Questions tagged [xetex]

XeTeX is a Unicode-capable variant of the TeX engine. Use this tag if your question is about Xe(La)TeX specific problems and is not related to standard (La)TeX.

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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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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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PSTricks error “Undefined control sequence <recently read> \c@lor@to@ps”

I have a problem with this file tex: \begin{document} \begin{figure} \begin{center} \begin{pspicture}(0,0)(1,3.8) \psline{-<}(0,0)(0,.2) \psline{-}(0,.2)(0,.4) \psline{*->}(0,.4)(0,.9) \psline{-...
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The 'listings' package and UTF-8

Please, do you know if there's any possibility how to use the listings package together with XeLaTeX? I have to use XelaTeX and therefore I have UTF-8 encoded files. This is not compatible with ...
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Drawbacks of XeTeX/LuaTeX

Currently I use pdflatex to process my documents, but I want to be with the cool kids and switch to XeTeX or LuaTeX. My documents are moderately multilingual (main text in portuguese or english, ...
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Using XeLaTeX instead of pdfLaTeX

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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Is it possible to provide alternative text to use when copying text from the PDF?

I’m using XeLaTeX within MiKTeX and have the following problem. Let there be some acronym, e.g. USA. I would like to write it in real small caps using \textsc{usa} but these are, of course, lower-...
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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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Why is the fraction off the math axis in XeTeX?

The fraction in textstyle is off the math axis in XeTeX when I use a Unicode math font. In LuaTeX, though, it aligns nicely with the math axis. The follwing MWE should illustrate this. Also, in ...
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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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Change section fonts

I am trying to emulate MS Word 2010 functionality with LaTeX since I am fed up with word. I am using TexShop, and I have been able to set the main font to Calibri through the use of XeTeX. How do I ...
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Can \includegraphics be used to change an image color?

I'm including a number of PDF images in my document using \includegraphics. I'm wondering if there's a way for LaTeX to adjust their color profile, hopefully the same way it can flip images upside ...
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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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The ^^ notation in various engines

Basically, how does the ^^^... notation work in LuaTeX and XeTeX, exactly? In 8-bit TeX engines (recent TeX, eTeX, pdfTeX, at least), two consecutive identical catcode 7 characters (typically ^), ...
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FontAwesome font not found?

I'm using the latest version of MacTeX 2013 on OS X 10.8.4. All of my Tex Live packages are fully up-to-date. Tex Live also lists the fontawesome package as installed. I'm trying to use the ...
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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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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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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 install TeX on Android phones?

I used VerbTeX app in my Android phone. But this app does not support XeLaTeX and requires an internet connection to be used. Is there any distribution of TeX for Android? How I can install TeX on my ...
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XeLaTeX font rendering tend to be slightly bolder compared to PDFlatex

I noticed that there is a subtle difference of font rendering result between pdflatex and xelatex. xelatex tend to be slightly bolder compared to pdflatex. Even the file thumbnails in file manager ...
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Font selection in XeTeX for specific characters

I just ran into another issue, I like to use gill sans very much but the number 1, lower case L and upper case I are almost indistinguisable. On the other hand I like Helvetica numbers. Is there a way ...
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Getting Started to Xetex for Devangari?

I have learn LaTeX for a while. Now, I want to type Indic scripts using Tex and I found that XeTeX is the best because it supports unicode and opentype fonts. But the problem is there are not any ...
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Tabs in output file written by xelatex and pdflatex are different

I'm trying out pgfplots with gnuplot to generate the data. This works by having pgfplots write some stuff to an external file, run gnuplot on the file, and then use the generated data to plot the ...
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Using TIPA with fontspec

I'm trying to write a document that will contain characters in many different scripts (for which I am using fontspec and rendering with xelatex) and IPA symbols (for which I am using TIPA). Ordinarily,...
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'Standalone' TikZ pictures

I want to create a TikZ picture in an external PDF file, which then can be included in my main document via \includegraphics. However, compiling a document with a TikZ picture in it produces a whole ...
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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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fontawesome icons are getting too big using XeLaTeX

The following example must be compiled with XeLaTeX to reproduce the issue. % arara: xelatex \documentclass{article} \usepackage{fontawesome} \begin{document} Text Text \faMobilePhone\ Text Text \end{...
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Getting xetex to complain when a character is missing

Consider the following minimal document: \documentclass{article} \begin{document} tām आ ṁ \end{document} If you compile it with xelatex se.tex, you get something normal and innocuous, like: This ...
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“Interactive PDF, Latex and Article of the Future” with opentype/truetype fonts and unicode

