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Why are some Unicode characters missing when using XeTeX and Ubuntu Mono?

I'm trying to typeset a document using minted code listings that contain quite some amount of non-standard Unicode characters. I'd like to use Ubuntu Mono as a monospaced font. The following supresses ...
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Installing xetex-pstricks on TeXLive

I installed xetex-pstricks via tlmgr install xetex-pstricks tlmgr update xetex-pstricks on my Windows 7 machine with a TeXLive installation. tlmgr info xetex-pstricks --list gave me info on ...
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Wrong color with hsb color series in xelatex

I tried to use hsb color series provided by xcolor package in the following code: \documentclass{standalone} \usepackage[table]{xcolor} \begin{document} % example one ...
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How to adjust the font of the entry numbers in TOC?

My first LaTeX article looks ugly, see above. How to adjust the entry numbers to look more large and in bold? And, without changing the following title text? \documentclass[a4paper]{article} ...
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Highlighting words with special characters using \hl (soul)

I am using xelatex, polyglossia and the document is in UTF-8 encoding. I use the soul package to highlight words (using soulutf8 makes no difference). The problem is really weird, so I will go ...
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Hat over numbers without math mode in XeLaTeX

I'm using the Alegreya font in XeLaTeX and I'm wondering if I can put a hat over numbers outside of math mode. I ask because Alegreya doesn't have math functionality, so the integers default to CM ...
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define environment with Verbatim and options [closed]

I'm working on an edition, and I need to create some environments using verbatim. I use the fancyvrb package and when I write : \documentclass[9pt]{report} \usepackage{xltxtra, fontspec, xunicode, ...
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How to create non-inline text in ModernCV?

Here is currently what the education section looks like. I want to be able to add the education text, without the bullet point. This is the current code: \cventry{Aug 2010 -- May 2014}{B.S. ...
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XeLaTeX - gb4e example numbering in footnotes - Interaction with polyglossia package?

I thought the gb4e package for linguistic example typesetting would provide automatic switching of the numbering scheme between main text examples and examples in footnotes. This is not the behavior I ...
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Normal numbers are superscripted when using \fontspec{<font name>}[Fractions=On]

This MWE produces superscripted numbers on my Windows machine. \documentclass{article} \usepackage{fontspec} \begin{document} \noindent \fontspec{Times New Roman}[Fractions=On] Should not be ...
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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 ...