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{fontspec} is a package for loading {opentype} fonts in XeLaTeX and LuaLaTeX.

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microtype settings for dummies

More than a year ago, a friend of mine was totally excited about microtype features in LaTeX. He was talking about it quite a bit and then said to me: "Show me your document, let me add some lines of ...
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Load fonts that are in a ./fonts directory

I'm new to TeX. I have the following problem: How can I load a font from a file in a directory, which is located in the root of the project? Say I have something like: /project /fonts ...
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How to suppress a “Rare” ligature that pre-empts a “Common” ligature for the same character pair?

In several documents I'm creating with LuaLaTeX (using MacTeX2012 on a Mac that's running MacOS X 10.7.5), I primarily use the Adobe-issued font Garamond Premier Pro as the main text font. I use this ...
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How to keep a “rare” ligature from interfering with a “common” ligature?

In ligature-rich Opentype fonts which feature both "common" and "rare" ligatures, it can happen that a "rare" ligature is applied first to one character pair, pre-empting the use of a "common" or "...
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How to get straight quotation marks?

How do I get straight quotation marks, i.e., " and ' in TeX? (No, \verb changes the font and this is unacceptable.) [Edit] I forgot to mention that I’m using XeLaTeX, and fontspec is a necessity. ...
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Fake small caps with XeTeX/fontspec?

Using XeTeX and fontspec, I use the Liberation font family in of my documents. Unfortunately those fonts (esp. Liberation Serif) do not natively support small caps. Is there a way to enable fake ...
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Hand written fonts in LaTeX/XeTeX/LuaTeX

Recently my struggle to find out some handwritten fonts for some document led me to this question. What are the various packages that give nice looking handwritten and / or calligraphic fonts? I ...
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How can I specify a chain of fallback fonts in XeLaTeX?

I am aware of the following questions and answers about font fallback in XeTeX (or LuaLaTeX): Unicode in XeTeX with automatic font substitution? Font substitution with XeLaTeX Define fallback font ...
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In lualatex, hyphenation doesn't seem to work for words that contain certain ligatures

It would seem that hyphenation does not work properly under LuaLaTeX if the hyphenation points occur at places where TeX inserts ligatures. Consider the following MWE, which (i) provides hyphenation ...
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Switching back to Computer Modern within XeLaTeX

Until I select a font using \fontspec{ ... }, XeLaTeX uses the default of Computer Modern. Once I select some font, I have no idea how to re-select Computer Modern. Can anyone help?
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An example of changing kerning of a font in LuaLaTeX

LuaLaTeX, through the luaotfload package, is able to dynamically add and modify features and properties of a font. This is performed by using the FeatureFile option in fontspec when loading a font; e....
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How to print \frac{1}{2} by a single Unicode character?

I am looking for a command which would print simple fractions like 1/2, 1/3 etc using glyphs available in modern TTF/OTF fonts. Ideally, I want this command to output ordinary \frac{1}{2}, \frac{1}{3} ...
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How to choose a specific weight from a font family using fontspec and XeLaTeX

I have installed an open-type font on my OS and would like to use in a LaTeX document using XeLaTeX. It works fine, but when I define my font family like this: \ifxetex \newfontfamily{\neosans}{...
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The fontspec package requires either XeTeX or LuaTeX to function [closed]

I am not an expert in LaTeX, but I was writing a paper, everything was going fine, until it suddenly crashed giving me the error: The fontspec package requires either XeTeX or LuaTeX to function.
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How to properly install and use a new font with LuaLaTeX?

