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Using other fonts caused xdvipdfmx:fatal: Invalid font: -1

I'm an new user of Arch Linux and TeXLive 2021, I update all my packages from tlmgr just now on. When I tried to use xelatex to compile the tex file below \documentclass{article} \usepackage{fontspec} ...
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xdvipdfmx shows out of memory problem

I am running a file contain 800+ pages nearly 300 Images, when compile the file in TeXlive/xelatex, it shows the error "xdvipdfmx:fatal: Out of memory - asked for 21624001 bytes" same file ...
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Can you please explain to me what this error involves and how to debug the software causing it?

I have a document that was previously (a year+ ago) built successfully. As part of the work then, I threw all the code into a repo on Github with actions that built the document as part of releases. ...
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xdvipdfmx:fatal: pdf_link_obj(): passed invalid object show after I inset two subfigure

I met an unexpected mistake when I used Latex Studio. I just want to insert two subfigure in my words using the command: begin{figure} \centering \subfigure[synchionization time]{ \...
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Colors changing under graphic inclusion with graphicx

I have (a couple) of PNG images with a background color of, for example, RGB(80,64,83): that when placed on a page of the same background color with graphicx -- they show a distinct tonality against ...
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segmentation fault when executing xdvipdfmx through latexmk using externalise library of tikz/pgf

I'm using latexmk (calling xelatex with pdfxe) and have a makefile around it, that calls the externalised makefile from tikz/pgf. The code worked fine list year (last time compiled June-2020). ...
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xdvipdfmx:fatal: File ended prematurely Error 256 (driver return code) generating output

I try to set up auctex. It basically works now and I can compile and view simple files from within emacs. But there is one file working with includes that gives me: xdvipdfmx:fatal: File ended ...
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Problem in updated TeX Live

This problem occurs when I update TeX Live and compile a LaTeX file. What is problem? I use Windows 10 Thanks
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xdvipdfmx out of memory problem

I am generating a pretty big PDF file (around 1.6 GB) using xelatex: latexmk -xelatex MyBigTexFile All seems to go well, but the problem is that when xdvipdfmx is executed I get an out of memory ...
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"xelatex" command does not work (driver returns error -1073741571) but "xelatex --no-pdf" followed by "xdvipdfmx " works

I am using XeTeX, Version 3.14159265-2.6-0.999991 (MiKTeX 2.9.7200 64-bit) in a docker container with Windows Server 2016. When I run the command xelatex --interaction=nonstopmode test.tex I obtain ...
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xdvipdfmx typecheck problem

I have a very simple .tex file: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{pdfpages} \begin{document} \includepdf{blank.pdf} \end{document} When I compile this with xelatex (xelatex sample.tex) I get an ...
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Uncommon problem on xdvipdfmx in macTeX?

When I use the following code to type Chinese text in TeXShop of macTeXIt reports an error This is XeTeX, Version 3.14159265-2.6-0.99999 (TeX Live 2018) (preloaded format=xelatex) restricted \write18 ...
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xdvipdfmx warning when using Roboto font

When using Roboto font with XeLaTeX, I meet the following warning: xdvipdfmx:warning: Removed 14 null character(s) from fontname --> Roboto-Regular The MWE is \documentclass{article} \usepackage{...
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latexmk preview xdv file?

This question introduced a idea that instead of generating pdf file every time, we may use xdv file as the target for intermediate processes, and only convert to pdf file once with xdvipdfmx at the ...
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The offset option of xdvipdfmx does not work?

xdvipdfmx -help shows two options named -x and -y: -x dimension Set horizontal offset [1.0in] -y dimension Set vertical offset [1.0in] However if I create a file \font\f=cmr10 \f a \end Then ...
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Latex: Ghostscript call for EPS to PDF conversion failing

I am using eps graph for my work. Latex version is TeXstudio 2.12.10, Miktex 2.9. Code to include graph \begin{subfigure}{.48\textwidth} \includegraphics*[width=\linewidth,keepaspectratio=false]{...
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XeTeX doesn't find a font

I tried to run a file at Hebrew with LyX (at XeTeX), and here is the message I get: xdvipdfmx:fatal: Cannot proceed without the font: C:/ProgramData/MiKTeX/2.9/fonts/type1/public/culmus/DavidCLM-...
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Removing ICC from xdvipdfmx output

I'm trying to generate a PDF that has no embedded ICC color profile (a requirement of the printer I'm working with.) However, when xelatex runs and eventually calls xdvipdfmx to generate a PDF, an RGB ...
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Pass "output-driver" option to XeLaTeX from Arara

I am trying to pass a couple of options to xelatex from an Arara build-line: % arara: xelatex: { shell: true, synctex: true, options: --output-driver="xdvipdfmx -q -E -V 7" } But when running arara ...
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Generating PDF from xelatex

Given a LaTeX file, foo.tex, that requires xelatex, one can convert it to PDF in the following two ways: Run xelatex foo (which directly generates foo.pdf) Run xelatex -no-pdf foo (which generates ...
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XeLaTeX version of \pdfinfoomitdate (or method to accomplish the same)?

