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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XeLaTex XeSyriac not getting fonts

I am attempting to input Syriac into XeLaTeX but is not loading correctly. I am using MiKTeX on windows below is my example: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{xesyriac} \begin{document} Hello ...
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Generate QR Code with image inside

How can I generate in xelatex a QR code with any given image inside, like so or better like this, using either pstricks or the new qrcode package? Note that the QR-code must still work after including ...
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Parenthesis and Apostrophes in LyX's XeteX don't show [closed]

I've checked many answers online to why Xetex in Lyx doesn't show apostrophes or parentheses, and the answers, like including fontspec and excluding other packages, simply don't work. Here's the ...
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Uneven line height in XeTeX

I'm embarking on a journey to create a conference abstract book using XeTeX and got stuck within five minutes: The missing 'g' in 'somethin' influences the line height of the following line. ...
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What is the XeTeX equivalent of \pdfcreationdate?

I need the time to 1-second resolution. datetime uses \pdfcreationdate for this, but only under pdf(La)TeX. As a result under XeLaTeX, this: \usepackage{datetime} ... ...
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creation date of included graphic/

Is it possible to get the file creation date of an external file, using XeLaTex? I want to include it as the caption of a figure, referring to the file in the figure. \documentclass[11pt]{article} ...
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Beamer with Goettingen, xelatex: white space on top of the sidebar

Sorry, a really minor, but annoying problem. Consider this MWE: \documentclass{beamer} \usetheme{Goettingen} \begin{document} \begin{frame} \frametitle{test} test \end{frame} \end{document} ...
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Polyglossia and navigator interference

I noticed that loading the navigatorpackage breaks my xeLaTeX documents if I use polyglossia as well. %!TEX TS-program = XeLaTeX \documentclass{article} \usepackage{polyglossia} ...
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Ligatures Stopped Working in XeLateX

I was recently writing a beamer presentation using Xelatex to load Arial Narrow as the font (work insists on Arial Narrow!), and using Ligatures=TeX to ensure double hyphens and quotations marks are ...
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Empty frames in beamer in case of RTL languages without tikz package, xelatex engine

I can not understand why all components of a beamer presentation are not showing (really empty frames) with this MWE \documentclass{beamer} %\usepackage{tikz} \usepackage{polyglossia} ...
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tcolorbox and bidi behaviour

When using bidi with tcolorbox package the box is not inline with the text. Running the MWE with bidi commented or not makes it all clear. Can somebody explain this behaviour and possibly come up with ...
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PDF Layers (OCG) using xelatex

I am switching from pdflatex to xelatex and have trouble finding an alternative on how to do layers in the pdf. So far I have been using ocg.sty to separate relevant content from eye-candy content ...
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Setting Minion Math with XeLaTeX [duplicate]

What is the correct way to configure Minion Math with XeLaTeX? The website does not offer many information. www.typoma.com/en
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How to insert QR Code in CV

Given this CV/Resume template in xelatex (see picture below), how can I add an image above "contact" and a QR Code to the side panel under the category "programming"?
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\fmtversion not the same with xelatex and pdflatex

Consider the following MWE \documentclass{article} \begin{document} \fmtversion \end{document} Texlive 2015 was updated today (tmlgr update --all) The command: xelatex file.tex creates a .pdf ...
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xelatex can't make video play

I set up pdfpc to and xelatex to be able to play videos in the pdf on linux following this tutorial: http://abarry.org/the-new-complete-guide-to-embedded-videos-in-beamer-under-linux/ The only ...
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Possibility of Moving Hyperlinked Files Without Breaking the Link

I have created a tex file using Kile and have used xelatex package to convert that file to pdf. Now there are nearly 50 audio files (in mp3 and wav format) hyperlinked with the document in several ...
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Order of words disturbed by using polyglossia with rtl language?

When having \setotherlanguage{hebrew} active, then even in an english environment it reverses the order of words in a \text{} and scrambles the labels for equations. Here is a minimal working example ...
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scrlttr2: Set refvpos for firsthead and firstfoot differently

I use scrlttr2 and need to reduce the space above and below nexthead in general and in particular for one page within my document. I tried it with the approach here, but it didn't work out. As ...
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Quoting in moderncv is not working; how can I force a quotation in moderncv?

I am using this moderncv template. The issue is that when I try to put a quote in the letter template of moderncv with \quote{} I just do not work: % recipient data \recipient{Company Recruitment ...
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Problem between bookcover.cls and PST-barcode

Please consider the MWE below which just places an ISBN bar-code on the backpage of a book cover using the bookcover.cls ...
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Small caps in fontspec on XeLaTeX

I'm trying to typeset my document with Times with XeLaTeX. Because Times does not include small caps, I want to use TeX Gyre Termes only for small caps. I tried this method, but it didn't work. A ...
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How change the default font size of a particular font mid document?

I am using XeLaTeX(fontspec) and I have the following problem. I am using a lot of differents fonts in the preamble like \setmainfont{GFSDidot} \newfontfamily{\greekfont}{CMU Serif} ...
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Do I need XeLaTeX to compile a file which uses the unicode-math package?

I have found some information on Wikipedia concerned with XeTeX and the unicode-math package. My question is, if I include the unicode-math package in my document, is it enough to have LaTeX installed ...
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Document management system [closed]

Is there any free / open source DMS for latex documents , which is simple to install and manage, not bulky (enterprize grade), help search the document and has revision control if possible? (I've ...
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Will LaTeX work on any TeX?

