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\usepackage{fourier, heuristica}

   \hskip-0.5pt\vrule width 1pt%

\newlength{\CVbreakdotsep}% length to change spacing between dots

\newcommand{\CVbreakdot}{% command for smaller dots

\newcommand{\CVbreak}{% command for the break itself
      \hspace*{8.7mm}% <--- align dots with vertical line
         \hspace{-5.3mm}% <--- extra vertical space
   } \\[-3.6mm]%



   \captionsetup{labelformat=empty} % Label ``Table'' is not suppressed
   \caption{Timeline as map $\mathbf K \times \mathbf K$ with a linear trend 1 sp / 3 years, really?}\vskip -1.5ex
   \begin{tabular}{@{\,}r <{\hskip 1.3pt} !{\foo} >{\raggedright\arraybackslash}p{8cm}}
1933 & LCMV, aseptic meningitis. Epidemic St. Loius encephalitis. \\
1956 & Tacaribe virus. \\
1958 & Junin virus (ArHF), Argentina. \\



  • Errors and warnings in compiling with XeLaTeX in Texlive 2014 and 2016

    ! LaTeX Error: File `heuristica.sty' not found.
  • Output as .pdf in TexLive 2014 and 2016

    enter image description here

My work flow in debugging

masi@masi:~/$ apt-cache search heuristica
libtext-findindent-perl - module to heuristically determine indentation style
texlive-fonts-extra - TeX Live: Additional fonts
libssw0 - fast SIMD parallelized implementation of the Smith-Waterman algorithm

masi@masi:~/$ su
root@masi:~/# apt-get install texlive-fonts-extra
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
texlive-fonts-extra is already the newest version.
texlive-fonts-extra set to manually installed.
0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.

root@masi:~/# apt-get install libtext-findindent-perl
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
The following NEW packages will be installed:
0 upgraded, 1 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
Need to get 14.1 kB of archives.
After this operation, 81.9 kB of additional disk space will be used.
Get:1 http://ftp.fi.debian.org/debian/ jessie/main libtext-findindent-perl all 0.10-1 [14.1 kB]
Fetched 14.1 kB in 0s (53.3 kB/s)                  
Selecting previously unselected package libtext-findindent-perl.
(Reading database ... 315958 files and directories currently installed.)
Preparing to unpack .../libtext-findindent-perl_0.10-1_all.deb ...
Unpacking libtext-findindent-perl (0.10-1) ...
Processing triggers for man-db ( ...
Setting up libtext-findindent-perl (0.10-1) ...

# running now xelatex test.tex gives the same output

My workflow about in TexLive 2016

  • I do as root for the installation of the texlive 2016

    apt-get purge texlive-full
    # http://latex-community.org/know-how/466-texlive-linux
    cd Desktop
    mkdir texlive
    cd texlive
    wget http://mirror.ctan.org/systems/texlive/tlnet/install-tl-unx.tar.gz
    tar xf install-tl-unx.tar.gz
    cd install-tl-20130105 (or a newer version)
  • I add the following into my $HOME/.bashrc for the completion of the installation

    #Add /usr/local/texlive/2016/texmf-dist/doc/info to INFOPATH.
    # Add /usr/local/texlive/2016/texmf-dist/doc/man to MANPATH
    #   (if not dynamically found).
    # Most importantly, add /usr/local/texlive/2016/bin/x86_64-linux
    # to your PATH for current and future sessions.
    export PATH=$PATH:/usr/local/texlive/2016/bin/x86_64-linux    
    export INFOPATH=$INFOPATH:/usr/local/texlive/2016/texmf-dist/doc/info
    export MANPATH=$MANPATH:/usr/local/texlive/2016/texmf-dist/doc/man
  • I run the .tex code again with XeLaTeX but get still the message again about heuristica. So the same problem persists in TexLive 2016.

OS: Debian 8.5
Linux kernel: 4.6 (backports)
TexLive: texlive-full 2016

  • 1
    Update you TeX Live. B.t.w., erewhon , based on Heuristica, has more glyphs. – Bernard Sep 14 '16 at 9:24
  • 3
    also the first warning from inputenc is because you are using xetex. As the warning says, you should not use inputenc with xetex. – David Carlisle Sep 14 '16 at 9:44
  • 1
    TeX Live 2014 is quite old; heuristica was added to TeX Live on 2015/01/05, so it doesn't belong to TeX Live/Debian that, as far as I remember, was not being kept updated. Its location on TL is collection-fontextra, so if that Debian package hasn't it, the only way out is updating TeX Live. – egreg Sep 14 '16 at 9:55
  • 1
  • 2
    You have to put the new TeX binaries at the beginning: export PATH=/usr/local/texlive/2016/bin/x86_64-linux:$PATH – egreg Sep 14 '16 at 15:20


  1. Correct $HOME/.bashrc

    % egrep
    export PATH=/usr/local/texlive/2016/bin/x86_64-linux:$PATH
  2. Include the package

  3. Output is expected one

    enter image description here

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