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 use biblatex and XeLaTeX at the same time?

I tried to look for a similar problem but could not find any. I hope that anybody with a bit more experience can get me a bit more insight in how I should be using biblatex with XeLaTeX? I think ...
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Error in \setmainfont

I'm trying to follow the example on the Wikipedia page about XeTeX. But when I run the TeX code, I get this error: (/usr/share/texmf/tex/latex/etex-pkg/etex.sty) ...
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Good XeTeX Books

I'm looking for some good books on XeTeX to have them as references whenever I want to look up something or learn something new. Level doesn't really matter, either novice or advanced would do but I'd ...
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Arrows with Text (Using Unicode Devanagari fonts)

\documentclass[fleqn,12pt,a4paper]{article} % normal \usepackage[utf8x]{inputenc} \usepackage{fontspec,xltxtra,xunicode} \usepackage{fontenc} \usepackage{fancyhdr} \pagestyle{fancy} \usepackage{color} ...
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XeLaTeX portrait jpg photo insertion

I'm using XeLaTeX to produce photobooks. Searching for info on placing portrait jpg's on a page with adjacent column text similar to published photo books. Have no Problem with landscape mode with ...
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LuaLaTeX vs XeLaTeX [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Differences between LuaTeX, ConTeXt and XeTeX What are the differences between LuaLaTeX and XeLaTeX? Why should someone prefer one over the other?
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Exact font size and leading

I read couple of suggestions about setting exact font size and leading in LaTeX and XeLaTeX, so my question is, simply put, the following: is it the correct way to use LaTeX's method to XeLaTeX too, ...
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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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XeLaTeX and stmaryrd

I'm using XeLaTeX and Minion Pro together with the \usepackage[MnSymbol]{mathspec} but I need the \llbracket and \rrbracket command from \usepackage{stmaryrd} package. Unfortunately, as such, I get a ...
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XeLaTeX and EPS figure with consistent fonts

I'm using Miktex 2.9 and XeLaTeX plus some EPS figures. For consistent fonts throughout the document, I used to play with psfrag or directly use pstricks. I'm facing the situation where none of the ...
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Is there any site to get good and free font families?

Since I started to use XeTeX, I found out that having many font families installed is very useful when we want to change the look of the document? Does anybody know a place to get good fonts (if ...
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upright uppercase math letter with Minion and xelatex

just a quick question about Xelatex and Minion Pro. By default, uppercase letters as well as lowercase greek letters in math mode are italics. Can I get them upright by hand? So far, I am using: ...
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How can I replace fonts in XeTeX?

I'm using XeTeX because I want to use some fonts from my system. The next should work (I think). I have this: \documentclass[a4paper,11pt,spanish]{article} \usepackage[margin=2.5cm]{geometry} ...
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How do I select the hyphenation algorithm I want to use.

I'd like to use a particular hyphenation pattern, not linked to the language I defined as main language (with polyglossia in xelatex). Is there something like this:? \selecthyphenation{french}
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Using Graphite fonts on XeLaTeX

I want to use a Graphite font as the main font in a XeLaTeX document, but fontspec doesn't support Graphite fonts yet. Currently I'm using XeTeX's native way to change fonts, but that's cumbersome, as ...
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How do I include a click-to-zoom thumbnail picture in a non-beamer document?

The Beamer class for presentations provides a way (using the \framezoom command) to include a picture in the document on which one can click to zoom in, and then zoom back out with another click. How ...
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Changing math font to OTF in XeTeX using plaintex-format

How does one change the math font?
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Pros and Cons XeTeX vs pdfLaTeX [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What is XeTeX exactly and why should I use it? I have been using LaTeX for a while now and compiling via pdflatex on my Mac. I have recently started to want more ...
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Horizontal braces with XeTeX take too much space

After some experiments and tests, I managed to create the following code for \upbracefill and \downbracefill in Plain XeTeX, which it seems is that used for \underbrace and \overbrace: ...
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XeTeX big and small delimiter

I saw, that in plain.tex file, the delimiters are defines two characters at once. However for Plain XeTeX \XeTeXdelimiter macro description in the documentation only states one character. However I ...
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Create my own mapping for XeTeX fonts

I'm trying to create mapping files, to make use of Cambria Math italic calligraphic and double stroke letters in Plain XeTeX. However, I'm unable to do so. This is what I tried to create for the ...
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Does anything like a “pdfXeLaTeX” exist?

I have generally been using pdfLaTeX to typeset my documents. I recently heard about XeTeX which supposedly is the same thing, except has better support for things like unicode and fonts. Is there a ...
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Unicode characters in XeLatex

This is my LaTex script: \documentclass[a4paper]{article} \usepackage{fontspec} \usepackage{xunicode} \usepackage{xltxtra} \setmainfont[Mapping=tex-text]{Jenson Classico} \begin{document} ąęśćłó ...
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What is XeTeX exactly and why should I use it?

I have been using LaTeX for five years now and have been using PDFLaTeX ever since. I find it hard to monitor the progress of LaTeX development. Recently there is a lot of talk about XeTeX. What is ...
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Custom radical sign with plain XeTeX

I would like to use Cambria Math font in mathematical equation, and I have a simple problem here. plain TeX uses many symbols for the root sign, so it can use the proper one depending on context, ...
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How can I define a series of different font styles for use in a document (like a .css style sheet)?