I'm looking for a way to get popup references when hovering with the mouse cursor over the references in my papers. I looked around on this forum and found this question and hpesoj626's answer very ...
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Generating a table of glyphs with XeTeX

I am trying to get XeTeX to generate a table of all the possible glyphs of a given font, but can not figure out how to make XeTeX know how many glyphs the font has, so I have to specify an exact ...
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Detect which TeX engine is used

How can I detect inside a TeX file which engine (pdftex/xetex/luatex) is used to compile the file? Is there a LaTeX package that provides this functionality?
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xelatex problem: Missing chars in TeXLive 2013 / \textfont XXX is undefined errors in miktex

I'm trying to track down the source of a problem with the new xetex binary in miktex. I think it is related to the following problem in TeXLive 2013: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{unicode-math} ...
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Inkscape → PDF → includegraphics → XeLaTeX → changed colors

I have an SVG file, which I have made/edited with Inkscape. I want to include this image in my thesis. The svg file is here: http://brussense.be/temp/theSVG.svg (because Inkscape uses a non-standard ...
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Equation number enclosing parentheses misplaced with Polyglossia+Hebrew+amsmath

I am compiling the following MWE using XeLatex within TeXnicCenter and get a garbled equation number: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{amsmath} \usepackage{polyglossia} \setmainlanguage{hebrew} \...
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quotation mark (quotation sign) xelatex + polyglossia + csquotes

the problem I have is the "?" that shows instead of appropriate quotation marks (signs) when citing/quoting text in foregin language. I have searched manuals for the packages such as polyglossia or ...
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What is the difference between unicode-math and mathspec?

I'm currently typesetting my lecture notes for classical electrodynamics using the tufte-book class and XeLaTeX. This is my first time using XeLaTeX and so I stumbled upon the two packages unicode-...
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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 microtype fully supported now by XeLaTeX? If not, how can I keep myself up-to-date?

Is microtype fully supported now by XeLaTeX? If not, how can I keep myself up-to-date on this argument?
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Normal text is invisible when using beamer with notes and XeLaTeX

I'm using beamer with xelatex to prepare a talk. If I switch on notes on right I'm experiencing strange behaviour: When using csqoutes in the title, all normal text afterwards becomes invisible (or ...
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Using simple quotes “” instead of \text{}

Is there a way to use newcommand or some other nice technique to transform any occurence of "bla" in math mode into \text{bla} The reason I ask is because it is easy, and doesn't interrupt the ...
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Internal error: bad native font flag (XeLaTeX, fontspec, newtxmath, libertine, \dot)

I'm trying to use \dot{P} in a math environment. MWE: \documentclass{scrartcl} \usepackage[no-math]{fontspec} \usepackage{libertineotf} \usepackage[libertine]{newtxmath} \begin{document} \begin{...
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Is it possible to change text color for all headings?

I want to change only the color (not font size, etc.) of all headings in my documents (\section, \subsection, \subsubsection, ...). I want to keep all other settings fixed. Is there a way to do this?...
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superscripts with xelatex? (footnotes, natbib)

This example illustrates some conflict between xelatex and natbib- and footnote-generated superscripts. The semi-colon between distinct citations is not typeset as a superscript, nor is the dagger. ...
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LaTeX Warning: There were undefined references

My template draft1.tex is as follow: \documentclass[a4paper]{article} \usepackage{amsmath} \usepackage{comment} \usepackage{tikz-feynman} \usepackage{graphicx,epstopdf,epsfig,xcolor} \usepackage{...
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Is there any way to include an animated GIF directly?

Is there any way to include an animated GIF directly in either PDFLaTeX or XeLaTeX? I realize the animate package can include animations in a PDF, but it doesn't support animated GIFs and you have to ...
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How do I use an OpenType font with my LaTeX document?

I want to use a really cool open-source OpenType font with my LaTeX document. I was told that either I could go through a long process of converting the OpenType font to one useable by LaTeX, or I ...
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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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How to use xindy with XeTeX/LuaTeX?

According to Xindy revisited: Multi-lingual index creation for the UTF-8 age (TUGboat), “if one has a raw index file that was produced by [XeTeX], one can use xindy; it will ‘just work’.” ...
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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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Perfect example document (template) for English, Greek and Hebrew (XeLaTeX)

EDIT 2 (23-2-2017): Changed the title and added that the example file in this post specifically works with XeLaTeX. EDIT 1 (20-2-2017): Due to cfr's request, I have added a file. This is not the ...

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