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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How to typeset Chinese from word dictionary in tone colors?

I have installed MDBG Word dictionary which is using CC-CEDict database. I've installed Windows version but we can try the dictionary online, I am using word sleep as a test case. How could we typeset ...
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Font in tikz figures

I would like to use the same font that I'm using in the whole document (Gentium Plus) for any text in figures (at the moment I only have tikz-figures) in the document. So far the standard font is used ...
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Font found with XeLaTeX not found with LuaLaTeX on Linux [closed]

The following MWE will build correctly with XeLaTeX but not with LuaLaTeX. \documentclass{article} \usepackage{unicode-math} \setmainfont{TimesNewRomanPSMT} \setmathfont{CambriaMath} ...
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How to prevent footnotes leaving empty space at the top of the page?

I have a long list of footnotes at the end of my document (as opposed to them being at the bottom of the page they were referred from), and while it looks almost okay now, the problem is that when the ...
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Could a map file / TECkit generate a TeX command?

This is not an important question. I am just wondering if we could generate a command using a map file for TECkit. Or do we have to use character classes for this task, see pages 14 and 15 in the ...
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XeTeX not recognizing some commands, yet output is fine

I am trying an example of Arabic script in XeTeX. I use TeXstudio. The output is displayed fine, but there are some "unrecognized commands". MWE: \documentclass[a4paper,12pt]{article} ...
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Tracking with XeTeX via LetterSpace

When I use PDFLaTeX I have a setup using microtype and a font available in small caps (eg \usepackage{lmodern}), \usepackage[ protrusion=true, expansion=true, kerning=true, spacing=true, ...
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Alignment of Arabic transcriptions - ʾ and ʿ

When typesetting linguistic examples with transcriptions of the Arabic letters hamza and ayn, ʾ and ʿ respectively, the alignment with the literal translation on the line below looks awkward. See ...
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How to create Placeholder for missing figure?

I'm writing my paper using texlive2013.As for me,it is rather annoying to swich between writing and plotting figures.So I'd like to create a dummy figure when I was writing to avoid disturbance and ...
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Problem with \% in PDF bookmark under XeLaTeX

A MWE is: % !TeX program = XeLaTeX \documentclass{article} \usepackage{hyperref} \begin{document} \section{\^e\%} \section{20\%} \end{document} It can work fine under pdfLaTeX and LuaLaTeX. But ...
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Telugu font characters not correctly produced from xelatex

Anyone have this issue. This is the following code. \documentclass{article} \usepackage{fontspec} \setmainfont{Gautami} \usepackage{polyglossia} \setmainlanguage{telugu} ...
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Using MinionPro for math and ArnoPro for text

As the title says, I want to use ArnoPro as my main font for text while using MinionPro for all math (inline or display). What I did for ArnoPro was since I have Windows on my laptop as well as Linux ...
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How do you use Psvectorian?

Can someone provide a short explanation or example of using psvectorian? http://melusine.eu.org/syracuse/pstricks/vectorian/psvectorian.pdf Specifically, I am looking for an explanation of how to ...
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Remapping Egyptian Hieroglyphs

Please save your time and energy on this question, I also provide a potential solution. Notice: There are much better fonts for hieroglyphs these days, this problem is quite old-fashioned. It's ...
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Complex ligatures in Devanāgarī

Ligatures are known to the Western European languages, however it isn't that common to spot vertical or complex form of them. As an exercise in typography I tried to get some complex ligatures in ...
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No clipping support in XeTeX when I use \animate in Xelatex

When I run the code, it has warnings as "Package xetex.def Warning: No clipping support in XeTeX yet on input line **." Why? My MWE is \documentclass[presentation]{beamer} ...
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Old ligatures in Siṇhala

I am trying to reproduce a term from an old Siṇhala-English dictionary. I have checked several fonts and the best candidates for the job seemed coming from the Bhashitha font family. The font contains ...
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Looking for trouble: the κ letter, the combining ⃗, ucharclasses and xparse… (error with κ⃗ but not with k⃗)

