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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. ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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. ...
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Parentheses and square brackets contextually in small caps

In a book publication I use references in parentheses with an open type font. The references are set in small caps (both letters and numbers): % xelatex xetex 0.9999 texlive 2013 windows ...
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xelatex compilation of devanagari documents looks BAD!

Here is the MWE: \documentclass[b5paper]{memoir} \usepackage{fontspec, polyglossia, devanagaridigits} \setmainfont[Script=Devanagari, Scale=1.5]{DejaVu Sans} \newcommand{\devanagarinumeral}[1]{% ...
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TeX capacity exceeded with a 13 columns 18 rows spreadtab

Originally I had a spreadsheet with 13 columns and 18 rows. Applying pdflatex or xelatex to this sheet I got: ... cell K15 ! TeX capacity exceeded, sorry [save size=80000]. Then I reduced the ...
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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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Using algorithm2e with polyglossia produces undesired emphasized text

Here's a minimal working example: \documentclass[a4paper]{article} \usepackage{fontspec} \setmainfont{CMU Serif} \setsansfont{CMU Sans Serif} \setmonofont{CMU Typewriter Text} ...
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xdvipdfmx out of memory

I have a big thesis that, when using xdvipdfmx to convert the xdv file generated by xelatex to pdf, generated the error message "Out of memory" and it listed that 4 Gig memory is asked for a xdv file ...
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latexmk with xelatex xdv mode

I want to know how to use latexmk with xelatex and tell it to write to xdv file a number of times until all the references are correct, then use xdvipdfmx once to generate the final output. This is ...
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XeLaTeX, xindy, imakeidx “Could not find file ”tex/inputenc/utf8.xdy"

I'm trying to use XeLaTeX, imakeidx and xindy for a german book with multiple indexes. Based on an answer on this page, (which works) I tried to switch to xelatex and imakeidx. Calling xelatex ...
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XeLaTeX font choice for separable ligatures in PDF, redux

I've read previous question/answers on this topic (e.g. this), but am still in the dark. The problem I'm trying to solve: Which font combination for XeLaTeX will at the same time provide a legible and ...