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Questions regarding the distinction between XeTeX and XeLaTeX and how they relate to TeX and LaTeX? [duplicate]

Briefest possible version of the question (after having seen comments): Is the only distinction between XeTeX and XeLaTeX that the commands xetex and xelatex are differently compatible with TeX and ...
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Pros and Cons XeTeX vs pdfLaTeX [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What is XeTeX exactly and why should I use it? I have been using LaTeX for a while now and compiling via pdflatex on my Mac. I have recently started to want more control over ...
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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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Is it possible to produce a PDF with un-copyable text?

Is it possible to produce a PDF with un-copyable text? I mean, when you want to copy text from the PDF, you can't copy it or what you copy is nonsense characters.
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Frequently loaded packages: Differences between pdfLaTeX and XeLaTeX

Until now, I have been compiling my LaTeX documents with pdfLaTeX. My standard document preamble includes the "usual suspects" for non-English speakers (inputenc, fontenc, babel) and a bunch of other ...
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I am new to TeX. Should I use LaTeX, XeLaTeX, ...?

I am starting to learn LaTeX and I really like what I am seeing. However, I get the feeling I should actually start with another 'TeX' version. I've been reading about different options. Some ...
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! Package inputenc Error: Unicode char ́ (U+301)(inputenc)

I get this error message, during compiling my .tex-document. line 234 - ! Package inputenc Error: Unicode char ́ (U+301)(inputenc) not set up for use with LaTeX.See the inputenc package documentation ...
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Automatically change é to \'e – most convenient setup for accented letters?

I assume this is really basic question, I'm new to LaTeX, I read a first step tutorial to get ready to write some documents but I couldn't answer my own question at this time and I really don't know ...
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Small-caps, old-style numbers, and some ligatures produce odd symbols in PDF copy text?

This is a problem I've had consistently with XeLaTeX. Here's a small example: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{fontspec} \setmainfont[Ligatures=TeX,Numbers={OldStyle,Proportional}]{Minion Pro} \...
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Is there any specific reason to use LaTeX over XeLaTeX?

Is there any situation in which it would be easier to do things in LaTeX rather than XeLaTeX?
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Goudy Old Style for LaTeX?

Is there any possibility to make use of the font "Goudy Old Style" in a LaTeX document? I haven't found it in the font packages.
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How to copy text from PDF created by LaTeX?

I'm writing some texts in Brazilian Portuguese using LaTeX. Eventually I have to copy/paste some parts of those texts in Word, but with character problems. I use the following code: \...
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How to force pdfTeX and XeTeX to produce the same measurement for the imported image?

resolution is undefined in XeTeX so the following code will produce different values when compiled with pdfTeX and XeTeX. \documentclass{article} \usepackage{graphicx} \newsavebox\IBox \savebox\IBox{...
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How do the various LaTeX compilers (LaTeX, XeLaTeX, PDFLaTeX, ???) differ in terms of use(s), purpose(s), pros and cons? [duplicate]

How do the various LaTeX compilers (LaTeX, XeLaTeX, PDFLaTeX, ???, ConTeXt, fill-in-the-gap) differ? Is there an authoritive list of all currently available LaTeX-related compilers? Which are the most ...
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What are the drawbacks of XeTeX/XeLaTeX vs standard LaTeX? [duplicate]

I'm planning to switch back to \LaTeX{}, but I would like to be able to use any .ttf font that I need. Back in the time I used to format any document with LaTeX I was comfortable with the terribly ...