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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 get rid of the hyphenchar in XeLaTeX

I have the following TeX file which runs on XeLaTeX: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{fontspec} \usepackage{polyglossia,xltxtra} \setdefaultlanguage{malayalam} ...
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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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Indexing through texindy in imakeidx with custom .xdy style fails to produce desired order in index

I am trying to produce an index using texindy through the imakeidx make that follows the Sanskrit alphabetical order. I am working in XeLaTeX. I created a custom .xdy style file to be called as an ...
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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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How to handle TTF fonts with strange names with XeLaTeX?

I am trying to use this font http://www.dafont.com/ecran-monochrome.font?fpp=100, called "Écran Monochrome" in XeLaTeX. As you can see it has a strange name, both because the accent and the space. ...
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XeTeX problem compiling when I have a table

I'm trying to compile using XeTeX and I get this error ...ab:Quizzes-open-times}Quizzes open times} Your command was ignored. Type I <command> <return> to replace it with another ...
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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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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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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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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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\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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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 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 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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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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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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Beamer with XeLaTeX on TexLive2013: enumerate numbers in black

Using TeX Live 2013, with this combination: Beamer (version 3.26) Copenhagen theme. Compiled with XeLaTeX. Using enumerate environment. I get the numbers (usally as white font inside blue circle) ...
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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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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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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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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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Whatever happened to \newfontinstance?

I just installed a pretest version of TeXLive 2010 and tried compiling some files as a test. None of my XeLaTeX files compile because apparently the command \newfontinstance (which was defined in ...
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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 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 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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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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RTL theorem numbering problem - mdframed and xelatex

I have a problem with wrong numbering order when using mdframed theorem style. As in the MWE, the second theorem number should 2.1.1 (reading from right to left, 1.1 for the section and 2 for the ...
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Unicode, right to left characters in command names

What is the status, in terms of category codes, of all the Unicode letters above ASCII in XeTeX (using XeLaTex+fontspec) and LuaTeX (using ConTeXt)? Can I define a macro using Unicode characters (ex. ...
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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. ...
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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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XeTeX problem: no italics with i+tilde

When I use \emph{\~\i} to create an i with tilde in XeTeX (using Linux Libertine), the i is not typeset in italics. Does anyone know a workaround? You can see a MWE here: ...
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pdfpages and XeLaTeX: including pdf with uppercase .PDF extension

here's the problem I'm finding. I have to include some PDF files in a LaTeX. The LaTeX code is generated at runtime, and has to include whatever PDF file it finds in a given directory. These files ...
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“n.d.[a]” missing in bibliography [duplicate]

Basically I am trying to implement this solution: http://tex.stackexchange.com/a/127158/17533 using this MWE: \documentclass{scrartcl} ...
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Hyphenation, long words, linebreaks and extdash

Currently I am using LaTeX to write a document in German (= containing many long words). Sometimes, I wish to place a hyphen at the end of the word. For example: Averylongword-, Anotherverylongword- ...
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Cannot use xgreek in XeLatex with Fedora

I am trying to enable greek hyphenation in a XeLatex document. But when I do I get: |Package `xgreek' version 2.4 by Apostolos Syropoulos |! Undefined control sequence. |\ds@monogreek ->\language ...
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How to blend two different documents?

Below is document one with its associated .lco file: .lco \ProvidesFile{standard.lco}[% 2002/07/09 v0.9a LaTeX2e unsupported letter-class-option] \usepackage[english]{babel} ...
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Is it possible to provide alternative text to use when copying text from the PDF?

I’m using XeLaTeX within MiKTeX and have the following problem. Let there be some acronym, e.g. USA. I would like to write it in real small caps using \textsc{usa} but these are, of course, ...
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Big brackets are always opening and square when using fontspec with MnSymbol

I have here a strange problem I don't get. When using the fontspec package in combination with MnSymbol package all big brackets in math mode are square and opening... when I deactivate one of the ...
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Write in Urdu font

I want to write some lines in Urdu font in Tex writing. Someone help me that which packages I must use and how I write in .tex file, either in Urdu text or in English text. Please help me with a ...
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biblatex multiple sourcemap : add field to entry

I am trying to add a field to biblatex entries in the texfile. I am currently not able to apply a rule to one entry then apply it other rules to other entries. I defined a command to add a field. ...
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16th century French Bible compilation

How should the tex file for this project (dowload zip) be compiled? I use TeXLive 2011 and texmakerx22b12_win32 for editing. I have found it in this post.
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An equivalent of psfrag and polyglossia together?

I need to use psfrag, and Georgian language, for which the only available possibility to get correct hyphenation that I could find was polyglossia. However, seemingly psfrag does not work with xelatex ...
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Font “AGaramondPro-semibold” cannot be found

I have a document [CV template taken from Paul Gessler. I am having difficulty finding AGaramondpro-Semibold font from fontspec package. I have already upgraded the fontspec package from package ...
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XeLaTeX crashing only in AUCTeX

I'm running xelatex installed from TeXLive 2013 running on Cygwin, and it works fine compiling from the commandline with xelatex input.tex or latexmk, but for some reason running the same file through ...
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math font for xelatex

I'm looking for a math font to be used in xelatex. Right now I use Asana Math, which actually looks nice, but is too bold for my purposes. For normal text I use the Roboto font, if I write normal vs. ...