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Using XeLaTeX instead of pdfLaTeX [duplicate]

I would like to give XeLaTeX a try. I've been using pdflatex to process the following: \listfiles \documentclass{article} \usepackage[backend=biber]{biblatex} \usepackage{filecontents} \...
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! Package inputenc Error: Unicode char \u8:äöü not set up for use with Latex -- is my latex broken [duplicate]

When trying to compile the following document with xelatex: \documentclass{article} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} \usepackage[german]{babel} \begin{document} äöüÄÖÜ \end{...
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How do i convert from LaTeX, to XeLaTeX for better Unicode listings [duplicate]

I have these as my LaTeX Code: \usepackage{geometry} % Packet für Seitenrandabständex und Einstellung für Seitenränder \usepackage[ngerman]{babel} % deutsche Silbentrennung \usepackage{booktabs} %...
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French characters applemac not working [duplicate]

I'm completely new here, and trying LaTeX to write my PhD dissertation (in the humanities, mind you!). I have to write in several languages, and especially French. It is therefore much easier to type ...
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What point (pt) font size are \Large etc.?

In the preamble I have: \documentclass[a4paper,11pt]{article} \usepackage{fontspec} \setmainfont{Arial} What can be inferred about the real font pt size for the following? \tiny, \scriptsize, \...
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What is XeTeX exactly and why should I use it?

I have been using LaTeX for five years now and have been using PDFLaTeX ever since. I find it hard to monitor the progress of LaTeX development. Recently there is a lot of talk about XeTeX. What is ...
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How do I typeset arbitrary fractions like the standard symbol for .5 = ½?

I know I've seen somewhere how to typeset 1/2 as ½, but with arbitrary fractions (that is, a macro that takes two arguments and makes the first denominator and the second numerator...). Now I can't ...
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Frequently loaded packages: Differences between pdfLaTeX and LuaLaTeX

I'm in the process of switching my LaTeX document from pdflatex to lualatex. Similar to Frequently loaded packages: Differences between pdfLaTeX and XeLaTeX I would like to know, what are typical ...
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What are the incompatibilities of pdftex, xetex and luatex?

[Please correct me if my statements are wrong] TL;DR: pdftex, xetex and luatex exhibit different behaviour. What are these differences and why are they present. I know of three engines, which ...
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How to use the Calibri font

How can I use the Calibri font in LaTeX? I am using the following commands: \usepackage{fontspec} \setmainfont{Calibri} I get the following error message: ! Fatal fontspec error: "cannot-use-...
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Using "◌" in Latex - "Unicode char \u8:Γùî not set up for use with LaTeX"

How can I use the character ◌ (25CC): http://www.fileformat.info/info/unicode/char/25cc/index.htm ? I am using MikTex (pdflatex) under Window; I am importing the following packages: \usepackage[T1]{...
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Calligraphy question

Could anyone let me know if this could be done using LaTeX? And if so, how do we do that?
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Use XeLaTeX in Texmaker instead of pdfLaTeX

I use TeX Live 2010 and my editor is Texmaker Bidi. It was working probably good but from 2 months ago I've encountered with the error: !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ! ! Fatal ...
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What TeX software to write technical papers with?

I am a noob when it comes to TeX, however, I do use LaTeX for typing mathematical and engineering formulas, etc. Recently I have taken it upon myself to try and write some technical papers to try ...
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XeTeX: "ß" compiles as "SS", German umlauts work

I have a problem with XeLaTeX. Although German umlauts (äöü) work, "ß" compiles to "SS". I use TeX Live 2011 on Debian x64. See this minimal example: \documentclass{minimal} \usepackage[T1]{fontenc}...
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