I'm compiling this MWE with xelatex, I don't get any compilation errors, but the texts are all big black regular ones without any style applied. I'm using TexLive 2013 by the way. How should the file be compiled?

  • Compile with LaTeX > dvips > ps2pdf...? That works for me.
    – Werner
    Jul 5, 2014 at 5:58
  • @Werner Yes, I can get the correct result with LaTeX > dvips > ps2pdf. However my document contains other eps/jpg/pdf figures and CJK characters so I need the xelatex part. Any ideas? And maybe it's not colors per se, because I can compile correctly this MWE just fine with xelatex. tex.stackexchange.com/questions/179004/… Jul 5, 2014 at 6:47

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\usepackage{auto-pst-pdf}% Or \usepackage[crop=off]{...} for Win without Perl

and then run pdflatex --shell-escape <file> or alternative lualatex. The dvipdfmx driver of XeTeX cannot handle outline fonts.

  • It really needs to be on the roadmap of dvipdfmx, though. For people who need unicode supprt, this is a mess. Jul 6, 2014 at 8:24
  • Why? You can use lualatex
    – user2478
    Jul 6, 2014 at 11:29

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