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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 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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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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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. ...
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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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spacing between Japanese words (xelatex) [duplicate]

I'm working with Xelatex 3.14159265-2.6-0.99991 (TeX Live 2014/Arch Linux), compiling my .tex file and getting a simple .pdf file. I'm stuck on the following problem, occuring in a simple Japanese ...
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XeLaTeX and graphicx don't seem to work well

I am having trouble getting the graphicx package to work well when running XeLaTeX on my mac. I am including .jpg files; some of them scale very nicely, but others don't. Here is the MWE ...
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Fonts, italics and IPA 'a' characters [closed]

I am writing a document with XeLaTeX in which I use IPA characters in italicized text. After trying a few fonts with extensive IPA support like Gentium Plus, Brill or Charis SIL, I encounter the same ...
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Do pdfTeX, XeTeX and LuaTeX share any code with Knuth's original TeX? [closed]

The title contains the entire question. The engines are different, but do they still share some code with Knuth's TeX, or are they "remakes" from scratch?
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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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Line-breaking unformatted URLs that contain no hyphens

Minimal example: \documentclass{article} \begin{document} https://path.to.really.long/url/that/contains/no/dashes/but/instead/a/whole/lot/of/forward/slashes/which/makes/it/exceed/the/page/width ...
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Render utf8 characters in pdf

I have a *.tex document encoded in UTF-8 which includes these characters: ⎡6 1⎤ ⎢ ⎥ ⎣5 3⎦ I'm having troubles reproducing such characters (apart from the numbers of course). I tried the ...
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Install Fira Sans Font using Texlive 2012

I would like to create slides using this theme for Beamer but am having trouble getting it to work. I just copied the .sty files into /home/gthomson/texmf/tex/latex/mtheme. However the theme ...
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Gentium font with cyrillic

There is a way, to use Gentium font with cyrillic text? I tried so: % !TeX encoding = UTF-8 % !TeX TS-program = xelatex \documentclass[12pt,a4paper]{article} \usepackage{fontspec} % loaded by ...
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XeLaTeX not able to recognize Devanagari script

I am trying to use XeLaTeX to use Devanagari (and Tibetan) script directly in my code. It seems that for some reason, XeLaTeX is not able to recognize the Devanagari characters I put into the .tex ...
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Beamer with xltxtra: colliding characters in equation

I'm typesetting beamer with XeLaTeX. In equations, variable characters collide with their superscripts. Also, the parenthesised variable looks somewhat off-set – too far to the right. It looks good ...
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Xelatex is not compiling

I am trying to include Unicode characters in a latex template, which look like this \documentclass[11pt]{article} \usepackage{acl2015} \usepackage{xunicode} \usepackage{fontspec} \setmainfont{Times} ...
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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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miktex/xelatex & fontspec

Well I follow the suggestion here. I made sure l3kernel and l3package are activated. And the other two are uninstalled. However the error as described there still exists, so that answer is no longer ...
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Problems with pdfcomments and Unicode characters in XeLaTeX

I'm trying to use the pdfcomment package in XeLaTeX. I can't seem to be able to use Unicode characters such as Czech ň or ě properly in \pdfmarkupcomment. Usually any such trailing characters of the ...
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Using Tibetan and Devanagari Unicode Script in XeLaTeX [duplicate]

I am quite new to LaTeX and I am trying to make a document with both Tibetan and Devanagari script. I know one can use XeLaTeX to use different Unicode scripts directly in your code, but for whatever ...
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italic small caps in Garamond #3?

I have the OTF files for Garamond #3 LT Pro, supplied by my publisher. I need to use italic small caps. The following MWE: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{fontspec} ...
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Positioning Tikz figure with xetex

I'd like to write a document using this template : http://phd.epfl.ch/modelesthese. When i'm compiling with pdflatex, there's no problem and the chapter headers are fine. Here is a MWE : ...
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Font for small caps in (French style) figure caption labels

Polyglossia {french} in Memoir Class. My preferred font is Open Sans. MWE compiled with XeLaTeX: \documentclass[a4paper,article]{memoir} \usepackage[demo]{graphicx} \usepackage{polyglossia} ...
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Edit contents title and running header separately

I'm typesetting a book using XeLaTeX. In creating the table of contents, I want to have control over: The title at the top of the toc The running header throughout the toc I want the contents ...
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XeLaTeX with ucharclasses and Greek Support

ucharclasses and Greek I find that the package ucharclasses cannot correctly identify all the Unicode Greek. e.g. if I use \usepackage{fontspec} \usepackage[Greek]{ucharclasses} ...
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Determine whether the macro/function is in subscript, in superscript, or neither

I would like to provide different formatting for an xparse command, depending on whether the command is expanded in superscript, in subscript, or neither. That is, I would like to know inside the ...
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How to enable OpenType font features for Hangul?

