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Difference in PDF loading in lua- and xelatex

Someone is trying to install a package of mine (http://www.ctan.org/pkg/lilyglyphs) in MiKTeX on Windows 7. After some hassles with file and font paths we managed to get him going, but there is one ...
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Can one kern math font euler.otf using lualatex and fontspec?

I am at it again... :) Using the http://github.com/khaledhosny/euler-otf/blob/master/euler.otf font, can one kern distance between T and P with Lualatex? Clearly, my attempt does not work... Could ...
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Replacing # characters with luatex

The minimal example below should replace all # characters with another symbol. This works well if I use \# to escape it, but the user should later be able to enter it directly, e.g. to enter hash tags....
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How can you use both fontspec and xmpincl?

Is there a way to use both the fontspec and the xmpincl packages? Using PDFTeX returns Fatal fontspec error: "cannot-use-pdftex" The fontspec package requires either XeTeX or LuaTeX to ...
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Strange linebreaks with microtype & LuaLaTex [duplicate]

I have a weird problem. If I compile with LuaLaTex and microtype some of my line breaks are messed upped, but I don't get any warnings. XeLaTex with/without microtype or LuaLaTex without microtype are ...
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LuaLaTeX: No error but no output files

I am trying to use LuaLaTeX in TeXnicCenter (or TeXworks as well), due to TeX capacity issues. However, no output files are produced (.log, .pdf), and I cannot see any error in the build output; I ...
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Why do user-defined whatsit nodes affect LuaTeX pagebreaking?

EDIT: A summary of the possible answers is given below. In my current LuaTeX project I am using user-defined whatsit nodes to transfer information between the different stages of a LuaTeX run. On ...
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Selectively disable dash ligatures in LuaLaTeX

With pdfLaTeX, I can print two hyphens using -{}-. This does not seem to work in LuaLaTeX. Indeed, the following snippet \documentclass{minimal} \begin{document} en dash -- two dashes -{}- \end{...
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LuaLaTeX and multilanguage support

I've a little issue managing fixed names in my TeX class. I'm using the babel package for multilanguage hyphenation support so far, but I would like to deactivate the fixed names provided by babel. I ...
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tikz externalization using lualatex over pdflatex

I am trying to externalize tikz plots using lualatex while encapsulating the whole tex file with pdflatex. I still couldn't figure out why this method is not working. I am using miktex and texstudio. ...
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kvoptions and conditional environment

I'm trying to create a package with a single option, which provides an environment, which behaves differently if called by latex or pdflatex XeLaTeX. I tried to use kvoptions, but I'm a little lost. ...
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“Segmentation fault (core dumped)” with LuaLaTeX [closed]

I'm trying to compile a 3D surface made by 10000 data points with tickzpicture. However, when I compile the .tex file with lualatex lualatex --shell-escape myfile.tex I receive the following error: ...
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LuaTeX callback for single line captions

I am using LuaTeX and its associated callbacks (pre_linebreak_filter, post_linebreak_filter and mlist_to_hlist) to analyze lines and paragraphs during typesetting of a pdf document. This works fine ...
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lualatex and mylatexformat

I am trying to make precompiled preambles format with lualatex and mylatexformat package. I'd like to have it in a Fmt/ subdirectory of the working directory. Trying this command line luatex -...
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Kile and LuaLaTeX

After failing to compile some lualatex-code in texniccenter (see here: LuaLaTeX, TeXnicCenter, AdobeXI and Sumatra), I would like to compile a minimale example in kile. Where I can find the ...
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Programming Conway's Game of Life in LaTeX

My aim is to program Conway's Game of Life in LaTeX, and make the output into an animated PDF. I intend to use PGF/TikZ for this, especially pgfmath, but I'm stuck at the moment because I need to ...
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Randomly reduce the number of pages

My colleagues and I wrote a book that has m pages. Our editor wants n << m pages. For fun, I'd like to submit him two versions of our book. One version that randomly suppress (m - n) pages ...
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Measuring the true height of a character

Suppose you have got a character that sits above the reference point. When you measure its height, the empty space above reference point gets also included in its height measurement but that is not ...
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Is it possible to use `lualatex`'s DVI output with `fontspec` without getting font-related errors?