I have problems trying to get new fonts to work when compiling with LuaLaTeX. I'm working on Mac and use TexShop (with the MacTeX package). It goes like this: I downloaded for example the Cardo font;...
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Complex ligatures in Devanāgarī

Ligatures are known to the Western European languages, however it isn't that common to spot vertical or complex form of them. As an exercise in typography I tried to get some complex ligatures in ...
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Specify different fonts for bold and italic with fontspec

The main font I use for my LuaLaTeX document lacks bold and italic variants. I'd like to specify a different font for those variants using the fontspec package. Initially what I had in my preamble ...
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Bad interaction between fontspec and some lua code that performs string-related search and replace operations

Update 2013/05/28: The selnolig package is now on the CTAN. Comments and critiques always welcome! If you wish to contact me about any aspects of the package, please use the email address that's given ...
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Which Unicode fonts are available with grades/optical sizes comparable to Donald Knuth's awesome eight grades in Computer Modern Roman?

Which Unicode fonts are available with grades/optical sizes comparable to Donald Knuth's awesome eight grades in Computer Modern Roman? It would be great to get at least 3 options! This question is ...
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What math fonts are available that work in xelatex?

For LaTeX, we have the Font Catalogue which is a good resource for fonts available through LaTeX. There doesn't appear to be a similar resource for Xe(La)TeX. So let's say I'm bored of computer ...
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How can I access a specific glyph in LuaLaTeX/Fontspec?

The OTF version of Minion Pro contains several Dingbats glyphs I would like to access. Some of them are not unicode, so I can not just copy the specific unicode character I want to access into my text ...
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How to scale Tikz drawings and text together?

I'm trying to build a diagram (a logo, actually) that I can scale easily through a parameter. I'd like to be able to scale both drawing and fonts through a single parameter. Here's my current MWE, ...
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How to flip / produce the mirror image of a special character in xelatex

I'm producing a menu with xelatex using the font Bickham Script Pro. It has a swirly pattern I'd like to use at the beginning and end of a line. The swirly character would need to be flipped to have ...
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Capital ẞ in LaTeX/XeTeX/lualatex/whatever

I am trying to get a ẞ in my LaTeX document. How can I do this? I already tried: Using other fonts: dejavu and libertine Using \MakeUppercase{ß}, which sometimes produces nothing, sometimes produces "...
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It doesn't hyphenate words ending with “—”

UPDATE Well. After a while, I decided to see again about this “problem”, and just discovered that in pdfLaTeX, using \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} and the — (the unicode —, not the ligature ---) it ...
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How to enable ligatures for emdash/endash in LuaTeX ?

I cannot switch on ligatures for emdash (---) and endash (--) in LuaLaTeX. Here is my test file: % !Mode:: "TeX:UTF-8" \documentclass{article} \usepackage{fontspec} \defaultfontfeatures{Ligatures=...
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Is there a way to use different local font files for different font size in fontspec?

I am a big lover of the EB-Garamond fonts by Georg Duffner. As of now, he has made two sets of font files, EB-Garamond-8 and EB-Garamond-12, respectively for “design size 8pt” and “design size 12pt”. ...
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fontspec, lua, microtype: Renderer=Basic no longer working for specific font styles

You may have noticed that, as of now,* letterspacing small capitals is not as easy as it was in pdfTeX, where we could simply combine \textsc with microtype's \textls. Consider this example, which ...
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How to automatically adjust the emdash length according to current language?

In Russian typography the emdash, which is typed as the ligature --- in LaTeX, is 20% shorter than the standard emdash. The babel package cares this difference so that --- prints a shorter emdash if ...
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How to get Wikipedia W from Linux Libertine?

How can I get the Wikipedia-looking crossing-w from Linux Libertine font? They talk about it on their homepage and in the wikipedia article, but I can't find an example of how to actually produce it. ...
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Lualatex (luaotfload) broke after upgrading to Mavericks

Ever since I upgraded to OS X Mavericks—post hoc ergo propter hoc—I can no longer compile my dissertation using LuaLaTeX. When running lualatex I first got the following error: luaotfload | db: ...
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How should fontspec be set up to exploit the best features of Pro fonts?

Suppose that you have a Pro class fonts such as Adobe Arno which has several design sizes as described below: Design Size Size Ranges Caption: 8 point 5–8.5 point SmText: 10 ...
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Lualatex: Font table with examples

I wanted to create a table of the fonts on my machine with short examples of each. So I got the function below and tried to modify to print the font in its typeface. (LuaLatex) \documentclass[10pt,...
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Can we stop recommending fontspec as first choice in case lualatex is used?

