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How to compile .tex file to a pdf using luajittex engine?

I have recently found that modern TeX Live 2014 distribution has new LuaTeX engine luajittex. As far as I know this is just experimental however if we consider that luatex is beta version, almost ...
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Media9 compiles but embedded video gives “Unable to connect to content” “TypeError - Error #1009”

I have a beamer presentation that I am creating and I'm trying to embed a video clip. I'm using the media9 package and having a ton of issues with it. I've gone through the documentation with a ...
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How can one manually add a line to the pdflatex -recorder .fls file?

I'm using a LuaLaTeX package that includes a feature that calls an external executable (i.e. something that requires -shell-escape) to generate a TeX file from a distinct source file, which is then ...
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How can I access Garamond Premier Pro's straight “quotedbl/quotesingle” using lualatex?

Idea (from here): I use \symbol{idx}, where idx is the glyphs index. To determine these two glyphs' indexes I had a look into ...texmf-var\luatex-cache\generic\fonts\otf\garamondpremrpro.lua and ...
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How can I use the SBS font in Xe|Lua|La|TeX and specify which words to replace?

The Sans Bullshit Sans (SBS) font uses (currently only three) ligatures to replace words that are hard coded into the font's internal glyph substitution table. How can I use the SBS font in ...
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LuaLaTeX from texlive-2014: Command \textsubscript unavailable in encoding EU2

Here is a minimal example of a file that lualatex from texlive-2013 compiles fine: \documentclass[11pt]{article} \usepackage{fontspec} \begin{document} X\textsubscript{Y} \end{document} If I try to ...
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How to get proper placed closing German doublequotes using lua|xelatex and Garamond Premier Pro Opticals (Regular)?

Using Adobe's Garamond Premier Pro Opticals (latest version: 2.104) the closing German doublequotes are set exactly above (instead of behind) a sentence's closing dot (e.g. questionmark is not ...
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Where are LaTeX-related bug trackers located? Where do I report `{pdf,lua,xe}latex` issues?

Following up this question: Is it ImageMagick's fault or pdflatex's that some JPEGs aren't working? I now want to submit a bug report. However, I'm a bit confused where exactly I ...
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Create table with automatic row numbering

I am trying to create a table with subheading and automatic row numbers. The original table looks like this: The latex to generate the table is as follows: \documentclass{article} ...
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Is it ImageMagick's fault or pdflatex's that some JPEGs aren't working?

pdflatex (as well as lualatex and xelatex) cannot process (some) JPEG images which were created by my ImageMagick. I'm on OSX Mavericks, using ImageMagick v6.9.0-0 Q16 x86_64 provided via MacPorts. ...
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Problem with chinese in lualatexja (bad argument #1 to 'open')?

I'm trying the example from How to use Chinese with lualatex? (TexLive 2014, updated to frozen): \documentclass{article} \usepackage{luatexja-fontspec} \setmainjfont{FandolSong} \begin{document} 在 ...
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Symbols for left and right limits

I am using lualatex, are there symbols for left and right limits, like small "-" and "+" to put above the numbers? For now I use \documentclass[a4paper,12pt]{book} \usepackage{fontspec} ...
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Switching to lualatex: How to translate font setups?

I am a long-term pdflatex user. Once in a while I want to give lualatex a try (e.g., to try the recent TikZ graph layout engine). A couple of good answers here at tex.se describe what to do in that ...
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TikZ: Changing arrow styles when using graphdrawing

I want all arrows in a TikZ drawing to have a larger tip, so I change the arrows setting in the \tikz options. This works fine for manually created drawings, but doesn't work when generating graphs ...
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How is a TeX document written when using LuaLaTeX?