According to: Can I suppress Date Created metadata field in output of pdflatex? and Reproducible LaTeX builds - compile to a file which always hashes to the same value pdfTeX (versions ≥1.40.17) ...
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XeLaTeX warning: Object already defined

I am compiling a document using XeLaTeX, and I am seeing the following warning message: xdvipdfmx:warning: Object @page.1 already defined. I'm not sure what would be causing it/how to resolve it? I'...
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avoid embedding truetype font

\documentclass{book} \usepackage{polyglossia} \setdefaultlanguage{hebrew} \newfontfamily\hebrewfont[Script=Hebrew]{Frank Ruehl CLM} \begin{document} שלום \end{document} the specified font can be ...
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xdvipdfmx:fatal: Something is wrong. Are you sure this is a DVI file?

I used to compile my TeX file in Ubuntu 14.04. Recently I upgraded from Ubuntu 14.04 to 16.04. When I compile my TeX project using xelatex, I get the following error: xdvipdfmx:fatal: Something is ...
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paper.dvi --> paper.pdf, not working,how to fix?

I am using Miktex2.9 on Windows 10. It was five days ago. Today I am suddenly having a problem. I use "latex" command from the menu, it is fine. but "DVI->PDF" is not working. and there is an error. ...
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xelatex xdvipdfmx error, cannot proceed with font

This problem has confused me for a while. I set the mainfont garamond in my tex file: \setmainfont{Garamond} And it runs perfectly in my Windows laptop. However, I use it on my Mac and there is an ...
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fontspec and/or xdvipdfmx can't find certain fonts [duplicate]

This morning, I updated my MacTeX installation to the 2015 install. Unfortunately, something is now having some trouble with the font (Century/Century Schoolbook) that I use most [edit: everything ...
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xelatex my_file.tex is not working through php's exec (no pdf)

I've tried everything from using xelatex on it's own: xelatex my_file.tex , to using both: xelatex -no-pdf my_file.tex xdvipdfmx my_file.xdv and also creating a .sh file with the same commands as ...
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xdvipdfmx error with \slash followed by zero-width space set in Times

I’m trying to compile this document— \documentclass{minimal} \usepackage[no-math]{fontspec} % no-math can be omitted \setmainfont{Times} \begin{document} \slash\char"200B \end{document} —using XeTeX ...
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XeLaTeX in TeXworks can't find xdvipdfmx, crashes [closed]

I recently upgraded from Mac OS X 10.7 to Mac OS X 10.10, and I'm finding that running XeLaTeX in TeXworks no longer works. It does work, though, if I run XeLaTeX from the terminal. The first ...
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xdvipdfmx parse error when using particular font with fontspec [duplicate]

I am using the font IM FELL English PRO (open-source otf here) via the fontspec package, and when I tried typesetting the characters \"{a}, \'{n} or \"{o}, I got this error: xdvipdfmx:fatal: Type2 ...
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XeTeX and xdvipdfmx problem in Texstudio (2)

I'm issuing the same problem like in this question, but unfortunately it was closed for whatever reason: XeTeX and xdvipdfmx problem in Texstudio When I try to compile the .tex file from the ...
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Why php exec() fails .tex→xelatex→.pdf, but succeed .tex→xelatex→.xdv→xdvipdfmx→.pdf?

The call of command: $dir = "/path/to/source/file"; exec("cd $dir;xelatex filesource.tex", $output_array[0]); always fails, but: $dir = "/path/to/source/file"; exec("cd $dir;/usr/texbin/xelatex -no-...
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xdvipdfmx refuses to process multiple diacritics

so i'm trying to typeset a book with chinese characters and pinyin transcription, and xelatex is throwing errors. i managed to narrow down the problems to the doubly-accented ê̄ down here: \...
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pstricks and admin rights

I am using MiKTeX 2.9 on an XP account with restricted user rights. Unfortunately I was not able to compile a file under xelatex which included pstricks graphics, so I tried everything that I found on ...
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** ERROR ** DVI stack exceeded limit. with tikz-qtrees in xelatex

I've got a snippet of tikz-qtree which causes ** ERROR ** DVI stack exceeded limit. when compiling with xelatex, but works fine with pdflatex. But I need xelatex because I've got a lot of unicode in ...
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