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Differences between LuaTeX, ConTeXt and XeTeX

I’m interested in the differences and commonalities between the “new” (La)TeX processors: LuaTeX, XeTeX, and ConTeXt. Personally, I’ve only used XeTeX so far and without having the time to try out ...
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Considerations when migrating from XeTeX to LuaTeX?

What are the things to know when moving from XeTeX to LuaTeX, particularly when it comes to TTF/OTF support and OpenType features?
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Frequently loaded packages: Differences between XeLaTeX and LuaLaTeX

Adding the missing member to pdfLaTeX vs. XeLaTeX and pdfLaTeX vs. LuaLaTeX, here's the last of the big three: XeLaTeX vs. LuaLaTeX. Where would a typical template for XeLaTeX differ from one for ...
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TikZ 3.0.0 (release) produces strange shadings if used with XeLaTeX and standalone

I would like to use shadings in my TikZ graphics together with the standalone package and XeLaTeX, but for some reason it is broken if I try with the new 3.0.0 release (download here). Any other ...
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Can one set a specific font variant in xelatex for uppercase letters only?

I would like to typeset a short, letter-like document using the Zapfino font, with the following twist: I'm OK using Zapfino's "standard" (i.e., Variant 0) glyphs for lowercase letters, but I'd like ...
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Coloring maths inside a tcolorbox

My TeX level isn't the greatest, I am trying hard to improve but I am always struggling. I would like to change the color of text inside a tcolorbox and that this color formatting survives a ...
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TeX Capabilities with Arbitrary Fonts

I am formatting 85,000 words of text in InDesign that include several (non-negotiable) .ttf and .otf fonts not canonical to LaTeX. I'd like to switch to a TeX-based format for the following ...
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TikZ example involving Spies won't typeset properly using XeLaTeX

The example in this answer, illustrating the use of "spies" using the Tikz package, fails to typeset correctly when using XeLaTeX: the magnification circle appears empty. Using pdfLaTeX and LaTeXmk ...
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Combining diacritical mark is misaligned with luatex, but not with xetex [closed]

Consider the following code: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{fontspec} \setmainfont[BoldItalicFont = {* Semibold Italic}]{Linux Libertine O} \begin{document} \textit{\textbf{V\char"0306}} \end{...
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Combine Type1 and OpenType libertine fonts

I would like to use the Type1 libertine fonts provided by the package libertine and compile with XeLaTeX. According to the manual under section 4, this can be activated with the option type1: \...
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LaTeX, CJK and Chinese gives missing font file cyberb65 [closed]

This question now has my own answers that I redacted in accordance to work instructions. I would have tried to redact my own answers again, but my workplace has decided that my answers do indeed fall ...
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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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LuaLaTex: Where do we stand as of 2014? [closed]

I've been impatiently waiting to switch from pdfLaTeX to LuaLaTeX, specially because it has been stated that the latter is the successor of pdfLaTeX (as described by Xavier in https://tex....
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Fast PNG embedding using xetex

As discussed in this post and also this post, pdftex has the ability of copying PNG files as-is if they are in the right format. This is very useful for me (I’m experimenting with 1024×786px ...