I am new to the LaTeX world and would like to start off with a book project. My target is specifically creating books for print and online. My requirements are UTF-8, Arabic, custom fonts, to ...
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PDF/X-1a on TeX Live 2014 for publishing with POD lightining source

I am trying to get a PDF/X-1a compliant PDF for sending the pdf to Lightning Source for publishing books. I searched and found the following post and tested it PDF/A with hyperref on TeX Live 2013 ...
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ConTeXt: Table header as section in TOC (while parsing xml to pdf with xmlflush)

I would like to use the header of a table as a section for the TOC (while parsing an XML to pdf) \startxmlsetups xml:table \page[yes] \dorecurse{3}{ \bTABLE[frame=on,split=no] ...
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Changing concrete preamble from pdfLatex to Lua(la)tex

I got an example handout which was written for pdflatex but since I use lualatex i'm pretty sure that I have to make some changes to the preamble. From there Frequently loaded packages: Differences ...
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LuaTeX, unable to read file in pgfplots

I am trying to switch to LuaTeX, but I am not able to compile any pgfplots figures with external data files, which used to compile with pdflatex. Here is the MWE: \documentclass{standalone} ...
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biblatex 3.0 apa undefined control sequence (\mkbibdateapalongextra?) [duplicate]

I am not sure why I cannot copy from the TeXShop console anymore, but here is my problem. This does not seem to be related to my bib file or how I cite things. How can I fix this? I am calling ...
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biblatex 3.0 and APA citation styles [duplicate]

I am using biblatex 3.0 (current with the TeX Live 2015 pretest) and hope to hove APA citations and a bibliography. Instead, the relevant lines shown below in LuaLaTeX generate a PDF with no ...
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autoref to dmath (from breqn package) generates wrong link text

In the following minimal example, what is wrong with my dmath equation? Why does hyperref call it a Figure, while autoref gets the link text correct for an equation defined with \begin{equation} ...
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Disable some xunicode macros in case of T1 font encoding?

I was hoping that, except for inputenc/fontenc versus fontspec, old .tex files encoded in UTF-8 could be used without changing anything with either pdftex, xetex or luatex engines. But the following ...
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How to manually typeset text in parallel on facing pages in (Lua)LaTeX?

I want to typeset a bilingual text in parallel on facing pages using LuaLaTeX. The existing solutions to automate this task have proven unsatisfactory as they don't allow for footnotes (parallel), ...
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Change font automatically when typing CJK characters, possibly lualatex

The title says it all already. I found how to change fonts with fontspec and lualatex, however I wonder if there is an easy way to mix Latin characters with Japanese characters without explicitly ...
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Lualatex not found

When I run pandoc markdown.md --template=/Users/xxx/Documents/Pandoc-Templates/default_copy.latex --latex-engine=lualatex -o test.pdf I get the following error message: pandoc: lualatex not found. ...
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hyphenation with languages in transliteration // forced hyphenation?

I am typesetting (lualatex) a document in a couple of languages. The main language is English. If I use other languages I usually use commands such as \foreigntextquote{french}{text} and ...
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fontawesome scaling, deedy-resume pgfplots axis, XeTeX, LuaTeX issues

I am currently working on a document using the deedy-resume template http://www.latextemplates.com/template/deedy-resume-cv in LaTeX and I have two issues which result in a dilemma and I can't ...
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Define certain letter in math-mode to be always non-italic - using unicode-math in lualatex

I once had this question a while ago, asking about how to set the letter j always to be non-italic j in math mode without using \mathrm. The provided solution was: ...
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image/graph looks bad in template

I have some problem with a graph packet in LaTeX. http://www.texample.net/tikz/examples/drawing-graphs/ is the package I'm using. It worked fine for me to compile the example from the webbpage but ...
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How to pass a string to a custom documentclass for use in pre-compiled preambles in lualatex?

