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siunitx disturbs spacing of \, in math with xelatex

In the following example - compiled with XeLaTeX - the spacing of \thinspacing/the value of mu (used by \,) is disturbed if \SI is used in the math before: \documentclass{article} ...
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XeTeX in OpenBSD

How could I get XeTeX in OpenBSD? I have tried to: pkg_add texlive_base-2012, but it tries to install so much more that I ran out of space. run the install-tl perl script for TL13, but even if I ...
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Selecting optical sizes for all fonts in a family

XeTeX and LuaTeX are able to assign optical sizes to fonts when they are provided. In those situations where XeTeX or LuaTex are unable to correctly assign optical sizes I am able to specify them but ...
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Old ligatures in Siṇhala

I am trying to reproduce a term from an old Siṇhala-English dictionary. I have checked several fonts and the best candidates for the job seemed coming from the Bhashitha font family. The font contains ...
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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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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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Arabic with colored vowels and colored suffix … possible?

is it possible to do this with XelaTex? (Im using texmaker): I already tried some of the suggestions posted here, for instance by using Arabtex. But I wanted to this with arabic type text and not ...
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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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Fine-tuning letter space for small caps with fontspec

I'd like to have different settings for small caps letter space as a function of font size by using the appropriate fontspec settings when the compilation is done over XeLaTeX. So far I haven't been ...
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The pdf generated by xetex cannot be “copy-and-paste”

I just began to use xelatex generating my resume. As a matter of fact, I want the generated pdf file to be searchable, and the contents can be "copy-and-paste". But some parts of the pdf can be well ...
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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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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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Outline text using TrueType fonts

I'd like to write outlined text. Here is a minimal example, what I'd like to achieve. \documentclass[a4paper]{minimal} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} \usepackage{xcolor} ...
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Myanmar (Burmese) line breaking with XeLaTeX

I am having trouble getting Myanmar text to break at the end of lines properly. The previous question How do I wrap text that doesn't use SPACE character to segment word would appear to solve my ...
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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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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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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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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 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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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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How should I use an alternative font such as TeX Gyre Pagella? LuaLaTeX?

I have long been using the TeX Gyre Pagella font for my documents. However, like many users, when I'm trying to find out how to customize documents by searching StackExchange (or often) googling, ...
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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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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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Database of names similar to bibliography in arabic

The example is with the particular case of Arabic, but could be extended to a more general case. When writing academic papers containing Arabic names, each journal has a particular transliteration ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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XeTeX and Roboto: No Ligatures

I'm trying to use the Roboto Font Family with XeTeX (or LuaTeX). When I'm writing a Document in XeTeX, no ligatures are used (but there are used on Android, so ligatures should be there). otfinfo ...
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Skip \setsansfont if the font is not available

Is there a way to make \setsansfont conditional on the font being available, or to skip over that line if it gives an error? I'm using fontspec with XeLaTeX to use the TeX Gyre Heros font for a ...
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How to set the resolution of bitmap fonts in XeTex?

I would like to use the Calibri font for text and the concmath font for math. The latter is a bitmapped font and therefore it is rendered with rough edges by default. In pdflatex, one can set the ...
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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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how to add conditions inside itemize list?

List mentioned below is having three items. There are four variables : 1] varone 2] vartwo 3] varthree and 4] sub ; which are coming from external CSV file. Item 2 with "Value B" will be displayed if ...
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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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Difference in PDF loading in lua- and xelatex

Someone is trying to install a package of mine (http://www.ctan.org/pkg/lilyglyphs) in MiKTeX on Windows 7. After some hassles with file and font paths we managed to get him going, but there is one ...
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tagged PDF with XeLaTex

Is it possible to create a tagged PDF with XeLaTex or any other Tex Engine? (I need to be able to use True-Type-Fonts). Furthermore I need to create tagged PDFs of around 70 Books so doing it ...
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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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XeLaTeX RAM usage problem (bug?)

There is something wrong with Xe(La)TeX's memory-management with some fonts: Compiling the following MWE with up-to-date xelatex on Mac OS X 10.7.5 uses up to 2.2 GB of the total 4 GB RAM available ...
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Hyperref TextFields dont't work when in tabular environment with xetex?

I created a pdf fillable form in LaTex using hyperref text fields, then decided that I wanted to change the font of the whole form, so I tried to use XeTeX with fontspec. Unfortunately, when I do ...
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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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Document Bibliographies with CJK and Pandoc

Very new to LaTeX and only limited exposure via pandoc, I'm converting markdown English article that contains Japanese and Korean bibliography sources to PDF via LaTeX using pandoc, which allows the ...
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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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Createspace package with XeLaTeX

I'm getting this compilation error from the createspacepackage \PackageError{createspace}{no PDF supported engine detected}{recompile this document using PDFLaTeX} I'm using TeXShop typesetting ...
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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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Convert included .eps files to .pdf with xetex during the first compilation only

Is there a way to have xetex convert .eps files, included with \includegraphics, to .pdf during the first compilation only and subsequently use the generated .pdf files, as pdflatex does?