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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Fonts changes between computers, unreadable

I'm using TexMaker on OS X, compiling with Xetex, and I'm having some fonts issues. Depending on the computer I look at the pdf file I get the either the correct fonts or not, see in the image below: ...
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xelatex slow with wallpaper package

I am using the wallpaper package to use pdf's as background \ThisULCornerWallPaper{1}{firstpage.pdf} \ThisULCornerWallPaper{1}{lastpage.pdf} Creating an output pdf file takes 6.5 seconds. I ...
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Lilypond generated with MuseScore does not fit the width of the page in XeTeX doc

I am using MuseScore 1.3 on Ubuntu 14.04 to write my scores. Then I save them as LilyPond files, and include them in my tex document using \lilypondfile, like this: \documentclass[a4paper]{article} ...
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Filling gaps by repeating a character

I want to create a macro like \mymacro that has four arguments; first and fourth arguments are any letters, second argument is a character and the third argument is a length. When I say \mymacro{م} ...
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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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XeLaTeX and LuaLaTeX: which is faster?

Beacuse I typeset in Japanese, I don't use LaTeX and now want to know which compiles faster: XeLaTeX or LuaTeX? Is Lua language allows to make the compile faster?
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xeCJK Source Han Sans problem [duplicate]

I am having some trouble using the new Source Han Sans font (SourceForge; Github) released by Google and Adobe in latex documents. I compile using XeLaTeX and have the TeX Live installation. I have ...
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Latex equivalent of DECODE (check text and assign number)

I've four probable sentences in CSV file. Ex: sentence 1 here , one more sentence, one more sentence added, last sentence. In Latex; I want to print 1 if "sentence 1 here" is present. Something like ...
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How to detect an empty unicode slot in a font?

Consider the below unicode table. Some slots are undefined by the Unicode Consortium and appear empty in the table (slot 7,8,15 &16 in second row). How can I detect these and replace the ...
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xelatex can't find article.cls, but it exists

I have texlive-latex-base and texlive-latex-recommended installed in my Ubuntu 14.04. I am trying to compile this document: \documentclass[11pt,oneside]{ article } \usepackage{fontspec} ...
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How to add two lines for \rput in radar chart

I'm able to draw radar chart using code mentioned below: \begin{center} \begin{pspicture}(-4,-4)(4,4) \psset{unit=1.2} \degrees[270] ...
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\defaultfontfeatures in v2.4 of fontspec

Why in the following example, lipsum text does not appear in blue color as described in the fontspec manual? \documentclass{article} \usepackage{lipsum} \usepackage{fontspec} ...
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Using Pantone/Spot Colors in XeLaTeX

It is possible to use pantone color in XeLaTeX. I have found only PdfLaTeX in Using Pantone/spot colors and TikZ together. I have both CMYK and Pantone color and must use XeLaTeX because many OTF ...
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How to minimize occurring text gaps when wrapping around Images?

So I've got this problem. I am using XeTex compiler (but I think the rest give the same result too) I am using a \parshape style-method in order to form a space for a large image, in the middle, of a ...
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Biber compiling but no bibliography appears although there are no errors

I am trying to use Biber but nothing appears after compiling everything without errors. I am using MikTeX, and compiling my documents with XeTeX: XeTeX -> biber -> XeTeX. The biber output is attached ...
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Copy and paste on iPad selects whole sentences after loading libertine

I have the following minimal document: \documentclass{scrbook} \usepackage{fontspec} \setmainfont{LinLibertine_R.otf} \begin{document} This is some arbitrary text. I want it to be ...
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PDF file size with LuaLaTeX vs XeLaTeX

I have a set of one-page documents written in LaTex. The same file compiled in LuaLaTeX is about 23 times larger than when it is complied using XeLaTex (about 641 KB vs 28 kb). I tried with a couple ...
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Why is the PDF font size 11.911 for Helvetica and 11.955 for Arial when using `xelatex`?

Now that the mystery is solved, why the PDF font size is 11.955 when declaring the documentclass as 12pt (see Why does PDFLaTeX and XeLaTeX generates 11.955 font size for 12pt documentclass option?), ...
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Footnotes in list get numbered incorrectly

I am using the friggeri-cv Latex package. I have used footnotes in the following way: \documentclass[]{friggeri-cv} \section{experience} \begin{entrylist} %-- ...
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xdvipdfmx parse error when using particular font with fontspec

I am using the font IM FELL English PRO (open-source otf here) via the fontspec package, and when I tried typesetting the characters \"{a}, \'{n} or \"{o}, I got this error: xdvipdfmx:fatal: Type2 ...
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Bracket error in section heading with new version of XeLaTeX and fontspec

The following MWE compiles correctly with XeTeX version 3.1415926-2.5-0.9999.3 in TeX Live 2013 and fontspec version 2.3c: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{fontspec} \setmainfont{Linux ...
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Why does XeTeX not display basic Unicode characters?

I have a document like this, but when I render it by invoking xelatex on it, the π character is displayed as a blank space: \documentclass[13pt,oneside]{scrbook} \usepackage{fontspec} % the problem ...
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xelatex and tcolorbox incompatibility?

I have a serious problem when using xelatex with tcolorbox: the text that follows a breakable tcolorbox simply disappear! The problem does not arise with pdflatex, just with xelatex. I am using ...
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ArabXeTeX ignoring \allowbreak

I've got an issue with XeLaTeX ignoring \allowbreak on lines that overflow by a small amount. I've tried to recreate the issue with English text but it does not occur. We have a large amount of data ...
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Last xe(la)tex colors text in white in some circumstances

Last xe(la)tex: XeTeX, Version 3.14159265-2.6-0.99991 (preloaded format=xelatex 2014.6.19) (the one shipped with TeX Live 2014) colors text in white in some circumstances: in the following MWE file ...
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XeLaTeX: Set an alternative font in case it is not found

I am setting up the packages for a shared project with someone who's not familiar with LaTeX. I want to use some of our local fonts. I used XeLaTeX and it works. However, we'll also use a notebook ...
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Why can't my build produce certain Greek symbols?

