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 change the PDF producer metadata with XeLaTeX on MikTeX

I tried to change the PDF Producer of the generated PDF file with XeLaTeX, but it always be "MikTeX-xdvipdfmx (0.7.8)", if the PDF is generated with pdflatex, it will change as I wish, does anybody ...
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Is there a way to use long or Unicode filepaths with texify?

I use MiKTeX and it’s TeXworks and there is the command for making XeLaTeX+MakeIndex+BiBTeX at once. This uses texify and when your file is somewhere in the directory tree where there are non-standard ...
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Is there a way to rotate all pages in XeLaTeX?

I known there is a landscape command to set horizontal pages, but this is not I want. My purpose is to typeset vertical CJK with XeLaTeX. The general approach is using \rotatebox{-90} get a vertical ...
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xelatex and apa

I am using biblatex to format my references. Document is book and is written in greek. References are mainly english but I have some in greek as well. While the authoryear style works very well, the ...
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ledpar vs. polyglossia: Problem with \begin{⟨lang⟩}…\end{⟨lang⟩}

I got a little Problem with the combination of polyglossia and ledpar. First the example \documentclass[11pt,a4paper]{scrartcl} \usepackage{xltxtra} \usepackage{libertine} \usepackage{polyglossia} ...
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high and low CJK codepoints in a single XeLaTeX document

I often require a combination of CJK characters with both low and high codepoints in the same line of text. (Here "low" means "in the Basic Multilingual Plane" or BMP, with codepoint lower than hex ...
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Suppress space between Chinese and Roman typeface in XeLaTeX

When the Roman characters [a-z0-9] and Chinese characters alternate in XeLaTeX, a space is automatically entered between the two types of character. For example, both Abcde我fg and Abcde 我 fg produce: ...
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XeLaTeX cannot map letters with diacritics correctly?

I found that XeLaTeX cannot map letters with more than two diacritics correctly. For example, \v{\"{u}} or \v{ü} cannot produce the expected ǚ correctly. I've tried many fonts, so I think it may not ...
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ledmac/-par: No versesyncing but pagesyncing

I tried t get an answer at de.comp.text.tex, comp.text.tex [2] and golatex.de [1, in german] but without success. I hope to find help here. My friend needs to typeset a translation of a latin poem ...
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running biblatex-biber with xelatex (editor:notepad++; distro: miktex)

i would like to set up a workflow that uses biblatex-biber with xelatex, on notepad++. the backend=biber in the biblatex environment. can someone explain the command line sequence to me? as i ...
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Makeindex fails when called from a script

I've written a (python) script to automate my XeLaTeX run. What it does: creates a temp dir copies necessary tex, bib and image files into it from the cwd runs xelatex on the tex file runs ...
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What does this argument to the \symbol command mean

I was looking at this page here and came across this line which I don't understand. \symbol{"E052} Can you explain to me what the significance of E052 is, and how I could modify this command to ...
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Layout drawing in XeLaTeX

Could somebody help me, please, is it possible to make this layout drawing in XeLaTeX?
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Can XeLaTeX generate bold and italic font styles for typefaces that lack them?

I use XeLaTeX in order to have easy access to fonts installed on my operating system, and Chinese in particular. Some of the Latin typefaces most pleasing to my eye do not have bold or italic font ...
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XeTeX + movie15_dvipdfmx — Use of `\pdfmdfivesum` doesn't match its definition

I'm trying to embed movies in my document. That would normally mean use the movie15 package but since I'm also using the xetex engine I have to use movie15_dvipdfmx. (See “ Can XeLaTeX | LuaTeX ...
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Can I write a document that is compilable with both latex and xetex?

