by me) for a report and when I compile it using PdfLatex it works fine. However, when I want to use the house style fonts I have to compile it with XeLatex and I get ...
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Compiling letter using xelatex and Sublime Text 3?

I recently upgraded to Sublime Text 3. I have troubles compiling a letter template that requires the fontspec package and compilation with xelatex. I'm using the LaTeXTools package and tell Sublime to ...
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Problems with accents and special characters using xelatex template for CV

I am building my CV using the xeLaTeX template below: http://www.latextemplates.com/template/wilson-resume-cv When trying to include accents as I usually do in LaTeX, I got wrong symbols like this: ...
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Compiling moderncv example with XeLaTex results in an error

I want to use the moderncv package as a base for a cover letter, so I downloaded it from the CTAN website http://www.ctan.org/pkg/moderncv. The package provides some examples which I tried to compile ...
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How to get rid of that ugly acute (“anw tonos”) in the greek alphabetical numerals?

When using subcaptions in a figure, in a greek document (LaTeX or XeTeX), the labels are numbered with (α'), (β'), (γ') and so on, as shown below. Is there a way to remove the 's ? ...
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TeX Live 2012, XeLaTeX, moderncv, error “Failed to convert input string to UTF16”

I'm getting this error from moderncv version 1.1.1. With earlier version everything was ok and I did not make any changes to my tex document. I don't use any special font. File encoding is set to ...
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Fontspec: Bold Small Caps with Alegreya Font

I'm using the Alegreya font in XeLaTeX and, after scouring the fontspec documentation, I can't figure out how to specify the bold small caps font (not to mention the italic small caps). I feel like ...
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Anyone have experience with PythonTeX?

I have been trying to get PythonTeX working, but can't seem to solve the errors I'm getting. My current Minimum Broken Example is this: % !TEX TS-program = xelatex \documentclass{article} ...
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Using Custom External Fonts with ModernCV

Is there anyway to redefine the fonts used in moderncv from an external font file? (I will be using XeLaTeX). This is code I have seen use it, but not sure how to redefine the values in moderncv (I ...
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Why can't I compile the simplest TeX file of only 6 lines?

\documentclass{article} \usepackage[adobefonts]{ctex} \usepackage[os=win]{menukeys} \usepackage{listings} \begin{document} \end{document} The simplest TeX file above cannot be compiled with ...
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Why can't I change the title entry font of TOC using \cftsecfont?

Below is the MWE: \documentclass[a4paper]{article} \usepackage[adobefonts]{ctex} \usepackage{tocloft} \usepackage{titlesec} \begin{document} \title{Hello, \LaTeX !} \author{kk@latex.com} ...
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Generating a table of glyphs with XeTeX

I am trying to get XeTeX to generate a table of all the possible glyphs of a given font, but can not figure out how to make XeTeX know how many glyphs the font has, so I have to specify an exact ...
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How can I use \XeTeXcountglyphs\font in a pgf \foreach macro?

Problem I keep getting: You can't use `\XeTeXcountglyphs` in vertical mode. Attempt \documentclass{article} \usepackage{fontspec} \usepackage{pgf} \usepackage{pgffor} \begin{document} ...
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Installing xetex-pstricks on TeXLive

I installed xetex-pstricks via tlmgr install xetex-pstricks tlmgr update xetex-pstricks on my Windows 7 machine with a TeXLive installation. tlmgr info xetex-pstricks --list gave me info on ...
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Why are some Unicode characters missing when using XeTeX and Ubuntu Mono?

I'm trying to typeset a document using minted code listings that contain quite some amount of non-standard Unicode characters. I'd like to use Ubuntu Mono as a monospaced font. The following supresses ...
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Wrong color with hsb color series in xelatex

I tried to use hsb color series provided by xcolor package in the following code: \documentclass{standalone} \usepackage[table]{xcolor} \begin{document} % example one ...
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How to adjust the font of the entry numbers in TOC?