In my document, I need to typeset some Hangul syllables that are not available as composite characters. I tried to set this up as in this MWE: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{fontspec} ...
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Place TikZ picture over top of text

I'm designing some letterhead using LuaLaTeX (interchangeable with XeLaTeX at this point) where I want my signature and name to be drawn like this: The signature is a TikZ drawing, the text is ...
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\sffamily does not show Greek characters

I have been trying to generate a timetable for my weekly schedule via a GNU SF template that I've found. As I'm Greek, I wanted the text in the schedule to be in Greek. The template I use is Pascal ...
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Is LuaTeX planned to have as good font capabilities as XeTeX? [closed]

The title almost says it all. As I understand it, XeTeX was built from the ground up for its font support, while LuaTeX only got fontspec support years after its creation. While font support will ...
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Latex Tengwar Combining Diacritics Not Combining

This is the code I am using to try and get nicely combined Tengwar, but it's coming out with all the combining diacritics on circles next to the characters, instead of on top of them. ...
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Spurious punctuation in xelatex + biblatex + Cyrillic or Greek

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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Using ranges with pdfpages fails

The documentation says the following: E.g.: pages=- will insert all pages of the document [...] however, when I put \includepdf[pages=-]{foobar.pdf} in my LaTeX doc (compiled w/ xelatex), I get ...
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Unwanted behavior of Chinese punctuation mark getting incorporated into the URL right before it

Minimal working example: % !TeX program = XeLaTeX \documentclass[12pt]{article} \usepackage{xeCJK} \setCJKmainfont{標楷體} \begin{document} 網址:http://www.google.com/。 \end{document} When I open the ...
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Inaccurate position of inverse search with xelatex+sumatraPDF

It seems that the xelatex engin has some "bug" when work with sumatraPDF, the position is not correct! The same doc when compiled with pdflatex work prefectly. I really don't know what's the ...
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! Undefined control sequence. <recently read> \initiate@active@char

Some weeks ago I compiled this code: \documentclass{ltxdockit} \usepackage{xltxtra} \setmainfont[Numbers=OldStyle]{TeX Gyre Bonum} \setsansfont[Ligatures=TeX,Scale=MatchLowercase]{Candara} ...
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To have this Latvian letter in Beamer

This discussion is an extension of this answer but in Beamer -documentclass and with XeLaTeX. I can get some variants working there in Pdflatex, see Christian's answer but with bad output and I do ...
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Dash sign in file .bib is double when compile it to pdf file

Why bibtext file: ... pages = "419-444", ... generates 419--444 for me in pdf?
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How to \setmainfont when “randomfont.ttf” is in different folder?

I'm currently working in sharelatex online Latex editor, using XeLaTeX. I had all the fonts working using the fontspec package, however once moved to the Fonts folder there is no way to make them ...
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Why XeLaTeX and PDFLaTeX give different outputs for Beamer presentation

I have 3 questions: Why does the following code (see below) give different results in XeLaTeX than PDFLaTeX? Which one is incorrect? (My guess is that XeLaTeX's output is incorrect.) How do I ...
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fixfoot package crashes when footnote contains enumerate enviironment

I'm trying to do something like this \documentclass{article} \usepackage{fixfoot} \begin{document} \DeclareFixedFootnote{\footone} {This works OK} \DeclareFixedFootnote{\foottwo} {% ...
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Polyglossia ignores my custom hyphenation

Polyglossia systematically ignores my custom \hyphenation, and generates overfull hboxes all over the place as a consequence. Here’s an example: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{polyglossia} ...
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tikzmark and xelatex

There seems to be a problem with tikzmark and xelatex. Ulrike Fischer from the xetex list helped to track this down. The following code does not work when compiled with xelatex but produces the ...
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Tibetan unicode font not appearing properly [duplicate]

I am making a document using a Tibetan unicode font with XeLaTeX and fontspec. However, the text is not appearing properly. The super– and subscripted letters appear next to the base letter instead ...
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How to cite RFC using natbib

I would like to cite an RFC in my xelatex scrbook class with natbib as [RFCXXX] style, for example: in file body: this is my rfc citation [RFCXXX] and in my bibliography print [RFCXXX] authors, ...
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Accented letters in french

I have experienced problems with the following Polyglossia xelatex fontspec does not recognize accented letters in french i'm using Texniccenter as editor of tex with the latest update to my ...
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XeLaTeX, bidi, hyperref, longtable conflict

Take a look at this XeLaTeX file: \documentclass{memoir} \usepackage{longtable} \usepackage{hyperref} \usepackage{bidi} \begin{document} \begin{longtable}{l} x \end{longtable} \end{document} ...