Is it possible to use lualatex's DVI output with fontspec without getting font-related errors? I want to use the (eps-based) output of sagetex with a lualatex generated document with fontspec. As ...
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problem with math font and LuaLaTeX

The following code works fine if compiled in pdflatex: \documentclass{beamer} \usepackage{quattrocento} \begin{document} \begin{frame} Quattrocento $30\cdot40$ \end{frame} \end{document} As is ...
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How to use SciType font in LaTeX?

I saw a font with math support inside OTF glyphs. How to use it (with lualatex or xelatex for example)? Especially how to deal with stylistic sets with LaTex. Here is the link : SciType font ...
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'Moderncv classic 1.5.1' lualatex compilation fails when using \itshape and awesome icons and sans font with MacTeX2013 [closed]

When compiling this tex code on SnowLeopard, MacTeX2013 with lualatex test.tex: \documentclass[11pt,a4paper,sans]{moderncv} % moderncv 1.5.1 version \moderncvstyle{classic} \moderncvicons{awesome} \...
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ForwardSearch: “Cannot execute the command” when using LuaLaTeX

If I try to compile with the LuaLaTeX-compiler in TeXnicCenter with the below outputprofile-settings, there showing up this error: [ForwardSearch("%bm.pdf","%Wc",%l,0,0,1)] Cannot execute the command ...
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LuaLaTeX and MetaPost

Is there a LuaLaTeX equivalent of \startMPinclusions input mpfile; \stopMPincusions in ConTeXt? That is, if I have \documentclass{article} \usepackage{luamplib} \begin{document} \begin{...
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Extra line break and horizontal space at \begin{document}

I am trying to insert some text right at the beginning of the document with \AtBeginDocument while using lualatex and the fontspec package \documentclass{article} \AtBeginDocument{X} \usepackage{...
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LuaLaTeX — too high memory usage [closed]

I've recently made my project buildable under LuaLaTeX. This is a bibliography database project which uses biblatex and biber to compile the database to produce something about 66-paged pdf file. ...
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Fixing fonts with LuaTeX feature files

Bringhurst urges us in Chapter 10 of The Elements of Typographic Style: Version 4.0 to fix the font files if needed. See below a summary of the chapter using the section titles. Bringhurst suggests ...
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How can I list fonts available to LuaTeX in ConTeXt (TeX Live 2013)?

I've looked at How do I get a list of all available fonts for luaotfload?, but the answers don't work for me in TeX Live 2013, at least not without LaTeX. This is because there they rely on the file ...
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Problem with gnuplot and lualatex

I have a pretty complicated graph to plot from coordinates.A friend from here adviced me to use gnuplot and also helped me with the code which is the following... \documentclass[border= 5mm]{...
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Segmentation fault after Mavericks upgrade [duplicate]

I can't resolve a segmentation fault after upgrading my OS X. After upgrading to Mavericks my system crashes and can't typeset any lualatex file. My lualatex files contain gregorio (a program for ...
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Accessing user-selectable features in GentiumPlus in XeLaTeX/LuaLaTeX

Specifically, the combination of f plus î in the italic ends up with the upper curl of the f smashed into the peak of the circumflex (other fonts have the same problem, but the result is even uglier). ...
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Problem with polyglossia and MinionPro

I have a problem with small caps not showing correctly when loading polyglossia. I am trying to use polyglossia with classicthesis, which I know is unsupported, but the same problem appears when ...
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LuaLaTeX: problem with high symbols in math mode [closed]

A year ago I wrote my thesis and I compiled it using LuaLaTeX (I need very much memory because I have a lot of pgfplots graphs) and it works pretty good. Today I recompile it and some formulas mess up....
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ConTeXt: Using system-installed TrueType/OpenType fonts

I'm trying to use Cambria for text and Calibri for headings in a ConTeXt document, but I don't understand what is happening at all, nothing seems to have any effect and in the end it falls back to ...
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Lualatex (luaotfload) broke after upgrading to Mavericks

Ever since I upgraded to OS X Mavericks—post hoc ergo propter hoc—I can no longer compile my dissertation using LuaLaTeX. When running lualatex I first got the following error: luaotfload | db: ...
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PDF images not showing up with lualatex/pdflatex

I am trying to include an image in PDF format into my document as a figure. When compiling with lualatex or pdflatex, the image does not appear. If I take that very PDF image and convert it to PNG and ...
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Which fonts can be used with *unicode-math* package?

