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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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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Is microtype fully supported now by XeLaTeX? If not, how can I keep myself up-to-date?

Is microtype fully supported now by XeLaTeX? If not, how can I keep myself up-to-date on this argument?
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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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Check for missing fonts/characters in XeLaTeX?

Because I began to use many Unicode characters (Japanese, some unusual diacritics, etc.) I switched from LaTeX to XeLaTeX to render my documents. Unfortunately, if a font is missing, the letters are ...
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Fontspec: Palatino with small caps and old-style figures

For various reasons, I’m using the fontspec package. However, I’d also like to use Palatino as the document’s main font, and I want to use it with small caps and old-style figures. So I’ve got four ...
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How should one setup fontspec package to exploit 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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Conversion XeTeX -> EPUB

I've got (Xe)TeX document. It s fine to compile into PDF. However, I'd like to know how can I do to export it into EPUB in order to read it with my Sony Reader. I've tried to use many tools such as ...
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How do the various LaTeX compilers (LaTeX, XeLaTeX, PDFLaTeX, ???) differ in terms of use(s), purpose(s), pros and cons? [duplicate]

How do the various LaTeX compilers (LaTeX, XeLaTeX, PDFLaTeX, ???, ConTeXt, fill-in-the-gap) differ? Is there an authoritive list of all currently available LaTeX-related compilers? Which are the ...
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Availability of LaTeX packages' functionality in ConTeXt, XeTeX, and LuaTeX

I am considering trying out ConTeXt, XeTeX, and LuaTeX, but one concern of mine is the fact that I am using a large number of LaTeX packages. There are a number of questions comparing these TeX ...
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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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Abstract with amsart class and fontspec (with XeLaTeX)

There is an error message which I do not understand when I use amsart in conjunction with fontspec. The math text in the abstract seems to be deemed too small? The error is \textfont 6 is ...
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How to input characters into XeLaTeX

How do I input the non-keyboard characters into TeXShop? My minimum working example: \documentclass{book} % Font Settings \usepackage{fontspec} \newfontfamily\myfont{C64 Pro Mono} \begin{document} ...
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XeLaTeX with polyglossia and Greek

I'm struggling a lot with XeLaTeX and polyglossia. Somehow the font selection doesn't seem to work as I would expect it (and as the error messages suggest). Please consider the following example: ...
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Is there a LuaTeX analogue to XeTeXinterchartoks?

Just as the title of the questions says, is there an LuaTeX analogue to XeTeXinterchartoks?
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Using XeLaTeX + BiBTeX in TeXWorks

I'm trying to define a run configuration for using XeLaTeX with BiBTeX from within TeXWorks, but I'm coming up empty. I tried following this guide and adapt it to what I wanted to do, and ended up ...
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can't \includegraphics eps files anymore with xelatex (used to work fine)

I've just noticed that (most likely caused by upgrading to opensuse 11.3 with TexLive 2009) whenever I try to \includegraphics{filename.eps} an eps file, I get the error: Unable to load picture or ...
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Set the size of pgf picture?

I have a pgf picture which I insert with: \input{m1.pgf} But the image is too big. Instead of regenerating a smaller image, I'd rather take advantage of vector graphics, and have XeLaTeX scale it. ...
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ledmac/-par: No versesyncing but pagesyncing

I tried t get an answer at de.comp.text.tex, comp.text.tex [2] and golatex.de [1, in german] but without success. I hope to find help here. My friend needs to typeset a translation of a latin poem ...
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Placement of subscripts using unicode-math. Is it XeTeX bug?

I don't like placement of subsripts when using unicode math fonts under XeLaTeX. In contrast to CM fonts the subscripts are placed at different vertical positions obviously depending on the depth of ...
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Why does \movieref not work under XeLaTeX? [closed]

I have a long-standing problem with the button produced by the \movieref command from movie15 package. Briefly saying, it does not work at all if my document is compiled with XeLaTeX whereas the ...
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File size difference between XeLaTeX and pdfLaTeX

When working with MacTeX 2010, I noticed that XeLaTeX generates files considerably smaller than pdfLaTeX on the same input. Even with the small example \documentclass[11pt]{article} \begin{document} ...
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Displaying pinyin over Chinese characters, without impacting word spacing

I want to display pinyin (romanized form) over Chinese characters. However, the two methods I know (using stackrel or tabular both change the spacing between characters. This demonstrates the problem: ...
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Fill space with dots within table

I would like the whitespace between two items within a table to be filled with dots. Please consider the following picture to get the idea. So far I tried to achieve this output with the following ...
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Russian and Japanese and biblatex oh my

I'm trying to typeset a book with bibliography entries in English, Russian and Japanese. Getting the bibliography to work right is driving me mad. I have got pretty close (I think) by cobbling ...
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Problem getting biber/biblatex/XeLaTeX/TeXworks working together

OK, here my situation: I'm writing a paper for my class, and I want to include a bilingual bibliography since some of my sources are in Korean and I want the bibliography to show the original Korean ...
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Can one set a specific font variant in xelatex for uppercase letters only?

