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Complex ligatures in Devanāgarī

Ligatures are known to the Western European languages, however it isn't that common to spot vertical or complex form of them. As an exercise in typography I tried to get some complex ligatures in ...
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Wrong marginnote positions inside a tikzpicture with XeLaTeX

The marginnote package offers the \marginnote macro. I use this inside a tikzpicture environment to place notes into the margin. While this works without problems when compiling with pdfLaTeX, this ...
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Cannot use pgf-blur twice with XeLaTex

The following code \documentclass{article} %\def\pgfsysdriver{pgfsys-dvipdfmx.def} %this line does not matter \usepackage{tikz}\usetikzlibrary{shadows.blur} \begin{document} \begin{tikzpicture} ...
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Adding full non-English Unicode language (Bengali) support to polyglossia

As we can see in this question, Bengali (Bangla) support in polyglossia is incomplete. The major weak areas are, Support for numerals. Support for other language related areas like dates. For ...
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Correcting wrong choice of character variant from a stylistic set

I'm typesetting a document in German blackletter with XeLaTeX and ran across a peculiar — for want of a better word — error: The hyphenation in itself is okay at that position. However, German ...
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Why php exec() fails .tex→xelatex→.pdf, but succeed .tex→xelatex→.xdv→xdvipdfmx→.pdf?

The call of command: $dir = "/path/to/source/file"; exec("cd $dir;xelatex filesource.tex", $output_array[0]); always fails, but: $dir = "/path/to/source/file"; exec("cd $dir;/usr/texbin/xelatex ...
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otf sans serif math only in figures

I was going to use a serif font (TG Pagella) for most of the text (including captions) and a sans serif font (Candara) for my (tikz) figures. For text this works nice, but not for maths. First I used ...
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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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Embedding a complete rather than a partial font

Is it possible to make XELatex embed a full rather than a partial font? The reason I ask is that I am trying to induce a fillable form to use the body font (a question asked before by several ...
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tikzmark and xelatex

There seems to be a problem with tikzmark and xelatex. Ulrike Fischer from the xetex list helped to track this down. The following code does not work when compiled with xelatex but produces the ...
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Combining diacritical mark is misaligned with luatex, but not with xetex

Consider the following code: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{fontspec} \setmainfont[BoldItalicFont = {* Semibold Italic}]{Linux Libertine O} \begin{document} \textit{\textbf{V\char"0306}} ...
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TeX Gyre fonts in XeLaTeX and LuaLaTeX: call by name or file name?

Is there any downside of using file names with \setmainfont, except for the fact that it takes more typing? I ask because I am experiencing problems with using names for TeX Gyre fonts on my Linux ...
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XeLaTeX font rendering tend to be slightly bolder compared to PDFlatex

I noticed that there is a subtle difference of font rendering result between pdflatex and xelatex. xelatex tend to be slightly bolder compared to pdflatex. Even the file thumbnails in file manager ...
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Whitespace in fractions in XITS

I am using XITS to typeset math, but I have noticed that whitespace in fractions gets larger due to subscripts. The minimal example (typesetted with XeLaTex): \documentclass[11pt]{article} ...
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Beamer and ampersands (XeLaTeX)

There are some known problems with ampersands and beamer (as discussed here, for instance), but I haven't been able to find a good reference... Anyway, the concrete problem I have is with tables ...
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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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How to make dictionary finderlist with glossaries or index packages?

I am making a bilingual Pohnpeian-English dictionary using XeLaTeX and I am trying to find a way to generate an English finderlist. So far I have the Pohnpeian to English section coded like this ...
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Tufte-book under XeTeX

I am trying to use tufte-book with either XəLaΤεχ or LuaΤεχ. Both give me a ‘Missing \begin{document}’ error, which is obviously not the real cause as it is indeed there. The whole skeleton I am ...
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How to make hyperref link boxes in XeLaTeX as big as they are in pdfLaTeX

When typesetting the following sample using xelatex, the various clickable link-boxes produced using \ref, \cite, \footnote, \href, etc. are small and ugly, and sometimes make it hard to read the ...
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Using specific font for the equation in XeLaTex

I want to use a specific font for a specific formula in XeLaTeX. Usually, the math font can be set up using mathspec package. \usepackage{mathspec} ...
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Clickable box malformed in TOC when using math in heading and the Latin Modern Math font

The clickable box (the actual hyperlink) in the TOC is too heigh when using the Latin Modern Math font. Using Cambria Math everything looks normal. Using the \texorpdfstring{}{} command does not ...
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Determine a particular font's spacing

I'm typsetting emojis in xetex and I found this great library called xelatexemoji (on github). But when I use different fonts, the spacing around the included graphic changes. As I've seen in various ...
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Interactive console at terminal evaluating commands

As I'm using LaTeX (in my case xelatex), I often run into little gotchas. As a programmer from other more functional or procedural languages, it really grates me that I can't easily figure out what an ...
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XeTeX: special \XeTeXcharclass needed for null glues

\XeTeXcharclass for glues (including null ones) is 255. High punctuation spacing in French with XeTeX is based on \XeTeXcharclass and \XeTeXinterchartoks both in polyglossia and babel/frenchb. As a ...
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How to enable contextual swashes for Arabic

I recently read about Contextual Swashes for Arabic fonts from here. They have shown an example of how it would look. I've already read this question and it helped me set up my MWE. Here is a quick ...
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How to create identical PDF files with xelatex?