I have just started to have a look at XeTeX and I am wondering whether to make the switch, however I am a bit scared... ...and I am basically wondering if I have to take the step fully or if I can ...
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Tabs in output file written by xelatex and pdflatex are different

I'm trying out pgfplots with gnuplot to generate the data. This works by having pgfplots write some stuff to an external file, run gnuplot on the file, and then use the generated data to plot the ...
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XeLaTeX does not find fontspec any longer after TeXLive update

I am using XeLaTeX in TeX Live suites 2010 and everything was going well before I did an upgrade via TeX Live Manager minutes ago. Now every document I compile gets a "File not found" error as the ...
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\underbrace symbol is wrong

Hey guys, I tried to google the solution, but I didn't find any solution to this. I am using beamer,xelatex to prepare a slide. When I use \underbrace, the brace doesn't show, instead, a crappy symbol ...
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Package pgf Warning: Your graphic driver pgfsys-xetex.def does not support patterns.

Package pgf Warning: Your graphic driver pgfsys-xetex.def does not support patterns. .tex: \documentclass[10pt]{article}‎ ‎%\usepackage{pgfplots}‎‎ \usepackage{‎tikz‎‎}‎‎ \usetikzlibrary{arrows,...
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File size difference between XeLaTeX and pdfLaTeX

When working with MacTeX 2010, I noticed that XeLaTeX generates files considerably smaller than pdfLaTeX on the same input. Even with the small example \documentclass[11pt]{article} \begin{document} ...
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xkeyval error when I try to use fontspec and OpenType fonts in XeLaTeX

I can't seem to get XeLaTeX to load OpenType fonts using \fontspec. Section 4.2 of the fontspec documentation says that I need to load OpenType fonts by filename rather than font name, but when I ...
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Adding weight to a font in xetex

My monospaced font in Xetex is Courier New, but appears too thin on screen. I can switch to the bold version, but that's too heavy. Is there is a way with Xetex and fontspec to add some weight to a ...
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Ligatures not shown

Even though there's a number of topics on here concerning the subject, it still doesn't work here. An example like: \documentclass[11pt,a4paper]{article} \usepackage{fontspec,graphicx,xltxtra} \...
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xelatex compilation error

I am using xelatex to compile a tex file. However, I got a strange problem, the log says: ! This is a LaTeX bug: check coding! ! ! Command name `\font_set:Nnn' already defined! Any hint to solve ...
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xelatex compilation of pstricks fails

I just needed to compile the following lines (minimal example) \documentclass{standalone} \listfiles \usepackage{pstricks} \begin{document} Ein \begin{pspicture}(-5,-3)(5,8) \psline(0,1)(2,3) \end{...
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Use variant glyphs from Mac OS X fonts under Linux

I would like to get the variant option from fontspec working under Linux. Unfortunately, this option which works with the AAT font system is not compatible with the OpenType font mechanism used under ...
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Detect which TeX engine is used

How can I detect inside a TeX file which engine (pdftex/xetex/luatex) is used to compile the file? Is there a LaTeX package that provides this functionality?
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PNG: importing it with latex | pdflatex | xelatex

I never understood how (pdf)latex determines the size of imported bitmaps, but many years ago I experimentally elaborated simple rule that allowed me to get same output by running either latex or ...
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How to get a list of all available (TTF-) Fonts with XeTeX?

Very neat that I can use any available Truetype font on my Windows machine with MikTeX and XeTeX. %!TEX TS-program = xelatex %!TEX encoding = UTF-8 Unicode \documentclass[]{article} \usepackage{...
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XeLaTeX: lost \perp in Cambria math?

Occasionally I noted that Cambria Math fonts or the unicode-math package might have wrong definition of \perp math symbol. Attached picture shows that \perp is not printed properly while \bot is. ...
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Can XeLaTeX | LuaTeX import movies?

It seems that XeLaTeX cannot handle movies. I imported movies into PDF produced with pdflatex compiler using the multimedia package that comes with beamer. My search over various boards revealed that ...
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Space after closing double quotes in XeLaTeX

I'm writing some non-technical text that I'm trying to typeset using XeLaTeX. For simplicity, I'm keeping the actual text in plain text files which after certain modifications (e.g. escaping %, \ and ...
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Check for missing fonts/characters in XeLaTeX?