This question may belong on Meta, please move it in that case, I'm not sure. This answer made me think again why almost everybody is recommending loading fontspec in case lualatex is used. I see just ...
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Italic went rogue in my document: what happened?

I periodically maintain a long document (by ‘maintaining’ I mean: adding new parts, deleting some old stuff, etc. without revolutionizing the whole thing). I’m using XeLaTeX, provided by a standard ...
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LuaTeX: how to “steal” one glyph of other fonts and add it to the main fonts? “§” is missing!

You may have seen that the historical museum of Basel in remembrence of the first print of a bible edited by Erasmus of Rotterdam in the year 1516 published a font called «Erasmus MMXVI». You can ...
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fontspec with Helvetica breaks quotes

The usual quoting with `` and '' doesn't work anymore after including this (which also changes the engine to XeTeX): \usepackage{fontspec} \setmainfont{Helvetica} They are just printed verbatim in ...
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Scope of \addfontfeature

I have encountered something while using fontspec that I do not quite understand. What is the scope of a font feature added using the \addfontfeatures command? For instance, consider the example below ...
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Parentheses differ (XeLaTeX, fontspec, newtxmath, libertine)

After Internal error: bad native font flag I stumbled upon another weird problem with the combination XeLaTeX/fontspec/Libertine/newtxmath: \documentclass{scrartcl} \usepackage[no-math]{fontspec} \...
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LuaLaTeX protrusion problem with Negative value

Please see the following screen shots. As you can see there are two "overfull" hbox there. However, LaTeX does not produced any overfull box warning at all. I tried to produce a minimal working ...
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How to use all variants of Latin Modern Roman with fontspec?

Sorry I have minimal knowledge of how font families work in TeX. After trying to read the fontspec documentation I get more and more confused. I am trying to get as many variants of Latin Modern Roman ...
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XeLaTeX warning: Redefining document command \oldstylenums with arg. spec. 'm'

I updated my MiKTeX to the newest version a few days ago, and after this when I compile documents with the fontspec package included, there's a warning. For example: \documentclass{article} \...
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Bembo, Bembo Book or Garamond Premier Pro? And how to exploit all their features with LuaLaTex?

I am allowed to use one of these fonts (or the three of them if I want) to edit a document. Here is the list of the Bembo fonts I have : Bembo-Bold.otf Bembo-ExtraBoldOsF.otf Bembo-...
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How do I change the font size in LuaLaTeX?

\documentclass{minimal} \usepackage[paperheight = 140mm,% comprimento paperwidth = 200mm,% altura margin = 10mm % tamanho da margem ]{geometry} \usepackage[...
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Change default font size while using fontspec

I'd like to set the main font size (i.e. all text which isn't a heading or something else with an explicit font size) to a particular font size, in this case, 9.5pt. I can't use the default package ...
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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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TeX accents do not seem to work with fontspec and xe/lua/latex

I am using Minion Pro as mainfont and it does not have in its glyph table the character U+1E47 Latin small letter with dot below which I need only once in my document. Rather than change to another ...
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Does LaTeX automatically change fonts when switching between Title, Author, Date, and Body Text or sizes modifiers?

I have a question regarding the inner workings of the system. Let us assume that I am using the article class. I cannot help but notice that the title seems to have a different look than the body ...
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Selecting main math font in LuaTeX?

I’d to set some fairly simple maths in Minion Pro (and potentially other system fonts), using LuaTeX.  I’d hoped that something like the following should work: \documentclass{minimal} \usepackage{...
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How to set-up LuaTeX, Microtype, with Minion Pro, Myriad Pro

Since recently I am using LuaLaTeX with the most recent beta version of Microtype, along with the fonts Minion Pro and Myriad Pro. In the manual of Microtype it says: Currently, this package ...