The question how to create identical PDF files with pdflatex was basically answered in this question already: How to create identical PDF files? The catch was to filter out the entry /ID in the ...
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How to load baskervaldx font in xelatex

I'm trying to use the baskervaldx font in XeLaTeX; however it doesn't kern properly. With LaTeX it works as supposed. What is the right way to load the Baskervaldx font? With LaTeX, default install ...
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Time clock at the footline of a beamer slide is not adjusted in the middle if compiling with XeLaTeX

I'm adding a title clock in the foot line of a beamer slide, if I compile it with pdfLaTeX it works fine; while the clock doesn't align in the middle vertically if compiling with XeLaTeX. How can I ...
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How to use a particular glyph with no unicode point for hyphens?

I’m typesetting some documents with XeLaTeX, using in the OS X distribution of Hoefler Text. Unfortunately, said font has had a nasty bug since forever: its default hyphen character is formatted for ...
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Default language for both polyglossia and fixme

Is it possible to change the default language for both the polyglossia and fixme package at the same time? After v1.2.0 polyglossia no longer supports loading language definition files as package ...
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Unicode and listings - still no luck

Although there are already some discussions on this issue, I can't get any of the proposed solutions to work for me. Take this document and compile it with xelatex: ...
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Multilanguage in LaTeX?

\documentclass[12pt]{article} \usepackage{polyglossia} \setmainlanguage{english} \setotherlanguage[numerals=western]{urdu} \newfontfamily\urdufont[Script=Arabic,Scale=1]{Jameel Noori Nastaleeq} ...
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Beamer: problem with \framezoom and XeLaTeX

I have a problem getting the \framezoom command to work when compiling with XeLaTeX, using fully updated MikTeX 2.9. Here is an example: \documentclass{beamer} \usepackage{mwe} \begin{document} ...
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Adobe Reader does not open file created with [xetex]{\attachfile2}

I have been using \attachfile2 successfully to create PDF documents with LaTeX already. However, when switching to XeTeX, I find the Adobe Reader says it cannot open the file due to security ...
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How to define a style for drawings using a special font and siunitx?

I would like to define a style (e. g. style=techDraw) that gives me the possibility to define the behavior of all technical drawings made by tikz or imported as pdf_tex a. s. o. when the style ...
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Support for all writing systems in a single document — more than just one or two Unicode planes simultaneously

I am working on a document that contains a growing number of representatives from different writing systems. It is mostly an English document, and I have been using the following to ensure that CJK ...
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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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Explanatory notes (for BibTex or BibLaTeX “fields”) showing on mouse-hover (a.k.a. tooltip) when hovering over references' fields

Imagine you have a bibtex reference entry with many different (also non-standard: called e.g. this1 here) "fields", as such: @online{foo, title = {...}, url = {...}, urldate = {...}, this1 = ...
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Biber exits with “WARN - No data sources defined!”

I am trying to use biber with XeTeX. Whenever I try to run biber against my .bcf file (generated via biblatex with the biber backend properly stated), I have the following output: INFO - This is ...
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XeLaTeX: mathtools, unicode-math and \text spoil \mathtt

I work on a big XeLaTeX document and encountered a rendering bug(?) with my MiKTeX installation (all packages are updated as per April 10, 2016). Here is a minimal example: \documentclass{article} ...
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Cochin and common ligatures with font spec

I'm using Cochin as main font in a XeLaTeX project, and having Cochin glyphs for common ligatures such a fi and fl, I would expect those ligatures to be used by the fontspec package—but that's not ...
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How to create Tagged PDF using XeLaTeX

I have successfully generated Tagged PDF using PDFMark in \special{ps: } via DVI->PS->PDF method. Now I am trying to achieve the same in XeLaTeX and not success. Can anybody help me to put PDF tags ...
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Copying ligatures from XeLaTeX PDF

For quite a while I am having the problem that copying and searching from my PDFs is a bit difficult as ligatures are not properly translated. I am using XeLaTeX with Libertine/Biolinum. I am a ...
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How can Bengali v.2 (bng2) be used to typeset Bengali with XeTeX?

This is a follow-up to this question about typesetting Bengali. As explained in both answers there, XeLaTeX can typeset Bengali given a suitable font using polyglossia and fontspec. For example, ...
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\includegraphics not working with xelatex for PDFs with images in them

I switched to using xelatex so I could use a specific font, but now some images don't render. Here's a simplified example that illustrates the failure: % The next lines tell TeXShop to typeset with ...
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Generate QR Code with image inside

How can I generate in xelatex a QR code with any given image inside, like so or better like this, using either pstricks or the new qrcode package? Note that the QR-code must still work after including ...
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XeTeX “consistency” of output?

I understand that one of the great things about LaTeX is that, as long as you're using the same source file, the output is guaranteed to be identical regardless of the platform that you're generating ...
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XeLaTeX and Beamer miniframes not compatible

Recently (about 5 mins ago) I found that miniframes, a Beamer outer template, does not works properly if I compile the file by XeLaTeX. To be specific, I tried to compile this MWE ...
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XeLaTeX output prints fine, pdfLaTeX print fails

I have generated two PDF files from the same source, one via XeLaTeX and the other via pdfLaTeX. The pdfLaTeX file is larger (as already noted in File size difference between XeLaTeX and pdfLaTeX). ...
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Wrong parentheses size in \binom with xelatex and unicode-math in displaystyle

I am writing thesis, using XeLaTeX with unicode-math, documentclass is modified memoir. I need to typeset equations with binomial coefficient, however I get wrong sizes of parentheses around them. ...