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Tweaking numeral height (and baseline)

I am using the Computer Modern Unicode Bright font, in the OpenType version (see http://cm-unicode.sourceforge.net or http://www.ctan.org/tex-archive/fonts/cm-unicode) in a XeLaTeX-compiled document. ...
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tikz/eso-pic watermark isn't transparent on the first page

I'm seeing odd behavior when trying to use a watermark with tikz and eso-pic. Here is my example document: \documentclass[10pt]{article} \usepackage{eso-pic} \usepackage{tikz} ...
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'Standalone' TikZ pictures

I want to create a TikZ picture in an external PDF file, which then can be included in my main document via \includegraphics. However, compiling a document with a TikZ picture in it produces a whole ...
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Use XeLaTeX in Texmaker instead of pdfLaTeX

I use TeX Live 2010 and my editor is Texmaker Bidi. It was working probably good but from 2 months ago I've encountered with the error: !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ! ! Fatal ...
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Xelatex Crashes on item-bullets

I have installed a local version of the latest TeXLive distribution and xelatex crashes with the following error message, using the little document below. This is XeTeX, Version ...
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SyncTeX wrongly placed when XeTeX called with -aux-directory [closed]

I am using MikTeX 2.9 and compiling "hello.tex" containing: \documentclass{minimal} \begin{document} text \end{document} with: xelatex --synctex=1 --aux-directory=auxdir hello.tex produces a ...
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XeLaTeX, \includegraphics and \hyperlink

I have question regarding XeLaTeX. I have switched from LaTeX to XeLaTeX because I wanted to use ttf fonts and now I have a problem with \hyperlink. It works with text, but it doesn't with images. So ...
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How to use texi2dvi to run latex generating PDF?

I use xelatex instead of pdflatex to generate PDFs, but now I want to use texi2dvi to generate them, however every time it shows errors as follows: texi2dvi(file="Letter__Oct11.tex",pdf=TRUE) failed ...
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Can XeTeX | LuaTeX use MetaFont fonts?

Can XeTeX | LuaTeX use MF fonts invented for TeX ? By default (when fontspec package is not loaded) they load Latin Modern fonts as the following exception from eu1enc.def file shows: ...
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Can't use fontspec with xelatex after tlmgr update

I updated my MacTeX 2011 installation yesterday. Now, compiling the following with xelatex fails: \documentclass[xetex]{article} \usepackage{fontspec} \begin{document} hello \end{document} The ...
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Half Brackets Not Showing in XeLaTeX

I have a XeLaTeX document with lower half brackets ⸤⸥ (U+2E24,U+2E25) and upper half brackets ⸢⸣ (U+2E22,U+2E23). In the log file I get the complaint like Missing character: There is no ⸤ in font... ...
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XeTeX \left and \right problem

I have a problem with the 〈 and 〉 symbols (Unicode encoding: 27E8 and 27E9) which replace the \langle and \rangle, when I try to combine them with \left and \right commands. The following examples ...
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Including different content based on whether xelatex or pdflatex is invoked [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can I write a document that is compilable with both latex and xetex? I use XeLaTeX for my documents, and have a font set that I like. However, I also work with coauthors ...
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How to insert Greek with “ascii keyboard” and XeTeX, Polyglossia

How can I write greek without entering the greek characters directly? With babel, I can do this: \documentclass{article} \usepackage[polutonikogreek]{babel} \begin{document} ...
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How best to run through a series of elements {a,1,i}, {b,2,ii}, etc

I am rewriting a package I wrote for XeLaTeX to handle unicode blocks. This means dealing with setting up character classes for all characters from block "BlockName" starting at codepoint 1234 and ...
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Can I use Wolfram Mathematica fonts in XeTeX / LuaTeX?

Wolfram Mathematica comes with full (?) set of math fonts. Is it possible to use these fonts in XeLaTeX and LuaLaTeX? I mean something like \usepackage[math-style=ISO,bold-style=ISO]{unicode-math} ...
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XeTeX compiling

How can I create a PDF file from .tex file using xetex.exe? What should I enter to console? I tried different combinations like xetex -pdf filepath and so but it doesn't work.
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xetex installation broken?

