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Rendering to Chinese overflows margin/papersize (pandoc)

I am using Pandoc to render from markdown to PDF. Since I have Chinese texts, I use xelatex with the WenQuanYi Micro Hei font. However, the PDF that gets produced overflows the margins on the ...
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How to redefine the \today with superscript?

How can I redefine \today so that today's current date comes in the format May 26th, 2016 I need the "th" to be superscript. It should come to the bottom right corner of the page. The code does ...
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Conflict between `ruby` and `xeCJK`

In my preamble I call xeCJK and ruby in order to add ruby text to Japanese characters. I'm compiling with xetex. Someone mentioned in an earlier post that ruby calls CJK causing a compile error (the ...
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Improving compile time with xelatex

I'm currently compiling a document using xelatex. I've included a lot of packages that I think slow it down. Here's my preamble: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{cite} \usepackage{pdfpages} ...
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Using dash instead of point in headers

How can I set - instead of . as separator in headers? 1 Chap 1-1 Sec 1-2 Sec 1-2-1 SubSec 2 Chap 2-1 Sec I use XePersian package. The following does not work: \documentclass{book} ...
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Using minted package on Ubuntu: .w18 file not found error

I am trying to run the following code through XeLaTeX, using the -shell-escape option: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{minted} \begin{document} \end{document} The file is named guess.tex and ...
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Only name appears when using currfile

My problem was partly addressed in this question. Since I cannot comment yet, I will continue Ulrike Fischer's answer with a new question. The expample worked on my system as well with pdflatex, but ...
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Can I expect WYSIWYG for SVG-PDFs embedded as images in LaTeX?

I embed a lot of scalable illustrations by creating them in Inkscape as SVG, then exporting them to PDF and finally including that PDF in (Xe)LaTeX. Given I am happy with the illustration-PDF ...
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“No room for a new \mathgroup” when trying to set math font style on XeLaTeX

There's a similar question (http://tex.stackexchange.com/questions/86343/no-room-for-a-new-mathgroup) which doesn't help me because the original poster only needed a few glyphs and the answers seemed ...
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Why does \usepackage{amsmath} break \hyperref in \textnormal?

In the following sample, the second link isn't hyperlinked: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{amsmath} % Removing this makes the second link work \usepackage{hyperref} \begin{document} ...
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Error when adding xmp metadata with xelatex and pdfx

I want to create a pdf according to the PDF/A-1b standard with xelatex and pdfx but I get an error message now when I add my metadata. Using XMP template file: pdfa.xmp ! Argument of " has an extra ...
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XeLaTeX, hyperref and PDF/A

I am finishing my doctoral dissertation using XeLaTeX and facing the requirement to submit a PDF/A compliant document. First, I want to emphasize that I have found and read several related posts ...
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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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Different margins for second page and onwards

I am aware of similar questions, however I would like the same functionality with \newgeometry{a4paper, left=35mm, right=35mm, top=30mm, bottom=30mm} or afterpage package.. to happen when there is ...
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Why 'xelatex' fails to find the font?

I'm using xelatex the create a PDF from a tex file. Normally I use the command: \setmainfont{DejaVu Sans} \newfontfamily{\hebrewfont}{DejaVu Sans} Which successfully loads the font. Though when I ...
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How to set a font family with pandoc?

I have some reports written in MultiMarkDown and want to convert them to pdf (via xelatex) with pandoc. As I am in an professional environment, a certain font-family is mandatory. The fonts are ...
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Which font extension is better to work with XeLaTeX

I am curious to know which font extensions works better when using XeLaTeX to compile a TeX document. I have just downloaded the font Alegreya from CPAN, and it comes with a fonts folder that includes ...
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Multiple embedded fonts in final PDF

I am using XeLaTeX with PDFs incorporated. Each PDF has its fonts embedded and my final output therefore has fonts embedded multiple times which, presumably, increases the file size. Is there a way ...
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“TeX capacity exceeded” error when converting markdown to PDF using XeLaTeX with russian language

I've installed pandoc and texlive-full packages on recent Ubuntu 14.04 LTS 64bit to convert markdown files with russian language to PDF. Everything works fine when I run the following command: ...
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How to write text in style LaTeX is written? [duplicate]

I want to write text not in English but some other font and language in same manner as \LaTeX writes. i.e. some characters are raised some low, with kerning and all that. I am using XeTeX since I ...
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How to set sans serif with cmbright package?

I am starting to use xelatex. I tried, as an example, to use cmbright. But I do not obtain a sans serif output. Do I need to tell something else in the prehambule ? ...
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XeTeX: polyglossia & \textarabic: some punctuation symbols appear as boxes

I use XeLaTex on Xubuntu with polyglosia to write arabic, but characters like parenthesis, brackets, etc appear as white boxes in the final pdf produced. I have a minimal working example. With the ...
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How to select monospaced numerals for tables only when using mathspec?

For one of my documents I used OldStyle numerals in regular text. For math I use Lining numbers. For tabular material I would like to use monospaced lining numbers if these numbers are math-related (I ...
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background package - Using text with line breaks

I'm designing a very simple cover for a university publication in Sanskrit. I'm using the package "background" to add some "watermark-like" Sanskrit text on the cover, both top and bottom, while the ...
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Using tooltip with paracol

I am trying to typeset a document using XeLaTeX that has parallel columns (using paracol). In the document, I want to have tooltips for notes. I am using the code from ...
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What are the incompatibilities of pdftex, xetex and luatex?

