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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Having trouble with vowel positioning in Ezra SIL, XeLaTeX

I'm having trouble matching the example given in the answer What's a simple way to typeset a small amount of Hebrew content using TeX?. I copied/pasted the example exactly as given in that ...
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Compile with option

On an exact example. Here is the CV template: https://github.com/afriggeri/cv. It says that: there is an print option which renders in black and white And in .cls file there is indeed ...
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TexLive installation unable to find system fonts in OSX Mavericks

It seems my TeX system on OSX Mavericks is no longer able to find my system fonts. My tex documents no longer compile, and when I do: $ xetex opentype-info.tex I get: This is XeTeX, Version ...
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Latex command for unfilled \bigstar

\bigstar produces a black star. What is the LaTeX command for white or unfilled \bigstar? The unicode-math package has a command \bigwhitestar, but I am not able to use it in the usual way. When I ...
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\setmainfont uses features of previously defined \newfontfamily

I don't know what's wrong with this code. Shouldn't the output of the third text come in my main font, I mean SolaimanLipi? But it comes in \fancy font. Can someone tell me how to fix it? ...
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Modern CV template 'oldstyle' is not using kurier font

I need help getting the kurier font to work in modern CV template 'oldstyle'. I'm using moderncv version 1.5.1, I followed the instructions on tug for font installation on MacOSX (10.7). I also have ...
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How do I use an OpenType font with my LaTeX document?

I want to use a really cool open-source OpenType font with my LaTeX document. I was told that either I could go through a long process of converting the OpenType font to one useable by LaTeX, or I ...
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fontawesome icons are getting too big using XeLaTeX

The following example must be compiled with XeLaTeX to reproduce the issue. % arara: xelatex \documentclass{article} \usepackage{fontawesome} \begin{document} Text Text \faMobilePhone\ Text Text ...
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Automatically adding space in math superscripts

I am using mathspec, but the superscripts in math mode are a bit cramped. This is a well-known problem, so much so that the package defines a command to add space around characters (the double quote). ...
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teTeX Distribution in Slackware

I have installed slackware 14. It has an in-built support for TeX. The distributions provided are teTeX and eTeX. Does it make a difference if I install TeXLive 2013? Secondly, I am not able to ...
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Why doesn't standalone accept my build={} package option?

I frequently use standalone to incorporate tikz images in my documents. I have some really large tikz plots which I would like to include in my beamer presentation, but I am getting "Tex capacity ...
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Macro psGTriangle leads to pdfLatex ignoring the figure

I've noticed that the pstricks macro psGTriangle, to draw triangles with Gouraud shading does not work in combination with auto-pst-pdf/pdflatex. There is no error message, the pspicture environment ...
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Updating a font in fontspec

I want to implement all the LaTeX code mentioned in Showcase TeX Typography for TUG's Calendar. The implementation involves use of special fonts like Phaeton. I have installed it. But I don't get ...
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xelatex and pgfpages compatibility

I've just switched from pdflatex to xelatex for my lectures to take advantage of the unicode-math package so that I can change the colours of all my mathematics. When compiling the "handout" version ...
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XeLaTeX/LuaLaTeX + fontspec “font-not-found” in CV template

I am trying to compile a CV template using XeLateX. I have always used Pdflatex, so I created a XeLaTeX command as described here: Use XeLaTeX in Texmaker instead of pdfLaTeX. I then downloaded the ...
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Help me create my out patient documentation template

\documentclass[a5paper]{article} \usepackage{eso-pic} \usepackage{fancyhdr} \usepackage[pdfauthor={VB},% pdftitle={Consultation},% pagebackref=true,% ]{hyperref} \usepackage[headsep=3cm,top=4cm, ...
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Font problem with xelatex on Windows 8 64 bits

Running xelatex with MikTex 2.9 on Windows 8.1 64 bits Arial Narrow font in bold turns into Arial bold. Arial Narrow bold is OK outside Latex. Did not have this problem on previous environment ...
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How to make vim short key for xelatex and pdflatex both?