What can i put into \setmathfont{<...>.otf} for the unicode-math package to make it all work (with XeLaTeX or LuaLaTeX)? There are several suggestions on the GitHub page of unicode-math, but ...
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Problem viewing document in TEXmaker “Fontspec requires XeTeX or LuaTeX” [duplicate]

I'm trying to use a template from online and when I upload the zip into Texmaker it gives the following error "! Fatal fontspec error: "cannot-use-pdftex" ! ! The fontspec package requires either ...
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LuaTeX error “table index is nil” loading Cinzel OTF font with fontspec [closed]

In a LuaLaTeX document I am creating with MiKTeX 2.9 64-bit (LuaTeX version beta-0.70.2-2012060719) in Windows 7, I get the following error: ! LuaTeX error ...)/MiKTeX 2.9/tex/luatex/luaotfload/...
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Lyx doesn't generate pdf when using hyperref

If I don't use hyperref package everything's fine, but if I use it, after a while a message appears with something like "Command dvilualatex "filename.tex" has not yet completed. Do you want to stop ...
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Using different text and math fonts with unicode-math

When using pdfLaTeX it is sometimes possible, when using different text and math font sets, to take the fonts for operators like sin and cos from the text font even within formulae. Thus, using the ...
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\pgfmathdeclarefunction and LuaLaTeX

Is it possible to use LuaLaTeX in \pgfmathdeclarefunction? I tried with sinh which seems to work in pgfmathsetmacro but not in \pgfmathparse and pgfplots. How should I declare a pgf function with ...
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XeTeX font spacing awfulness [duplicate]

When using the Lato font (e.g., Google fonts or Lato fonts), I get completely overlapping text: When I view the PDF in Google Chrome's PDF viewer, it looks fine on the screen: but it still ...
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Why does LuaLaTeX produce smaller files than pdfLaTeX in this example?

I am discovering LuaLaTeX... I want to produce pdf files from my tex sources as small as possible. If I compile the following code with LuaLaTeX, the size of the generated pdf is 9 kB. \...
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make texmaker show compile error output (Message/Log) with custom lualatex user-build-command

i want to compile documents with a lualatex user build command within texmaker on mac os x. here is my command: /usr/texbin/lualatex -synctex=1 -interaction=nonstopmode %.tex|open %.pdf It ...
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Use other font in restricted area won't compile

I'm trying to change the font of only one character in the document, but it won't compile with lualatex, what am I missing? \documentclass[11pt,a4paper,sans]{moderncv} \moderncvstyle{classic} \...
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How to debug error message from luaotfload-database.lua

I am beginning to think it was a really bad idea to update to TeXLive 2013. Since this update almost none of my old documents compile any longer. Does anyone have any idea what LuaLaTeX is trying to ...
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Using pst-barcode, fontspec and standalone at the same time?

I am trying to generate a series of labels using TikZ and the standalone document class. Normally, this works fine, but this time I want to use a system font and to include a barcode. Below is an ...
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Fontspec + Cabin + LuaLaTeX

I want to use the Cabin fonts (which are available on CTAN). It seems possible to use these fonts with LuaLaTeX, since there are type1 fonts available, and on CTAN it says: LuaLaTeX and xeLaTeX ...
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Having Problem using math environment in LuaLaTeX

I am at learning stage of LaTeX. While working with lualatex with fontspec package, i am not being able to use any math environment. My document's preamble: \documentclass[a4paper, 14pt]{memoir} % \...