Because I began to use many Unicode characters (Japanese, some unusual diacritics, etc.) I switched from LaTeX to XeLaTeX to render my documents. Unfortunately, if a font is missing, the letters are ...
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Load fonts that are in a ./fonts directory

I'm new to TeX. I have the following problem: How can I load a font from a file in a directory, which is located in the root of the project? Say I have something like: /project /fonts ...
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How do I include eps files using XeLaTeX?

According to everything I can find on Google, eps files in xelatex should work out-of-the-box. But that's not what I'm seeing (using TeX Live 2010 on Arch Linux). Consider the following simple input: ...
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Baseline shift with fontspec?

Is there a way to manually adjust the vertical position of a font using fontspec (in XeLaTeX)? Such a feature would be quite useful when typesetting Asian text, since different font vendors often ...
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Finding a font for XeTeX

I am trying to customize this document, it's a CV template for XeTeX. What I'd like to be able to do is change the main font. I belive the section of the code I need to change is this: %FONTS \...
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How do I get XeLaTeX to use the bold Minion Pro typeface for Greek characters?

I can't for the life of me get XeTeX to give me bold lowercase greek symbols, even though I have checked, e.g., in a word processor, that the font has a corresponding bold typeface with the greek ...
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Generating PDF without any intermediary files (stdin/stdout)

I am programmatically generating PDF's from a template and would like to avoid hitting the hard-drive all the time. Not so much for optimization but because I run parallell threads on all the cores ...
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Why is the % symbol not showing with XeTeX?

I'm using XeTeX and my % symbol is not showing when I compile to PDF! I've added my code below. I've gone through the XeTeX companion guide (maybe not very thoroughly) and Googled, but I can't find ...
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Does anyone know a good XeTeX tutorial?

I want to use XeTeX so that I can use a particular font, but I'm not quite sure about the documentation/commands in specifying this font in XeTeX. Can anyone point me to a good how-to tutorial on ...
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Use mathpazo for body and math but use a non-tex font (in this case Futura) for headings.

I have a document that so far has used mathpazo for everything. I love the texlive distributed Palatino for maths and body text. The small caps in particular are much better than the True Type ...
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RTL captions with newfloat?

Is it that the float package begins to show its age? I cannot get it to work right with XeLaTeX. Here is an example: \documentclass{article} % compile with xelatex \usepackage{float} \usepackage{...
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Robust method to apply Hebrew numeral in an enumeration list?

The difficult bit is that the enumitem package has a closed list of numbering formats, and that \hebrewnumeral is not part of them. I have \renewcommand{\theenumi}{\hebrewnumeral{\value{enumi}}} \...
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The quickindex option is not working with xepersian package

I have installed TeXLive 2010 on Ubuntu 10.10, when I try to compile a LaTeX file such as: \documentclass{memoir} \usepackage{makeidx} \makeindex \usepackage[Kashida,quickindex]{xepersian} \...
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'fontspec' package problem with XeLaTeX in MiKTeX 2.9

Recently, I updated to MiKTeX 2.9, and after this the xelatex compiler fails when compiling documents with the fontspec package included. In other words, the following code won't compile: \...
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Hoefler Text Extended Ligatures and XeTeX

I'm using XeTeX (MacTex 2010, Mac OSX 10.6) to render a document in Apple Hoefler Text. However, although I can make it render common ligatures, such as fi and ffi, I can't seem to be able to force it ...
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Force Computer Modern in math mode

I am writing a presentation using the beamer class and XeTeX. I have changed the sans font using \setsansfont. Now some symbols in my equations are rendered using the mono font (like the lowercase ...
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Font selection in XeTeX for specific characters

I just ran into another issue, I like to use gill sans very much but the number 1, lower case L and upper case I are almost indistinguisable. On the other hand I like Helvetica numbers. Is there a way ...