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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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FontAwesome font not found?

I'm using the latest version of MacTeX 2013 on OS X 10.8.4. All of my Tex Live packages are fully up-to-date. Tex Live also lists the fontawesome package as installed. I'm trying to use the ...
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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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Detect if all required glyphs are available

In XeTeX, a message is printed to the log file if a glyph is not available with the current font. The input \documentclass{scrartcl} \begin{document} α \end{document} leads to the following ...
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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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Accessing special glyphs in a font with xeLaTeX

The Palatino Sans Family contains a special font for arrows that I'd like to use from xeLaTeX. The Windows font preview shows examples using the German sentence "Franz jagt im komplett verwahrlosten ...
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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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Bibliography problem with biber [closed]

I'm creating a resume using Texmaker and the template/class files found here. All is well except, for the life of me, I can't figure out how to get the publications to list. The class requires the ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Failed pre-flight: How do I repair .notdef and incorrect glyphs?

I am trying to get a document that is written with XeLaTex printed as a book by a professional printer. The PDF I sent to the company did not pass their pre-flight check, however. Their tool ...
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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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Create a font table for all available characters for a particular font

Similar to the question: Lualatex: Font table with examples I have several ornamental fonts and I'd like to create key maps. That is, I want to know what symbol the letter a maps to by having a nice ...
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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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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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How to use arrowheads from a unicode math font in TikZ diagrams under XeLaTeX or LuaLaTeX?

I like arrowheads in my TikZ diagrams to match the math font arrowheads. For Computer Modern, this is no problem: the TikZ arrows library provides matching arrowheads. But I often use other fonts ...
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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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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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How to install TeX on android phones?

I used VerbTeX app in my android phone. But this app do not support XeLaTeX. Also I need internet connection for using of that. Is there any distribution of TeX for android? How I can install TeX on ...
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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 ...
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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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Starting with TeX (not LaTeX)

I've been using LaTeX for 3 years and I'm decided to switch to (plain) TeX. For the moment I'm reading The TeXbook for the third time (I quietly start to read the double-danger signed paragraphs) and ...
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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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A rather peculiar problem: XeLaTeX, hyperref and lots of warnings

When I compile my document using XeLaTeX I get the following error: ** WARNING ** Can't begin an annotation when one is pending. ** WARNING ** Interpreting special command bann (pdf:) failed. ** ...
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Hide your e-mail address from spam crawlers

According to Security SE it is highly recommendable to cover your email address in publicly available documents. I'm aware of the discussion about handling email addresses as images: Crawler ...
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fontspec cannot find fonts on Ubuntu

I recently migrated to Ubuntu from Mac OS. I installed TexLive and it works. However, fontspec doesn't work, no matter what fonts I use. This goes for fonts native to Ubuntu and fonts that I have ...
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Xelatex polyglossia hyphenation

Is there a way to make the polyglossia package solve the hyphenation problem that presents itself in the log as "Overfull \hbox" automatically? (Note: I find that having shorter lines—even for the ...
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XeLaTeX Quiet Output and Halt on Error

I find the output of XeLaTeX excessively verbose. I am really just interested in errors (not warnings), and the offending line number. I also would like xelatex to halt (exit) on error. Is there a ...
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How to compile files with non-ASCII paths?

I cannot compile files with non-ASCII paths. I am using XeLaTeX from MikTex and TexStudio on Windows. Is it possible to read paths as utf8? The specific path contains Chinese. If I change what ...
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How to use Fontawesome icons in LaTeX with moderncv?

I am trying to create a resume using this fork of moderncv. I am on Mountain Lion and using TexLive-2013 (v. 2.0 Build 150). I already have moderncv, which is located at: ...
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What's the best way to switch language in Xetex for whole chapter?

I am wondering, what might be the best way to switch a language in a Xetex document for a whole chapter. The specific problem is, that in the chapter the language is switched (say from English, which ...
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Allow/force word wrapping at ideographic spaces

I am making a set of flashcards to help me practice my kanji, and the format I want is quite simple: On the front, I'll have the character, and on the back I will have its meanings and readings (with ...
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Fontfamily with XeLaTeX

I'm trying to install a custom fontfamily, named Agenda, in my Latex document. I use XeLatex, so i tried to load the font with \fontspec: Using this code, the font works great: ...
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Problem with visibility and compilation for pstricks figure

I have been trying to find the solution to get my code to compile, which has an error message similar to this one. In his example, he was giving the wrong number of dimensions for one of his objects. ...
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Bad superscript with authblk / xltxtra

I'm writing a document using the article class using XeLaTeX, and authblk to have the author / affiliation displayed using superscript. I also wants to use the package xltxtra to typeset better ...