I am completely new to LaTeX so forgive me if this is a stupid question. What I want to be able to do is specify a number of different font styles for use in different parts of my document. So for ...
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Specifying undefined ligatures with XeTeX

When I started to play with XeTeX, I noticed, that some of the True Type fonts does not produces the standard five ligatures properly (fi, fl, ff, ffi, ffl), even if they have some of the proper ...
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Slow compilation XeTeX - misused \newtoks?

I'm trying to make a package for easy font switching for XeTeX. The command that loads such fonts, would automatically try to substitute the missing font (like slanted fonts), and try to guess the ...
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Numbering in Devanāgarī while using XeTeX

I have been using XeTeX for typsetting Devanāgarī documents and it is going great. But I have encountered one issue, that whenever i use commands like \section, \begin{enumerate},\footnote or any ...
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How do I get fake slant (italics) with XeLaTeX?

I am setting my font using this: \setmainfont[Mapping=tex-text]{Tahoma} But text labelled \textit or \itshape isn't appearing italicised. is there a way to setup fake italics?
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In XeLaTeX, how to format certain characters without using macros?

[Moved from StackOverflow.com] How can I format certain characters without using macros? For example, if I want to make all instances of the character ‘f’ bold, how can I make TeX do it ...
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Accessing Private Use Area Character by fontspec in XeTeX

I am using XeTeX to encode Opentype fonts. One of the feature of opentype font is availability of Private Use Area. Generally, Private Use Area in most cases contains different variants of same ...
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How can I get Latex to use the fonts that are already on my PC via Xetex?

I am an absolute beginner with LaTeX. I have Texnic Centre and MikTeX 2.8. I just want to be able to use the truetype or opentype fonts from my C:/Windows/Fonts folder. How hard can it be? Very ...
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Drawbacks of XeTeX/LuaTeX

Currently I use pdflatex to process my documents, but I want to be with the cool kids and switch to XeTeX or LuaTeX. My documents are moderately multilingual (main text in portuguese or english, ...
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xelatex and pgfpages compatibility

I've just switched from pdflatex to xelatex for my lectures to take advantage of the unicode-math package so that I can change the colours of all my mathematics. When compiling the "handout" version ...
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Fontspec: Palatino with small caps and old-style figures

For various reasons, I’m using the fontspec package. However, I’d also like to use Palatino as the document’s main font, and I want to use it with small caps and old-style figures. So I’ve got four ...
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Margin kerning in Xe(La)TeX for TeXlive 2010: how to enable?

I'm using the pre-release testing version of TeXlive 2010. From what I understand from the TeXlive Guide, a new feature is that support for magin kerning has been added to XeTeX. From what I can ...
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Frequently loaded packages: Differences between pdfLaTeX and XeLaTeX

Until now, I have been compiling my LaTeX documents with pdfLaTeX. My standard document preamble includes the "usual suspects" for non-English speakers (inputenc, fontenc, babel) and a bunch of other ...
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What is “\C” with xelatex and beamer?

When compiling a beamer document using xelatex, I encountered a problem with the macro \C. Basically, I want to use that to stand for the set of complex numbers so I want to redefine it to be ...
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Best solution to present school computing algorithm

I need to typeset some computing class algorithms like: Repeat Accept Roll_Number If (the Roll Number has already been added to the absent list) then Prompt”You have already added the roll number ...
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Adobe Garamond Pro not working with XeLaTeX

Adobe Garamond Pro and XeLaTeX Guys, I am trying to use opentype fonts using XeLaTeX. Now when, I am trying to use Adobe Garamond Pro. It says ! Font \zf@basefont=Garamond at 10.0pt not ...
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Getting Started to Xetex for Devangari?

I have learn LaTeX for a while. Now, I want to type Indic scripts using Tex and I found that XeTeX is the best because it supports unicode and opentype fonts. But the problem is there are not any ...
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XeLaTeX can find font, but xdvipdfmx can't

I had hoped to use the Minion and Myriad fonts from my new copy of Adobe CS 5 in XeLaTeX; but \setmainfont{Minion Pro} produces the following error: (output of xdvipdfmx -vvv shown) DVI File Info ...
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can't \includegraphics eps files anymore with xelatex (used to work fine)

I've just noticed that (most likely caused by upgrading to opensuse 11.3 with TexLive 2009) whenever I try to \includegraphics{filename.eps} an eps file, I get the error: Unable to load picture or ...
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Bold math using mathspec

I can't seem to make my math come out in bold using the mathspec package. Consider this example: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{mathspec} \setallmainfonts{Times New Roman} \begin{document} ...
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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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XeTeX not working on Ubuntu 10.04?

When trying to compile a LaTeX document in Ubuntu 10.04 with xelatex I get the following error message: This is XeTeX, Version 3.1415926-2.2-0.9995.2 (TeX Live 2009/Debian) restricted \write18 ...
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Math in Trebuchet MS

How can I write equations in Trebuchet MS? Ideally, I'd like to have the following results: All symbols that are available in Trebuchet MS are written in Trebuchet MS. That includes, e.g., Latin and ...
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Is there a simple way to use the gentium font in latex?

I'd like to use the gentium font in a LaTeX document, and the instructions I found at this site make it look rather difficult. Is there a simple package that is now available that would allow me to ...
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How do I use an OpenType font with my LaTeX document?

I want to use a really cool open-source OpenType font with my LaTeX document. I was told that either I could go through a long process of converting the OpenType font to one useable by LaTeX, or I ...