Now I'm seriously puzzled. Here's the MWE (using xelatex). \documentclass{article} \usepackage{xparse} \NewDocumentCommand{\li}{v}{\texttt{#1}} \usepackage{fontspec} \usepackage{xunicode} ...
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wrong font variant (very swashy) in XeTeX and LibreOffice but not in Font Viewer

I have acquired an otf font (Aphrodite Pro) to print some wedding invitations; don't be alarmed, it is quite swashy as it is. But, what i get using the default variant are the contextuals of that font ...
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How to use LyX to create PDF file from the command line

I'm using LyX for technical documentation and want to automate the process of creating PDF files. Within LyX, I can simply click the button "View PDF (XeTeX)", and LyX performs the whole build ...
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Cannot deactivate protrusion locally

I do some comparision of typesetting tools and encountered the following issue in XeLaTeX (TeXLive 2013 version). I use two same text boxes but with different protrusion settings (transparent text, ...
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How to make dictionary finderlist with glossaries or index packages?

I am making a bilingual Pohnpeian-English dictionary using XeLaTeX and I am trying to find a way to generate an English finderlist. So far I have the Pohnpeian to English section coded like this ...
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Why aren't backtics giving me curly quotes?

I'm using the appropriate keystrokes to get curly quotes, but I'm not getting them. What is wrong here? \documentclass[nols,nohyper,openany, letterpaper]{tufte-book} ...
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Why doesn't my Chinese character display properly?

I'm trying to produce the character 𡰞, which is in unicode and as far as I'm able to ascertain included in my font HanaMinA. The character displays properly in Firefox as well as when I copy it into ...
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How to write a LaTeX command that could discriminate if it's being called with pdfLaTeX in order to use PSTricks?

I'm writing a class for LaTeX, and I need to make it general. I want to include a simple image, a logo, within the class, which would be inserted into the document as a simple command ...
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How to fill whole page with psframe in a0poster?

Why doesn't this psframe include the right border of the poster? It colours just a square (see the output pdf picture). I'm compilating it with XeLaTeX. ...
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Database of names similar to bibliography in arabic

The example is with the particular case of Arabic, but could be extended to a more general case. When writing academic papers containing Arabic names, each journal has a particular transliteration ...
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How can I get pstricks and tikz to work in the same document?

I'm trying to get a \psbarcode in my document which also uses a tikzpicture. I'm using \usepackage{auto-pst-pdf,pst-barcode}, but---even though the document compiles and shows a document ...
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How to use a particular glyph with no unicode point for hyphens?

I’m typesetting some documents with XeLaTeX, using in the OS X distribution of Hoefler Text. Unfortunately, said font has had a nasty bug since forever: its default hyphen character is formatted for ...
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Problems for use differents fonts in a document with XeTeX

I'm working a document using the scrartclclass with the following options and packages: \documentclass[10pt,letterpaper,DIV=14,titlepage=false,twocolumn=on]{scrartcl} %\usepackage[DIV=14]{typearea} ...
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XeLaTeX/beamer/fontspec/unicode-math: Change font of all math digits

Please consider the following MWE: \documentclass{beamer} \usepackage{unicode-math} \usepackage{fontspec} \setsansfont{some-font.otf} \usefonttheme[onlymath]{serif} \begin{document} ...
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Translate content in fields in bibliography entries (biblatex)

I have in the @thesis entries in my .bib file the names of institutions and types written in the local language of the thesis. I need to translate these to English. As an example, I need to translate ...
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XeLaTeX hang when using specific math symbols

I am using XeLaTeX in conjunction with amsmath and unicode-math for my reports. After a while, I ran into a weird problem in which compilation would just hang indefinitely. I found out the culprit was ...
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Error with using \pdfpxdimen: “Undefined control sequence”

I am trying to change the DPI of the output PDF using \pdfpxdimen in the preamble, but it returns an error: "! Undefined control sequence \pdfpxdimen". I guess that is because I am using XeLaTeX ...
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\bibnamedelima unavailable in encoding T1