As I understand it, latex is simply a macro package for tex, as in tex the program, not the format. (Again, weird, but I understand LaTeX to be a format of TeX.) Does this imply that LaTeX the ...
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XeLaTeX logo with pdfLaTeX? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to write (La)TeX (with braces) [or any other TeX-related logo] I try to typeset the XeLaTeX logo in a document that has to be run through pdfLaTeX (for a journal). ...
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XeLaTeX and the changbar package

Does anyone know if there has been an update to changebar or a workaround that will get it to work with XeLaTeX? I found two conversations from years ago about the topic but have not found anything ...
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Use TikZ externalization and draft-mode with XeTeX

I try to use \tikzexternalize and the documents draft mode in XeTeX. %% tikzext.tex \documentclass[draft]{article} \usepackage{xltxtra} \defaultfontfeatures{Mapping=tex-text} \usepackage{polyglossia} ...
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XeLaTeX in El Capitan failing to compile

I have upgraded to El Capitan (OS 10.11.1) on a mid-2010 iMac. I run TeXshop (latest version: 3.57) with MacTex (July 2015 version). I find I can't typeset in XeLaTeX. I have tried replacing the ...
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Can XeTeX use fonts from SkyFonts?

On my Windows 7 system I installed via SkyFonts from Fonts.com: Sabon Next Display The font does not appear in C:\Windows\Fonts. However, it shows up in certain desktop applications, for example Xara ...
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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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TeXstudio2015,when I choose XelaTex, which Build & View option match it better?

TeXstudio2015,when I choose XelaTex, which Build & View option match it better?
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TeXstudio Error:Could not start build view XelaTex?

enter image description here I can use PDFlaTex, but when I use XelaTex ,error happened
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Polyglossia in italian has problems with commands that requires "

Given this preamble: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{fontspec} \usepackage{polyglossia} \usepackage{mathtools} \usepackage{tikz} \setdefaultlanguage{italian} \usetikzlibrary{patterns} I try to ...
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Why choose LuaLaTeX over XeLaTeX?

There are questions on TeX.sX already about what the differences between LuaLaTeX and XeLaTeX are (Differences between LuaTeX, ConTeXt and XeTeX), what one should be keep in mind when going from ...
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unicode-math breaks \not command

\documentclass{scrartcl} \usepackage{fontspec} \usepackage{mathtools} \usepackage{unicode-math} \setmathfont{Latin Modern Math} \begin{document} $\not\propto$ \end{document} Results in: How ...
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Producing PDF/X compliant document with XeLaTeX

I am trying to compile my source with XeLaTeX to produce PDF/X-1a:2001 compliant document. Getting PDF/X-1a:2001 is possible with pdfx package (while using up-to-date TeX distribution), but only when ...
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TeXLive 2015: loading arabxetex causes compilation error before `\begin{document}`?

Consider the following MWE: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{amsmath} %\usepackage{arabxetex} %\usepackage{fontspec} \begin{document} Test. \end{document} This compiles, and works as ...
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How do I remove an invisible backspace character in a .tex file?

I am running a .tex file using xelatex. It crashes with this error: ! Text line contains an invalid character. l.22 ^^H egin{document} ? I understand the ^H is a backspace character. It's ...
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PDF image not rendering

A co-worker and I both use Latex. If I create a pdf image to use, it does not show up. However, my co-worker can save an image as a pdf and it renders just fine. Is there documentation about how to ...
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Undefined control sequence pdftex_strcmp fontspec

I am trying to use latex on a CentOs machine. I have it working on my windows machine. I installed texlive-*. I am using fontspec and ultimately copied it from my windows machine into ...
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Why can't XeTeX handle this dank meme?

MWE Please use the image linked to below. \documentclass{article} \usepackage{graphicx} \begin{document} \includegraphics{dank} \end{document} Oddly enough, only this picture fails and only when ...
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Display tikzpiture environment in Righ to Left direction in a Document using a language with Left to Right direction as the main language

I write a document with mixed languages having different writing direction. The main language is in left to right direction. I want to write a tree diagram in another language having right to left ...
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XeTeX “consistency” of output?

I understand that one of the great things about LaTeX is that, as long as you're using the same source file, the output is guaranteed to be identical regardless of the platform that you're generating ...
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How to make titlesec show greater number depth?

\setcounter{secnumdepth}{5} \titleformat{\paragraph}[hang]{\normalfont\normalsize\bfseries}{\theparagraph}{1em}{} \titlespacing*{\paragraph}{0pt}{3.25ex plus 1ex minus .2ex}{0.5em} ...
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Lowering an accented character

In the given MWE, the new sd command produces ^ carets higher than the hat carets. Is there a way to adjusted the newcommand at the bottom of the preamble to lower these carets to match? (Alegreya can ...
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Using crop package with XeLaTeX

When using the crop package with XeLaTeX the cropping of the first page doesn’t work. While the following document compiles fine with PDFLaTeX the result with XeLaTeX is this: As you can see the ...
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Undefined control sequence: bfseries [closed]

I am trying to recompile a file I have not worked with for quite some time, on a new computer with a fresh new install of MacTeX-2015. I get the following error which I couldn't make sense out of. ...
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Tex compiling problem

I am using Kile Editor and when I run any .tex file, I thought that the .dvi file would be auto-generated. Do I have to install anything more in my Linux pc to run the editor successfully? Here is ...