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How can I define a series of different font styles for use in a document (like a .css style sheet)?

I am completely new to LaTeX so forgive me if this is a stupid question. What I want to be able to do is specify a number of different font styles for use in different parts of my document. So for ...
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LaTeX Kurdish Kurdi / كوردی (Sorani) problems

I'm trying to use arabic script but it seems I run into trouble, the output is just a mess of question marks, literally. I took this code from this page (I'm on Macbook Pro Yosemite, TeXLive, ...
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Math in Trebuchet MS

How can I write equations in Trebuchet MS? Ideally, I'd like to have the following results: All symbols that are available in Trebuchet MS are written in Trebuchet MS. That includes, e.g., Latin and ...
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fontawesome scaling, deedy-resume pgfplots axis, XeTeX, LuaTeX issues

I am currently working on a document using the deedy-resume template http://www.latextemplates.com/template/deedy-resume-cv in LaTeX and I have two issues which result in a dilemma and I can't ...
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Can one set a specific character variant in xelatex for the word first letter only?

I'd like to have some code to set, document wide, a specific character variant for the letter "v" only if it is the first in the word. The solution in the MWE is not a solution because I have a ...
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Emoji Characters

I'm trying to display Emoji Characters inside my XeLaTeX Document. It seems to work for some glyphs like the numbers and pound sign but not for all. Here is a MWE: \documentclass{scrartcl} ...
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Using Pantone/Spot Colors in XeLaTeX

It is possible to use pantone color in XeLaTeX. I have found only PdfLaTeX in Using Pantone/spot colors and TikZ together. I have both CMYK and Pantone color and must use XeLaTeX because many OTF ...
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It doesn't hyphenate words ending with “—”

UPDATE Well. After a while, I decided to see again about this “problem”, and just discovered that in pdfLaTeX, using \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} and the — (the unicode —, not the ligature ---) it ...
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How can I solve the vertical alignment with a CH2 and a ring?

I draw a picture like this: You may find that the right side of the molecule is under the base line. I know this problem is 'Vertical alignment' mentioned in P25 of the offical documantaion. After I ...
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XeTeX in OpenBSD

How could I get XeTeX in OpenBSD? I have tried to: pkg_add texlive_base-2012, but it tries to install so much more that I ran out of space. run the install-tl perl script for TL13, but even if I ...
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How to make a ring have vertical alignment correctly?

I want to use xelatex to draw a chemistry equation which contained a horizontal benzene. But it counld not be placed well, like this: And I want this, except the unpleasant blank: Here is my code: ...
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how to protect pdf geneated from pdflatex and xelatex [duplicate]

I've a .tex file. Most of the times, we use pdflatex to convert .tex to required .pdf. Some times, we use xelatex to convert .tex to required .pdf These pdfs are editable using various tools; is ...
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How to create identical PDF files with xelatex?

The question how to create identical PDF files with pdflatex was basically answered in this question already: How to create identical PDF files? The catch was to filter out the entry /ID in the ...
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Adding Arabic text to an English document

I'm trying to include Arabic text in an English document (I'm a new latex user), but I can't seem to get any Arabic text to render at all, using xelatex or any kind of tex. I'm using texshop 3.51 on a ...
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Coloring Arab suffix without losing connection

How can I change the color of Arab word endings without losing the connections? It's just ugly and loses readability. I'm using Tex Live 2012: arabxetex with xelatex but any package and/or engine is ...
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Arabic with colored vowels and colored suffix … possible?

is it possible to do this with XelaTex? (Im using texmaker): I already tried some of the suggestions posted here, for instance by using Arabtex. But I wanted to this with arabic type text and not ...
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Footnotes in list get numbered incorrectly

I am using the friggeri-cv Latex package. I have used footnotes in the following way: \documentclass[]{friggeri-cv} \section{experience} \begin{entrylist} %-- ...
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how to create article with multiple (unicode) languages

I want to create a book that will help Asian people learn English. The requirements are - the book should contain text from 2 different languages, say, Hindi and English. I tried this multi-lingual ...
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How to type gas sign and equality sign in chemfig?

I want to type some inorganic chemistry equations and some organic chemistry, but I can't type =, ^(means that there is gas) or |(means that there is solid). For example, how to type 2NaClO = 2NaCl + ...
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Garbage characters in search results in PDF [closed]

When I do a search in some LaTeX documents in the Mac OS X app Preview, I get some strange characters in the search results. These seem to be characters inserted by macros, e.g. by biblatex. The ...
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Friggeri resume - Very different rendering in different readers

I wrote my CV using the Friggeri resume template, but I just noticed a problem: the document it's rendered very differently between Acrobat Reader and FoxIt PDF Reader and Document Viewer: I used ...
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Safely overriding default paragraph breaking to something unusual

I am, as an experiment, trying to simulate a certain typgraphic style which uses only the pilcrow sign to separate paragraphs -- no line breaking. What I'm after should look like this: This example ...
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Text processor for XeLaTex or LuaLatex

For my case, I'm interested in this EB Garamond font type. Because I am not very old users of Latex, can you help me to recommend me which Tex text processor can I use to make this second type font? ...
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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 [duplicate]

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 ...