Updated question: I am using xelatex / biber on Mac OS X 10.8.5 to write up a dissertation. My source is: \documentclass[12pt]{report} \usepackage{fontspec} \usepackage[backend=biber]{biblatex} ...
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Lines are not equally spaced in XeLaTeX

I've just move from LaTeX to XeLaTeX, and when I first use it, I found this abnormality : \documentclass[12pt]{article} \usepackage{polyglossia} \XeTeXlinebreaklocale "th_TH" \XeTeXlinebreakskip = ...
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Figure placement in XeLaTex

I am attempting to place a figure in my report. I have switched to XeLaTex but the figure doesn't seem centre and is overlapping the text. I have tried countless things but no luck. I've attached a ...
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Coloredlettrine Error: Did any one have any luck using the coloredlettrine package?

http://tex.stackexchange.com/revisions/69271/1 ^Raphink created the coloredlettrine package (https://github.com/raphink/coloredlettrine). I have tried to compile it in XeLaTeX to no avail. I ...
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How to fix “no lowerable accent” error in XeLaTeX?

I'm writing a linguistic paper and have to use several IPA characters with certain accents (e.g. œ̞, ʉ̟). I thought I might use XeLaTeX. I have tried using the tipa-package, but I only get an error ...
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XeLaTex and TexMaker “cannot-use-pdftex”

I would like to use the CV template provided by this link. In the .tex file the author recommends to compile with XeLaTeX. In TeXmaker 4.0, I've used the right option to compile but the following ...
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Cannot create animation in beamer with xelatex using the animate package [closed]

I 'm not a TEX expert and I am trying to ceate some animations in a beamer presentation using the animate package. Making the animations in a "normal" document (not a presentation) everything is fine. ...
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XeTeX and xdvipdfmx problem in Texstudio (2)

I'm issuing the same problem like in this question, but unfortunately it was closed for whatever reason: XeTeX and xdvipdfmx problem in Texstudio When I try to compile the .tex file from the ...
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Minion Pro Symbols

I searched the site but I couldn't find an answer. I'm trying to use Minion Pro. Some symbols don't seem good to me. Can you explain how to change them? (Maybe into mathpazo or better one.) ...
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xelatexmk complains of old perl version but is wrong - TeXShop/Mac10.6.8/TexLive2013-Intel64

So I've recently switched from pdflatexmk to xelatemk (moved the inactive engine out of the inactive folder on my Mac [10.6.8 so TexShop 2.xx]), but only xelatex will run, not xelatemk. It states, ...
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How to make page numbers appear in Hindi numbers instead of Arabic numbers using XeLaTeX?

I have a document written with a majority Arabic text and few English text. The page numbers as seen in the output appeared in Arabic (1,2,3,etc) numbers instead of the desired Hindi numbers as ...
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How to do a proper Bibliography in Arabic language with XeLaTeX and Biblatex-Biber backend?

I want to add bibliography to a document mainly written with Arabic language but intervened with some English text. Therefore, I opted for arabxetex approach rather than polyglossia, becasue IMHO ...
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How to show figure captions in Arabic language?

I want to show the caption of the figure in Arabic language. Given the unpredictable interactions with other packages, I tended to keep them in the preamble of the MWE. Questions How to set the ...
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New warning on Console

I've just started getting the following warning (or rather, two warnings) on my console: ** WARNING ** Too thin line: width=655 (0.00995717 bp) ** WARNING ** Please consider using "-d" option. What ...
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How to easily use UTF-8 with LaTeX?

It's probably a stupid question, but I cannot find any easy answers online, and the answers are sometimes contradictory. I am writing a document that uses a few strange alphabets. I want to use some ...
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XeLaTeX Ghostscript call for EPS to PDF conversion failing

Updated with properly minimalistic example.. I've been wrestling with this for a while now. I had a setup using pdfLaTeX with epstopdf that works nicely, but I need mathspec so I've moved to XeLaTeX. ...