I would like to typeset a short, letter-like document using the Zapfino font, with the following twist: I'm OK using Zapfino's "standard" (i.e., Variant 0) glyphs for lowercase letters, but I'd like ...
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tikz/eso-pic watermark isn't transparent on the first page

I'm seeing odd behavior when trying to use a watermark with tikz and eso-pic. Here is my example document: \documentclass[10pt]{article} \usepackage{eso-pic} \usepackage{tikz} ...
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Compiling latex directly from R

I want to find a programmatic way of converting a .tex latex document to pdf. What I usually do, and this works in most cases, is to use: tools::texi2dvi(latexfile, pdf = TRUE, clean = TRUE) ...
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XeLaTeX preventing beamer from using different backgrounds

I'm having an odd problem---it seems like XeLaTeX isn't working so well with beamer. I'm using MacTex 2011 and have updated to the latest packages using the TexLive utility. The problem is that ...
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Hyperref ignores \setdefaultlanguage from polyglossia

I use polyglossia to set my default language with \setdefaultlanguage to German. This works for the captions of tables, figures etc. I want to reference to these figures with the \autoref command of ...
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XeTeX/mathspec punctuation issue

In a previous question, a solution was given for changing the font of punctuation marks in a math environment when using mathspec. Unfortunately, this solution gives the punctuation marks in italics ...
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xetex complains about missing kanjix.map

I've just installed TL2011 on Windows 7 and updated it from the net. The installation produced no errors and everything is fine - but now xelatex (and not pdflatex nor lualatex) ends every invocation ...
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TikZ example involving Spies won't typeset properly using XeLaTeX

The example in this answer, illustrating the use of "spies" using the Tikz package, fails to typeset correctly when using XeLaTeX: the magnification circle appears empty. Using pdfLaTeX and LaTeXmk ...
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Externalising TikZ pictures using XeTeX

I'm trying to use TikZ's external library with XeTeX, for example, and I'm running into some issues. Having set external/system call={xelatex \tikzexternalcheckshellescape -halt-on-error ...
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Importing missing glyphs in font

I'm using a title font which has very few characters, and I need '+' and '=' for a given title, which are missing. Using fontspec, is it possible to import only these two missing glyphs from another ...
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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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XeTeX not working on Ubuntu 10.04?

When trying to compile a LaTeX document in Ubuntu 10.04 with xelatex I get the following error message: This is XeTeX, Version 3.1415926-2.2-0.9995.2 (TeX Live 2009/Debian) restricted \write18 ...
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Last xe(la)tex colors text in white in some circumstances

Last xe(la)tex: XeTeX, Version 3.14159265-2.6-0.99991 (preloaded format=xelatex 2014.6.19) (the one shipped with TeX Live 2014) colors text in white in some circumstances: in the following MWE file ...
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LuaTeX won't end a line at Unicode emdash

I'm using LuaLaTeX instead of XeLaTeX for my book, mainly because it supports microtype's expansion feature, to produce the optimal word spacing and line breaking that will result in the most uniform ...
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How to get all the possible sizes of delimiters with Cambria Math

After this question, Cambria Math \bigg command doesn't work as expected, I discovered that Cambria has so many sizes of delimiters. I think the next logical step is to come up with a way of ...
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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} ...
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Does XeLaTeX automatically select optical sizes for a given font, if available?

I've been intrigued by a great feature of XeLaTeX (perhaps it was already a feature of (La)TeX) for a long time -- its ability to automatically select the appropriate optical size of a font for a ...
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How to work with large projects

I am working on a project and i want to slim it down a litle so please help me with the following. I have a document structure like this: /DocumentRoot |-main.tex |-title.tex | |-/chapter-1 | ...
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Problem with setting correct custom page size with 'geometry' in xelatex

I'm trying to set the page size using the geometry package as shown in the following MWE, compiled with xelatex test.tex: \documentclass[12pt]{article} \usepackage[b5paper,pass]{geometry} ...
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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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How to get chapterthumb work in KOMA-Script?

I came from here as I was looking for a way to get chapterthumb work according to the directions. I manually installed the chapterthumb.sty package into the texlive2013 distribution. However, the MWE ...
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How to set equation numbers in lining numerals?

I'm using XeLaTeX with Linux Libertine (using fontspec) and oldstyle numbers. I'd like, however, to set equation numbers (using amsmath's \eqref) in lining numbers. This does not work: ...
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Which Unicode fonts are available with grades/optical sizes comparable to Donald Knuth's awesome eight grades in Computer Modern Roman?

Which Unicode fonts are available with grades/optical sizes comparable to Donald Knuth's awesome eight grades in Computer Modern Roman? It would be great to get at least 3 options! This question is ...
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PDF file size with LuaLaTeX vs XeLaTeX

I have a set one one page documents written in LaTex. The same file compiled in LuaLaTeX is about 23 times larger than when it is complied using XeLaTex (about 641 KB vs 28 kb). I tried with a couple ...
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How to tell when to use pdflatex, latex, and xelatex for any given tex file?

I'm writing an automatic compiling pipeline that should be able to compile any given tex file into a pdf. The diversity of the input tex files mainly shows up in what format of figures they use and ...