I have learned that the following setting in _vimrc will let \ll compile by engine pdflatex: let g:Tex_DefaultTargetFormat='pdf' let g:Tex_CompileRule_pdf = 'pdflatex ...
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Multilanguage in LaTeX?

\documentclass[12pt]{article} \usepackage{polyglossia} \setmainlanguage{english} \setotherlanguage[numerals=western]{urdu} \newfontfamily\urdufont[Script=Arabic,Scale=1]{Jameel Noori Nastaleeq} ...
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xeCJK messes up typographical quot and — [duplicate]

Using: XeTeX 3.1415926-2.5-0.9999.3 (TexLive 2013) on openSuse 13.1 Setting up a multilingual buddhist glossary I have encountered the problem that closing (German) typographical quotation marks “ ...
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Xelatex convert PNG image to Bitmap

\documentclass{article} \usepackage{fontspec} \usepackage{lipsum} \setmainfont{Palatino Linotype} \begin{document} \lipsum[1] \includegraphics[scale=0.7]{EIGHT} \end{document} I'm using xelatex ...
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Urdu in latex (bold font)

\documentclass[12pt]{article} \usepackage{arabxetex} \newfontfamily\urdufont[Script=Arabic]{Jameel Noori Nastaleeq Kasheeda} \begin{document} \begin{urdu} مندرجہ ذیل مساوات کو حل کریں $x_2 + m$ ...
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TikZ calendar shading opacity

When highlighting ranges in a calendar, I can't seem to get the overlapping area to blend as would normally happen with overlapping opaque objects. For example using the following code (compiled with ...
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Is there any way to include an animated GIF directly?

Is there any way to include an animated GIF directly in either PDFLaTeX or XeLaTeX? I realize the animate package can include animations in a PDF, but it doesn't support animated GIFs and you have to ...
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Problem with XeTeX input and output encoding

As we all known, the TeX engine XeTeX takes UTF-8 as its default input and output encoding format. However, it provides two new primitive control sequences that could define input encoding: ...
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Print business cards in LaTeX

I am trying to print a business card that I develop in LaTeX, using templates that I found on the web and combined to fit my needs. I am using XeLaTeX to compile it, since it uses different fonts. My ...
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NFSS-like selection of font weights using fontspec and xelatex

OK, so I have mastered fontspec to the extent that I can say \setromanfont[Mapping=tex-text,Ligatures=Common,Numbers=OldStyle]{Sabon LT Std} and indeed, for effect, I can say stuff like ...
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Small Caps Computer Modern Unicode problem

I want to use CMU with xelatex for my docs. Everything is working fine except small caps for greek letters. My input (code) \documentclass{article} \usepackage{xunicode,fontspec,xltxtra} ...
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Command \maketitle with cyrillic and Times New Roman

I am trying to output the title of the document using font Times New Roman with Bulgarian language. If I use \documentclass[14pt,a4paper]{article} \usepackage{fontspec} \setmainfont{Times New Roman} ...
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TIPA package causing error in xelatex: \sups already defined [duplicate]

I am trying to include some of my publications in my CV, which it typeset in LaTeX. I have a .bib file and I call the references using \bibverse{}. The problem is that I am unable to compile the ...
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exporting pdf with file name time stamped [duplicate]

I want to export the latex lyx file to pdf with the name with pattern - file name -date stamp .pdf . Can this be done using any package? Eg name.tex should export as name20140110.pdf
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How to install font “lmmath-regular.otf”?

I have downloaded a cv template from here, and I want to use it for my CV. This is the first time I am trying to use tex to do something. I have got stuck with the following error ...
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xelatex: I can't write on file `test.pdf'.