I have xetex installed on a Mac with the texlive 2011 installation. here is my source file: \documentclass[11pt]{article} \begin{document} Web 安全与电子商务 \end{document} here is my error: $ xetex ...
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How do I change font in pgfplots with plain XeTeX?

I have tried: \font\figfn="Myriad Pro:mapping=tex-text" at 8pt \input tikz \tikzset{font=\figfn} \input pgfplots \pgfplotsset{ width=\hsize, compat=1.3, every axis label={font=\figfn}, tick ...
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xelatex -Undefined control sequence

So I am trying to work with this tex file for CV available at http://kjhealy.github.com/kjh-vita/ The only thing I change is the font from pragmata to consolas. 2 problems I get a pdf output, with a ...
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Error in fontspec.sty

I downloaded a template for CV and one of the requirements was installation of fontspec.sty. Now when I compile the file the code file of fontspec.sty pops up in a new tab in TeXnicCenter and it ...
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Problem including PDF 1.6 files in XeTeX with MikTeX

Here's the MWE for my problem: \documentclass[11pt]{article} \usepackage{graphicx} \usepackage{fontspec} \setmainfont{Adobe Garamond} \begin{document} text \begin{figure} \centering ...
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polyglossia error after MiKTeX update [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: xelatex stopped working after TexLive2011 update 2 days ago Sorry, I don't know where I could report bug that appeared after MiKTeX Update. Here is a test file: % ...
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Compiling latex directly from R

I want to find a programmatic way of converting a .tex latex document to pdf. What I usually do, and this works in most cases, is to use: tools::texi2dvi(latexfile, pdf = TRUE, clean = TRUE) ...
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Powerdot cannot be compiled under xelatex; how to solve it?

I use Tex Live 2011 and test a simple example: \documentclass{powerdot} \begin{document} \begin{slide}{a slide} Contents of the slide. \end{slide} \section{first section} \begin{slide}{another slide} ...
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Inkscape → PDF → includegraphics → XeLaTeX → changed colors

I have an SVG file, which I have made/edited with Inkscape. I want to include this image in my thesis. The svg file is here: http://brussense.be/temp/theSVG.svg (because Inkscape uses a non-standard ...
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XeLaTeX preventing beamer from using different backgrounds

I'm having an odd problem---it seems like XeLaTeX isn't working so well with beamer. I'm using MacTex 2011 and have updated to the latest packages using the TexLive utility. The problem is that ...
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XeTeX package fontspec: Use previously defined \newfontfamily with \setmainfont [closed]

Because of some problems in Windows with system-installed Linux Libertine/Biolinum Open Type fonts, I decided to define their usage w.r.t. different font shapes in XeLaTeX with the fontspec package: ...
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Can \includegraphics be used to change an image color?

I'm including a number of PDF images in my document using \includegraphics. I'm wondering if there's a way for LaTeX to adjust their color profile, hopefully the same way it can flip images upside ...
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How to debug hanging xetex compilation

I'm experiencing a weird problem. After updating my MikTeX installation my thesis document no longer compiles. Compilation (with xelatex) hangs and takes up all of one of my CPU's cores. However, if ...
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How to display proper ranges in index using Xindy and XeLaTeX?

