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Re: [O] exporting α/β to latex/pdf

From: Grant Rettke
Subject: Re: [O] exporting α/β to latex/pdf
Date: Mon, 5 May 2014 13:38:38 -0500

Your example is quite motivating.

With so many LaTeX sitting around its been hard to justify switching
to the seemingly awesome XeTeX and LuaTeX despite the niceties.

Being able to "just do Unicode" though... very nice especially from Org to TeX!
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On Mon, May 5, 2014 at 10:06 AM, Suvayu Ali <address@hidden> wrote:
> Hi Nick,
> On Sun, May 04, 2014 at 06:14:34PM -0400, Nick Dokos wrote:
>> Suvayu Ali <address@hidden> writes:
>> > On Sun, May 04, 2014 at 04:13:45PM +0100, Sharon Kimble wrote:
>> >> I have these two symbols showing in my org-mode buffer with no
>> >> problems
>> >> ╭────
>> >> │ alpha (ER-α) and beta (ER-β)
>> >> ╰────
>> >>
>> >> but they are not exported to latex/pdf. How then can I do so please?
>> >
>> > The easiest solution is to use a modern TeX engine like XeTeX or LuaTeX
>> > along with a font with the required glyphs.
>> The *easiest* solution is to just say \alpha and \beta in the org file
>> instead of α and β. But biting the bullet and adopting XeTeX or LuaTeX is
>> probably the *best* way to go (he says without ever having used either...)
> Well put!
> I really recommend using XeTeX for most things.  There are some caveats
> though.  Clipping is a bit iffy, sometimes it warns as not supported but
> works anyway :-p.  Sometimes it has trouble including slightly
> non-standard pdf images whereas pdfTeX works fine.  There are also a few
> packages here and there that are still not completely supported.  IIRC,
> either one of the TikZ math libraries or a 3rd-party TikZ library (maybe
> tikz-3dplot) is incompatible.
> That said, I attached a sample pdf with lots of unicode produced with
> XeLaTeX and Linux Libertine.  As you can see, some glyphs are missing
> from Linux Libertine, but otherwise it looks pretty good!
>> >  I personally use XeTeX with
>> > Linux libertine fonts.  You can find my setup here:
>> >
>> > <https://github.com/suvayu/.emacs.d/blob/master/org-mode-config.el#L176>
>> >
>> That is a nice resource - thanks!
> Glad you like it.
> :)
> --
> Suvayu
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