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background package - Using text with line breaks

I'm designing a very simple cover for a university publication in Sanskrit. I'm using the package "background" to add some "watermark-like" Sanskrit text on the cover, both top and bottom, while the ...
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How to create landscape output with Xetex plain TeX source file [duplicate]

My plain TeX source file creates a wedding program for a landscape-orientation letter size (8.5" height x 11" width) format which, after printing, will be folded into an 8.5" x 5.5" format. What ...
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XeLaTex / fontspec error : “script-not-exist” e

I'm attempting to typeset Devanagari in XeLaTeX. I'm using the font chandas.ttf and the RomDev mapping (for roman --> devanagari script; found here: RomDev from somadeva). This worked for me once upon ...
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Beamer metropolis theme issue

So I am trying to get metropolis beamer theme work. For some reason, it worked on my El Capitain mac with no problem using LuaLaTeX. But the exact same file does not work on my Yosemite mac. Here ...
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XeLaTeX with fontspec gives “Undefined control sequence” error after MiKTeX update - volume 2

I have the very same problem as in XeLaTeX with fontspec gives "Undefined control sequence" error after MiKTeX update. But in my case, repeatedly running the two MiKTeX updaters does not ...
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Appendix TOC link does not work when using Polyglossia (TeX Live 2015)

MWE: \documentclass{book} \usepackage{appendix} \usepackage{hyperref} \usepackage{polyglossia} \setdefaultlanguage{spanish} \begin{document} \tableofcontents \include{chapter1} \begin{...
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XeTeX hangs on article documentclass, while LaTeX-Mk with XeLaTeX works perfectly

I have this code: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{fontspec} \begin{document} \thispagestyle{empty} \pagestyle{empty} äätewää--llll \end{document} XeTeX xetex xetex-acutex.tex produces: (...
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Why Table of Contents contains custom latex command?

I am writing a UTF-8 (malayalam) document using Xelatex. Below shown is my sample Latex code. If you see(screenshot) the Table Of Contents generated, you can see Noto Sans Malayalam which came ...
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What is the source of 'Compile Error' message in a project built upon MNRAS template in overleaf?

I am trying to make a paper using MNRAS template in Overleaf website. Once I added all my references to .bib file and added the file to my project, I noticed that there is a Compile Error ...
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Explanatory notes (for BibTex or BibLaTeX “fields”) showing on mouse-hover (a.k.a. tooltip) when hovering over references' fields

Imagine you have a bibtex reference entry with many different (also non-standard: called e.g. this1 here) "fields", as such: @online{foo, title = {...}, url = {...}, urldate = {...}, this1 = {...
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Updated Miktex on Windows 7 and eps figures no longer appear using xelatex

I recently (April) updated MiKTeX on my Windows 7 machine and when I compile code that used to work using xelatex, my eps files no longer appear - only a space where they should go along with the ...
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Localtableofcontents creates empty table of contents

I found that etoc module has \localtableofcontents that creates tableofcontents only in separate section. I've tried it but it makes section for table of contents which is empty. (in result I see only ...
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Biber exits with “WARN - No data sources defined!”

I am trying to use biber with XeTeX. Whenever I try to run biber against my .bcf file (generated via biblatex with the biber backend properly stated), I have the following output: INFO - This is ...
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Type direct several languages in Xelatex using unicode

I want to write direct in a Latex document several languages, for example: संस्कृतम् - ελληνική γλώσσα - Latin - ꦲꦤꦕꦫꦏ - egypt hieroglyph - and more... So, my question is, how I can use "Xelatex"- ...
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custom book class \ProvidesClass command

I am making a customized book class. The code below compiles successfully for a customized article class, but not with the book class [EDIT: no, actually, it fails both classes, for reasons explained ...
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Why 'xelatex' fails to find the font?

I'm using xelatex the create a PDF from a tex file. Normally I use the command: \setmainfont{DejaVu Sans} \newfontfamily{\hebrewfont}{DejaVu Sans} Which successfully loads the font. Though when I ...
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XeLaTeX font rendering tend to be slightly bolder compared to PDFlatex

I noticed that there is a subtle difference of font rendering result between pdflatex and xelatex. xelatex tend to be slightly bolder compared to pdflatex. Even the file thumbnails in file manager ...
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Weird accent with babel's french and xelatex

On my computer, there is a file that contains: \documentclass[french]{article} \usepackage{fontspec} \usepackage{babel} % \begin{document} \tableofcontents \end{document} and that I'm sure it is ...
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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: \setmainfont{...
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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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Fonts are not rendering correctly [duplicate]

I am using xelatex for printing Malayalam fonts. This is code and it is not printing properly. In the code it is right form and in the image that produced by the code is wrong \documentclass{...
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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, shortlabels]{...
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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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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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How would I go about adding Unicode Emoticons into LateX?

How would I go about adding the large range of emotions (😀 😁 😂 😃 😄 😅 😆 😇 😈 😉 😊 😋 😌 😍 😎 😏 😐 😑 😒 😓 😔 😕 😖 😗 😘 😙 😚 😛 😜 😝 😞 😟 😠 😡 😢 😣 😤 😥 😦 😧 😨 😩 😪 😫 😬 😭 😮 😯 ...
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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: \usepackage{...
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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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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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What have been the most important changes to LaTeX in the last five years? (2011–2016)

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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Still want to use “ptm” in XeLaTeX

I'm using XeLaTeX typesetting Chinese fonts in my document. (So XeLaTeX is the only suitable way for me to do my stuff.) I want to use the LaTex original ptm font to typeset all English text. I know ...
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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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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't load system font by name with XeLaTeX but with LuaLaTeX

I installed a TrueType font in windows 10. Now I want to use it with XeLaTeX. The font can't be loaded. The first message is Sorry, but miktex-makemf did not succeed for the following rea son: The ...
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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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Custom Build (Sublime Text, Latextools)

I'm trying to customise the build function on Sublime text 3 to include separate outputs for the build files and the pdf. I am using Miktex and xelatex (by adding %!TEX program = xelatex) at the top ...
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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} \setCJKmainfont{...
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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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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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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} \usepackage{...
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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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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 ...