When I generate my index with XeLaTeX using xindy as described here: How to use xindy with XeTeX/LuaTeX? I struggle with proper ranges being displayed. Essentially, the dashes are missing and the page ...
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xelatex stopped working after TexLive2011 update 2 days ago

I updated Tex Live 2011 a couple of days ago and I can't run XeLaTeX anymore on a document I was working on. When it runs it gets stuck and I have to abort it. Resulting in the following error. I've ...
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Using mathspec’s \setallmainfonts with Russian in polyglossia causes hang during compilation

I’ve just run into a problem with the combination of mathspec’s \setallmainfonts command and polyglossia with language set to Russian. I’m using MiKTeX 2.9 and compiling with XeLaTeX and when I use ...
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Verbatim in plain-format with XeTeX

(I'm aware there has been a similar question before, but this one has a twist) I wanted a verbatim macro to use which would use an unlikely character as an end-of-verbatim -marker (unlikely as in it ...
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XeLaTeX compilation of Alessandro Plasmati's CV example fails

I am trying to compose a CV of mine like this resource link here!, but facing issues with compilations. Could you pls help me out? Related known question-in-stackexchange. On Win XP, MikTex 2.9 and ...
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XeTeX: “ß” compiles as “SS”, German umlauts work

I have a problem with XeLaTeX. Although German umlauts (äöü) work, "ß" compiles to "SS". I use TeX Live 2011 on Debian x64. See this minimal example: \documentclass{minimal} ...
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Why does \movieref not work under XeLaTeX? [closed]

I have a long-standing problem with the button produced by the \movieref command from movie15 package. Briefly saying, it does not work at all if my document is compiled with XeLaTeX whereas the ...
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How do I get fontspec to work with text color white in XeLaTeX

In a previous question ( How do I globally set the text color in XeLaTeX ), I've asked how to globally set a text colour in XeLaTeX and got some excellent answers. However, while the proposed ...
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Why does xunicode not provide true backward compatibility?

As it is said in xetex mailing list Xunicode is mostly about backward compatibility, providing sensible general definitions for macros that have been defined in older packages which now ...
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Use stylistic set variations only for certain glyphs

Some fonts include stylistic variations of certain glyphs. But it seems like there is only a global switch for these alternates, as in this example from the fontspec manual: \fontspec{Linux ...
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xetex: broken accent over cyrillic letters in some fonts

I just noted that XeLaTeX yields wrong accents over cyrillic letters if I use Arno Pro or Myriad Pro fonts. I mean the command like these: \'{o}, `{o}, \~{o}, \c{o}, \d{o}, e.c.t. They ...
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Problems with opentype options under XeTeX

I am new in the LaTeX world, so I don't understand everything about it, especially about the use of fonts. I installed Linux Libertine font on my distribution (I use Gentoo, so I installed the ...
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How to use downloaded fonts with XeTeX on Ubuntu

I am wanting to use the Fontin font in my XeTeX document. What steps should I do for dowloading the font (should I choose TTF or OpenType) and where should it be stored (on Ubuntu)? How can XeTeX ...
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Embedding Movies with XeTeX+beamer+movie15 in TeXLive 2011

I recently got a new computer and so installed MacTeX 2011, previously I had been using the 2009 version. I have used the TeXLive utility to bring the 2011 version up to date today. I use XeTeX with ...
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How to make LaTeXmk work with XeLaTeX and biber

I'm trying to make latexmk works with XeLaTeX and biber for my thesis. The document will have many cross references. What settings do I need to ensure it works correctly? My current settings for ...
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Problem with ifxetex.sty

While compiling(pdflatex) with the following code, I am asked to install ifxetex package everytime. \documentclass{article} \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} \usepackage{lipsum} \usepackage{geometry} ...
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Best free Baskerville font with small caps

I have been using the Baskervald font for a document but have realised that small caps do not work with it. Instead lowercase letters are used. Is there a better free option if you want these features ...
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How do I create a table that meets the following specifications?

Following this question: I want to create an environment for a table with the following specifications: The left column is a vertically centered rotated text, saying Övning. The right column contains ...
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Table paragraph spacing

In the preamble of my document, I'm using \usepackage[parfill]{parskip} to make a new line between each paragraph. But when I try to write paragraphs inside a table: ...
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How do I globally set the text color in XeLaTeX

With pdfLaTeX I typically used the following code to globally set the text color for all text in the document: \documentclass{scrreprt} \usepackage{xcolor} \begin{document} \color{red} \section{A ...