# [XeTeX] Beamer in Xelatex

Nazareth Amlesom Kifle nazareth.kifle at lle.uib.no
Fri Sep 25 01:12:05 CEST 2009

```Dear Jonathan,
Thank you for the assistance. Your suggestion helped and it worked. I
also had to update beamer and latex since I was getting a lot of
warnings. it appears that unicode fonts work best with the newer
versions.

Nazareth

On 24 Sep 2009, at 17:31, Jonathan Kew wrote:

> On 24 Sep 2009, at 14:12, Nazareth Amlesom Kifle wrote:
>
>> Hi,
>> I am trying to used beamer to typeset Tigrinya text. I get an
>> error massage that my fonts are not found, but I know I have the
>> font files in place because I can typeset articles and other
>> things in Xelatex. My problem is just with beamer.
>> Do you have an idea of what is causing the problem. The characters
>> get printed as ??????
>
> It would help if you provided a (minimal) sample file, but without
> that, I'll take a guess....
>
> I think your fonts are being found just fine. (You get messages
> from fontspec because there are no corresponding bold and italic
> faces, but you can ignore these.)
>
> The problem is that you're using \setmainfont to tell it what font
> you want to use. This configures the LaTeX "roman" font. But beamer
> defaults to using sans-serif, so it's ignoring your font and
> continuing to use Latin Modern Sans, which doesn't have any
> Ethiopic characters.
>
> So you have two options: either use fontspec's \setsansfont to
> specify a new font for sans-serif, or tell beamer to use the
> default (normally serif) face instead by saying \usefonttheme