I'm trying to use the β character in a LaTeX document, but the output PDF never shows it. I am building with xelatex. From the following code: \documentclass{article} ...
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Drawing a background grid based on \linespread value

I’m trying to help a friend set an Arabic book in LaTeX and I’m facing this very same uneven line spacing issue (except that the book is completely in Arabic). Now I’m trying to find the \linespread ...
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XeLaTeX on centos 7 does not work

I tried to compile some trivial LaTeX files with the shipped XeLaTeX on centos 7: $ xelatex trivial.tex This is XeTeX, Version 3.1415926-2.5-0.9999.3 (TeX Live 2013) restricted \write18 enabled. ...
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the error Missing number, treated as zero in tabular

there is my code \documentclass[a4paper,12 pt,adobefonts]{ctexart} \usepackage{xeCJK} \usepackage{caption} \usepackage{multirow}%跨行表格 \usepackage{bigstrut} \renewcommand{\arraystretch}{1.3} ...
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How to center a image [closed]

I am trying the given code to center image but its not working. \begin{figure}[ht] \centering \includegraphics[trim=0cm 0cm 0cm 0cm, clip=true,width=\linewidth]{twsd.jpg} \caption{Types of WSD} ...
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How to get “XeLaTeX + unicode-math” output as close as possible to that of pdflatex?

I've started exploring XeTeX and the unicode-math package in order to use unicode in my input. Of the six math fonts described in unimath-symbols.pdf, Latin Modern Math seems to be closest to what ...
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No hyperref link in stackrel with xelatex

Consider the following example document: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{amsmath} \usepackage{hyperref} \begin{document} \begin{equation} \label{eq:eq1} a = b\quad \wedge \quad b = c ...
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cmbright with Xelatex and lyx

Is it possible to use cmbright with xelatex for both math and text? The way to use it in the text is here Use cmbright with unicode text under XeLaTeX But the math still appear in usual latin ...
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How to include program listings in C# with custom font and syntax highlighting in LyX?

I'm rather new to LaTeX and use LyX editor to create my documents. There are similar questions but none of them answer how to do that in LyX. I am wondering, how to include a program listing in ...
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XeTeX seems to break headers in Tufte-handout

I get the following messed-up running headers on pages 2 and following when using Tufte-Handout class with fontspec (and therefore XeTeX). The headers repeat the Title and then add a black box. A ...
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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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Typesetting unicode phonetic signs

This discussion says that to use unicode phonetic signs one needs the following: \documentclass{scrartcl} \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} \usepackage[T1]{tipa} \usepackage[tipa]{ucs} ...
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How to incorporate tikz elements into latex labels without (xe)latex apparently hanging

I am very new to TeX, and having seen the fantastic wine label examples I thought I would see what I could come up with for some homebrew which is ready to bottle. I've got some Avery labels (MD4001, ...
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\CheckBox with hyperref: not able to check it

I'm using this simple example: \documentclass[hidelinks, english, a4paper, 11pt]{scrartcl} \usepackage{hyperref} % typeset hyperlinks \usepackage[ngerman]{babel} \begin{document} \begin{Form} ...
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Can WhizzyTeX be used with XeTeX?

I have tried to make WhizzyTeX work with XeTeX (or, specifically, XeLaTeX), but just adding LATEX=xelatex in whizzytex.conf (or changing this setting by any other means) and specifying PDF output ...
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fontawesome icons are getting too big using XeLaTeX

The following example must be compiled with XeLaTeX to reproduce the issue. % arara: xelatex \documentclass{article} \usepackage{fontawesome} \begin{document} Text Text \faMobilePhone\ Text Text ...
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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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Linux Libertine small caps fail for some Unicode characters

I'm using XeTeX and Linux Libertine, since I want "true" small caps. However it seems that the small caps don't work for certain Unicode characters. Here is a minimal example: \documentclass{article} ...
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Can't get italics to display for Japanese font using xelatex

I can't get italics to display correctly with xelatex for Japanese or Latin text using Japanese fonts. Sample file: \documentclass{book} \usepackage{fontspec} \setromanfont{MS Mincho} ...
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Font not available despite being installed

I have TeX Live installation at ~/texlive/2014. I installed Lato font package using tlmgr. There are now several .ttf files in ~/texlive/2014/texmf-dist/fonts/truetype/public/lato/ But when I try ...
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An Error with XeLaTeX and fontspec

So I get the following error with some of my fonts and not the others: xdvipdfmx:fatal: Type2 Charstring Parser: Parsing charstring failed: (status=-1, stack=5) Output file removed. Is there a way ...
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PSTricks transparency does not work with MikTeX's XeLaTeX

I use MikTeX and have updated all packages several minutes ago. The problem is that XeLaTeX produces a weird result where the transparency parts become opaque. It is not caused by preview as ...
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different fonts for two languages

I use Sanskrit 2003 for my bilingual document. But the English so generated result in a very uneven and poorly looking document. I can not modify the text in between \begin{document} and ...
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How to get devanagari numerals in latex or xetex

How to get devanagari numerals in xetex or latex - especially in enumerate environment? I can use unicode to write devanagari text but I am unable to get devenagari numerals in section numbers, ...