My first LaTeX article looks ugly, see above. How to adjust the entry numbers to look more large and in bold? And, without changing the following title text? \documentclass[a4paper]{article} ...
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XeLaTeX - gb4e example numbering in footnotes - Interaction with polyglossia package?

I thought the gb4e package for linguistic example typesetting would provide automatic switching of the numbering scheme between main text examples and examples in footnotes. This is not the behavior I ...
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Highlighting words with special characters using \hl (soul)

I am using xelatex, polyglossia and the document is in UTF-8 encoding. I use the soul package to highlight words (using soulutf8 makes no difference). The problem is really weird, so I will go ...
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Hat over numbers without math mode in XeLaTeX

I'm using the Alegreya font in XeLaTeX and I'm wondering if I can put a hat over numbers outside of math mode. I ask because Alegreya doesn't have math functionality, so the integers default to CM ...
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define environment with Verbatim and options [closed]

I'm working on an edition, and I need to create some environments using verbatim. I use the fancyvrb package and when I write : \documentclass[9pt]{report} \usepackage{xltxtra, fontspec, xunicode, ...
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How to create non-inline text in ModernCV?

Here is currently what the education section looks like. I want to be able to add the education text, without the bullet point. This is the current code: \cventry{Aug 2010 -- May 2014}{B.S. ...
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Normal numbers are superscripted when using \fontspec{<font name>}[Fractions=On]

This MWE produces superscripted numbers on my Windows machine. \documentclass{article} \usepackage{fontspec} \begin{document} \noindent \fontspec{Times New Roman}[Fractions=On] Should not be ...
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How to set a font family with pandoc?

I have some reports written in MultiMarkDown and want to convert them to pdf (via xelatex) with pandoc. As I am in an professional environment, a certain font-family is mandatory. The fonts are ...
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How should fontspec be set up to exploit the best features of Pro fonts?

Suppose that you have a Pro class fonts such as Adobe Arno which has several design sizes as described below: Design Size Size Ranges Caption: 8 point 5–8.5 point SmText: 10 ...
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What free math font could/should accompany Linux Libertine and Linux Biolinum?

Well, the title of the question pretty much says everything. To be more precise: I'd like to know (1) what font would be visually suitable to use with Linux Libertine and/or Linux Biolinum as the ...
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How can I re-enable hyphenation rules after breaking characters in polyglossia?

When using polyglossia to hyphenate my Turkish documents, I frequently have issues with very long words on short lines. I need it to be more aggressive about hyphenation wherever it can be. One ...
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Differences between XeLaTeX and LuaLaTeX embedding fonts (with optical sizes) in PDF

Using TexLive 2014 (updated today) on Windows 7 the following code compiles using XeLaTeX and LuaLaTeX: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{fontspec} \setmainfont[ Extension = .otf, Path=otf/, ...
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Problem using Adobe Garamond Pro with Xelatex on MacPro

I would like to use the Adobe Garamond Pro (otf) font with mathdesign using XeLaTeX. I am running TexStudio and TexLive on MacPro. I have also added these font using Font Book: ...
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Reason for double hyphen instead of single hyphen for page numbers in bibliography? [duplicate]

Page numbers in my thesis chapter bibliography are not being displayed properly when I compile using XeLatex in TeXstudio on my mac (OS X Yosemite): In my preamble: \usepackage{natbib} ...
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mathspec and \RequirePackage{amsmath} error [duplicate]

In my package, I request amsmath with \RequirePackage{amsmath}, resulting in this basic setup: \documentclass{minimal} \usepackage{amsmath} \usepackage{mathspec} \RequirePackage{amsmath} % part of ...
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Why is XeLaTeX Pushing British English Text into the Margins?

I'm running into issues whereby TeX/LaTex/XeLaTex can't seem to calculate line breaks properly in regular paragraphs. This came about when I was experimenting with different fonts—in particular, Linux ...
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Use an *.otf font with fontspec

I an running Tex Live 2012 and would like to use the font Fira Sans in my documents. Unfortunately it is a relatively new font so not included in any of the packages for this version of Texlive. ...