I've got a heavy class definition and want to modify it for the use with precompiled preambles. Minimal example preamble.tex \documentclass{myClass} \def\preambleloaded{Precompiled preamble ...
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Fitting text of unknown length into a box through font scaling

In a scenario where TeX documents are generated by a script the challenge is to nicely fit text of variable length into boxes of fixed size. There's a default font size suited for 80% of the cases ...
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luatexja-preset: deluxe option crashes

deluxe option for luatexja-preset crashes. For example, when I compile the following code: \documentclass[12pt,a4paper]{ltjsarticle} \usepackage[hiragino-pro,deluxe]{luatexja-preset} ...
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LuaLaTeX: Load order fontspec, microtype (breaks hyphenation in bibliography)

The microtype documentation clearly states: With LuaTeX, load fontspec before microtype However, this breaks hyphenation in some cases in the bibliography, created with biblatex/biber. The same ...
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etextools throws error when run with LuaLaTex

I was trying to use the etextools package with LuaLaTeX and ran into the following error ! String contains an invalid utf-8 sequence. l.233 \csdef{ettl@ifdef#2}##1#1##2/End ...
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Colored mainfont with fontspec in a textblock yields to pdf error with LuaLaTex [closed]

When I (1) change the color of the mainfont with the fontspec package, (2) put some text in a textblock environment and (3) compile the document with LuaLaTex, the resulting pdf when opened with Adobe ...
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graphics flowing in the text

I am trying to plot a graph G= on a slide and write some text under and over it but the graph is on its own page(and that page is much smaller then a normal one) How can I get the graph flow in the ...
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How to use the fontspec package in a LaTeX document?

I'm trying to make a simple document which uses the fontspec package in Tex Maker 4.4.1 with LuaLaTeX engine. Code I'm using \documentclass{article} \usepackage{fontspec} ...
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Text processor for XeLaTex or LuaLatex

For my case, I'm interested in this EB Garamond font type. Because I am not very old users of Latex, can you help me to recommend me which Tex text processor can I use to make this second type font? ...
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TikZ new graphing library - how to use?

Ubuntu 14.04 tex version : TeX 3.1415926 (TeX Live 2013/Debian) After seeing this post I really wanted to play with the example and library, however I can't seem to get it working on my system. ...
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Runtime of the TeX family

I have been searching in vain for statistics about the runtime of pdfTeX, LuaTeX and XeTeX. My impression is that (ordering by increasing runtime), LuaTeX > XeTeX > pdfTeX, but exactly how big is this ...
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General guide on how to set up Minion Pro for math in lualatex

Minion Pro is one of the most beautiful fonts and comes with many Adobe products. A complementary set of symbols is provided by the MnSymbol fonts and package, which is not fully compatible to ...
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Why does texdoc call luatex

Why is it that calling texdoc runs, amongst others, luatex? What is it needed for?
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Safely overriding default paragraph breaking to something unusual

I am, as an experiment, trying to simulate a certain typgraphic style which uses only the pilcrow sign to separate paragraphs -- no line breaking. What I'm after should look like this: This example ...
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Why does the ragged2e package screw up my emphasized text and headings?

I encountered a weird behavior of the ragged2e package. \documentclass{article} \usepackage{blindtext} \usepackage{amsmath} \usepackage{ragged2e} \newcommand{\ir}[1]{_{\mathrm{#1}}} ...
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LuaLaTeX produces no output

I've decided to switch to LuaLaTeX for superior font support and built-in programming capabilities, but I cannot produce any output. It does not even generate a .log or .aux file. I've come across the ...
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Can LuaLaTeX make wrapping text around figures easier?

If there is one thing LaTeX has never been good at, it is wrapping text around figures. Well, I have grown used to LuaLaTeX always providing a solution to what seemed impossible before. So does there ...
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error: could not start the command. lualatex -interaction=nonstopmode %.tex

I have just installed texmaker 4.4.1 and MikTeX 64bit in my laptop. When I use pdflaTeX everything seems to be working fine, however when I try to switch to LuaLaTex I get the message shown in the ...
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Smallcaps don't work if fontspec's microtype is used in luaLatex

This could be a duplicate question of this one - but I'd say the problem there is still not solved. Consider the following example: \documentclass[a4paper,12pt]{article} \usepackage{fontspec} ...
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General guide on how to set up font families for luaLatex

In A Survey of Free Math Fonts for TEX and LATEX are great examples of harmonizing fonts in Latex. For example consider the text fragment for CM Bright: With pdfLatex it was sufficient to just ...