Every so often I'll be working and all of a sudden xelatex won't work, saying "I can't write on file `test.pdf'". But why not? Is it something I did? Did I insult xelatex? Now it won't even compile my ...
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XeTeX: Line numbering in a book with Devanagari and polyglossia

I am typesetting a book in XeLaTeX with both Samskrita in Devanagari script and English. I am trying to include line numbers for proofreading purposes. I want to use the lineno package which works on ...
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two t characters next to each other form one tt glyph

I am using xelatex and linux libertine font. When I write in my text something that contains two t characters next to each other, such as "rotten", it changes these two ts into one tt character. It ...
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TikZ 3.0.0 (release) produces strange shadings if used with XeLaTeX and standalone

I would like to use shadings in my TikZ graphics together with the standalone package and XeLaTeX, but for some reason it is broken if I try with the new 3.0.0 release (download here). Any other ...
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how to execute external commands from (Xe)(La)TeX?

i'm trying to capture output from an external command in a XeLaTeX document. as per http://tex.stackexchange.com/a/20566/28067 and http://stackoverflow.com/a/8929976/256361, i'm specifically doing ...
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XeTeX (I think) problem with Mac OS X.9 [duplicate]

Just upgraded to Mac OS X.9 Maverick and XeTeX (at least us used from TexWorks, which is all I've tried) now seems to be broken though it was working before. Error message when I try to typeset with ...
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Taking advantage of auto-pst-pdf when XeLaTeXing

I use a lot of PSTricks-based graphics. Since graphics generation takes an awful long compilation time over XeLaTeX, I resort to pdfLaTeX first using the auto-pst-pdf package. On a later run, meaning, ...
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Using oldstyle numbers in XeLaTeX math mode for ONLY inline math

Is there any way to use OldStyle numbers for text and inline math only, while using Lining in the align and equation environments? Ideally via mathspec, but I'm open to other solutions.
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/ActualText in small cap hyperlinks

I'm using the frenchlinks option for hyperref, which due to solicitous care of XeLaTeX + Linux Libertine, gives bona fide small-caps links on the page. The problem is, when I cut and paste out of the ...
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Changing page margins in {pdf-,Xe-}TeX

In TeX, changing the \hsize and the \vsize changes the main text size and the page size of the dvi output. When I compile a document with pdftex or xetex, the page size remains at A4. How can I change ...
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It doesn't hyphenate words ending with “—”

Note: Every — you see in the code is an em-dash. I'writing a paper, and XeLaTeX doesn't hyphenate words which end with – (traditional LaTeX ---). After reading the comments, I realized this is a ...
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ifetex always true

I am working on a document preamble that allows me to compile a document with pdlatex and with xelatex. I found that the \ifetex condition to check whether the document is going through e-tex is ...
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XeLaTeX and Biber do not Produce a *.bbl File

MiKTeX (updated); TeXworks Used to do this a couple of months ago, now after PC and MiKTeX reinstall (Win7) bibliographies on old files seem not to be working any more. Read many similar questions, no ...
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Cannot set lining numbers in footnotes with realscripts and Times New Roman font

Whereas loading the package realscripts will change the footnote markers to lining numbers in some fonts (cf. How to change footnote number style), it does not work with Times New Roman: ...
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Problem using XeLaTeX and fontspec with arial font

I'm using LaTeX to write my reports, recently I have discovered XeLaTeX as an alternative to use different fonts with LaTeX. I'm using MiKTeX 2.9 as LaTeX compiler and TeXnicCenter 2.0. I'm newbie in ...
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Combining Helvetica and Symbol fonts with mathspec

I want to combine Helvetica and Symbol fonts so that Helvetica handles the Latin letters, while Symbol handles the Greek letters. Mathspec and XeLaTeX does a reasonably good job of this, but I cannot ...
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Shorthand characters in section titles (Xe(La)TeX)

I have learnt how to define shorthands by the commands \useshorthands{(a character, e.g. ')} in the preamble and \defineshorthand{(shorthand code)}{(expansion)} just after ...
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Conflict between eplain urls and pgf(math)

I tried to insert a hyperlink with xetex and eplain, and here is what happens. \input eplain \enablehyperlinks \input pgfmath \href{http://www.google.com}{google} \bye prints this weird error in ...