[Please correct me if my statements are wrong] TL;DR: pdftex, xetex and luatex exhibit different behaviour. What are these differences and why are they present. I know of three engines, which ...
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Change font size with fontspec package

What is the recommended approach to change font size with the fontspec package? I have found several ways that appear to work, but some unexpected behavior along the way. What am I doing wrong? I ...
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Nodes spanning whole matrix columns in TikZ

MWE from another question here: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{tikz} \usetikzlibrary{matrix, backgrounds} \begin{document} \centering \begin{tikzpicture}[% block/.style={draw, text ...
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IPA characters not showing up in XeLaTeX

I'm new to XeLaTeX and trying to figure out how to use IPA characters. Everything I've read says that I just need to use the fontspec package and the characters will show up as intended. ...
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What companies provide translation services for LaTeX (XeLaTeX UTF-8) documents?

Question What are one's possibilities for getting UTF-8 .tex files translated? This is more of a wiki-style question. If anybody says to do a google search, errrr. Criteria source language: ANY ...
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Email addresses & Abstract missing when using the elsarticle class

I am trying to format my paper using Latex with the class elsarticle for an Elsevier journal. I am using TeXnicCenter along with Miktex. It's working perfectly when the content is all in English ...
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Oriental TeX and Husayni

I have recently been typesetting a Quranic Mashaf using a combination of XeLaTeX, bidi, and polyglossia. I am generally pleased with the results so far, but after reviewing Idris Samawi Hamid's work ...
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Make bands surrounding nodes with Tikz

MWE: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{tikz} \usetikzlibrary{fit} \begin{document} \tikzstyle{block} = [rectangle, draw, text width=5em, text centered, rounded corners, minimum height=2em] ...
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Why is text turning white (possible scope leak?) after page break and listings + tcolorbox + xelatex?

I had a very difficult time pinning this problem down, because it only exists when certain page-breaking conditions occur. Problem Text after environment mysteriously turns white under some ...
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LyX Hyphenation Not Working

I need a little bit of help troubleshooting this. I'm also not too sure on what I can provide and how to provide it, but here's what I have: LyX 2.1.2, with options in "Preferences>Language>Language ...
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XeLaTeX can't turn off small caps

I found a weird issue when using the free typeface Fontin. \documentclass{article} % Default font size and paper size \usepackage{fontspec} % For loading fonts \setmainfont{Fontin} ...
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Four columns footnotes in a two columns layout

Is it possible to get 4 columns footnotes in a 2 columns layout? And also frame a thin line around the footnotes zone? A layout like this: That's what I achieved: ...
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XeTeX: What happened to \mathcal and \mathscr?

Recently I switched from pdflatex to xelatex to be able to use OpenType fonts. I like to use variables highlighted using \mathcal for specific variables, while I used to use \mathscr-typeset variables ...
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Different baseline skip for first item after change in font size

I am having trouble getting the same baselike skip for each item in the following code. \documentclass{beamer} \begin{document} \begin{frame} \frametitle{XYZ} \begin{itemize} ...
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Still want to use “ptm” in XeLaTeX

I'm using XeLaTeX typesetting Chinese fonts in my document. (So XeLaTeX is the only suitable way for me to do my stuff.) I want to use the LaTex original ptm font to typeset all English text. I know ...
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XeTeX hangs on article documentclass, while LaTeX-Mk with XeLaTeX works perfectly

I have this code: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{fontspec} \begin{document} \thispagestyle{empty} \pagestyle{empty} äätewää--llll \end{document} XeTeX xetex xetex-acutex.tex produces: ...
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Can't load system font by name with XeLaTeX but with LuaLaTeX

I installed a TrueType font in windows 10. Now I want to use it with XeLaTeX. The font can't be loaded. The first message is Sorry, but miktex-makemf did not succeed for the following rea son: The ...
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How to include part of an external git hash as text inside a document?

This is my first time asking a question on a site like this. Please tell me if I should do something differently, thanks! I want to include a short version of the latest commit hash from git as a ...
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Asymptote (XeLaTeX): Use custom-defined colors/Call drawing functions from external file

I'm quite new to Asymptote, although it's great to manipulate vector graphics within LaTeX. Specifically, I'm using XeLaTeX. What I'm trying to do is to change the color of a vector graphic to ...
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Custom Build (Sublime Text, Latextools)

I'm trying to customise the build function on Sublime text 3 to include separate outputs for the build files and the pdf. I am using Miktex and xelatex (by adding %!TEX program = xelatex) at the top ...
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Russian and Japanese and biblatex oh my

I'm trying to typeset a book with bibliography entries in English, Russian and Japanese. Getting the bibliography to work right is driving me mad. I have got pretty close (I think) by cobbling ...
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Align sections titles with margin notes

I want to align sections titles with margin notes as shown below. \documentclass[12pt,a4paper,twoside,openright]{book} % Page format \usepackage[left=2cm,right=6cm,top=3cm,bottom=2.5cm, ...
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Wrong pdflastxpos value with XeLaTeX+bidi

The answer from Vala helped me to rephrase my question. See the original one below. Using pdfsavepos to get absolute position of texts on the page, I faced the following problems when using XeLaTeX ...
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citation color and table color of contents are unusual when using MacTex2015

when I use "latexmk -xelatex thesis.tex" to compile thesis.tex, the process always be paused twice with the messages below: (/usr/local/texlive/2015/texmf-dist/tex/latex/trimspaces/trimspaces.sty)) ...
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How to configure TexStudio to compile using XeLatex for Calibri Font? [closed]

I am trying to make the Calibri font work in TexStudio. Following several posts on here I included the command in the preamble: \usepackage{fontspec} \setmainfont[Mapping=text-tex]{Calibri} And ...